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Cake Lyrics

Your skin is warm like an oven

Your skin is warm like an oven
Your kiss is sugary sweet
Your fingers feel like cotton
When you put your arms around me
I feel like I'm just missing
Something whenever you leave
We've got all the...


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    May 15th, 2017 5:57pm report

    I actually know for a fact what the meaning of the song is. Crybaby (A fictional character that Melanie made up) lost her virginity to some boy (unknown). The boy didn't love her back, he just wanted her for sex. Later on, in a different song, Gingerbread Man, she changed her mind and wanted boys to love her body, not herself. This isn't my opinion either, it's literally what Melanie Martinez said the song was about. Of course, this didn't actually happen to her, it's just part of Crybaby's story.


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    Jun 2nd, 2017 6:20pm report

    This song is about how Crybaby is in love with a boy. The boy takes advantage of her body and then leaves her. She is saying that she is not the type of girl for a hit-it-and-quit-it. She calls him a piece of meat to tell him that he is also easily replacable. A cake is hard to replace because of unique taste and design, but almost all meat is the same. Difference in type, but that's all.


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    Nov 29th, 2017 11:33pm report

    Crybaby is in love with a boy, and she gave her virginity to him. He left her, so she's saying that she's not a piece of cake (cake = ass). She's saying ("you smell like vanilla and taste like buttercream") because he seems good and he's actually really bad.

    Then she's saying that he is a piece of meat to her, which means that she sees him as replaceable as he saw her, and she's going to make him miss her.


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    Mar 22nd, 3:30pm report

    Cake is about Crybaby's boyfriend just using her for sex. He doesn't truly love her and she uses cake as a metaphor by saying "I'm not a piece of cake" is saying he can't just have sex with her and leave.


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    Feb 23rd, 2:34pm report

    Crybaby was taken advantage of by a boy, who only wanted to break her heart. She suspected that he didn't really love her, and felt like a part of her was missing. She sticks up for herself, saying she's not 'a piece of cake' that he could just discard after 10 minutes and take 'the frosting of her heart'. So she's taking back everything she said and tells him he'll miss her.


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    Dec 14th, 12:52am report

    Everybody should know that this song is about Crybaby being taken advantage of by a boy who only wants her for her body. She loves him but he doesn't love her. And he probably just used her to have sex and Crybaby is heartbroken by him.

    So Crybaby tells him "I'm not a piece of cake, for you to just discard!" means that he can't just date her and leave her when he's done.

    Another part that goes "If I am just a piece, I am just a piece of cake, then you're just a piece of meat, you're just a piece of meat to me!" I thought was talking about how Crybaby gets used by the boy and how he used her for sex.


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    Nov 25th, 11:23pm report

    This song sounds like it's singing about Crybaby being heartbroken by a boy who just wanted her for her body.


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    Nov 16th, 11:45am report

    This song might actually be for the person Melanie Martinez raped don't know if it's true but look it up It says "I'm not a piece of cake for you to just discard, while you walk away" She is saying that because her best friend who she *raped* she told her that she can't be friends with her anymore because she has to stay on top of her career. I could be wrong though because it seems like the person in cake was in love when the best friend was not so it's considered rape. Ik a lot but just tap this and see what I'm talking read the whole thing abouthttps://www.newsweek.com/melanie-martinez-rape-allegations-timothy-heller-736251


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    Jun 10th, 2019 6:44am report

    What it’s meaning is in the verse -slice of heaven I gave to you last night- it’s meaning she gave him her love for him but then he dumped her the next day so then crybaby she calls him a piece of meat because meat is replaceable but she says she is cake because cake is not replaceable but then she says we have all the ingredients except you loving me that’s meaning they have each other but he dose not love crybaby so to sum it up crybaby is in love with a boy but he dose not love her back


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    Jan 6th, 2019 1:59am report

    The song is about a girl who loves someone very much and they would make a great couple ("We have all the ingredients, except you needing me") , but the other person (in this context a boy) was only interested in taking advantage of her and leaving.

    Her compliments in the song were her listing that he has good traits and that she feels safe with him.
    The comments about her missing something whenever he leaves is because she has feelings for him.

    "I'm not a piece of cake for you to discard" Her reflecting on her self that she is unique and he shouldn't throw her away.

    "Walk away with the frosting of my heart" Take advantage of her, and leave her nothing.

    "So I'm taking back what's mine you'll miss, that little slice of heaven I gave to you last night"
    Saying that she is taking charge of the situation and going to make him regret what he has done and want her love back.

    "If Im a piece of cake, your just a piece of meat to me"
    Turning it around, meat is easily replaceable while cake is uniquely made and hard to replicate. She is not going to be easy and taken advantage of, but the guy she liked is easily replaceable.


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    Nov 5th, 2018 11:38pm report

    Crybaby finds a boy she thinks she's in love with but soon realizes he only wanted Crybaby for sex.


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    Oct 10th, 2018 10:23pm report

    I think this song is about a One sided relationship. As melanie (CryBaby) Is in love with the boy. But he only wants him for sex. The line "we've got all the ingredients; except, You needing me" Is basically about how they have everything to satisfy him as they're having sex. but she just wants love


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    Apr 13th, 2018 4:09pm report

    I think -wait scratch that- know what this means she gave her virginity to a boy that only wants girls for sex and after she did thatg she became a nother victim to his playboy ways and she says in the song that hes replaceable
    but shes not but then theres gingerbread man which she says she only wants someone that wants her for her body not her personality or mind so............... Go figure bitches


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    Nov 5th, 2017 11:36am report

    Crybaby is heartbroken from johnny because in pity party she invited him and beth ann but they won't come to her party so she wants him back so when the lyrics say you smell just like vanilla you taste like buttercream that probably means that crybaby or her mom (idk)
    baked him into a cake so yeah this is just my theory

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway


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    Oct 20th, 2017 10:53pm report

    Crybaby finds love but he wants her for her body once again.


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    Sep 19th, 2017 9:09am report

    i think that the boy just really wanted crybaby body like REALLY wanted and just used her like a puppet and took away her virginity so he can satisfy himself and leave for his victim but in this process he really really BROKEN crybaby heart


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    Aug 12th, 2017 8:21pm report

    This one's about Cry Baby being used for sex. The guy only wants her for her body, and she won't stand for that. But, after that is Gingerbread Man. This is where she takes back what she said in Cake. She wants someone to love her for her body, and someone who is as crazy as her. ("One who's always crazy")


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    Jun 5th, 2017 6:28pm report

    Cry baby and this guy had sex and now hes done and leaves her and very time she talks to him hes being mean and rough do to the line of "your a pice of meat" (can't spell right ) cry baby is telling him how rude your being to her and thats were this line come in place "i am a pice of cake " she is say that she has been so nice to him and now he is being a dirt bag/rude/play boy
    (idk I am only doing what I think it means).

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