I met a man without a dollar to his name 
Who had no traits of any value but his smile 
I met a man who had no yearn or claim to fame 
Who was content to let life pass him for a while 
And I was sure that all I ever wanted 
Was a life like the movie stars led 
And he kissed me right here, and he said,

“I’ll give you stars and the moon and a soul to guide you 
And a promise I’ll never go 
I’ll give you hope to bring out all the life inside you 
And the strength that will help you grow.
I’ll give you truth and a future that’s twenty times better 
Than any Hollywood plot.”
And I thought, “You know, I’d rather have a yacht.”

I met a man who lived his life out on the road 
Who left a wife and kids in Portland on a whim 
I met a man whose fire and passion always showed 
Who asked if I could spare a week to ride with him 
But I was sure that all I ever wanted 
Was a life that was scripted and planned 
And he said, “But you don’t understand —

"I’ll give you stars and the moon and the open highway 
And a river beneath your feet 
I’ll give you day full of dreams if you travel my way 
And a summer you can’t repeat.
I’ll give you nights full of passion and days of adventure,
No strings, just warm summer rain.”
And I thought, “You know, I’d rather have champagne.”

I met a man who had a fortune in the bank 
Who had retired at age thirty, set for life.
I met a man and didn’t know which stars to thank,
And then he asked one day if I would be his wife.
And I looked up, and all I could think of 
Was the life I had dreamt I would live 
And I said to him, “What will you give?”

“I’ll give you cars and a townhouse in Turtle Bay 
And a fur and a diamond ring 
And we’ll be married in Spain on my yacht today 
And we’ll honeymoon in Beijing.
And you’ll meet stars at the parties I throw at my villas 
In Nice and Paris in June.”

And I thought, “Okay.”
And I took a breath 
And I got my yacht 
And the years went by 
And it never changed 
And it never grew 
And I never dreamed 
And I woke one day 
And I looked around 
And I thought, “My God…
I’ll never have the moon.”

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