It’s Only a Paper Moon Lyrics - Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney Kisses on the Bottom cover art
Release information
Writer(s): Billy Rose, E.y. Harburg, Harold Arlen
Release Date: 2012-2-6
Genre: Jazz Pop Stage & Screen
Style: Vocal
length: 2:35
producer: Tommy LiPuma
piano: Diana Krall
vocal: Paul McCartney
mixer: Al Schmitt
recording engineer: Al Schmitt
violin: Andy Stein
bass: Robert Hurst
guitar: John Pizzarelli and Bucky Pizzarelli
additional arranger: Diana Krall
drums (drum set): Karriem Riggins
composer: Harold Arlen
lyricist: Billy Rose, 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, 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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Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter
  • 2 Home (When Shadows Fall)
  • 3 It’s Only a Paper Moon
  • 4 More I Cannot Wish You
  • 5 The Glory of Love
  • 6 We Three (My Echo, My Shadow and Me)
  • 7 Ac‐Cent‐Tchu‐Ate the Positive
  • 8 My Valentine
  • 9 Always
  • 10 My Very Good Friend the Milkman
  • 11 Bye Bye Blackbird
  • 12 Get Yourself Another Fool
  • 13 The Inch Worm
  • 14 Only Our Hearts
  • 15 Baby’s Request
  • 16 My One and Only Love