Oh fleeting modest heartbeat
You're a memory from my past
A distant dread I long to lose
You're disappearing fast

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Oh fleeting modest heartbeat
You used to beat so loud
Loving to your own shy tune
It made me feel so proud

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Oh fleeting modest heartbeat
Why did you leave me so?
Aphrodite abandoned you
So now I too must go?

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Oh fleeting modest heartbeat
I remember you so well
Your love was unrequited
And so now we say farewell...

(Yet my love will not dispel...)