MacArthur Park
Words:Jimmy Webb
Music:Jimmy Webb
Performed By:  Richard Harris (1968), Frank Sinatra
Copyright:Unknown
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Spring was never waiting for us, girl;
It ran one step ahead as we followed in the dance
Between the parted pages and were pressed,
In love's hot, fevered iron like a striped pair of pants.

(Refrain:)
MacArthur's 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 that I can take it
'Cause it took so long to bake it
And I'll never have that recipe again. Oh, no!

I recall the yellow cotton dress
Foaming like a wave on the ground around your knees
The birds, like tender babies in your hands
And the old men playing checkers by the trees.

(Repeat Refrain)

(Instrumental)

There will be another song for me, for I will sing  it;
There will be another dream for me - someone will bring it.
I will drink the wine while it is warm,
And never let you catch me looking at the sun;
And after all the loves of my life,
After all the loves of my life you'll still be the one.
I will 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 the things that I desire,
And my passion flow like rivers through the sky.
And after all the loves of my life after all the loves of my life
I'll be thinking of you and wondering why.

MacArthur's 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 that 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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