Take away my sorrow,
take away my pain.
My nightmares consume me,
I'm crying out in vain.

Take away my fears,
take away these feelings.
That only bad shall follow,
in all of life's dealings.

Life will throw me a bad hand,
I can feel it in my heart.
Please god, say I'm dreaming,
Remove these feelings so tart.

I don't want this pain,
in love or in life.
Give me happiness,
or the blade of a knife.