THE PRETENDER

Beneath this flesh
beats a heart of steel
I can be anyone or anything I wish.

Man, or machine?
I am the best of both
Itís not just a soulless shell you see.

I can be anyone
from president to the boy next door
I can see you, can you see me?
Youíll never know Iím there until itís too late!

The ultimate disguise
the deepest cover
Itís easy to lose oneself in the illusion
to forget the truth and believe.

But the mission is always vital
the war continues
We must spy, continue to be weapons
Will we ever be free to live the lie?

--Tony Klepack, 1997