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Cake – No Phone Lyrics 16 years ago
I really don't like this song. :P It's okay, but I don't understand why it's on the little sticker on the front of the album, and called a "hit". Oh well. Still, it's not a bad song.

Cake – Mr. Mastodon Farm Lyrics 16 years ago
I agree with everything but the rocker interpretation (no offense, just a little hard to buy the "Mister = famous" thing. =D)
I wish I could find out what the chorus means, though.

Cake – It's Coming Down Lyrics 16 years ago
I'm thinking the mattress and the red sweater are just like nails in the coffin, things to make it hurt even more. Like in the movies when the person's had a bad day, and then some car goes through a puddle and gets them all wet. Just more little things to make it even worse. Like,
"She broke up with you, she hates you, nothing will ever be the same, and by the way, she's not giving you your sweater back."

And I agree, the "it's coming down" parts are about the relationship, not the rain (i never got that before, though! =D)

Cake – Dime Lyrics 16 years ago
Seems like it has to do with a person who isn't really all that important, but doesn't let things get him down. Someone just walking through town, unnoticed except when pushed out of the way, who doesn't really mind.

Cake – End of the Movie Lyrics 16 years ago
Well, remember, curiosity isn't that shallow of an emotion. When you're curious about something, there's always another emotion attatched. The perseverance interpretation still works, and I really don't see how anything else could work.

You're curious to see how your life will play out, you don't want to end things because you might miss out. It's not that you're just a casual observer, it's that you're involved, and you can't give up so soon when you know what you could possibly have.

So, I guess what CAKE said sort of sums up what everyone's saying, but simpler. =D

Cake – Carbon Monoxide Lyrics 16 years ago
It's not really about pollution. -_- When has cake ever been that easy, unless they were covering another song?

"I wish I was in that Mercedes-Benz
Sealed away from my sins"

"I wish I wasn't just a pedestrian
Breathing all this in"

I'm just taking a guess, but it seems to have something to do with the rich and the poor. Or maybe even how corrupt society is (the same thing as the pollution idea, but a little more general), and that he wishes he were rich and he didn't have to worry about the sins of humanity.

Maybe I'm over-analyzing it, but the sins line seems to lead me to believe that it isn't just about air pollution, even if that may be what inspired the song.

Cake – Alpha Beta Parking Lot Lyrics 16 years ago
I love how it seems like he remembers everything so's as if the whole thing were so surreal to him that he memorized every detail of the place, even though it's something as everyday as a grocery store (thanks, hifrank =D) parking lot.

Muchos awesome-os.

Cake – Hem of Your Garment Lyrics 16 years ago
I doubt it has anything to do with the female body. Why does everyone think cake songs are sex innuendos? =D

I think he's being sarcastic. Like, "oh, i'm no good, i don't have a regular heart, mine's made of WOOD! i'm not even fit to touch the hem of your garment"

Sounds like an angry response to an ex-girlfriend.

Cake – When You Sleep Lyrics 16 years ago
I'm pretty sure it's about how you can tell what a person is like, and what kind of life they have, by the way their fingers move, and the positions they're in, while the person is sleeping.

Cake – Walk On By Lyrics 16 years ago
That's an...interesting take, big. =D

I agree with everyone. It's just him trying to move on, even though he'll never really forget her. Great song.

Cake – Guitar Lyrics 16 years ago
I'm not sure, but
"i'm sitting by the window of your thirty-second floor apartment "
is one of the coolest lines I've heard. =D

Cake – The Guitar Man Lyrics 16 years ago
I actually love the original, I don't know how anyone who likes this version could not like the other. =D Oh well. (And for the record, I don't really dig all the digitized stuff in this one, but oh well. Cake still took something good and made it great).

But this is definately one of those songs I think most everyone can relate to, at least a little. That quote from the song in the first comment is the part that I think I relate to the most. Very cool song. And the meaning isn't hidden in metaphors and symbolism! =D

Cake – Cool Blue Reason Lyrics 16 years ago
When I think of the phrase "cool blue reason", I think of that calmness that sweeps over a person when all hope is lost, and they've lost all their fight. They find reason, they realise there's no point in worrying anymore, they're "cool". Blue just goes along with that mood. I never fully understood the rest of the song, but death row or the mob sounds fairly accurate to me. I'd go with death row simply because it seems more general, and not so specific as to be talking about one certain situation. If it WERE about the mob, I'd think that would mean the band were either somehow involved with them in the past, or that they were referring to some sort of real incident. Death row seems to make a little more sense.

Cake – Stickshifts And Safetybelts Lyrics 16 years ago
Haha, I highly doubt there's ANY symbolism or hidden meanings here (if there are, Cake has yet again proven its genius). It's just about how he doesn't like cars where his girlfriend is all the way over in a bucket seat when he wants her right next to him. Just my opinion, of course. =D

Cake – Shadow Stabbing Lyrics 16 years ago
Yeah, but movies are infamous for taking complex songs and using them in the movie either for the sound of it or for the lyrics in the shallowest sense (think someone using Stairway to Heaven in a movie about a guy walking up stairs towards heaven).

