Song Lyric Sunday: April 5th

Jim’s theme for today is Birthday/Cake/Gift/Party/Surprise
https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/64726988/posts/2651842216

Originally sung by Richard Harris  (yep the actor,  Oct 1 1930 – October 25th 2002) in 1967 which peaked at number 4 here in the UK, enjoy this live version of MacArthur Park by Donna Summer ( Dec 31st 1948 – May 17th 2012) which reached the top of the charts ten years later.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDD7t2Mj_aQ

MacArthur Park
Written by Jimmy Webb
lyrics courtesy genius.com

[Verse 1]
Spring was never waiting for us, dear
It ran one step ahead
As we followed in the dance
Between the parted pages, we were pressed
In love’s hot fevered iron
Like a striped pair of pants

[Chorus]
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
Agaaaaaaaaain

[Verse 2]
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

[Chorus]
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
Agaaaaaaaaain
Ahh ha

[Instrumental Interlude]

[Bridge]
There will be another song for me
And I will sing it
There will be another dream for me
Someone will bring it

[Verse 3]
I will drink the wine while it is warm
And never let you catch me looking at the sun, yeah
And after all the loves of my life
After all the loves of my life, you’ll still be the one

[Verse 4]
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 from the sky
Oh, and after all the loves of my life, yeah yeah
After all the loves in my life
You’ll still be the one
And I’ll ask myself whyyyyy, yeah yeah

[Instrumental Interlude]

[Outro]
Oo oo oo oo

 

I’m also going with this one by Lesley Gore ( 2nd May 1946 – 16th February 2015) from 1964
Written by Walter Gold, John Gluck Jr., Herb Weiner and Seymour Gottlieb, and produced by Quincy Jones, it got to number one in Australia, New Zealand and the US, but peaked at only number 9 here in the UK.

Lyrics are in the clip

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PXIui8sa2U

 

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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19 Responses to Song Lyric Sunday: April 5th

  1. I remember this one, Not heard it in years.

  2. willowdot21 says:

    Snap great minds think alike 💜😉😉😉

  3. Jen Goldie says:

    Wow! I’ve never heard a version by a female singer. All I’ve heard is Richard Harris. Thanks Di 🙂

  4. Somebody had to contribute this song today, thanks Di.

  5. Lisa Coleman says:

    I love all the versions! Thanks for sharing this today!

  6. msjadeli says:

    I love Richard Harris’ cover of this song. He gives it his all.

  7. Two good ones Di! I loved both of them. Too funny that you and Willow picked the same two!

  8. John Holton says:

    A lot of people chose this one!

  9. Nice choices! Popular songs this week! 🙂

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