Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Stoopid lyrics

Here's another installment of my newest blog feature 'Stoopid lyrics'. A song's appearance here does NOT mean I think the song is stupid or that I don't like the song. Very often I DO like the song, but find the lyrics don't make sense. Judge for yourself.

MacArthur Park
performed by Donna Summer

Spring was never waiting for us, boy
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 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 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!

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 whyMacArthur 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!

Crush du Jour: Andrew Bowen


5 comments:

Sean said...

Years ago someone explained to me what the lyrics were supposed to mean but damned if I can remember.

This was the first song I thought of when you started this feature.

truthspew said...

I believe it was an elegy for her dead husband.

It's oddly poetic.

BTW - I've started a sort of new thing on my blog based on colors, letters, etc. I'll choose a color pattern or words and then pick out tracks from my library that fill those color names or letters in the word.

Kevin said...

It's the whole "cake in the rain" thing. Clearly, someone was high when they wrote in that couplet.

John Gray jgsheffield@hotmail.com said...

i was distracted by andrew bowdem
who IS he?

Java said...

I have forever thought these lyrics were stoopid. I like the music, though.