Who Sang MacArthur Park? The Ventures

Release information
Release Date: 1970-10-10
Genre: Rock Blues Folk, World, & Country
Style: Surf/Classic Rock
length: 4:48
Some other versions of "MacArthur Park"

Lyrics
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 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!

[break]

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

[extended break]

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!
Oh, no
No, no
Oh no!!

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Everybody's Talkin'
  • 2 Sweet Caroline (Good Times Never Seemed So Good)
  • 3 Medley: Who'll Stop the Rain / Bad Moon Rising
  • 4 Michelle
  • 5 Good Morning Starshine
  • 6 Bridge Over Troubled Water
  • 7 Eleanor Rigby
  • 8 The Sound of Silence
  • 9 Strangers in the Night
  • 10 Those Were the Days
  • 11 MacArthur Park
    12" Vinyl 2
  • 1 Medley: Blowin' in the Wind / Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
  • 2 Up-Up and Away
  • 3 By the Time I Get to Phoenix
  • 4 Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head
  • 5 Let It Be
  • 6 Sugar, Sugar
  • 7 Never My Love
  • 8 Delilah
  • 9 Hey Jude
  • 10 Spinning Wheel

  • Release information
    label: Liberty Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin