Coverafbeelding Richard Harris - Mac Arthur Park
  • Statistieken
  •   9 weken
  •   12 piekpositie
  •   170 punten
  •   1968

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Songtekst

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

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 chess beneath the trees

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!

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!

Songinformatie

Deze single behoort met zijn duur van ruim 7 minuten tot de langste nummers die in de Top 40 hebben gestaan. Het nummer werd in 1978 gecoverd door Donna Summer. Haar versie stond 9 weken in de Top 40 met een 9e plaats als hoogste notering. De versie van Richard stond ook 9 weken in de Top 40 met een 12 plaats als hoogste notering.
ArtiestRichard Harris
 A-kant
Titel Mac Arthur Park
Lengte 7:20
Componist(en) Jimmy Webb
Producer(s) Jimmy Webb
 B-kant
Titel Didn't We
Lengte 2:24
Componist(en) Jimmy Webb
Producer(s) Jimmy Webb
 
Platenlabel RCA Victor
Catalogusnr 45-15 063
Album A Tramp Shining


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