Don't You Fake It

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Don't You Fake It
Studio album by The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
Released July 18, 2006 (2006-07-18)
March 20, 2007 (2007-03-20) (Re-release)
Recorded December 2005–January 2006 at Water Music Recorders, Hoboken, New Jersey.
Genre Post-hardcore, pop punk, alternative rock, melodic screamo emo[1]
Length 44:28
Label Virgin
Producer David Bendeth
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus chronology
Ass Shaker/Justify/Face Down EP
Don't You Fake It
AOL Sessions Undercover-EP
Deluxe edition
"Deluxe Edition" cover
Singles from Don't You Fake It
  1. "Face Down"
    Released: July 4, 2006
  2. "False Pretense"
    Released: 2007
  3. "Your Guardian Angel"
    Released: October 2007
  4. "Damn Regret"
    Released: 2008
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
RockLouder 2/5 stars[2]

Don't You Fake It is the debut studio album by The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, released on July 18, 2006 and re-released on March 20, 2007.

The title of the album is taken from a line in the opening track, "In Fate's Hands".

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Ronnie Winter, except where noted. 

Don't You Fake It
No. Title Length
1. "In Fate's Hands"   3:27
2. "Waiting"   2:56
3. "False Pretense"   2:27
4. "Face Down"   3:10
5. "Misery Loves Its Company"   3:14
6. "Cat and Mouse"   3:27
7. "Damn Regret"   2:44
8. "Atrophy"   3:16
9. "Seventeen Ain't So Sweet"   3:20
10. "Justify"   3:26
11. "Your Guardian Angel" (includes 1:30 of silence) 5:21
12. "The Grim Goodbye" (Winter, Duke Kitchens, Elias Reidy, Joey Westwood, Jon Wilkes) (hidden track) 7:40
Total length:


  • Making the Album – Behind the Scenes
  • "Face Down" (music video)
  • "False Pretense" (music video)
  • Behind the Scenes – "False Pretense"
  • On the Road with RJA


The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
  • Sean Mosher-Smith – Creative Direction
  • Dzark Design Bureau – Design
  • Myriam Santos-Kayda – Photography
  • Steve Tramposch – Management for Launchpad
  • David J. Wolter & Steve Tramposch – A&R
  • Mike Arfin – Booking at Artist Group International
  • Matt Greenberg – Legal at Greenberg Traurig, LLP, NYC
  • Jeff Schwartz, Sue Kostner, & Alice Lee – Business Management at Tribeca Business Management


In pop culture[edit]

  • The song "Misery Loves Its Company" is featured on the Saw IV soundtrack.
  • The song "In Fate's Hands" was featured in the video game Madden NFL 07.
  • The Song "Face Down" was featured in the video game "Saints Row 2".
  • The song "False Pretense" was featured in the movie Never Back Down.