A Mirage

by Franz Schubert From Winter Journey (1827) D911

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A Mirage
English source: Jeremy Sams

A light is winking in the sky
And I’m prepared to believe the lie
I know he’s leading me astray
But make-believe he’ll show the way

God, this despair will never end
If I am happy to pretend
That in this hell of snow and ice
I’ve seen a glimpse of paradise
A loving home that waits for me
A home, a wife, a fantasy....


Franz Schubert

Franz Peter Schubert was an late Classical and early Romantic composer. He produced a vast oeuvre during his short life, composing more the 600 vocal works (largely Lieder), and well as several symphonies, operas, and a large body of piano music. He…

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