from 20th Century Blues
(Friedrich Holländer) Want to buy some illusions Slightly used, second-hand ? They were lovely illusions, Reaching high, built on sand. They had a touch of paradise, A spell you can't explain, For in this crazy paradise You are in love with pain. Want to buy some illusions Slightly used, just like new ? Such romantic illusions, And they're all about you. Too bad they all fell apart Like dreams often do. They were lovely illusions, But they just wouldn't come true. Slightly used, just like new, Such romantic illusions And they're all about you. I'd sell them all for a penny, They make pretty souvenirs. Take my lovely illusions, Some for laughs, some for tears.