About the Song

Conway Twitty’s classic hit “It’s Only Make Believe” is a timeless ballad that has captivated audiences for generations. Written by Twitty himself, along with Jack Nance, this iconic song was first released in 1958 as part of Twitty’s debut album, “Conway Twitty Sings.”

With its haunting melody and heartfelt lyrics, “It’s Only Make Believe” explores the pain of unrequited love, as Twitty croons about the heartache of pretending that a love is real when it’s merely a figment of the imagination. Twitty’s smooth vocals and emotive delivery add depth and poignancy to the song, making it resonate deeply with listeners of all ages.

Upon its release, “It’s Only Make Believe” skyrocketed to the top of the charts, becoming Twitty’s first number-one hit on the Billboard Hot 100. The song’s immense popularity solidified Twitty’s status as a rising star in the world of music, earning him widespread acclaim and establishing him as one of the most influential artists of his time.

Over the years, “It’s Only Make Believe” has remained a staple of Twitty’s repertoire, earning a permanent place in the hearts of fans around the world. Its enduring popularity and timeless appeal serve as a testament to Twitty’s remarkable talent as both a singer and a songwriter, ensuring that the song will continue to be cherished for many years to come.

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Lyrics

People see us everywhere
They think you really care
But myself, I can’t deceive
I know it’s only make believe
My one and only prayer
Is that some day you’ll care
My hopes, my dreams come true
My one and only you
No one will ever know
How much I love you so
My only prayer will be
Some day you’ll care for me
But it’s only make believe
My hopes, my dreams come true
My life, I’d give for you
My heart, a wedding ring
My all, my everything
My heart I can’t control
You rule my very soul
My only prayer will be
Some day you’ll care for me
But it’s only make believe
My one and only prayer
Is that some day you’ll care
My hopes, my dreams come true
My one and only you
No one will ever know
How much I love you so
My prayer, my hopes, my schemes
You are my every thing
But it’s only make believe (make believe)