It’s Only a Paper Moon – The Nat King Cole Trio

You would wonder what made me bring this old and beautiful song back to life? The answer is in the posts to the song: Murakami. The song is mentioned into his “1Q84” book, and I just happen to be on a Murakami reading binge. A beautiful song goes well with a beautiful book.

To set things straight, here is a link to Janacek’s Sinfonietta. For those in the know 🙂


Lyrics:

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

It is only a canvas sky
Sailing 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.

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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