"MacArthur Park" as written by Jimmy Webb and Trevor Naughton....
Spring was never waiting for us, girl, it ran one step ahead as we followed in the dance,
Between the parted pages that were pressed,
A love hot fevered like a striped pair of pants,
MacArthur Park is melting in the dark, all the sweet, green icing flowing down.
Someone left the cake out in the rain,
I don't think I could take it, `cause it took so long to bake it,
And I'll never have that recipe again, oh no!
I still see the yellow cotton dress foaming like a wave upon the ground.
Around your knees, and the birds like tender babies in your hands,
And the old men playing checkers by the trees.
There will be another song for me, for I will sing it.
There would be another dream for me, someone will bring it.
Oh, I will drink the wine while it is warm,
And never let you catch me looking at the sun.
But after all the loves of my life, after all the loves, you'll still be the one.
I would take my life into my hands and I will use it,
I will win the worship in their eyes, and I will lose it.
I will have all the things that I desire, and my passions flow like rivers in the sky,
And after the loves of my life, after all the loves of my life,
You'll still gonna be the one.
MacArthur Park is melting in the dark, all the sweet, green icing flowing down,
Someone left the cake out in the rain,
I don't think I can take it, cause it took so long to bake it,
And I'll never have that recipe again, oh no, oh no!


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"MacArthur Park" as written by Jimmy Webb

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    General Commenthahah i remember hearing this song in the car when i was really young, and thinking it was the most fucked up song in the world. I never knew who or what it was until i did a lyrics search on "cake out in the rain." i own.
    xlastbesthopexon April 25, 2003   Link
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    General CommentYeah it is very odd but I love it...go to Richard Harris and look up the song b/c he wrote it and there is alot of discussion about it there...
    crombiegirl00on March 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWhile you have posted Jimmy Webb's lyrics correctly, please note that Sinatra never sang most of them.
    He loved Jimmy Webb and recoreded several of his songs but, in 1979, when putting together Trilogy, it was a rather brief verson that Sinatra recorded, with a Don Costa arrangement and Vinnie Falcone conducting. His version began 'There will be another song for me," and sang only the 'guts' of the song, the middle ten lines.

    By the way? "Someone left the cake out in the rain." Really?
    laswilliamon November 23, 2009   Link

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