How soon the flame of love can die,
How soon 'Good night' becomes 'Good-bye'
You're gone now and life goes on now
And everything seems out of truth.
The time can bring a change of heart
And love can make another start
Some day you may come back to me
To stay, but who can say how soon ...
How soon the flame of love can die ...
Sung by a worker over images of the city in A Working-men's Club in Sheffield (Peter Nestler, 1965).
[A 26-film retrospective of Peter Nestler -- whose films are shamefully unknown in the English-speaking world and the world of cinema at large -- will commence November 9th, 2012, in London. Organized by Ricardo Matos Cabo and the Goethe-Institut London. Please see here for more information on the program and Nestler's films.]