On this piano-driven album track, Amos realizes she's been emotionally unavailable in her romantic relationships and is about to lose her boyfriend as a result. At the time, she was dating her Under The Pink
co-producer Eric Rosse. While their musical partnership was flourishing, resulting in a UK #1 album, their romantic partnership was falling apart. She connects her intimacy issues to being raped at 21 - which inspired her song "Me And A Gun
"- and tries to recapture what was lost. "In 'Baker Baker'... it says I'm the one who was endlessly unavailable, to Eric, even when having sex," she told Hot Press
in 1994. "And now the only way I'm getting out of all this is with him. The only way back now having taken so much hatred from one man is to accept so much love from another. But it's a long, slow process."