Musical Mozart!: How Cruel is this Life

(Act I Scene 8)


Wolfgang:


A wind blows out the candle

As the night deepens and I hear

The sound of gambling in taverns

The sound of laughter in theaters


The sound of a carriage rumbling by

The sound of the village clock chiming

A fountain churns in a pond somewhere

While lovers whisper sweet nothings


Somewhere a life is born

Somewhere, promises of a future made

Yet my heart twists and turns in pain

My soul is scarred forever

How cruel is this life

The world is a living hell

We all tumble and fall in the end

What’s the use of giving one hope?


A moment ago my mother was breathing

She had always given me hope

Now she’s growing cold before my eyes


I pray and try to swallow my tears

I feel myself struggle, scream and shout

Even if I cover myself with all this gold

It cannot erase the hurt inside


How cruel is this life

The world is a living hell

Everyone tries their luck

Only to be fooled every time

Questions are futile, answers never come


There will never be an answer

Love someone but you’ll end up alone

Learn until you’re stupid

Talk yourself in circles

Eat until you throw up


How cruel is this life

The world is a living hell

Everyone tries their luck

Only to be fooled every time

Questions are futile, answers never come

Love someone then cry out in mistrust

Lies and hypocrisies lead to the same dead end

There is nobody

I am alone again