YOU thought we knew, she said, but we were wrong.
|This we can say, the rest we do not say;|
|Nor do I let you throw yourself away|
|Because you love me. Let us both be strong,|
|And we shall find in sorrow, before long,|| 5|
|Only the price Love ruled that we should pay:|
|The dark is at the end of every day,|
|And silence is the end of every song.|
|You ask me for one proof that I speak right,|
|But I can answer only what I know;|| 10|
|You look for just one lie to make black white,|
|But I can tell you only what is true|
|God never made me for the wife of you.|
|This we can say,believe me!
Tell me so!|
GIVE me the truth, whatever it may be.
|You thought we knew, now tell me what you miss:|
|You are the one to tell me what it is|
|You are a man, and you have married me.|
|What is it worth tonight that you can see|
|More marriage in the dream of one dead kiss|| 20|
|Than in a thousand years of life like this?|
|Passion has turned the lock, Pride keeps the key.|
|Whatever I have said or left unsaid,|
|Whatever I have done or left undone,|
|Tell me. Tell me the truth.
Are you afraid?|| 25|
|Do you think that Love was ever fed with lies|
|But hunger lived thereafter in his eyes?|
|Do you ask me to take moonlight for the sun?|