Donna Summer - MacArthur Park Lyrics

Donna Summer MacArthur Park / Once Upon a Time cover art
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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

Track Listing
Vinyl 1
  • 1 MacArthur Park
  • 2 Once Upon a Time


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Jimmy Webb
    album: Track 1 in album MacArthur Park / Once Upon a Time
    release date: 1978
    popularity : 52 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Funk / Soul
    styles: Disco
    composer: Jimmy Webb
    lyricist: Jimmy Webb
    Album Information
    label: Ariola
    country(area): France
    format: Vinyl
    script: Latin