Translation © by Emily Ezust

Die Liebe hat gelogen
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE
Die Liebe hat gelogen,
Die Sorge lastet schwer,
Betrogen, ach, betrogen
Hat alles mich umher!

Es [rinnen]1 [heiße]2 Tropfen
Die Wange stets herab,
Laß ab, [laß ab]3 zu klopfen,
[Laß ab, mein]4 Herz, laß ab!

About the headline (FAQ)

View original text (without footnotes)

Confirmed with Vermischte Schriften von August Graf von Platen Hallermünde. Erlangen, bey Carl Heyder. 1822, page 90; and with Gesammelte Werke des Grafen August von Platen. In Einem Band. Stuttgart und Tübingen, J. G. Cotta'scher Verlag. 1839, page 11.

1 Schubert: "fließen"
2 Platen (1839 edition): "helle"
3 Schubert: "mein Herz,"
4 Schubert: "Du armes"


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) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "De liefde heeft gelogen", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Love has lied", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Research team for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator] , Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 35

Love has lied
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Love has lied,
Worries burden me heavily;
I am deceived, alas! deceived
By everything around me!

[Bright tears run]1
Down my cheeks;
[Cease, cease your beating,
Cease, my heart, cease!]2

View original text (without footnotes)
1 Schubert: "Hot tears stream"
2 Schubert: "Cease, my heart, your beating -/ You poor heart, stop!"


  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © by Emily Ezust

    Emily Ezust permits her translations to be reproduced without prior permission for printed (not online) programs to free-admission concerts only, provided the following credit is given:

    Translation copyright © by Emily Ezust,
    from the LiederNet Archive --

    For any other purpose, please write to the e-mail address below to request permission and discuss possible fees.

Based on:


This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 30