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Misheard lyrics (also called mondegreens) occur when people misunderstand the lyrics in a song. These are NOT intentional rephrasing of lyrics, which is called parody. This page contains all the misheard lyrics for Pretending that have been submitted to this site and the old collection from inthe80s started in 1996. For more information about the misheard lyrics available on this site, please read our FAQ.

Eric Clapton's, "Pretending"
Misheard Lyrics:
Everybody knows Tone Loc can't fail
Original Lyrics:
Everybody knows strong love can't fail
Eric Clapton's, "Pretending"
Misheard Lyrics:
Everybody knows tone loc can't play.
Original Lyrics:
Everybody knows strong love can't fail
Eric Clapton's, "Pretending"
Misheard Lyrics:
I get lost in alibis
Sadness can't prevail
Everybody knows Tone Loc ain't fat
Original Lyrics:
I get lost in alibis
Sadness can't prevail
Everybody knows strong love can't fail
Eric Clapton's, "Pretending"
Misheard Lyrics:
I get lost in alibis, sadness can't prevail
Everyone knows Ton Loc ain't bad
Original Lyrics:
I get lost in alibis
Sadness can't prevail
Everybody knows strong love can't fail
My husband and I got into a HUGE argument over this!!
HIM's, "Pretending"
Misheard Lyrics:
People pretending
Original Lyrics:
Keep on pretending.
H.I.M.'s, "Pretending"
Misheard Lyrics:
So keep on pretending It won't be the end in a grave and
Original Lyrics:
So keep on pretending It will be the end of our craving
Eric Clapton's, "Pretending"
Misheard Lyrics:
That's when she sets you up, pretending
or
Just won't you set you up, pretending
Original Lyrics:
That's when she said she was pretending
HIM's, "Pretending"
Misheard Lyrics:
The glorious art of staining shelves
Original Lyrics:
The glorious art of staining souls

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