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Cake — Long Line Of Cars
Album: Comfort Eagle
Avg rating:
6.9

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Total ratings: 1700









Released: 2002
Length: 3:22
Plays (last 30 days): 2
There's a long line of cars and they're trying to get through
There's no single explanation, there's no central destination
But this long line of cars is trying to get through
And this long line of cars is all because of you

We don't wonder where we're going or remember where we've been
We've gotta keep this traffic flowing and accept a little sin
So this long line of cars will never have an end
And this long line of cars keeps coming around the bend

From the streets of Sacramento to the freeways of L. A.
We've gotta keep this fire burning and accept a little grey
So this long line of cars is trying to break free
And this long line of cars is all because of me

There's a long line of cars
Long, long, long line of cars
Long, long, long line of cars
Long, long, long line of cars
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Something good out of Sacramento for a change. Love me some yummy cake!
 eyke wrote:
  

I have always loved the bounce Cake puts in their songs...and a coronet! 
can't....help...but...dance
 

Cornet maybe? Not a crown, unless that's your intention, in which case, my culpa.
This song always reminds me of Office Space, when he's getting passed with the guy with a walker during the commute to work.
All I could think when this started....

"We have tests...and the tests are beautiful.  Anyone who wants a test can get a test"...

...and this long line of cars...all because of ME.

POTUS
I like the "just good enough" guitar sound :D
  

I have always loved the bounce Cake puts in their songs...and a coronet! 
can't....help...but...dance
Oh wow actual music equivalent of being stuck in traffic.
Should have been performed by Traffic.
I am beside myself - a Cake song I actually enjoy. A tasty piece..
Lovin those horns!
I sing this song in traffic way too often.
 Proclivities wrote:

Oddly, the hatred and disgust they bring out in some of the people posting here makes this band more appealing to me.  The song has an overall rating of "7", so most listeners seem to like it.
 
I'm with you on the "if others dislike it I might like it more" - and the overall rating has dipped to a 6.8 which means my 8 might have to become a 9....so +1 today and Long Live RP and CAKE!!
Everyone in my long line of cars loves this song.
 gregr79 wrote:
Bumped to a 9 cuz this long line is because of ME!
 

Keep up the good work
bone bone bone...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
Mmmm. A delicious afternoon slice of Cake! Thanks!
 GeorgeMWoods wrote:
Am I missing something or is this song as inane as it appears?

 
Yep, you are right.  That is what makes them so fun!
One of the best bands ever !
Give me some more cake please !
There is a long line of something   but    not      cars.
Wherever you go, there you are.
 Wilfrue wrote:
Second Cake song today. The week is finally looking up. Don't listen to the haters, Bill and Rebecca! Let them eat... Cake!
 
Oddly, the hatred and disgust they bring out in some of the people posting here makes this band more appealing to me.  The song has an overall rating of "7", so most listeners seem to like it.
Hummm...

That horn riff... Wonder if they borrowed it from/were inspired by River of Orchids by XTC.
 kojiroh wrote:
I must confess, I have an extreme prejudice against Cake, and I'm yet to hear any of their songs that I can tolerate.

 
Give this one a try:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRZzUh9hcTo
Am I missing something or is this song as inane as it appears?
Second Cake song today. The week is finally looking up. Don't listen to the haters, Bill and Rebecca! Let them eat... Cake!
ahh life lessons from thespians...
She's obviously a shit driver!!
Pointless, and now time for the PSD
Perfect for this rainy morning long line of cars :)
Like They Might Be Giants, only less funny.
I must confess, I have an extreme prejudice against Cake, and I'm yet to hear any of their songs that I can tolerate.
Daniel Craig/James Bond chuckling and shaking head

Wry disgust and disappointment washed over 007 as he turned away from the sonic stink and towards the PSD button. 

