is that all there is lyrics – amanda lear

i remember when i was a very little girl, our house
caught on fire.
i’ll never forget the look on my father’s face as he
gathered me up
in his arms and raced through the burning building out
to the pavement.
i stood there shivering in my pajamas and watched the
whole world go up in flames.
and when it was all over i said to myself, “is that all
there is to a fire?”

is that all there is, is that all there is
if that’s all there is my friends, then let’s keep
dancing
let’s break out the booze and have a ball
if that’s all there is

and when i was 12 years old, my father took me to the
circus, the greatest show on earth.
there were clowns and elephants and dancing bears
and a beautiful lady in pink tights flew high above our
heads.
and as i sat there watching the marvelous spectacle
i had the feeling that something was missing.
i don’t know what, but when it was over,
i said to myself, “is that all there is to a circus?”

is that all there is, is that all there is
if that’s all there is my friends, then let’s keep
dancing
let’s break out the booze and have a ball
if that’s all there is

then i fell in love, with the most wonderful boy in the
world.
we would take long walks by the river or just sit for
hours gazing into each other’s eyes.
we were so very much in love.
then one day, he went away. and i thought i’d die —
but i didn’t.
and when i didn’t i said to myself, “is that all there
is to love?”

is that all there is, is that all there is
if that’s all there is my friends, then let’s keep
dancing

i know what you must be saying to yourselves.
if that’s the way she feels about it why doesn’t she
just end it all?
oh, no. not me. i’m in no hurry for that final
disappointment.
for i know just as well as i’m standing here talking to
you,
when that final moment comes and i’m breathing my lst
breath, i’ll be saying to myself,

is that all there is, is that all there is
if that’s all there is my friends, then let’s keep
dancing
let’s break out the booze and have a ball
if that’s all there is

/ amanda lear lyrics