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It's Only a Paper Moon

This song is by Frank Sinatra and appears on the album Sing And Dance With Frank Sinatra (1950).

Writer (s): Rose/Harburg/Arlen


I never feel a thing is real
When I'm away from you
Out of your embrace
The world's a temporary parking place

A bubble for a minute
You smile, the bubble has a rainbow in it

Say, its 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

Credits

Written by:

Harold Arlen, E.Y. "Yip" Harburg, Billy Rose

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