Rufus Wainwright - Sonnet 29 Lyrics

Song from Rufus Wainwright's album "Take All My Loves: 9 Shakespeare Sonnets" 2016
Sonnet 29 Lyrics for Rufus Wainwright's new album

Shakespeare's sonnet 29 sung by Carrie Fisher for Rufus Wainwright's album "Take All My Loves: 9 Shakespeare Sonnets"


When in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes,
I all alone beweep my outcast state,
And trouble deaf heaven with my bootless cries,
And look upon myself, and curse my fate.
Wishing me like to one more rich in hope,
Featur'd like him, like him with friends possess'd,
Desiring this man's art, and that man's scope,
With what I most enjoy contented least...
Yet in these thoughts myself almost despising,
Haply I think on thee, and then my state
Like to the lark at break of day arising
From sullen earth sings hymns at haven's gate.
For thy sweet love remember'd such wealth brings,
That then I scorn to change my state with kings.

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