Well, the look of the cake, it ain't, it ain't always the taste
My ex girl, she had such a beautiful face
I wanted love, but not for myself
But for the girl, so she could, so she could love herself

Oh my next girl will be nothing like my ex girl
I made mistakes back then, I'll never do it again
Oh my next girl, she'll be nothing like my ex girl
It was a painful dance, now I got a second chance

Oh her beautiful face and her wicked ways
And I'm paying for her beautiful face everyday
All that work over, over so much time
if I think too hard, I might lose my mind

Oh my next girl, yeah, will be nothing like my ex girl
I made mistakes back then, I'll never do it again
Oh my next girl, she'll be nothing like my ex girl
That was a painful dance, and I got a second chance

Yeah, my next girl yea
Oh my next girl



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  • +4
    General CommentI think he's saying, essentially, that his ex-girlfriend was pretty but she was bad news. And his *next* girl won't be like that. Do you guys see where I'm coming from with that?
    dilaudidon January 08, 2011   Link
  • +3
    General CommentPretty sure it's "I'm paying for her beautiful face everyday".
    ashogoon July 04, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionI guess we must think outside the box when listening to this song. Sure, it's about a guy's ex girl who had a pretty face and a wicked way, and his next girl that he assures won't make the same mistake again. Which mistake? Judge things superficially.

    Well, the look of the cake, it ain't
    It ain't always the taste

    This line explains what I am trying to say. We often make decisions based in a quick superficial look, and often we regret these decisions, but we just keep doing it.
    diegofcm91on July 24, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is pretty self explanatory but it is amazing. the music is so sexy!
    FSU Kellyon June 28, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is sooo catchy...one of my favorites on the new album
    hayesrjon September 25, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of my favorite songs of 2010. I love the energy on this one.
    kristaseleneon January 04, 2011   Link
  • 0
    My Opinionlove is so hard...
    ageinyouthon May 16, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOhh dirty hot lustful... I love being his Next Girl
    meltAnAflowon August 23, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentrad song, and i think what the lyrics are implying is that the "next girl" is gonna be just as bad as the "ex girl" it's a cycle that repeats itself. i feel like the music video really hints at that
    guyperdedoron October 31, 2011   Link
  • 0
    My Interpretationthere still seems to be some link between him and his ex girl.
    the idea that there is still some infatuation.
    gibon June 14, 2013   Link

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