Harold Arlen — It's Only A Paper Moon lyrics

Music by harold arlen.
Lyrics by E. Y. (yip) harburg

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, 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
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Songwriters: E.Y. HARBURG, HAROLD ARLEN, BILLY ROSE
It's Only A Paper Moon lyrics © SHAPIRO BERNSTEIN & CO. INC., S.A. MUSIC