Baker Baker baking a cake
make me a day
make me whole again
and I wonder what's in a day
what's in your cake this time

I guess you heard he's gone to L.A.
he says that behind my eyes I'm hiding
and he tells me I pushed him away
that my heart's been hard to find

here
there must be something here
there must be something here
here

Baker Baker can you explain
if truly his heart was made of icing
and I wonder how mine would taste
maybe we could change his mind

I know you're late for your next parade
you came to make sure that I'm not running
well I ran from him in all kinds of ways
guess it was his turn this time

time
thought I'd make friends with time
thought we'd be flying
maybe not this time

Baker Baker baking a cake
make me a day
make me whole again
and I wonder if he's ok
if you see him say hi


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    General CommentI love the fact that this song is a kind of prayer. Baker Baker referring to her concept of God or whatever. A prayer to acknowledge her acceptance that it is over, accepting the part she played and her inability to love at the time. Story of my life.

    I love the line about making friends with time, like the feeling would pass, and yet she has to admit that she is still not over it. 'time is not a healer, time is no friend of mine'. Lyric from my own song.
    Kimothy8on July 19, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General Comment"Baker Baker is kind of tragic in a way, because -- I've had to look at how I treated men, and on this record, I think with Baker Baker, to deal with a man that truly loved me, but that I wasn't emotionally available for. You know how women always say men aren't emotionally available. Well, a lot of women aren't emotionally available. It's like, if you're vulnerable, we say, 'Look, we need you to be sensitive.' So you become sensitive, and yet we go, 'You've got no f***in' backbone,' and we kick you in the face and run off with a ski trainer."
    [Tori Amos, The Baltimore Sun, '94]
    merchantpierceon May 03, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt is a beautiful song. She couldn't return his feelings "I ran from him in all kinds of ways...guess it was his turn this time." She stayed hoping in time, she'd grow to return the love, but in reality, he wised up and she misses what could have been, had it been meant to be.
    andshediedon August 31, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment.....for me..this song its about..rejecting someone who didnt deserved it..and someone whos so much better than what he seems..its about someone who helped her..and made her believe again..yet she wasnt able to be with him..the way he wanted..but she knows who much he's worth...she cant be with him...but she wishes she could..
    we all get the same situation..at least once in a lifetime..
    pushin away all the good things..just cuz we cant handle something so amezin its almost unreal..and the fear of losing that later in the road..makes us push them away,run away..and create emotional walls..
    it sucks i know=/
    isobelon April 16, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song illustrates absentedmindedness if that is a word. Like when you are having relationship problems and you're at work and you just have to push them back into the boundaries of your mind. But those type of thoughts will never cease. They always creep back in and I think that's what this song is about. Baker, baker baking a cake. Make me whole again.
    bowiefan1970on February 14, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentShe misses him so much, it's like a part of her has been taken away. She knows he's not coming back, and that makes her situation all the more heartrending. She wonders how he's doing ("and I wonder if he's okay/if you see him say hi"). She can't believe that he doesn't feel anything. Just the tone in which this song is sung tells you volumes.
    EmoKiddieon May 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA beautiful song. Simply put.
    NobodyHereon July 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is so beautiful its one of my favorites...i interpret it as a song from a woman with emotional problems, trying to find herself, etc, and who's just been left in a relationship, and the baker baker is a good guy friend, generally a stronger person, who's kind of always been there for her to look after her ("i know you're late for your next parade, you came to make sure that i'm not running") and take care of her, who she runs to to lean on. a very heartbreaking song.
    silentalltheseyearson September 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBeautiful, this has always been my favorite Tori song, I saw her sing it live and it was amazing, even my boyfriend who is not too into Tori was amazed at the emotion that comes out of this song... it's just stunning.
    CuteOrSomethingon May 02, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think the baker person is her psychiatrist or something. Someone who helps her with dealing with her pain and her personal development during there sessions (and I wonder what's in a day what's in your cake this time).
    Non June 04, 2003   Link

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