Anyway, I don't know what this song is about, but it's one of my absolute favorite Cake songs.

Cake – Long Line Of Cars Lyrics 16 years ago
Seems like a commentary on how society is just sheep following eachother blindly without really knowing or caring where they're headed.

Cake – Jesus Wrote A Blank Check Lyrics 16 years ago
Yeah, I'm pretty sure it means that despite the fact that Jesus offers him salvation for so precious little, all he concentrates on is earthly things like material possessions, hence
"Still I build my towers high"
"Still I burn this earthen fire"

I'm never 100% sure on Cake lyrics, though. =D

Cake – Meanwhile, Rick James... Lyrics 16 years ago
I'm pretty sure it's takes her 'nude', since that's actually a phrase people use, where as takes her 'new' really doesn't have any meaning I can think of.

Not that I have any clue what the song is about. Rick James is a rock star, though, like Wrapid said. Just watch the Chappelle show. =D

Cake – Comanche Lyrics 16 years ago
Agree with Wrapid (although I didn't realise what the song was about until I read the lyrics up above. =D)

Cake – I Will Survive (Gloria Gaynor cover) Lyrics 16 years ago
Love this cover. Very cool. Cake takes a fast-paced, hyper song, puts their slow, steady style into it, and it's even better. =D

Cake – Comfort Eagle Lyrics 16 years ago
I think MorningStar has it right up at the very top. GREAT song.
And white boy rap? Haha. No. =P This isn't even wanna-be rap. It's just plain Not. Rap. (Not that there aren't some rap songs that I like, there are--but this isn't rap. =D)

Cake – Daria Lyrics 16 years ago
I agree; broken relationship between a pessimist and an optimist. He has nothing against her, he just has negative views, and it frustrates her. And her trying to help him frustrates him.

Cake – The Distance Lyrics 16 years ago
To Sumcallmeben--
I'm not sure if you're being sarcastic or not, but he never really rode a horse. =D

To everyone who thinks it's about something sexual-
Maybe it is, I doubt it, but still, to jump to that conclusion so quickly says something about your mindset. =D You really have to twist around the lyrics to get that out of it.

I agree with the people who say it's literal. Although, it really doesn't have to be. I don't think the core message is about race cars. It's probably the sort of thing that could be taken literally or symbollically and still delivers the same message.

Cake – Ain't No Good Lyrics 16 years ago
I love the descriptions in this song!
"The music spills right into your cup"
Anyway, this song doesn't appear to be the most complicated in the world, but here's my take on it anyway:

Guy and girl at a nice restraunt. Guy isn't all that likable, girl doesn't seem interested in him, but they might be involved. But when you (presumably you is a male) talk to the girl, she's suddenly very interested, and much happier talking to you than to the guy. She's tempting you, and it seems as if she'd like to dump this guy for you, but "Watch out, she ain't no good for you".

So basically, my take on it is that it's about someone interested in a girl who's going out with someone else, but is obviously interested in the other guy. The girl is trouble, though, and only wants to use him and lose him, so to speak.

Maybe I'm way off here, but nobody else has said anything, so I thought I'd give it a shot. ;)

Cake – Arco Arena Lyrics 16 years ago
I really like this song. Very cool to see bands do instrumentals now and then.

Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody Lyrics 16 years ago
Pkjun's interpretation near the top, although quite possibly wrong, is awesome. =D

Queen – Crazy Little Thing Called Love Lyrics 16 years ago
I was told it was an Elvis cover. Love the song, though.

Queen – Seven Seas Of Rhye Lyrics 16 years ago
I keep thinking of some galactic conqueror visiting earth and taking it over or something. =D Not sure what the underlying meaning is, if there is any, but it's a great song.

Blink-182 – Shut Up Lyrics 16 years ago
The song is about him arguing with his mom, and they can't get along at all, because he never does anything and she says he'll never be anything, and so he starts threatening to run away.

Personally, I like Blink and all, but I hate it when a song actually encourages dumb*sses. The lyrics sound like kids that I get sick of real fast.

"Waa, my mom asked me to do reasonable things that every parent expects, I'm a POOR, OPPRESSED TEENAGER! I think I'll run away, and then things will be better!"

Blink-182 – Happy Holidays, You Bastard Lyrics 16 years ago
The POINT of Blink is that they're immature, dude! You aren't supposed to take them seriously for more than like five of their songs. =D

Blink-182 – All the Small Things Lyrics 16 years ago
And by the way, those of you who say blink doesn't have any talent totally missed the point of blink. They're not *SUPPOSED* to be extremely talented. They're just entertaining. ;)

Blink-182 – All the Small Things Lyrics 16 years ago
Hate to break it to you kids...but if you talk about what kind of punk is "real punk", and say you know what that is, you're a poser. You don't know anything. Sorry. Stop listening to your stoner friends.
Anyway, the song is catchy, I like it. It gets old after a while, but you have to be in the right mood for it. Blink doesn't take themselves seriously, so it's all good. ;)

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