Richard Harris

MacArthur Park (Audio)

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.

(Chorus:)
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 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.

Chorus

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 :|
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 :|
I'll be thinking of you and wondering why.

Instrumental

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 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, no, no, oh no!


*Peter Hofmann singt - wie auch die meisten weiblichen Interpretinnen dieses Songs - "dear" statt "girl"; aber das rechtfertigt keine eigene Datei.

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