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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 fool around with her. He wants to think of her as a "cake" while she lists all the things she loves about him. She refuses to let him get the best part of her and then leave. Cry Baby is not an "easy" girl that will just allow him to use her to satisfy him for a while and then forget about her or to "discard" her. She isn't going to let him take her heart when he leaves, so she’s leaving first and taking her "slice of Heaven" or sex with her. At the bridge of the song, she mentions that he's just a "piece of meat" to her if she's just a "piece of cake" to him, making them both euphemisms for someone who's easy and who can be used for sexual purposes; if he can use her, she can use him as well. He 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

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.
  • 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.

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 DoctorMrs. Potato HeadMr. Potato HeadNurseRushton Dolls
Extras Digital BookletRemoved SongsMerchandise
Locations Cry Baby's HouseBig Bad Wolf's HouseGrocery StoreCarnivalHospital
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