Cake and Sodomy

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"Cake and Sodomy"
Cake and Sodomy cover
Song by Marilyn Manson
Album Portrait of an American Family
Released July 19, 1994
Recorded August–December 1993 at Criteria Studios in Miami, Florida, Record Plant Studios in Los Angeles, California, The Village Recorder and Pig
Genre Alternative rock, hard rock
Length 3:46
Label Nothing, Interscope
Writer Marilyn Manson
Composer Daisy Berkowitz
Producer Marilyn Manson, Trent Reznor

"Cake and Sodomy" is the second track on the 1994 release Portrait of an American Family. The earliest recording of this song dates back to the band's Grist-o-Line cassette, recorded in August 1990.


In 1990, a woman Marilyn Manson met at a McDonald's in Fort Lauderdale invited Manson to spend a weekend with her in New York City. Upon discovering that the girl was using her sister's ID because she was too young to work, Manson abandoned her, shortly after which he ran into two clubbers from South Florida. Manson spent the remainder of his stay in New York at the clubbers' hotel room, where he stumbled on public-access channels, which were "a completely new phenomenon" to him. Manson "spent hours flipping through the station, watching Pat Robertson preach about society's evils and then ask people to call him with their credit card number," while "On the other channel, a guy was greasing up his cock with Vaseline and asking people to call and give him their credit card number." This inspired Manson to grab the hotel notepad and begin penning the song's lyrics.

Manson explains in his autobiography The Long Hard Road Out of Hell that "I had written other songs I thought were good, but "Cake and Sodomy" was more than just a good song. As an anthem for the hypocritical America slobbering on the tit of Christianity, it was a blueprint for our future message."[1]





Spooky Kids version[edit]

Grist-O-Line - Lunchbox Version
Live as Hell - Refrigerator Version

The Manson Family Album version[edit]



The version featured on the band's 1994 album Portrait of an American Family featured the following lyrics:

   i am the god of fuck, i am the god of fuck
   virgins sold in quantity, herded by heredity
   red-neck-burn-out-mid-west-mind, "who said date rape isn't kind?"
   porno-nation, evaluation
   what's this 'time for segregation'
   libido, libido fascination, too much oral defecation
   white trash get down on your knees, time for cake and sodomy
   time for cake and sodomy
   (i am the god of fuck, i am the god of fuck)
   vcr's and vaseline, tv-fucked by plastic queens
   cash in hand and dick on screen, who said god was ever clean?
   bible-belt round anglo-waste, putting sinners in their place
   yeah, right, great if you're so good explain the shit stains on your face
   white trash get down on your knees, time for cake and sodomy
   time for cake and sodomy


  • The words "Go on, smile you cunt" at the beginning are spoken by Marlon Brando, taken from the 1973 film Last Tango in Paris.
  • On some bootlegs "Luci in the Sky with Demons" and this track are mislabeled as "White Trash".


  1. The Long Hard Road Out of Hell. ReganBooks. Marilyn Manson. April 1, 1999. pp. 95


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