It's only a papermoon, s
ailin'over a cardboard sea,
But it wouldn't be make believe,
if you believed in me.

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 phoney as it can be,
But it wouldn't be make believe,
if you believed in me.