OAKLAND BAY IN THE SUNSET
Nguyễn Hữu Viện


NHVThoOaklandBayInTheSunset



My beloved, I'm a lonely traveller
Stopping by Oakland Bay
I must be a dreamer tonight
Lost in lonesome Oakland town

I have known a Saigon lady
she was a so gentle student
I gave her all my love
I gave her all my dream
One day Saigon has fallen
She flew away with the Frequent Wind 1
So my Future is uncertain
So our souvenirs are too sad

Oakland Bay in the twilight
I have heard she is in Oakland
With her children and her husband
Where is my love in the old days?
I am looking for something in vain
I lost the words how to say this love even to myself...
Oakland Bay in the twilight
All the souvenirs are faraway
In Saigon in Vietnam and soon three decades
We were still young at that time in that Capital now loosing her name
We are not so young in Oakland Bay in the twilight
I feel walking down the hill
I do hope you are still beautiful my lover!

Your eyes I see in the deep blue
You are the warm waterflow under the bridge
You are Oakland Bay in the twilight who tenderly kisses me with the free winds
You are so generous as the Atlantic Ocean
Linking the two banks of the United States andá Vietnam
You were the best student in Saigon I ever have had
But the White Christmas
and the Frequent Wind Operation take you suddenly
Faraway from the Atlantic offshore
So my Future is uncertain
So our souvenirs are too sorrowful

Oakland Bay in the twilight
Where are you my beloved ?
My lonely sadness makes me lose my mind
I know you never come back
I know you never turn back
Life is more dangerous than freeway
We can never turn back
Walking with myself how I feel lone

Oh my free wind ! Please help me!!
If you see my darling
Tell her tenderly in her dream
I have been in agony of heartaches
It's hard for me to forget all
It's hard for me to forget you

Oakland Bay in the twilight
Oakland Bay in the twilight
My sincere love is dying tonight
Our beautiful love is dying tonight
Oakland Bay in the twilight

Oakland Bay, black Spring 2001

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NGUYỄN HỮU VIỆN

Paris, winter 1984

http://www.science-technologie.com

http://www.hanoiparis.com

http://www.ykien.net/ykienhv.html

http://www.vietnam-usa.org

1. Frequent Wind Operation


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