Song for Spring

Is it spring yet? Sure feels like it. Camelias are blooming like crazy, Amy planting up a storm, I fertilized the lawn with Scott’s Turf Builder (amazing stuff!).

For no particular reason, in the mood to celebrate with Jimmy Webb’s glorious lyrics to “MacArthur Park” (made famous by Richard Harris, Donna Summer, Frank Sinatra, take your pick). Who today writes lyrics this good?

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 a 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 think The Polyphonic Spree should cover MacArthur Park.

Music: The Fall :: Dog Is Life/Jerusalem

3 Replies to “Song for Spring”

  1. Scott, thanks! Having remembered only the last few lines of this song and having them come back to me every now and again I always kinda wondered where they were from, but never really enough to go and look for it. So _now_ I know!

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