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Song Parodies -> "Dancing In MacArthur Park (Springsteen Version)"

Original Song Title:

"Dancing In the Dark"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Bruce Springsteen

Parody Song Title:

"Dancing In MacArthur Park (Springsteen Version)"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

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(instrumental opening)

I get up for the baking
and I ain't got the recipe.
Sweet and green is the icing.
But it's melting away from me!
For us, spring's never waiting.
Ran ahead as we went through our dance.
We're pressing into the paging
your yellow dress and my striped pants.

You can't bake with fire.
You can't bake with fire in light or dark.
This love's for hire
even if I'm stuck in MacArthur Park!

Old men off playing checkers
while you're holding baby birds in your hands.
For my heart it's a wrecker.
Something that I will never understand!
For me, there'll be song another
and it'll be there for me to take and sing.
There'll be a dream of new lover
and someone will be there to bring.

You can't bake with fire.
You can't bake with fire in light or dark.
This love's for hire
even if I'm stuck in MacArthur Park!

The wine is warm and I'm drinking
but you won't catch me looking at the sun.
After all my loves have been sinking
come on, baby, you're still the one!

I'll take my life into my hands.
It's the only one I will ever use.
This song is played by some big bands.
Their worship I will win and I will lose!
I'll have the things I desire
passion flows like a river through the sky.
These notes are getting much higher
and after it all, I wonder why.

You can't bake with fire
sitting around, cooking with a broken heart.
This love's for hire
even if I'm stuck in MacArthur Park!
You can't bake with fire
worrying about your little cake falling apart.
This love's for hire
even if I'm stuck in MacArthur Park!

Even if I'm stuck in MacArthur Park!

Even if I'm stuck in MacArthur Park!

Even if I'm stuck in MacArthur Park!

Hey, baby!

(instrumental fadeout)
Now all I need is for Courteney Cox to join me onstage... Great, another woman I love married to a guy I can't stand. Come on, gimme a break!

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Pacing: 2.6
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Overall Rating: 2.0

Total Votes: 21

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Mike Juergens - May 28, 2007 - Report this comment
Don;t know 'Dancing in the Dark,' so it didn't work for me. I refrained from joining the 1-1-1 pile-up though. It worked better than that....

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