Do you remember this song?
It’s called MacArthur Park. And the most memorable lines come in the chorus –
Someone left the cake out in the rain
And I don’t think that I can take it
Because it took so long to bake it
And I’ll never have the recipe again
O-kay. Clearly written before the Internet was invented and recipes are just a search away.
I remember being a girl at a Daddy-Daughter Dinner Dance. I was probably 10 or so. They had a disco dance number during the dinner, where a professional dancer danced on the stage. This was the song playing and I remember listening to the lyrics and proclaiming, loudly, “It’s just so STUPID!!!” There was a lull in the music right when I said ‘stupid’ and I hope the dancer didn’t think I was talking about her.
I’ve heard many other stupid songs in the interim. Or, I should say songs with stupid lyrics. Maybe I’ll write about another one of those next month?
She explains in the video that her love was like the cake, but still…a cake? Love? I don’t see it.
Is there a song that you cringe when you hear it because it’s just about the most stupid concept or contains the most ridiculous lyrics possible? What’s YOUR MacArthur Park?
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