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That I want thee, only thee

Language: English after the Bangla (Bengali)

That I want thee, only thee -
let my heart repeat without end. 
All desires that distract me, 
day and night, are false and empty to the core.

As the night keeps hidden in its gloom the petition for light, 
even thus in the depth of my unconsciousness 
rings the cry - 'I want thee, only thee'.

As the storm still seeks its end in peace 
when it strikes against peace 
with all its might, even thus my rebellion strikes against thy love 
and still its cry is - 'I want thee, only thee'.

Translation(s): DUT FRE GER ITA

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Settings in other languages:

  • Also set in Italian (Italiano), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist , title unknown ENG GER FRE DUT by Luigi Gorgni.
  • Also set in Dutch (Nederlands), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist , title unknown ENG GER FRE ITA by Jan Pouwels.

Other available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , title unknown, copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title unknown, copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2010-11-03.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:06
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Word count: 94

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Que je te veux, toi seul

Language: French (Français) after the English

Que je te veux, toi seul,
laisse mon cœur le répéter sans cesse.
Tous les désirs qui me distraient,
jour et nuit, sont tout à fait faux et vides.

Quand la nuit cache dans son obscurité l'appel à la lumière,
même ainsi, au fond de mon inconscience
résonne le cri « Je te veux, toi seul ».

Quand la tempête cherche sa fin dans la paix
alors qu'elle s'oppose encore à la paix
de toute ses forces, même ainsi ma révolte s'oppose à ton amour
et son cri est encore « Je te veux, toi seul ».

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Text added to the website: 2014-06-29.
Last modified: 2014-06-29 16:58:29
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Word count: 97