...Seven minutes in length in its recorded form, and full of neoclassical passages, the song seemed to break all the rules for becoming a hit. Yet the poignant signing of England's Richard Harris, and the sheer poetry of Webb's lyrics combined for a number one record hit, and a song that developed a bevy of other recorded versions.

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MacArthur Park
Words and Music by Jimmy Webb
Artist: Donna Summer and Richard Harris

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 strip-ed pair of pants.

Mac Arthur's Park is melting in the dark
All the sweet green icing flowin' 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 the recipe again.
Oh no...
I recall the yellow cotton dress
Foaming like a wave
on the ground around your knees
Birds like tender babies in your hands
And the old men playing Checkers
by the trees
There would be another song for me, 
for I will sing it.
There would 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 passions flow like rivers through the sky.
And after all the loves of my life,
oh after all the loves of my life,
I'll be thinking of you.

And wondering why....


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