Music and Painting

Trinh Cong Son’s lyrics are damn near impossible to grab, especially for those who weren’t around his time to comprehend his references. I’ve been listening to “Chi Co Ta Trong Mot Doi” and still not sure what was the man up to. My only conclusion is that he was producing a musical painting with this composition. Because he was also a painter, he could have wanted to connect the two art forms together. The first stanza, “Doi ve toi ten muc dong / Roi ve them con ngua hong / Tu do len duong phieu linh,” painted quite a dreamy, fantasy image. I would love to hear your view on this song, and if you come across any articles, please share.