Credit: Bob Barry. For years, Jimmy Webb has been coy when asked to explain that cake left out in the rain and the rest of the lyrics to his classic "MacArthur Park. Many tales have evolved, in the media and online to explain the genesis of the song. Here are but a few:.
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It is preposterous, although it is not kitsch. It is sublime. What might seem to be obtuse imagery was anything but—and he obviously knew this—but why ruin what people projected onto his words when they heard the song by explaining exactly what it meant to him? To them. But everything in the song is real. When she broke up with me, I poured the hurt into the song. Everything in the song was visible. The old men playing checkers by the trees, the cake that was left out in the rain, all of the things that are talked about in the song are things I actually saw.
Richard Harris was the first to record it in ; his version peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot chart and number four on the UK Singles Chart. In , producer Bones Howe had asked Webb to create a pop song with classical elements, different movements and changing time signatures. Webb delivered "MacArthur Park" to Howe with "everything he wanted", but Howe did not care for the ambitious arrangement or unorthodox lyrics and the song was rejected by the group The Association , for whom it was originally intended.
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