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Album cover parody of Comfort Eagle by Cake
Parody album cover
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This is the most recent information about Cake that has been submitted to amIright. If we have more information about Cake, then we provide a link to the section where it appears (the actual page whenever possible).

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Band Name Origins:

  • Rather than referring to the foodstuff, the name is meant to be "like when something insidiously becomes a part of your life...[we] mean it more as something that cakes onto your shoe and is just sort of there until you get rid of it." Submitted by: DanO
  • Ummm... It's not from the singer's last name. His last name is McCrea. They got their name from a popular pastry. Submitted by: CameronL

Stupid Band Names:

  • Makes you think they should only perform at birthday parties. Submitted by: GlamRockNinjaLord
  • Like T-Bone, I like Cake but the name makes me hungry. Guess that's what happens when a band names itself after a food. Submitted by: JeReMy
  • Ah man! It makes me hungry! Mmmm! Cake! Gimmie some! Submitted by: hekifier

Song Titles Not Used as Lyrics:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"Shadow Stabbing"Say it all - RevengeFromMars YouTube

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Shallow Stabbing""Shadow Stabbing"Marlene L. Ram
"Diarrhea""Daria"Lydia Idyl
"Satan Is My Mover""Satan Is My Motor"Regina Haniger
"Satan Is My Mother""Satan Is My Motor"Beverly Stiles

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Submitter Name
"I Bombed Korea,"No members of Cake have the means to do this.GlamRockNinjaLord
"Jesus Wrote a Blank Check,"Did they even have checks back in his day???Icknabob
"Friend Is A Four Letter Word,"No, it has SIX letters.Kronos
"Friend Is A Four Letter Word,"Last time I checked it was...hmmm....6 letters!Dude
"Friend Is A Four Letter Word,"Lies!Matt

There are additional Cake literally impossible song titles available.

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Where Is All The Money Going?," Cody Chesnutt"Federal Funding," Cake
"I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)," Genesis"Short Skirt/Long Jacket," Cake
"What You Waiting For?," Gwen Stefani"End Of The Movie," Cake
"Where's The Love?," Hanson"Never There," Cake
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Hen You Sleep" originally "When You Sleep"
That's an order, hen!
"Ain't No Goo" originally "Ain't No Good"
So it's not gooey.
Lemon Adia
"When You Seep" originally "When You Sleep"
"You Turn The Crews" originally "You Turn The Screws"
"Never Here" originally "Never There"

There are additional Cake song titles with a letter removed available.

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Comfort Beagle" originally "Comfort Eagle"
Bridget Andrews
"Long Line of Scars" originally "Long Line of Cars"
A whole lotta OUCHIE!!
"Ain't Now Good" originally "Ain't No Good"
How about NOW?
"Meanwhile, Trick James..." originally "Meanwhile, Rick James..."
Melissa Conway

Change a Letter:

"Fever There" originally "Never There"
Timmy O'Toole
"Long Line Of Cabs" originally "Long Line Of Cars"
In NYC especially.
Eac Zeffron
"Ain't No Food" originally "Ain't No Good"
Despite the group's name they aren't delicious.
"Ain't No Gold" originally "Ain't No Good"
Billy Ray Citris
"Meanwhile, Kick James...." originally "Meanwhile, Rick James...."
Daisy Pappus

There are additional Cake song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Short Skirt, Long Jacket""Blood Squirts, Dark Casket"Matthias
"Short Skirt, Long Jacket""Small Mind, Huge Ego"Agrimorfee
"Short Skirt, Long Jacket""This Postal Song Wants Your Stamp Of Approval"Peter Andersson a.k.a K1chyd
"The Distance""White Christmas"the_conqueror_of_parodies
"I Bombed Korea""I've No Ideas"Blaydeman
"Never There""Not A Bear"Agrimorfee
"The Distance""The Difference"Matthias
"Never There""Questionnaires"the_conqueror_of_parodies
"The Distance""Them Distance"Fack Sabbath
"The Distance""The Procrastinators Anthem Pt. 6: Addicted To Pinterest"Abbott Skelding

There are additional Cake song parodies available.

Songs for Commercials, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

Song Name
Long TimeRetirement HomeRichard Brown
Never ThereVoicemail serviceGiselle
The DistanceGoodyear TiresGarrett
Italian Leather SofaFurniture StoresZJP
Short Skirt, Long JacketDating Servicestewart jenkins
There are additional Cake commercials that haven't been done yet available.

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
You Turn the ScrewsHardware StoreIsaac

Songs for Duets, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Wishing I Was There
   Natalie Imbruglia
Never There
Wishing I Was Never There
Negates 1st song title; both were hits in 1998.
Tell Laura I Love Her
   Ray Peterson
Short Skirt, Long Jacket
Tell Laura I Love Her Short Skirt and Long Jacket
Blue Rose Is
   Pam Tillis
Never There
Blue Rose Is Never There
Stu L. Pigeon
Human Race
   Three Days Grace
Race Car Ya-Yas
Human Race Car Ya-Yas
As opposed to dogs or cats?
There are additional Cake duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Red Velvet Cake
Red Velvet combined with Cake
Submitted By: Winter Pepper
Black Stone Cherry Cake
Black Stone Cherry combined with Cake
Submitted By: Frederick
Acid Black Cherry Cake
Acid Black Cherry combined with Cake
How would that taste?
Submitted By: Lefty Lucy
Strawberry Cake Song Orchestra
Strawberry Song Orchestra combined with Cake
Submitted By: Cotton Lorraine

There are additional Cake Combined Groups that haven't been done yet available.

