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Hungary's Last NightHe sat before me on his knee
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Staring at me with a gleam in his eye
He so prominently asked, "Elizaveta, Will you marry me?"
I nodded slowly, with the pressure of my parents in my head
And from my side I could hear an approving sigh
Yet in my heart I wanted to cry
Because I knew who I'd rather be with instead.
Away from the house I ran with tears staining my face
To find myself standing before the one I love, in dim lit place
I held back my tears, so he wouldn't see me cry
As I held is hand one last time and told him, "this is goodbye."
And the house I was trapped in was so unkind
One day, while deep in thought, my window opened a crack
And in slid my love, and he said "I want you back"
I stood and hugged him, and tears filled my eyes
Because I grew to see that Roderich's proposal was becoming a lie
My love asked me to run away with him and to me he held out a hand
But I stared at him and muttered "I can't, I must remain where I am."
He shook his head and with determined eyes he reached