Pretend, The Haunting Song in the "In View" Video

thehipWhen I first watched the video for The Tragically Hip's "In View", I was taken aback by a snippet of a song that interrupts "In View" at about the 32 second mark. We're bouncing around to "In View" when suddenly Gord is looking solemnly into the mirror as about 15 seconds of this hauntingly beautiful song is played. What was that song?

With The Hip streaming all of World Container ahead of its release date, I had a chance to hear the entire album. Seven tracks in, I heard that song. It's called "Pretend" and it's stunning. I've been through the album a dozen times now and a number of tracks stand out as winners, but "Pretend" has seeped deep under my skin. If you're streaming, it starts at the 23:26 mark.

In addition to "Pretend", I can't get enough of "The Lonely End Of The Rink" which just gets better and better with every listen. The lead track "Yer Not The Ocean" is very strong as is "The Drop Off" and "Fly". As for "In View", you already know what I think.

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old hippy

i heard Gord sing that song at the OnexOne event during the film fest - just the Gordfather and his guitar. amazing. must be something from his next solo album.

October 14, 2006 @ 2:02 PM

Mike Boon

No, it's not from his next solo album, it's from the new Hip album, World Container.

It's called "Pretend". I can't get enough of it. I wish I was at that OnexOne event.

October 14, 2006 @ 2:05 PM

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