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Language: German (Deutsch)

Ich zog auf meinen Lebens Wegen
dem Schimmerlicht des Glücks entgegen
das mir nur vorwärts immer schien,
und immer vorwärts mit Verlangen
kam ich dem Schimmer nach gegangen
und sah ihm immer vorwärts flieh'n,
und sah ihm immer vorwärts flieh'n.

Auf einmal, wie ist mir geschehen,
muss ich darnach mich rückwärts drehen,
dort blickt michs an wie Abendschein.
Wie bin ich denn vorbei gekommen?
Wie bin ich denn vorbei gekommen?
Es muss in Traum gewesen sein,
Es muss in Traum gewesen sein.

Submitted by Malcolm Wren


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