a dream within a dream lyrics – akin

take this kiss upon the brow
and in parting from you now
thus much let me avow
yet if hope has flown away
in a night or in a day

and all that we see or seem,
is but a dream within a dream

as i stand mid the roar
on a surf tormented sh*r*
i hold within my hand
grains of the golden sand
how they creep
through my fingers to the deep

oh god! can i not grasp
them with a tighter clasp?
o god! can i not save
one from the pitiless wave?
is all, is all that we see or seem
but a dream within a dream?

and all that we see or seem,
is but a dream within a dream

as i stand mid the roar
on a surf tormented sh*r*
i hold within my hand
grains of the golden sand
how they creep
through my fingers to the deep

/ akin lyrics