Time heal this immortal pain,
And keep me safe till the end of eternity,
I know that life will never be the same,
I can't return to the way things used to be.
Time heal my broken heart,
Time destroy this source of pain,
That which has ailed me from the start,
Let it never pulse with life again.
Time take me and send him back,
Let him return and I slip away,
Let him have the joy of life I lack,
Let him come where I cannot stay.
I can't bear to be apart, but we can't be together,
So let him live, and let me die.
If we must be separated forever,
Then it is he who should go on, not I.