The Dark Waltz

There once was a time when lovers would waltz
Dancing their love in the dark
In the dark, hidden away, oh! how they loved!
Loved, but dared not say
Loved, but dared not…

That was the dark waltz
That was the dark waltz
All under cover, the dance of the lovers
The waltz of the shadow lovers
The waltz of the shadows…

That was a time when I often would waltz
Often would waltz in the dark
In the dark I would wildly and passionately
Love, but with fear in my heart
Love, but with fear…

That was the dark waltz
That was the dark waltz
All under cover, the dance of the lovers
The waltz of the shadow lovers
The waltz of the shadows…

So happy are those that, at last, won the right
To waltz arm in arm in the light
To love now in the light…

I. Les pieds sur Terre

II. La tête en l'air