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Emma
(Erika Margewitsch)

She wonders if things had taken a different turn,
if she had encountered a different sort of man,
and she tries to think what her life might have been
if the man whom she'd never met hadn’t been him

Emma, oh Emma, your heart is on fire,
you‘re wasting your life for a foolish desire,
Emma oh Emma, so why can’t you see
that your silent illusions are torturing me.

He might have been handsome, distinguished and fine,
a knight full of passion in chivalrous times,
it would have been a life that enlivens the heart
and quickens the senses right from the start.

Emma, oh Emma, your heart is on fire,
you‘re wasting your life for a foolish desire,
Emma oh Emma, so why can’t you see
that your silent illusions are torturing me.

The flame of the candle is flickering in the wind,
and deep down in her heart, she is waiting for him,
she don't know what shores to he would take her away.
But every morning she hopes that it’s finally the day.

Emma, oh Emma, your heart is on fire,
you‘re wasting your life for a foolish desire,
Emma oh Emma, so why can’t you see
that without your illusions you'll finally be free.