Piece of Cake

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"Piece of Cake"
Piece of Cake cover
Album track by Weezer
Album Weezer (The Black Album)
Released March 1, 2019
Recorded 2018
Length 3:17
Label Crush Music/Atlantic Records
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
Producer(s) Dave Sitek
Status officially released
Weezer (The Black Album) track listing
"Living in L.A."
(4)
"Piece of Cake"
(5)
"I'm Just Being Honest"
(6)

"Piece of Cake" is the fifth track from The Black Album. It was leaked online on February 26, 2019.

Appearances

Overview

The lyric "Have some more Sprite" was lifted by Rivers Cuomo from the script of the 2021 film The Space Between (written by Will Aldis), wherein the character Micky Adams (Kelsey Grammer) encourages Charlie Porter (Jackson White) to "have some more 'Sprite'" (actually a beverage laced with drugs). Cuomo, who sometimes employs the use of Python scripting to choose lyrics,[1] confirmed the connection in December of 2021, telling a fan, "I put the movie script into my machine. And when I was writing Piece of Cake, it suggested that line. I chose it without remembering where it came from."[2] Cuomo has stated that the "Betty" mentioned in the lyrics was a nonagenarian neighbor who moved away.[3]

Known recordings

Performer(s) Title Filename Date of recording Recording location Length Appeared on Notes
Rivers Cuomo aku melody 1-1#-2sus--.mp3 20162017 0:45 Alone XIII: The Pacific Daydream Years
Rivers Cuomo Piece of Cake Piece of Cake   7 @79 -3.mp3 20172018
Rivers Cuomo Piece of Cake Piece of Cake   10 talky @82 +1.mp3 20172018
Rivers Cuomo Piece of Cake Piece of Cake   11 @82 -3.mp3 20172018
Rivers Cuomo Piece of Cake piece of cake   12 zip @82 +0.mp3 20172018
Rivers Cuomo Piece of Cake Piece of Cake   13 long verse melo @84 +2.mp3 20172018
Rivers Cuomo Piece of Cake Piece of Cake   19 v3 short chorus @82 +0.mp3 20172018
Rivers Cuomo Piece of Cake Piece of Cake   21 prod @83 +0.mp3 20172018
Weezer(?) Piece of Cake PieceofCake Matty Ref 3 Alt LIM.mp3 20172018
Weezer(?) Piece of Cake PieceofCake Matty Ref 7 LIM.mp3 20172018
Weezer(?) Piece of Cake PieceofCake Matty Ref 8 Alt LIM.mp3 20172018
Weezer Piece of Cake 2018
  • United Recording, Los Angeles, CA
  • Federal Prism Studios, Los Angeles, CA
3:17 Weezer (The Black Album)
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Audio

Lyrics

Do-do-do-do-do-do-do

Let's do hard drugs
Fix our problems
Let me swing by
Tears in my eyes

She cut me like a piece of cake
She cut me like a piece of cake
Hope can drive a man insane
She ate me up

Do do-do-do-do-do-do

Hop on this trash
Be my last chance
We'll eat ice cream
Weep for Betty

She cut me like a piece of cake
She cut me like a piece of cake
Hope can drive a man insane
She ate me up

Do do-do-do-do-do-do

She was into me
And then she changed the dial like I'm grunge or gangsta' rap
Now I'm hanging out
With a kitty cat named Baudelaire on my lap
I never stopped her planets turning, no

Do do-do-do-do-do-do

Hey man, cheer up
Make your own luck
Have a nice life
Have some more Sprite

She cut me like a piece of cake
She cut me like a piece of cake
Hope can drive a man insane
She ate me up
She cut me like a piece of cake
She cut me like a piece of cake
Hope can drive a man insane
She ate me up

See also

  1. Heater, Brian. "Rockstar programmer: Rivers Cuomo finds meaning in coding" TechCrunch+ 25 November 2020. https://techcrunch.com/2020/11/25/rock-star-programmer-rivers-cuomo-finds-meaning-in-coding/
  2. Rivers Cuomo. Discord. 28 December 2021. File:Riverscuomo-discord-sprite.png
  3. Riverchat discussion; 2021. File:Riverchat pieceofcake.png