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
I'm not sure that this piece by Jimmy Webb was designed to be "meaningful" any more than it was to make some serious fun at some music (or musicals) that took themselves way too seriously.
I it was sung in the grand old style of Edith Piaf, Gilbert Because and the grand singers of strength and song ... which I thought was hilarious and off the rocker.
Hearing it today, of course, is kinda ... sappy, sad, weird, off the wall, stupid ... and all the other words that we look at about those days ... when we can add, things like, stoned, crazy, drunk ... and a few other details.
Remember "Winchester Cathedral"? ... same thing ...
I would actually like to do a punk version of McArthur's Park ... the idea of Sid or Rotten screaming this one out, is very appealing ... and funny ... and you and I would sit back and laugh our heads off. Of course, I think that many of us would like to see Flo and Eddie do this one ... in drag! ... now that would be a real riot for us all!