[1]
Say it is only a paper moon
Sailing over a cardboard sea,
But it wouldn’t be make believe
If you believed in me.

[2]
Yes It is only a canvas sky
Hanging over a muslin tree,
But it wouldn’t be make believe
If you believed in me.

[3]
Without your love,
It’s a honky-tonk parade.
Without your love,
It’s a melody played in a penny arcade.

[4]
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.