March 30, 2010

Paper Moon

I was listening to Nat King Cole the other day, and this song has been stuck in my head ever since: "It's Only a Paper Moon". I've loved it for ages now, falling in love with it at first listen. I enjoy belting it out at the top of my voice, not caring that my neighbours or passerby-ers on the street may be bothered by this. I adore the vibe the song gives off. It's so upbeat, hopeful, and full of love. It shows that what seems imaginary or too good to be true can be real if you believe. Though this song is clearly focused more on love I like to think that it can apply to anything. All of those things you wish for -- whether adventure, friendship, or romance -- are possible if believe in them.

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

Say it is 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.

3 comments:

  1. amazing songg :D
    you will have to play if for me :D
    <3

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  2. I most certainly will play it for you. You'll like it.
    In 14 days my exam crunch will be over and I'll spend oodles of time with you.

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  3. :D im counting down the days
    LITERALLY :P

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