"Shake it, stir it, just give me that effin' martini to kill the pain..." 
OK, as Fred might say, I'll get me (long) jacket.
 Proclivities wrote:

There's always plenty of grey area.  This band has some tunes that I like and some that don't do much for me.  They're okay.  There's no need for false dichotomies.

 

That is about how I see them as well.  This is probably my favorite song of theirs though.
Bumped to a 9 cuz this long line is because of ME!
I used to cringe, now I'm a convert.
 Proclivities wrote:

There's always plenty of grey area.  This band has some tunes that I like and some that don't do much for me.  They're okay.  There's no need for false dichotomies.

 

Agree
Nice of someone to write a song about what I experience twice a day. 
Social comment about automobile pollution?  Long line of cars, all because of you/me, keep the 'fire' burning, accept a little grey?  Just a suggestion on this gloriously grey New England morning.
Love it. Perfect for a road trip out of town.
 Proclivities wrote:

There's always plenty of grey area.  This band has some tunes that I like and some that don't do much for me.  They're okay.  There's no need for false dichotomies.

 
You're right actually - there are apparently 50 shades of grey - quality.

 
 Thin_Air wrote:
It seems there's no grey area here - you either like them or you don't...or you don't.

 
There's always plenty of grey area.  This band has some tunes that I like and some that don't do much for me.  They're okay.  There's no need for false dichotomies.
 Thin_Air wrote:
It seems there's no grey area here - you either like them or you don't...or you don't.

 
Love'em
It seems there's no grey area here - you either like them or you don't...or you don't.
Love, Love, Love these guys.  Well, I love their music.  And their witty/deep/poetic lyrics.  And they have a horn player.  And they frequently use a vibraslap!  MY GOODNESS PEOPLE!  WHAT ELSE WOULD YOU WANT?!?!?

OK, here you go:  {#Dancingbanana} 

By the way, they are fab in person.  Really, they are.  
can't believe I'll say this, but.... this isn't nearly as irritating as usual "Cake"   :)
 DaveInVA wrote:
Its funny, I like this bands instrumental songs but I HATE this guys voice...

 
That's because those fellas can actually play instruments. That singer, he can't sing, no sir. 
But he does sing the same way in every song. {#Cowboy} 

The bright side: Cake has pretty much become a PSDer every time.  


Forrest Gump sitting and holding a plate of lasgna
(Forrest secretly wants some Cake. More fool him). 



I don't get Cake.  They sound bland or "average", nothing special.  And the vocalist is a bit droning.  Their sound isn't bad but there is just so much more music out there to choose from.  
I despise these guys, sorry.
 ziakut wrote:
This band doesn't waste any time sounding stupid. They get right to it.
 
{#Lol}
It's time to throw the cake out...for good!
This band doesn't waste any time sounding stupid. They get right to it.
must be time for the drive home in SoCal...
 hiorgos wrote:
Boring, Cake is boring!
 
Clever, Cake is clever!  You're probably the kind of person who needs a good car chase to make a movie entertaining.
Boring, Cake is boring!
Hate this contrived band. 
LOVE CAKE.
Mmmmmmmute. {#Sleep}
Bill................ the bass players D.J. {#Bananajam}
'and this long line of cars keeps coming around the bend'
sounds like he's on his bicycle
i know that's how i feel 
 Byronape wrote:
I find myself in a conundrum when it comes to this song.

I love Cake, and I love this song...  have for a long time.

However, due to some bridge construction, a "Long Line of Cars" is my afternoon and morning commute (I work 6pm to 6am in IT for a solar panel manufacturer) sometime around 5:15pm and around 6:30 or 7am two or three days a week.  I really don't want to think about this song every time I hit that construction zone...  I'd hate to ruin what is a fantastic song.
 
Good song to blast with the windows open while waiting in the traffic

I find myself in a conundrum when it comes to this song.

I love Cake, and I love this song...  have for a long time.

