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Warrant - Cherry Pie



The lyrics and video are quite comical because they are so obviously about sex. Warrant got away with it because the sexual imagery had double meanings: There was no way to prove they weren't singing about an actual pie.

Warrant's songwriter/frontman Jani Lane explained:

"A blessing and a curse, that song. I had fun writing it, all 20 minutes. And I had fun singing it. Unfortunately, the song rubbed some people the wrong way. And, of course, the whole title got out of control. It became the album title, the first video... Cherry Pie this, Cherry Pie that. I had fun recording the tune, but it’s probably the last of its type in our repertoire."

The song was written and recorded in a matter of days in a bid to satisfy their label bosses after the band had wrapped up and turned in their album. Warrant bassist Jerry Dixon said:

"That record was done and the president of Columbia Records thought we need one more song, an upbeat anthem kinda like 'We Will Rock You' chanting kind of song. A couple of days later 'Cherry Pie' was written, we set everything up, recorded it and there wasn't a lot of thought put into it. It was a last minute thing so for it to turn into of the biggest things we ever did was crazy – maybe we should have done them all like that. In my opinion a hit is something that is contrived when a label shoves a song down your throat and has radio playing it. It is really just people hearing it over and over. Yes, it has to be a good song but if you hear something enough and people tell you enough times something is a hit – then it will be a hit."


Lyrics


Dirty, rotten, filthy, stinkin... She's my cherry pie Cool drink of water such a sweet surprise Tastes so good makes a grown man cry Sweet Cherry Pie Swingin' on the front porch Swingin' on the lawn Swingin' where we want 'Cause there ain't nobody home Swingin' to the left And swingin' to the right If I think about baseball I'll swing all night yea Swingin' in the living room Swingin' in the kitchen Most folks don't 'cause They're too busy bitchin' Swingin' in there 'cause She wanted me to feed her So I mixed up the batter And she licked the beater I scream you scream We all scream for her Don't even try 'cause You can't ignore her She's my cherry pie Cool drink of water Such a sweet surprise Tastes so good Make a grown man cry Sweet cherry pie oh yea She's my cherry pie Put a smile on your face Ten miles wide Looks so good Bring a tear to your eye Sweet cherry pie Swingin' to the drums Swingin' to guitar Swingin' to the bass In the back of my car Ain't got money Ain't got no gas But we'll get where We're goin' if we Swing real fast I scream you scream We all scream for her Don't even try 'cause You can't ignore her She's my cherry pie Cool drink of water Such a sweet surprise Tastes so good Make a grown man cry Sweet cherry pie oh yea She's my cherry pie Put a smile on your face Ten miles wide Looks so good Bring a tear to your eye Sweet cherry pie, yeah, pie Swing it! All night long, Swing it! Swingin the bathroom Swingin' on the floor Swingin' so hard We forgot to lock the door In walks her daddy Standin' six foot four He said you ain't gonna swing With my daughter no more She's my cherry pie Cool drink of water Such a sweet surprise Tastes so good Make a grown man cry Sweet cherry pie oh yea She's my cherry pie Put a smile on your face Ten miles wide Looks so good Bring a tear to your eye Sweet cherry pie Sweet cherry pie Swing it!


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