Interpretations:Fake Out In Buenos Aires

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Perhaps none of this happened in Buenos Aires. What a fake-out.


Everything is a play on commonly used phrases. The line-by-line:

  • Fake out, fake in: Fade out, Fade In
  • Fake it to me: Take it to me?
  • What Is Fake?: What is Love?, perhaps
  • Fake TV: Spike TV
  • Land of a thousand Fake Outs: Land of a thousand deaths?
  • Fake worse than death: Fate worse than death
  • Faker's Delight: Rapper's Delight
  • Fake your claim: Stake your claim
  • Fake around the clock: Rock around the clock
  • Winner fake all: Winner take all
  • Three fakes, you're out: Three strikes, you're out

Hmmm...maybe fake out is a euphemism for death? A thousand deaths in Buenos Aires? Maybe, maybe not. Maybe I'm just faking you out. Also, I admit that I got the idea for the first part from jkazoo's Where do They Make Balloons "interpretation"

I think "fake it to me" is a parody of "sock it to me". Akagi
Land of a thousand Fake Outs is probably "Land Of A Thousand Dances". From Fern Gully. :D
"Faking it to (someone)" might simply be something you do in a sport like basketball or hockey, where you pretend to pass to one person and then pass to another, as it is. --The Almighty Doer of Stuff 19:20, 3 January 2008 (UTC)


I'm pretty sure "Fake TV" is not referring to Spike TV, as the name "Spike TV" didn't exist until 2003, six years after this song was released and even longer after it was recorded.

I believe "Fake it to me" would be a play on "sock it to me". - El Zilcho

I always assumed "Fake TV" was a play off "Real TV", which did exist in 1997. -- DidgeGuy (आ ज) 00:36, 14 July 2010

"We recorded it for our first album" which probably means around 1986 or '85. "Real TV" started showing in 1996. Maybe John & John have ESP. It could refer to reality television, though, I suppose, which has been around for nearly as long as TV. -Apollo 01:00, 14 July 2010 (UTC)
Why must you crush my blissful ignorance with reality? -- DidgeGuy (आ ज) 01:33, 14 July 2010
Live TV maybe? -- Buzzmusic100 (Yes! Fake!)