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It's Only a Paper Moon
Composer
Billy Rose
Lyricist
Harold Arlen, Yip Harburg
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1950
Recording
April 24, 1950
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"It's Only a Paper Moon" is a song featured in the 1962 album Sinatra's Swingin' Session!!!.

Lyrics Edit

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

Mmm, mm, mm, mm
A bubble for a minute
Mmm, mm, mm, mm
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

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