It’s Only A Paper Moon

By H. Arlen & E. Y. Harburg

It is only a paper moon
Hanging over a cardboard sea
But it wouldn’t be make believe
If you believe in me

It is only a canvas sky
Sailing over a muslin tree
But it wouldn’t be make believe
If you believe in me

Without your love
It’s a honky-tonk parade
Without your love
It’s a melody played on 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 believe in me

Without your love
It’s a honky-tonk parade
Without your love
It’s a melody played on 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 believe in me