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Cake — Friend Is a Four Letter Word
Album: Fashion Nugget
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Total ratings: 356









Released: 1996
Length: 3:17
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To me, coming from you,
Friend is a four letter word.
End is the only part of the word
That I heard.
Call me morbid or absurd.
But to me, coming from you,
Friend is a four letter word.
To me, coming from you,
Friend is a four letter word.
End is the only part of the word
That I heard.
Call me morbid or absurd.
But to me, coming from you,
Friend is a four letter word.

When I go fishing for the words
I am wishing you would say to me,
I'm really only praying
That the words you'll soon be saying
Might betray the way you feel about me.

But to me, coming from you,
Friend is a four letter word.
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Normally I adore Cake but this tune... meh. A "3" is the best I can give it.
"Your Dictionary" by XTC is similar in spirit, but is far superior. Unfortunately, it cannot be played here as some people may be offended by a specific four-letter word.  
Retire this, please.  Actually painful to listen to.
I've always loved this song—perfect little ditty.
reminds me of my exhusband
Hey, a segue from Cake to Emmylou Harris — it feels a bit like that moment when the painkiller finally takes effect.
What a good band!

I can relate to the sentiment but very much doubt playing this would get me anywhere with my former friend who I don't see or speak to anymore
Great band, album and song!
One of my fave Cake tunes! Great to hear thus pulled out of the vaults. Bill must be a real Cake fan to give this one some sunlight, since it's such a deep track. No complaints here!
Damn is a four letter word - the 128 aac stream just blooped out, there's a huge difference when you listen to this track on a lesser stream.
 sqqqrly wrote:
I really like this.  Reminds me of kernigan and richie.
 
Digging the horns.

I really like this.  Reminds me of kernigan and richie.
Need more Cake! Love these guys!  
 PA1749 wrote:

"N is the only part of the word I heard" WTF
This song is stupid.


 

Dude, "END" is the only part of the word that I heard...

Kinda makes sense, eh?  And makes the song rather clever.

 PA1749 wrote:

"N is the only part of the word I heard" WTF
This song is stupid.


 
"END is the only part of the word that I heard". 


 PA1749 wrote:

"N is the only part of the word I heard" WTF
This song is stupid.


 
it's "end"

Smart and sexy! Granted, you may not find it one if you're not the other.
PA1749 wrote:

"N is the only part of the word I heard" WTF
This song is stupid.

Heh. That's what my niece says about education, and it's just as funny.

"N is the only part of the word I heard" WTF
This song is stupid.


...There is a house in New Orleans...

This song: concise...perfect.

Easy listining
 osbyec wrote:


Four letter word as in swear word.
 
I think ArmoredDildo is having us on, dude.

Intriguing lyrics, I must say.
 ArmoredDrake wrote:
Confused.  FRIEND is six, and even END is only three...FIEND? Five.  FEND? FIND? IEND? FRND?  ...Okay, yeah, still confused.

 

Four letter word as in swear word.
Confused.  FRIEND is six, and even END is only three...FIEND? Five.  FEND? FIND? IEND? FRND?  ...Okay, yeah, still confused.

May be bet ter if the guy did n't cut ev ery thing into mon o chrome syll ables.
 thewiseking wrote:
i love these doofuses
 

Exactly!


 Ag3nt0rang3 wrote:

me too.

 
me three

 thewiseking wrote:
i love these doofuses

 
me too.

Awful. Sounds like an American Idol production of something by Cracker.
Rodent droppings. 2
Any Cake is good Cake.
i love these doofuses
robco1 wrote:
...Or can't forget, however much we try.
:yes:
Call "me" morbid or absurd, but I DIG this song!
erichb wrote:
I think this song makes most us think of someone we would prefer to forget...
...Or can't forget, however much we try.
Let them hear Cake! :hungry:
Marley wrote:
I love this song. The words are so perfect!! Reminds me of a douchebag I used to know...
I think this song makes most us think of someone we would prefer to forget...
ThePoose wrote:
Can you spell M-E-T-A-P-H-O-R?
Can you spell I-R-O-N-Y?
Hmmm, a lot of Cake lately... Not that anything's wrong with that. (apologies to Sienfeld)
:yes:
FAY wrote:
F+R+I+E+N+D... I make it 6 Oh well
Can you spell M-E-T-A-P-H-O-R?
FAY wrote:
F+R+I+E+N+D... I make it 6 Oh well
attempting humor or a little slow?
I love this song.
ShockwaveRider wrote:
Your Dictionary?
Ahh yes. That's the one. Thanks for the reminder.
I love this song. The words are so perfect!! Reminds me of a douchebag I used to know...
Marr wrote:
There is some XTC song like this. Wish I could remember the name. Still both are pretty good.
Your Dictionary?
What an awesome song.
There is some XTC song like this. Wish I could remember the name. Still both are pretty good.
tripi wrote:
I can never decide which Cake album I like best... but this is definitely a good one.
IMO all the Cake songs tend to sound the same. Which isn't to say they sound bad. OTOH this is my lest favorite song on this album. -Hugh
I can never decide which Cake album I like best... but this is definitely a good one.
F+R+I+E+N+D... I make it 6 Oh well
Bitter.