Khánh Ly - Diễm Xưa

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lyrics

Mưa vẫn mưa bay, trên tầng tháp cổ,
Dài tay em mấy thuở mắt xanh xao,
Nghe lá thu mưa reo mòn gót nhỏ.
Ðường dài hun hút cho mắt thêm sâu.

Mưa vẫn hay mưa, trên hàng lá nhỏ.
Buổi chiều ngồi ngóng những chuyến mưa qua.
Trên bước chân em, âm thầm lá đổ,
Chợt hồn xanh buốt cho mình xót xa.

Chiều nay còn mưa sao em không lại?
Nhớ mãi trong cơn đau vùi.
Làm sao có nhau, hằn lên nỗi đau,
Bước chân em xin về mau.

Mưa vẫn hay mưa, cho đời biển động.
Làm sao em nhớ những vết chim di.
Xin hãy cho mưa qua miền đất rộng,
Ðể người phiêu lãng quên mình lãng du.

Mưa vẫn hay mưa, cho đời biển động.
Làm sao em biết bia đá không đau
Xin hãy cho mưa qua miền đất rộng,
Ngày sau sỏi đá cũng cần có nhau

---english translation---

Diem* of the old day

The rain is still falling from the top of the old chapel,
I remember your long arm, and your pale eyes,
I hear the rustle of autumn leaves,
The drops of rain wearing out your steps,
Endless winding path plunging into your abysmal eyes.
 
The rain is still falling on the row of fragile leaves,
Everyday, I languish the rain,
The leaves fall upon your steps, in their sombre silence,
My soul suddenly gets cold and bitter.
 
Tonight, it's still raining, why didn’t you come?
Keeping our pains buried in our hearts
The traces of our sufferings are forever scars
Of not being able to be together
Please hurry your steps and come back.
 
Rain, it is still raining and life feels like a rough sea,
How can you remember the footprints of the di** birds?
I pray the rain to pass through areas of great plains,
For the wanderer to forget his wandering

Rain is still raining and life feels like a rough sea,
How can you know that stone steles don’t suffer?
I pray the rain to pass through areas of great plains
Even stones and pebbles will need each other in the end


*Diem: Trinh Cong Son’s muse, her name is Diem. “Diễm” is also in “sự kiều diễm” which means “grace” or “beauty”. Trinh Cong Son loves Diem for her beauty and described her as beautiful as the name given to her.

** di bird: a kind of bird in Nha Trang (Viet Nam) who always play with the waves in the sea. Trinh Cong Son compares human with these di birds, playing in life. Di birds are also the image of the uncertainty, something hard to control, vulnerable just like love and the existence of human in this life.

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from Saigon Supersound Vol​.​1, released May 5, 2017
Year: 1974
Sáng Tác / Written: Trịnh Công Sơn

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