However, due to some bridge construction, a "Long Line of Cars" is my afternoon and morning commute (I work 6pm to 6am in IT for a solar panel manufacturer) sometime around 5:15pm and around 6:30 or 7am two or three days a week.  I really don't want to think about this song every time I hit that construction zone...  I'd hate to ruin what is a fantastic song.
Got it Bill! Referencing CARMAGEDDON with this track.
A perfect tune for the start of the Carpocalypse!
 Businessgypsy wrote:
Never got the frat boy reference many posters make. These witty, intelligent well crafted songs are as far removed from any experience I had with college fraternity life as mud is from um, Cake.
 
Well put.
One of the very few bands I cannot handle being subjected to on RP
Any band that uses the vibraslap as liberally as these guys deserve kudos!

Wow and WOW...I just happen to be reading this news story at this very moment...

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/story/2011/04/28/bc-green-man-imposters.html?ref=rss
Moist, with coconut custard in between three layers {#Hungry}
Never got the frat boy reference many posters make. These witty, intelligent well crafted songs are as far removed from any experience I had with college fraternity life as mud is from um, Cake.
Shake
Rattle
Roll
The horns alone were worth the price of admission...
I love these homeboys!
 philbertr wrote:
Sounds like driving on south Florida freeways, too.  Left-lane jerks must live everywhere.
 
We call 'em Left Lane Loosers. L3

{#Chef}
Showroom of Compassion drops in January... can't wait!
Sounds like LA. }:(
Right now. gr....

Delicious tasty Cake!   Tasty lyrics, delicious irony.  Love the horns.  Always a great groove.
I hear a fresh and well crafted musical cake with a thick irony topping.

Delicious.
Sounds like driving on south Florida freeways, too.  Left-lane jerks must live everywhere.
To me Cake will always have a relaxed kind of head bobbing groove.  It isn't intense or deep, does not require much thought, and just makes me groove a little without even realizing it. 
 RadioDoc wrote:
 Odyzzeuz wrote:
Yeah, I didn't rip off my headphones this time. I'll give it a solid 2. But still not a fan. There's something about the lackadaisical quality to the singer's voice that annoys me. It's all so wink-wink Kabuki dancerish. Feels insincere at its core.
Insincere, lackadaisical, soul-less, mechanical, oh-so-witty and artificially flavored and sweetened.  The musical execution is perfectly textured but has no gut.  I suppose the frat boys love it but to me it's throw away pop, with the artistic value of drain water.

 
Wow!  I could not disagree more!  These guys are the greatest.

Mmmmmm Cake! great track.
 Papernapkin wrote:
Cake, using the same old recipe.
 

Ever had the Barefoot Contessa's chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream icing? I'd eat a chocolate cake made with that recipe for the rest of my life and never get bored. Sometimes a recipe stays the same because it is actually pretty damn good. But then there's always someone out there who doesn't like sweets.

 scraig wrote:
I always start humming this song when I am sitting in SoCal traffic
 
I always whistle it while I'm zipping past Sacramento "I" Street traffic on my bike! {#Sunny}

 Papernapkin wrote:
Cake, using the same old recipe.
 

Sure, I hear where you're coming from, but this is a common knock on groups that come around with a unique and original sound.  They kind of get knocked for that sound after they've gotten folks used to it.  The Tragically Hip had the same thing said about them, but they kept at it, and they kind of evolved, keeping their distinct sound without sounding the same as their last albums.  Not an easy line to walk, and I agree that Cake hasn't really gotten there.  However, Cake is just so flat-out cool that I cut them some slack.
Its funny, I like this bands instrumental songs but I HATE this guys voice...
 Papernapkin wrote:
Cake, using the same old recipe.
 
Agreed, kinda herky-jerky
 Papernapkin wrote:
Cake, using the same old recipe.
 
Yea, but it's like Mom's recipe. YUM !!

