Piece of the Pie

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"Piece of the Pie"
Demo by Rivers Cuomo
Album Deliverance at Hand!
Recorded 2007
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
Producer Rivers Cuomo
Status unreleased
Deliverance at Hand! track listing
"My Day is Coming"
(10)
"Piece of the Pie"
(11)
"Pig"
(12)


Background

"Piece Of The Pie" was first mentioned by Rivers in 2005 at a show, saying they'd play the song but it would be heavily passed around online before it was released. However, it was not released. The song was also later mentioned by Rivers on Across the Sea DVD/ TV release as his current favorite song.

It was partially heard by fans for the first time as a live acoustic rendition in a USTREAM broadcast before the 08/27/11 Indio, California show. Cuomo seems to not be able to recall sections of the song and most of the lyrics. A recording of the song was also played by Karl to fans at a fan meetup in June 2018, of which a bootleg recording has since surfaced.

Lyrics


Everybody wants to get a piece of the pie
Everybody needs to get a piece of the pie
So I be workin' and a-slavin'
Until the day I die

High-tech innovations make me feel excited.
Gorgeous fashion models need to be invited.
Flying back in coach class doesn't really work.
I might get strapped down right next to a jerk.

Everybody wants to get a piece of the pie
Everybody needs to get a piece of the pie
So I be workin' and a-slavin'
Until the day I die

Next-day delivery isn't fast enough.
I want things today. Tell me, is that too much?
I may pass on many of the finest luxuries
But I've got to have the latest Mercedes

Everybody wants to get a piece of the pie
Everybody needs to get a piece of the pie
So I be workin' and a-slavin'
Until the day I die

And I don't want to die a lonely old man.
And I don't want to die with nothing in my hand.
And I don't want to never know who I am.
And I don't want to keep locked up my heart's demand.

Everybody wants to get a piece of the pie
Everybody needs to get a piece of the pie
So I be workin' and a-slavin' until the day I
Until the day I, until the day I die