It's Only A Paper Moon lyrics

Its only a paper moon,
Sailin over a cardboard sea,
But it wouldnt be make believe,
If you believed in me!

Yes, its only a canvas sky,
Hangin over a muslin tree,
But it wouldnt be make believe,
If you believed in me!

Without your love,
Its a honky-tonk parade,
Without your love,
Its a melody played in a penny arcade!

Its a barnum and bailey world,
Just as phoney as it can be,
But it wouldnt be make believe,
If you believed in me!

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Without your love,
Its a honky-tonk parade,
Without your love,
Its a melody played in a penny arcade!

Its a barnum and bailey world,
Just as phoney as it can be,
But it wouldnt be make believe,
If you believed in me!

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What do you think is the meaning of It's Only A Paper Moon by Perry Como?