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On my way to Paris, I lean in for a drink
A payphone rings and no one answers;
could it be for me?
I let it ring and silence falls; I look around the crowd
Did they see me miss my chance
when the bells of fate rang loud?

Paris is for lovers, and I’m all alone
Don’t even know what I would say
if I picked up the phone
I just know if you were here
then this would be my home
‘Cause Paris is for lovers, and I’m all alone

I land in France and pretty girls are
everywhere I turn
But if there’s something true of love
in 30 years I’ve learned
It's pretty faces aren’t enough
to keep a smile on mine
I need a girl to laugh with me
and hold me when I cry

Paris is for lovers; Paris is for love

Next time I go to Paris, I will not be alone
We’ll go together, you and me,
to the city made for love
The pretty faces, painted, real,
will blur like city lights
And yours alone will shine so clear,
to light my starry nights

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from The Pinkerton Raid, released May 22, 2012

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