This features The-Dream singing the chorus with frontman Travis McCoy.
This adulterous analogy is about those who want to be faithful, but can't keep their hands out the cookie jar.
Drummer Matt McGinley told Artist Direct that the band titled the album The Quilt because, "it feels like a musical patchwork of different influences and songs."
Some people have interpreted this song as an admission of infidelity by Travis McCoy in his relationship with Katy Perry. The GCH frontman told MTV News: "I've gotten a lot of flak in interviews like, 'You know, you're talking about cheating, but you're with Katy right now.' And I'm like, 'Yeah, but the song was written before.' And not only that, but like, if I can deal with her singing about kissing girls all day, she can deal with me singing about eating cookies for a little while."
With a hit record under their belt, Gym Class Heroes felt free to take more chances on The Quilt album and on this song in particular. McCoy said, "I feel like we've proven ourselves at this point, which is why we can make a song like 'Cookie Jar.' The last thing we wanted to do was go into this record with a preconceived vibe; instead we just wanted to write songs that felt good to us – and if they're cohesive and well-written you won't have to worry about if they don't all sound alike."
John Lennon's lead guitar work on Yoko Ono's "Walking On Thin Ice" proved to be his final creative act. It was upon their return home after completing laying down the track that Lennon was murdered by Mark David Chapman.
Ariana Grande's collaboration with Zedd, "Break Free" came about after the Russian-German producer overheard Grande performing at a label showcase while he was backstage, and he mentioned to his team that he wanted to work with her.
It has long been speculated that the Soundgarden song "Black Hole Sun" came from the name of a sculpture in Seattle, but according to their frontman Chris Cornell the title came from a phrase he misheard on the news. The band's name did come from a sculpture.