a dream within a dream lyrics – danse macabre

take this kiss upon the brow!
and, in parting from you now,

a dream within a dream,

thus much let me avow-
you are not wrong, who deem,
i stand amid the roar,
of a surf-tormented sh*r*,

that my days have been a dream

and i hold within my hand,
grains of certain golden sand,

yet if hope has flown away,
in a night, or in a day,
how few! yet how they creep,
through my fingers to the deep,

in a vision, or in none,
is it therefore the less gone?

while i weep- while i weep!
o satan! can i not grasp?
[original: “o god! can i not grasp”]

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

/ danse macabre lyrics