Have you forgotten that you swore to me
That you would keep my trust when I passed on?
You cried that you would seize my falling banner
And carry it on high when I was gone
You are foresworn!
Your words are like wind
Coming from nothing and to nothing fled
You have locked up the words I charged you with
Within your hearts, now I am dead
I died for you
What! Shall I regret the blood I shed for you?
Must I confess that you are worthless and the sacrifice was vain?
Better be sunk in nothingness
Forgotten: it is still grand to die
Even for men who have forgotten me!