Paper Mache
Burt Bacharach Lyrics


Twenty houses is in a row
Eighty people watch a TV show
Paper people, cardboard dreams
How unreal the whole thing seems

Can we be living in a world made of paper maché?
Everything is clean and so neat
Anything that's wrong can be just swept away
Spray it with cologne and the whole world smells sweet
Ice cream cones and candy bars
Swings and things like bicycles and cars
There's a sale on happiness
You buy two and it costs less

Can we be living in a world made of paper maché?
Everything is clean and so neat
Anything that's wrong can be just swept away
Spray it with cologne and the whole world smells sweet

Read the papers, keep aware
While you're lounging in your leather chair
And if things don't look so good
Shake your head and knock on wood

Can we be living in a world made of paper maché?
Everything is clean and so neat
Anything that's wrong can be just swept away
Spray it with cologne and the whole world smells sweet
Like paper maché

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Written by: BURT BACHARACH, HAL DAVID, BURT F. BACHARACH

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Comments from YouTube:

Clinton P. 1701

The horn in Burt Bacharach's songs makes the arrangement so much better, classic signature sound. 🎺

Peter M

Burt Bacharach & Hal David are legends

zurn41

Once upon a time, Music was written for everyone to enjoy. Not one select group over another.

Jason Burger

One of the sweetest sounding songs in any era is "Paper Mache," which was released very early in the 1970s. The lyrics are light, sugary pop, but the world could always use some light, sugary pop, especially currently. This song used to be on the playlist of every easy listening or beautiful music radio stations. I think there is a correlation that the world has become a more coarse and rough place as that radio format is mostly gone and replaced by music with harder edges.

Manuel Domingos

Maravilhosa. Não existem mais músicas como essa. Bacharach é único

Bruno Leopoldo

Daqui a cem anos nasce outro é igual um Esteve Macquem ,Um Airton Sena ,Um Charlton Heston,um RogerMoore um Low Ralls é uma vez na vida .

jalba neves

Não mesmo.

Peter D.

sweet pop! Dionne 's vocal lifts it out of elevator music, by the simple beauty of her vocal chops. And Hal Davids lyric is catchy , IMHO.

Antonio Borrego Junior

Sr. Burt Bacharach... Feliz Aniversario... muitos anos de vida... Feliz 12/05/2019

Claudio Cavendish

Incrível como a voz da Dionne mudou dos anos 60 para os 80.

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