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Sei still mein Herz

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ich wahrte die Hoffnung tief in der Brust,
Die sich ihr vertrauend erschlossen,
Mir strahlten die Augen voll Lebenslust,
Wenn mich ihre Zauber umflossen,
Wenn ich ihrer schmeichelnden Stimme gelauscht,
Im Wettersturm ist ihr Echo verrauscht,
Sei still mein Herz, und denke nicht dran,
Das ist nun die Wahrheit, das Andre war Wahn.

Die Erde lag vor mir im Frühlingstraum,
Den Licht und Wärme durchglühte,
Und wonnetrunken durchwallt ich den Raum,
Der Brust entsproßte die Blüte,
Der Liebe Lenz war in mir erwacht,
Mich durch rieselt Frost, in der Seele ist Nacht.
Sei still mein Herz, und denke nicht dran,
Das ist nun die Wahrheit, das Andre war Wahn.

Ich baute von Blumen und Sonnenglanz 
Eine Brücke mir durch das Leben,
Auf der ich wandelnd im Lorbeerkranz
Mich geweiht dem hochedelsten Streben,
Der Menschen Dank war mein schönster Lohn,
Laut auf lacht die Menge mit frechem Hohn,
Sei still mein Herz, und denke nicht dran,
Das ist nun die Wahrheit, das Andre war Wahn.

Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA POR

List of language codes

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


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

Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Guarda silenci, cor meu", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Wees stil, mijn hart", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Allen Shearer) , "Be still, my heart", copyright © 2002, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Sois calme mon cœur", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Taci, cuore mio", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • POR Portuguese (Português) (Elke Beatriz Riedel) , "Aquiete-se, meu coração", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

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Taci, cuore mio

Language: Italian (Italiano) after the German (Deutsch)

     Serbavo la speranza in fondo al cuore,
mi affidavo a lei, che mi amasse,
mi brillavano gli occhi di gioia,
quando mi inondava il suo incanto,
quando ascoltavo la sua voce seducente.
Nella tempesta ne svanisce l'eco.
Taci, cuore mio, non ci pensare,
è questa ora la realtà, il resto era illusione.

    La terra mi sta davanti, come in un sogno primaverile,
mi muovo, ebbro di voluttà, per l'aria tiepida di luce,
mi fiorisce l'anima in petto,
la bella stagione dell'amore si ridesta in me.
Ma il gelo mi scorre dentro,
nell'anima è notte.
Taci, cuore mio, non ci pensare,
è questa ora la realtà, il resto era illusione.

    Ho costruito di fiori e di luce del sole
un ponte attraverso la vita,
su cui camminavo fra serti d'alloro,
consacrato ai più alti ideali,
la gratitudine degli uomini era il mio più bel compenso.
Ma ride forte la folla, con scherno insolente.
Taci, cuore mio, non ci pensare,
è questa ora la realtà, il resto era illusione.

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Text added to the website: 2005-10-16 00:00:00.

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