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“Almost all people are hypnotics.
The proper authority saw to it that the proper belief should be induced and the people believed properly.”
— Charles Hoy Fort

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

It's Only A Paper Moon

It's Only A Paper Moon
(Harold Arlen, Billy Rose, E. Y. Harburg)

Say it's only a paper moon
Sailing over a cardboard sea,
But it wouldn't be make-believe
If you believed in me.

Say 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.

~interlude~

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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