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Song Parodies -> "Let Them Eat Cake"

Original Song Title:

"That's Not My Name"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

The Ting Tings

Parody Song Title:

"Let Them Eat Cake"

Parody Written by:

Arwen

The Lyrics

Although it's never really been documented that she ever said the words, the phrase "Let them eat cake" has been traditionally attributed to French Queen Marie Antoinette, who was reportedly too wrapped up in her own luxurious life to be bothered with the hunger of the French people who were suffering through a famine. When told that the people had no bread to eat...did she really say "Let them eat cake?" I don't know...but even if she didn't...I can totally see her jamming to The Ting Tings...


French little Queen and I’m lookin’ for fun
It don’t matter to me that the people don’t have buns, and uh
They keep calling, leave me alone never
Wander around tryna find something to eat now

Heart attack, from an empty gut?
It’s such a royal downer
Cryin’ to me, “OH NO!
We never eat anything at all!”
And with nothin’ good for dinner they can’t fill their plate, ate, ate, ate

They don’t have toast?
They don’t have pick-les?
They don’t have peas?
They don’t have steak?

Let them eat cake
Let them eat cake
Let them eat cake
Let them eat cake

They on a diet eh?
Wish they’d be quiet yeah
They don’t have piz-za?
Or Frosted Flakes?

Let them eat cake
Let them eat cake
Let them eat cake
Let them eat cake

Which fancy dress should I wear to the ball?
Ev’ry last kid’s starvin’, I don’t care at all
Hear them how-lin’ their stomachs keep on growlin’
I’m all glammed up; their cryin’ makes me wince now

Hunger pains in their bed at night?
Don’t care what they say, I’m eatin’ a ham hock
I can’t be stressed out, lick my fingers
Everybody’s whining they can’t fill their plate, ate, ate, ate

They don’t have meat?
They don’t have ta-cos?
They don’t have fudge?
Give me a break!

Let them eat cake
Let them eat cake
Let them eat cake
Let them eat cake

Got no beans, navy?
They got no grav-y?
No roasted geese-uh?
For tummy ache?

Let them eat cake
Let them eat cake
Let them eat cake
Let them eat cake

SOMEONE BRING ME SOME BACON
AND THEN COOK ME SOME EH-EGGS!

They don’t have soup?
(Come on, where is my bacon?)
They don’t have crack-ers?
You think I care?
That’s a mistake!

Let them eat cake
Let them eat cake
Let them eat cake
Let them eat cake

They don’t have cookies?
(And don’t screw up my eggs!)
Or any pop tarts?
No macaroni?
Got hunger shakes

Let them eat cake
Let them eat cake
Let them eat cake
Let them eat cake

They got no jam?
They got no jell-y?
No tater tots?
So they complain

Let them eat cake
Let them eat cake
Let them eat cake
Let them eat cake

They got no Turkey?
Got no beef jerky?
No hot tamales?
Or clams to bake?

Let them eat cake
Let them eat cake
Let them eat cake
Let them eat cake

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Rebekah Dub - December 21, 2011 - Report this comment
What a deliciously funny parody you have here. I certainly wouldn't put it past Queen Antoinette to have this attitude (and to one of my favorite songs... more kudos to you!) 5/5/5 for you.
Matthias - December 21, 2011 - Report this comment
Tasty food parody and historically brilliant as well. This was a really fun one. Never heard the parody before today but it's pretty fun (and must have been a pain in the butt to parody since it's so dang repetitive)
Porfle Popnecker - December 21, 2011 - Report this comment
I found this parody to be quite moist and flaky.
Glen S - December 21, 2011 - Report this comment
Ha, enjoyed all the foods you fit into this one. Nice one, Arwen. Glad to see you still around.
Abbott Skelding - December 27, 2011 - Report this comment
Excellent job! With you in the lead in the Ages of AmIRight challenge, I shouldn't give you all 5's...but with songs like this, it's really hard not to. Great work!
Christie Marie M - December 28, 2011 - Report this comment
(Ages) This one definitely takes the cake, Arwen!! Nice write from a professional parody artist. When it comes to me and food, I get in a mood, but in this case, in Queen Antoinette's time, it's feast or famine. I get very, very, starving after reading/singing this one! 555 cornucopias to fight famine!
bobpiecheese - January 03, 2012 - Report this comment
(Ages5) Those poor peasants don't even have a language! Just a stupid accent. That said, kudos for taking on such a repetitive song, you pulled it off very well. 555 heads in a basket!
Blaydeman - January 07, 2012 - Report this comment
(AofA) Another superb creation you've baked up here! Every round you keep coming up with pure genius! How do you do it! DELICIOUS PARODY!
D-Mon - January 08, 2012 - Report this comment
(AofA) Solid parody Arwen. Sorry about taking your original idea, but it looks like it turned out for the best because this one is aweseome too. I don't know how your other idea could've been better than this one. Great work!

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