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"Cake" is a song by Melanie Martinez featured as the sixteenth and final track on the deluxe version of her debut album, Cry Baby.

Melanie confirmed that "Cake" would be a deluxe track for the album at one of her concerts. She confirmed this again during a livestream via Periscope on June 1st, 2015. A snippet of the song was posted in the spring of 2015.

Background

On July 19th, 2014, Melanie posted a tweet with emojis representing some songs intended to appear in the album, with "😍🍰" possibly representing this song.[1]

Theme

This song is about Cry Baby and a boy having all the chemistry it takes to be in a relationship, but he just wants to have sex with her and does not want a real relationship. She refuses to let him have sex with her because she knows that once she does, he will leave her behind. She decides to break up with him before he can break up with her. Cry Baby states that if he considers her a "cake" than she considers him "meat", meaning if he can use her, she can use him as well. Cry Baby notes that can be replaced easily, whereas a piece of cake is uniquely made and harder to throw away without regretting due to its looks and taste.

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Your skin is warm like an oven
Your kiss is sugary sweet
Your fingers feel like cotton
When you put your arms around me
It feels like I'm just missing
Something whenever you leave
We've got all the ingredients
Except you loving me
And respectfully

[Chorus]
I'm not a piece of cake
For you to just discard
While you walk away
With the frosting of my heart
So I'm taking back
What's mine, you'll miss
The slice of Heaven
I gave to you last night

[Verse 2]
You smell just like vanilla
You taste like buttercream
You're filling up my senses
With empty calories
It feels like I'm just missing
Something whenever you leave
We've got all the ingredients
Except you needing me
So respectfully

[Chorus]
I'm not a piece of cake
For you to just discard
While you walk away
With the frosting of my heart
So I'm taking back
What's mine, you'll miss
The slice of Heaven
I gave to you last night

[Breakdown]
If I am just a piece of cake
I am just a piece of cake (cake)
Then, you're just a piece of meat
You're a piece of meat to me
If I am just a piece of cake
I am just a piece of cake (cake)
Then, you're just a piece of meat
You're a piece of meat to me

[Chorus]
I'm not a piece of cake
for you to just discard
While you walk away
With the frosting of my heart
So I'm taking back
What's mine, you'll miss
The slice of Heaven
I gave to you last night

[Outro]
The slice of Heaven that I gave
The slice of Heaven that I gave to you
The slice of Heaven that I gave to you last night

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Trivia

  • This is one of Jose Martinez's favorite songs recorded for Cry Baby, along with "Pity Party", "Alphabet Boy" and "Haunted."[2]
  • This song is not officially part of Cry Baby's story, despite being on the deluxe version of the album, along with the songs "Teddy Bear" and "Play Date."
  • At one of the shows, a Snapchat filter had a brand new drawing by Chloe Tersigni, showing Cry Baby as a piece of cake, likely for this song.
  • The song is a play on the common phrase "a piece of cake", used to describe things that are easy.
  • Melanie wrote this song when she was 19 years old.
  • This is the only deluxe track from Cry Baby that was played during the Dollhouse Tour.
    • This is also the only non-explicit deluxe track on Cry Baby.
  • This song was certified gold by the RIAA on February 28th, 2020. It was the first bonus track from the deluxe edition of Cry Baby to receive a certification.
  • The official instrumental leaked September 26th, 2020.
  • It was originally intended to be on the standard edition, but was scrapped and downgraded to bonus track status.

References

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Featured Tracks Cry BabyDollhouseSippy CupCarouselAlphabet BoySoapTraining WheelsPity PartyTag, You're ItMilk and CookiesPacify HerMrs. Potato HeadMad Hatter
Bonus Tracks Play DateTeddy BearCake
Characters Cry BabyJohnnyAlphabet BoyBig Bad WolfMomDadBrotherLittle GirlBeth AnneMistressCashierBasic BitchBlue BoyBunny DoctorsMrs. Potato HeadMr. Potato HeadNurseRushton Dolls
Extras Digital BookletRemoved SongsMerchandise
Locations Cry Baby's HouseBig Bad Wolf's HouseGrocery StoreCarnivalHospital
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