MacArthur Park

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Donna Summer

LaDonna Adrian Gaines (December 31, 1948 – May 17, 2012), known by the stage name Donna Summer, was an American singer and songwriter who gained prominence during the disco era of the late 1970s. A five-time Grammy Award winner, Summer was the first artist to have three consecutive double albums … more »

Spring was never waiting for us dear
It ran one step ahead 
As we followed in the dance 

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 beneath your knees 
The birds like tender babies in your hands 
And the old men playing Chinese checkers by 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

MacArthur's 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 make it
And I'll never have that recipe again, oh, no

Written by: ADRIAN DROVER, JIMMY WEBB

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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MacArthur Park