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Song from an Old Movie

A soldier, leaving for the wars,
      was saying a last farewell;
beneath a streelight he met his girl
      while snowflakes swiftly fell,
while snowflakes swiftly fell.

‘I had a dream the other night
      of a battle far away,
and when the noise and smoke were gone
      cold, cold and still I lay,
cold, cold and still I lay.

And in my dream in the dark of night
      my love, I saw you too,
you stood here as you stood tonight,
      but waiting for someone new,
but waiting for someone new.’

The snowflakes fell around the girl,
      she did not say a word,
she took the soldier's hand and smiled
      as if she had not heard,
as if she had not heard.