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Song Parodies -> "Johnny Cash Sings "MacArthur Park""

Original Song Title:

"MacArthur Park"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Richard Harris

Parody Song Title:

"Johnny Cash Sings "MacArthur Park""

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

Can't imagine the Man In Black singing this? As far as I know, he never actually recorded it, but I'll bet he could've knocked it out of the park. Or, considering some of his songs, should that be "out of the yard"?
(long, long instrumental opening)

Sing Sing, it was waiting for me, girl.
I ran one step ahead, but was captured by the cops.

Between their questions, got me to confess.
They've got me in leg-irons and a stripe-d pair of pants.

MacArthur Park is melting in the dark.
All the sweet green icing flowing down.
Someone left a cake out in the rain.
And they think that I did take it
'cause that feller's jaw, I break it
and I'll never be let out of jail again!
Oh, no!

I recall the Grand Ole Opry crowd.
You would give a wave, and they'd cheer you as they please.

The folks with tender babies on your lap.
They know my career's checkered, much like Tennessee's.

MacArthur Park is melting in the dark.
All the sweet green icing flowing down.
Someone left a cake out in the rain.
They don't think that I can sing it.
Well, I guess I'll have to wing it.
And they'll never doubt my singing skill again!
Oh, no!

(instrumental break)

There will be another song for me
for I will sing it.
There will be some jokes from you on me
for you will zing it.
I will hear applause while it is warm
and never let you catch me looking at the moon.
And after all the loves of my life
after all the loves of my life
you're the one left, June.

I will take this microphone in hand
and I will... use it.
Some wise guy, he came and called me "Sue."
His face, I bruise it.
I will sing the song, "Ring of Fire"
and my passion flows, "Big River" through the sky.
And after all the loves of my life
oh, after all the loves of my life
I'll be thinking of you...

Am I still your guy?

(long, long instrumental break)

MacArthur Park is melting in the dark.
All the sweet green icing flowing down.
Someone left a cake out in the rain.
I still think that I can taste it
'cause for so long, I did waste it
but I'll never lose that recipe again!
Oh, no!

Oh, no!

No.
No.
(now he's practically growling)
No.
No.

No!

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Pacing: 4.7
How Funny: 2.7
Overall Rating: 2.7

Total Votes: 24

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alvin - May 24, 2007 - Report this comment
my number one most hated song...thanks for abusing it
Jack Wilson - May 24, 2007 - Report this comment
Worse than Seasons in the Sun Alvin? 5s for this!
Jonathan S. ^_^ - May 24, 2007 - Report this comment
What's with the cake? Ah, nevermind. I heard Weird Al's "Jurassic Park" parody, but I don't recall him singing anything at the point in the song where you put "There will be another song for me" through "Am I still your guy?" So, I guess I don't know the whole song and, thus, can't vote. Phooie. It's a pretty good parody though.
Patrick - May 24, 2011 - Report this comment
Many years late. But I always wished I could have heard Johnny Cash sing Itchycoo Park.
Stan Hall - January 19, 2019 - Report this comment
Have been away from the site for donkey's years, but stumbling back in to this one shows it's still a gas. :-)

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