The June Song – Bài ca tháng sáu

Someone’s radio next door
Is playing sounds of happy songs
June is as hot as pouring fire
The old sấu tree drops a green leave
 
For so long you haven’t composed any love songs
Have our lives been too tranquil?
We haven’t been sad or worried
And so serenely has our love been
Going on that long…

Then suddenly when all the melodies have stopped
The quietness becomes so pleasant
I see ourselves when we’re too old
Beside mirror-like lakes
In a day in June, decades after
Summer time and sound of sad cicada remind us of our June memories

And now I’m listening to your love song
Within the things we haven’t spoken out
The quietness remains so relaxing
Sometimes I see us in a quick glance
Just to know that I’m still close to you
With my faith in you still so strong
And my soul is so at peace
In these June days
These June days with a fire-red heart

I’m listening from the radio next door
Songs about love
June is as hot as pouring fire
So none of us speak a thing
It’s been so long we haven’t walked around the lakes
Or have we passed that passionate time?
Or if we were adventurers
Then the sadder we are, the more passionate we would be
How come do we even want that?

And now when the melodies have stopped
The silence becomes so pleasant
I meet ourselves when we’re very old, beside the lakes
In a day of June decades later
Summer time and sound of sad cicada remind us of our June memories.

(Translated from Đỗ Bảo’s Bài ca tháng Sáu)

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