I always start humming this song when I am sitting in SoCal traffic
I have always liked Cake. Clean sound, sharp, maybe something mathematical about it sometimes... and actually that appeals to me too. Lyrics, fine, but mostly it's that precision of sound that keeps me coming back for another slice (couldn't help myself :) 
Cake, using the same old recipe.
 Odyzzeuz wrote:
Yeah, I didn't rip off my headphones this time. I'll give it a solid 2. But still not a fan. There's something about the lackadaisical quality to the singer's voice that annoys me. It's all so wink-wink Kabuki dancerish. Feels insincere at its core.
Insincere, lackadaisical, soul-less, mechanical, oh-so-witty and artificially flavored and sweetened.  The musical execution is perfectly textured but has no gut.  I suppose the frat boys love it but to me it's throw away pop, with the artistic value of drain water.

Maybe the thing with Cake is like with Zappa or Steely Dan or such.  Either it's the coolest tongue-in-cheek thing you ever dug, and you wanna drop what you're doing and sing along and — or... I don't know, because I dug 'em since way back...  Bought this CD mostly for the outrageous "He is wearing his hat backwards, he is calling you DUDE! " and for sure, the bass line ROCKS in just about every song...

 Ulises wrote:



Are you commenting on Cake or Odyzzeuz?


 

He's talking about Cake ... and I couldn't agree more.  They sound like a bunch of melodically challenged frat boys.

 Odyzzeuz wrote:


Yeah, I didn't rip off my headphones this time. I'll give it a solid 2. But still not a fan. There's something about the lackadaisical quality to the singer's voice that annoys me. It's all so wink-wink Kabuki dancerish. Feels insincere at its core.

 

Are you commenting on Cake or Odyzzeuz?
I bought this because of tracks played here and I'm glad I did. Very wry lyrics; quite enjoyable.
Phlegmaticman wrote:
Spoon... Cake... what next... Belly?
and then Hole.
:bounce:
rluking wrote:
Your opinion of this seems to be improving. By next month, I predict you'll like it. I could be wrong.
Yeah, I didn't rip off my headphones this time. I'll give it a solid 2. But still not a fan. There's something about the lackadaisical quality to the singer's voice that annoys me. It's all so wink-wink Kabuki dancerish. Feels insincere at its core.
Good driving music.
Spoon... Cake... what next... Belly?
Thanks Bill. It's my birthday...and you can play Spoon into Cake any day for a smile!
Problably my favourite Cake-song. Simply great groove & lyrics. :good-vibes: My daughter (7 y/old, no English) loves the whole CD. Each time I miss it, I know where to find....
C a k e!
LOVE Cake!!!! I know that they are not an LA band, but they sure have captured the feeling of that town in this song
WE ARE BUILDING A RELIGION we are making it bigger... and what could be bigger than these guys' HORNS? dig it! Thanks Bill; NICE set!
:chef: :crown: :dancingbanana:
like to hear from them in the mix, but could never buy anything
DoctorHooey wrote:
Great song, great album, great band.
Great album"s"!
I loves me some Cake on a Monday morning. :sunny:
Great song, great album, great band.
laozilover wrote:
:stupid: There are several icky comments for this song, but no bi-modal distribution.:think: Odd.:eek:
I believe that's known as the "vocal minority." Statistically insignificant in a population of 400+ votes. For my part, I'm right at the median: 7.
:stupid: There are several icky comments for this song, but no bi-modal distribution.:think: Odd.:eek:
Odyzzeuz wrote:
*writhes in agony*
Odyzzeuz wrote:
Bleh.
Your opinion of this seems to be improving. By next month, I predict you'll like it. I could be wrong.
Candela wrote:
Cheers Bill! :cheers: Tusen Takk:)
Tausend Dank from me too.... :)
:hungry: cake...
Cheers Bill! :cheers: Tusen Takk:)
ElSupreme wrote:
Man was there a long line of cars out there this morning. Nice for me it was on the other side of I-285.
All those people should ride the bus.
Man was there a long line of cars out there this morning. Nice for me it was on the other side of I-285.
Cake is soooooo good. And so is the band.