It's Only a Paper Moon Lyrics

Harold Arlen


publisher: ©S.A. MUSIC , SHAPIRO BERNSTEIN & CO. INC.
writers: Billy Rose, E.y. Harburg, Harold Arlen
album: Track in album Over the Rainbow: The Music of Harold Arlen
release date: 1995-11-21
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length: 3:47
composer: Harold Arlen
lyricist: Billy Rose, Yip Harburg

Cover Art

Harold Arlen Over the Rainbow: The Music of Harold Arlen cover art
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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


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Overture
  • 2 Gotta Have Me Go With You
  • 3 Get Happy
  • 4 Right as the Rain / Evelina
  • 5 Fancy Meeting You
  • 6 Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead
  • 7 With the Sun Warm Upon Me
  • 8 A Sleepin' Bee / House of Flowers
  • 9 When the Sun Comes Out
  • 10 Last Night When We Were Young
  • 11 Happiness Is a Thing Called Joe
  • 12 The Eagle and Me
  • 13 Out of This World
  • 14 It's Only a Paper Moon
  • 15 Any Place I Hang My Hat Is Home
    CD 2
  • 1 I've Got the World on a String
  • 2 This Time the Dream's on Me
  • 3 I Wonder What Became of Me
  • 4 A Woman's Perogative
  • 5 I Had Myself a True Love
  • 6 Stormy Weather
  • 7 One for My Baby
  • 8 Don't Like Goodbyes
  • 9 Let's Fall in Love
  • 10 I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues
  • 11 The Gal That Got Away
  • 12 Come Rain or Come Shine
  • 13 Blues in the Night
  • 14 Over the Rainbow
  • 15 Over the Rainbow Finale