Alas, cruel love, away with you!
Attempts at you are but in vain!
You tempt and mock at ev’ry turn
And always leave my heart in pain.
My thoughts of you must not be real,
A fantasy to ne’er be found.
If this be true, then set me free
That my deep sorrows may be drowned.
Away with your false promises
Of undying, deep devotion
And forever love, if such exists,
I’m done with this emotion!
For there’s no hope for such a fool
Whose pleas remain unrequited
For life has left my broken heart