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  1. Non La

From the album The Juggler

Lyrics

Get set ride
Got to be ready
A million motos on my right
In Hanoi city
A million motos to my left
And a bus bearing down
Look straight ahead
Don’t look around
(small break)
Black hair, high heels, Louis Vuitton fakes passing off as real
Skyscraper rooftop bars
Oh I feel doi moi moving all around me
‘neath a silver sky
Faster, let’s go faster
No one’s asking why

Now she’s right in front
She’s right in front
She’s right in front of me

Nonla rides so slow
She knows just where she wants to go
The wheels of her bicycle moving in time
to a life that she knew long ago

Pedal pedal steady
She can’t be thrown off course
SUVs zigzag wheelies
She’s a force they cannot touch
She’s seen too much
If I could be that tough
On her way to market
To sell her lychee nuts

Now she’s right in front
She’s right in front
She’s right in front of me

Nonla rides so slow
She knows just where she wants to go
The wheels of her bicycle moving in time
To a life that she knew long ago...

Nonla rides so slow
She knows just where she wants to go
The wheels of her bicycle moving in time
To a life that she knew long ago

Ride, ride, ride, ride, ride
Yesterday tomorrow side by side...