Misheard Lyrics:

"Never There"
Misheard Lyrics:
The mail is there
Original Lyrics:
You're never there
"The Distance"
Misheard Lyrics:
Restless for a while
Breastless for a while
Pregnant for a while
Original Lyrics:
Reckless and wild
"Never There"
Misheard Lyrics:
A candlestick of flame
Original Lyrics:
A candle's fickle flame
"Never There"
Misheard Lyrics:
You're never, ever, ever, ever dead
Original Lyrics:
You're never, ever, ever, ever there
There are additional Cake misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Meanwhile Rick James"
Misheard Lyrics:
Nest Toothed junkies
Original Lyrics:
Meth-tooth junkies all

Story about this misheard lyric by: Jim

Meth-tooth is an actual term. Nest Tooth is not

There are additional Cake misheard stories available.

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"Comfort Eagle"
The Funny Lyrics:
Doesn't matter if you're skinny,
Doesn't matter if you're fat
You can dress up like a sultan in your Onion Head Hat
Why They're Funny:
I may be missing something here, but 'Onion Head Hat'? Every time I listen to this song, I get this vision of a fat guy with a giant, hollowed-out onion on his head, dancing around. It is rather scary...
Submitted by: Guest #4
"The Distance"
The Funny Lyrics:
The sun has gone down, and the moon has come up
and long ago somebody left with the cup,
but he's driving, and striving, and hugging the turns
and thinking of someone for whom he still burns...
Why They're Funny:
The whole song is about a guy who's lost a race (and is, in fact, in dead-last position), but he still wants to actually cross the finish line. also, a couple of lyrics just before the ones above says, "the fans get up and they get out of town/the arena is empty, except for one man..." uhh, if everyone else has left, why don't you? it's just the image of some guy still racing even when the winners have been declared and everyone's left.
Submitted by: Jonathan S.
There are additional Cake Funny lyrics available.

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"Pretty Pink Ribbon"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Without the sticky little kitten
You're ticket could never be free
Why They're Nonsensical:
...Sticky...Little...Kitten? Anyone else as confused as me? I mean, sure, he could be talking about her...yeah, but..still.. Do these two lines make aaaaany sense to anyone else?
Submitted by: Katt LeGnat

Insincere Song Lyrics:

"She'll Come Back to Me"
The Insincere Lyrics:
She'll come back to me.
Why They're Insincere:
He knows she won't come back. Later lyrics in the song: "She never came. She never even called."
Submitted by: RevengeFromMars YouTube

Inappropriate Song Lyrics:

"Frank Sinatra"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
The flies and spiders get along together,
Cobwebs fall on an old skipping record.
Why They're Inappropriate:
Did you bother to look up the word 'cobweb'?
A cobweb is a spiderweb that is old, has dried up and lost its sticky coating, and is not being occupied/used by a spider anymore.
So the statement makes perfect sense; The only webs that exist are old, dried up ones that are not being used to trap flies anymore. It's the equivalent of sword hilts with the blades rusted off.
Submitted by: Duder
"Frank Sinatra"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
The flies and spiders get along together, Cobwebs fall on an old skipping record.
Why They're Inappropriate:
surely if the flies and spiders got along, the spiders would not make cobwebs
Submitted by: anon

Song Lyrics That Mention Brand Name Products:

"Short Skirt, Long Jacket "
The Lyrics:
At Citibank we will meet accidentally
Product Brand Name:
Submitted by: Bob
"Alpha Beta Parking Lot"
The Lyrics:
Standing in the Alpha Beta parking lot
Product Brand Name:
Alpha Beta is a small grocery store chain, located thruout Nevada, Utah, Idaho and Arizona.
Submitted by: Foxbase Alpha Beta Gamma 3
There are additional Cake product lyrics available.

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Racecar Ya-Yas"
Opening Lines:
The land of racecar ya-yas.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
"Pretty Pink Ribbon"
Opening Lines:
Without the pretty pink ribbon
From their album "Comfort Eagle"
Submitted by: RevengeFromMars YouTube
There are additional Cake spelling lyrics available.

Song Title Space Change:

"What Snow Is Now" originally "What's Now Is Now"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"What Snow I Snow" originally "What's Now Is Now"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"What's Now I Snow" originally "What's Now Is Now"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Commissioning a Symphony Inc." originally "Commissioning a Symphony In C"
Yeah, but it
Submitted by: Josh

Song Title Anagrams:

"Thai Descent" originally "The Distance"
Submitted by: London Tippedoff
"Venter Here" originally "Never There"
Submitted by: Whatever You Wanna Call Me
"I Netted Cash" originally "The Distance"
Submitted by: Alexis
"Sent The Acid" originally "The Distance" the chemistry lab.
Submitted by: Alexis
"The Ten Acids" originally "The Distance"
Submitted by: Alexis

There are additional Cake Song Title Anagrams available.

Super Short Pop Songs:

"Race Car Ya-Yas" Length: 1:21
From their album "Fashion Nugget"
Submitted by: RevengeFromMars YouTube

Song Title Acrostics:

SOY: "Sick Of You"
Submitted by: Loree Dare

Lyrics Alliteration:

"The Distance"
The Lyrics:
Their prowess is potent and secretly stern
2x P "prowess, potent", 2x S "secretly stern"
Submitted by: RevengeFromMars YouTube

Products Bands Should Endorse Based on Their Name:

Pretty straight foreward I hope.
Submitted by: Travis

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