Paper Roses

Daily Prompt:  Paper

Does anyone remember the song Paper Roses recorded by Marie Osmond in 1974?  I loved this song.  It came out the year before I was married.  I always thought Marie had a beautiful voice.  I wondered what had happened to her until I began seeing her appear on the TV advertising Nutri System.

I haven’t heard this song in years.  It was the first thing that entered my mind when I saw today’s prompt.  Isn’t that funny?  That song is forty three years old and I don’t think I have thought about it in years.  Here are the lyrics.

I realize the way your eyes deceive me
With tender looks that I mistook for love
So take away the flowers that you gave me
And send the kind that you remind me of

Paper roses, paper roses,
Oh how real those roses seem to me
But they’re only imitation
Like your imitation love for me

I thought that you would be a perfect lover
You seemed so full of sweetness at the start
But like a big red rose that’s made of paper
There isn’t any sweetness in your heart

Paper roses, paper roses,
Oh how real those roses seem to me
But they’re only imitation
Like your imitation love for me

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