Marlene Dietrich – Illusions

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A SPECIAL NOTE to socialists and anarchists everywhere: whenever I hear Obama-speak or Occupy-speak this song pops into mind. It would make a perfect theme song for the Dems 2012 campaign, don’t you think?

Marlene Dietrich sings “Illusions” – from Billy Wilder’s “Foreign Affair” movie. Composer: Friedrich Hollaender

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.


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