"Poundcake" as written by and Edward/van Halen Van Halen....
Oh yeah

Yeah, she's gotta have soul
Or it won't feel right
Well, just plain, clean and simple
Wrapped up nice n' tight

And homegrown and down-home, that makes one
Cookin' up that old time, long lost recipe for me, woh

It's gettin' hard to find
Guess it ain't hip enough now
You take an average guy, he can't identify, uh
And there's a short supply of her fine, fine stuff

Lemme get on, lemme get on, lemme get on some of that
Shake it up, bake it up nice, uh
Lemme get on, lemme get on, lemme get on all that
I so love my baby's poundcake

Homegrown and down-home, ooh yeah, that's the one
Still cookin' with that old time, long lost recipe

Lemme get on some of that
Uh ah, uh ho, uh ah, uh ho
I want some of that, uh ah, uh ho
Gimme some of that, uh ah, uh ho ow

Oh, got some real fine pound, poundcake, ah

I've been out there
Tried a little bit of everything
But it's all sex without love
I found the real thing is poundcake

Homegrown and down-home, yeah that's the one
Still cookin' with that old time, long lost recipe, yeah woo
She's down-home and down-home, oh, that's my woman

Gimme some of that of
Uh ah, uh ho
Uh ah, uh ho
Lemme hold that
Uh ah, uh ho, uh, uh ah, uh ho

Homegrown and down-home, woo
Come on babe
Gimme some of that, gimme some of that
Homegrown, way down-home, yeah

Uh ah, uh ho, yeah, gimme some of that, woo
C'mon baby
Homegrown, homegrown, down-home


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"Poundcake" as written by Alex Van Halen Edward Van Halen

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    General CommentNo, the drills turned on, he puts it just over the pickups though he doesn't actually let it touch the strings or it would reck the guitar
    Baluchitheriumon June 16, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI always thought it was the guitar, but he does use a drill in the video. But I always thought more for visual effect.

    I think it's about sex. Plain sex, not kinky, but just basic body chemistry.
    rotherhamkidon April 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe song is about his love for traditional country women. Sammy isn't down with the liberal city girls who dress sleazy to get a man's attention. He wants a "plain, clean, and simple (woman), wrapped up nice n' tight"; a woman of taste, who has self respect.

    The chorus: "And homegrown and down-home, that makes one
    Cookin' up that old time, long lost recipe for me. Woo!"

    Another example, he wants a real "down home" country girl, which is rare in this time and age and even more difficult for someone of his stature to find.

    These paragraph:
    It's gettin' hard to find
    Guess it ain't hip enough now
    You take an average guy, he can't identify, uh
    And there's a short supply of her fine, fine stuff

    He says it again, this type of woman, a REAL woman, is really hard to find and its not "cool" to be chasing these country girls. He thinks the typical guy doesn't understand how he feels, they're chasing the high maintenance city girls and as time goes by the old fashioned girl he's looking for, the good stuff, its becoming extremely hard to find.

    This paragraph: I've been out there
    Tried a little bit of everything
    But it's all sex without love
    I found the real thing is poundcake

    He's a rock star and he's been around the block and has screwed a lot of different women but there was no love involved, just lust. He's come to realize that the thing he's been looking for is the love of a simple country girl and he uses "poundcake" as a symbol of this simple country girl.

    Its all about symbolism. Poundcake is a symbol of the country and to be more specific in this case he's using it as a symbol of the country girls, not anal sex. He's a friggin' rock star, you don't think women would lining up for anal sex with him when he wrote this? Van Halen was the biggest band around back then. He had his pick of women at the shows but the the kind of woman he was looking for wasn't lining up to have sex with him in the dressing room. A real woman with self respect and traditional values. This is what I get from listening to it anyway.
    Roadhouseon November 27, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think the country/city girls things is misread - the song is not about that at all. The "poundcake" analogy is about relationships - something that might seem boring on the outside but it actually more sastisfying in the long run.
    sean_s_oreillyon June 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song! It's AWESOME live!!
    Leson November 16, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentawww you have the only comment...I like this song too!! I just love all of Van Halen!!!!eeekkkk but yeah this song rocks too!!
    rhcproxon November 16, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoh hell yeah...this music video is the best...woo hoo go eddy....THE TOUR RULES THIS YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Coldfrontcoryon November 16, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentand do you know the guitar in this song is done by a drill??
    Coldfrontcoryon November 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's just the begining of it. I've seen it live twice this year and I don't think the drill's on. It's a long story how he got the sound!
    Leson November 20, 2004   Link
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    General Commentyeah in the beggining is what i mean...i saw him do it on stage at cincinnati in september bro, or sis
    Coldfrontcoryon November 22, 2004   Link

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