"It's Only a Paper Moon" as written by and Peter F/edelman Stuart....
Say it's only a paper moon
Sailing over a cardboard sea.
But it wouldn't be make believe
If you believed in me.

Yes, it's only a canvas sky
Hanging over a muslin tree.
But it wouldn't be make believe
If you believed in me.

Without your love
It's a honky tonk parade.
Without your love
It's a melody played in a penny arcade.

It's a Barnum and Bailey world,
Just as phony as it can be.
But it wouldn't be make believe
If you believed in me.

Without your love
It's a honky tonk parade.
Without your love
It's a melody played in a penny arcade.

It's a Barnum and Bailey world,
Just as phony as it can be.
But it wouldn't be make believe
If you believed in me.


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"It's Only a Paper Moon" as written by E.y. Harburg Billy Rose

Lyrics © S.A. MUSIC, SHAPIRO BERNSTEIN & CO. INC.

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