Bringing a Cake for the Pot-Luck

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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Cari McGee

My full name is Carol Marie McGann McGee. Most people just call me Cari. But, I answer to Pumpkin (my mom calls me that), Carol Love (from my brothers), Love (what my husband calls me), McGee (many of my real estate colleagues call me that) and, my favorite title, Mom.I love to read, run, and sell real estate. And laugh. I really love to laugh.

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  • Suzy Garza Higley

    hahahaha!! I cringe for lots of reasons watching this. None of which are the lyrics, lol… good one Cari! made me smile 😀 (I’m going to think about how my love is like cake today. i will get back to you!)

  • Steve Meddaugh
  • Lou Galindo

    I totally remember when I finally figured out the lyrics to this song when I was a kid and my first thought was “wait… this is a song… about BAKING?? Why??” Ahh, the 70s. Good times. =)

  • Kriste Colley

    My song that makes me cringe SO HARD is Sultans of Swing. I seriously get embarrassed every time I have been forced to listen to it. Really? Sultans? And the way their voices get all intense when they say that stupid word!!

  • Kriste Colley

    Thanks for sharing! Hilarious and so true!