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. "