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Author:  Texas Granny
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Date:  8/2/2009 10:41:34 AM
Subject:  Re: Quote of the day - August 2
Message:  A lot of lines in poetry and song have to be explained to this country girl. Someone will read a line that moves them to tears or makes them angry and my mind is a total blank. This song was not one of those. My heart understood it at first hearing. It was only when others asked what it meant that I asked myself why I love it so.

"Someone left the cake out in the rain"

I never thought the writer was talking about a cake. It was a relationship that was ruined, like a cake would be if left out in the rain, soggy, melting and disappearing into the ground, totally destroyed.

"I don't think that I can take it"

Pretty simple--It hurts so much I can't stand it.

"'Cause it took so long to bake it"

A lot of time and love had gone into the making of that relationship?

"And I'll never have that recipe again"

This is true of every love relationship we ever had or ever will have, but in this instance I think this is the story of someone's first love. No one ever has that recipe again.

Anyway that is my interpretation. I know a lot of people think that song is sappy. Could that be why it speaks so strongly to me? I can be pretty sappy myself.

 Quote of the day - August 2 by Craig at 8/2/2009 5:28:47 AM
 Re: Quote of the day - August 2 by andrew p at 8/2/2009 8:48:23 AM
 Re: Quote of the day - August 2 by Craig at 8/2/2009 9:57:24 AM
 Re: Quote of the day - August 2 by Texas Granny at 8/2/2009 10:41:34 AM
 Re: Quote of the day - August 2 by Doug at 8/2/2009 11:56:54 AM
 Re: Quote of the day - August 2 by texasroyce at 8/2/2009 12:24:51 PM
 Re: Quote of the day - August 2 by Karen Runk  at 8/2/2009 1:06:24 PM
 Re: Quote of the day - August 2 by Texas Granny at 8/2/2009 2:05:06 PM
 Re: Quote of the day - August 2 by Lib at 8/2/2009 2:27:43 PM
 Re: Quote of the day - August 2 by Lib at 8/2/2009 2:28:18 PM
 Re: Quote of the day - August 2 by Sallie at 8/2/2009 3:10:31 PM
 Re: Quote of the day - August 2 by Lois Spencer at 8/2/2009 3:18:20 PM
 Re: Quote of the day - August 2 by Roisin at 8/2/2009 3:21:03 PM
 Re: Quote of the day - August 2 by San Diego at 8/2/2009 3:25:41 PM
 Re: Quote of the day - August 2 by Bill Smith at 8/2/2009 3:45:02 PM
 Re: Quote of the day - August 2 by Bill Smith at 8/2/2009 3:50:07 PM
 Re: Quote of the day - August 2 by BobC at 8/2/2009 4:32:27 PM
 Re: Quote of the day - August 2 by Craig at 8/2/2009 8:17:43 PM
 Re: Quote of the day - August 2 by Jackie at 8/3/2009 3:52:58 AM
 Jimmy Webb's answer about the cake... by Ginny G.  at 8/3/2009 7:29:51 AM
 Re: Jimmy Webb's answer about the cake... by Jackie at 8/3/2009 8:15:42 AM
 Re: Quote of the day - August 2 by Joey L. at 8/3/2009 12:42:50 PM
 I must be a "punk kid hippie" by Ginny G.  at 8/2/2009 4:18:22 PM
 Re: I must be a  by Doug  at 8/2/2009 5:06:56 PM
 Re: I must be a  by Karen Runk  at 8/2/2009 5:29:14 PM
 Re: I must be a  by Joey L. at 8/3/2009 12:50:34 PM
 Re: I must be a  by San Diego at 8/2/2009 5:30:11 PM
 Re: I must be a  by Doug at 8/2/2009 5:38:54 PM
 Re: I must be a  by BobC at 8/2/2009 7:52:08 PM
 Re: Quote of the day - August 2 by andrew p at 8/2/2009 4:53:10 PM
 Re: Quote of the day - August 2 by Barbrag  at 8/2/2009 10:12:17 PM
 Re: Quote of the day - August 2 by andrew p at 8/4/2009 9:01:43 PM
 Re: Quote of the day - August 2 by Barbrag at 8/4/2009 10:39:05 PM