Donna Summer - MacArthur Park Lyrics with Video

  • "MacArthur Park" is a song by Jimmy Webb. Richard Harris was the first to record it in 1968. Among the best-known covers are Donna Summer's disco arrangement from 1978. The disco version of "MacArthur Park" by Donna Summer was number one on the American pop music sales charts for three weeks during 1978. Summer's recording, which was included as part of the "MacArthur Park Suite" on her double album Live and More, was eight minutes and forty seconds long on the album. The shorter seven-inch vinyl single version of the MacArthur Park was Summer's first single to reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100; it doesn't include the balladic second movement of the song, however.

  • Donna Summer - MacArthur Park Lyrics

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    Spring was never waiting for us
    Still it ran one step ahead
    As we followed in the dance
    Between the parted pages, we were pressed
    In love's hot, fevered iron
    Like a striped pair of pants

    MacArthur Park is melting in the dark
    All the sweet, green icing flowing down
    Someone left my 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 beneath your knees
    The birds like tender babies in your hands
    And the old men playing chinese checkers by the trees

    MacArthur Park is melting in the dark
    All the sweet, green icing flowing down
    Someone left my 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!

    [instrumental break]

    There'll be another song for me
    And I will sing it
    There'll 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 from the sky
    And after all the loves of my life
    After all the loves in my life
    I'll still be the one
    And I'll ask myself why

    [instrumental break]

    MacArthur Park is melting in the dark
    All the sweet, green icing flowing down
    Someone left my 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!

    [instrumental break]

    MacArthur Park is melting in the dark
    All the sweet, green icing flowing down
    Someone left my 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
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