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I realize the way your eyes deceived 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.

Your pretty lips look warm and so appealing

They seem to have the sweetness of a rose;
But when you give a kiss there is no feeling

It's just a stiff and artificial pose.

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 be!
But they're only imitation
Like your imitation lover for me.

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    Marianne BrownMar 2, 2013 at 10:52 pm
    well this is the song I got sang, thought it was a lovely thing to do untill I read the lyrics Haha! wait till I see him again.
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    UnregisteredApr 19, 2012 at 5:13 pm
    Marie gives a different "taste" as anita bryant who was the original singer for this song ( also for my little corner of the world). One suggestion to the lyric above is that the word "lover" in the last line should be "love".
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    UnregisteredMar 29, 2012 at 11:02 pm
    The song is great, the words are fantastic but it was the video where she is waring the white dress that i fell in love with.
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    UnregisteredJan 27, 2012 at 10:24 am
    I love the song because i am a kilmarnock football fan in scotland and this is sung at our matches by the fans

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