Nanci Griffith - Old Hanoi Lyrics

Nanci Griffith Old Hanoi lyrics is the 7th song on the album "Hearts In Mind" by Nanci Griffith. The "Old Hanoi" lyrics by Nanci Griffith are displayed below.
Be sure to check out other popular song lyrics from this artist that are listed in the sidebar and "Like Us" on Facebook if you enjoyed reading Nanci Griffith's lyrics on our site.

Old Hanoi by Nanci Griffith

Where are all the Satchel Boys

Selling books outside the Metripole?

Books to read in English

Books of light and sorrows

Of this foreign land

They are gone

They've flown away


Where are all the cyclos

With their drivers pedaling grace?

Crowded out by motorbike

Confined to lesser space

In old Hanoi

They grew wings

They've flown away

Lyrics provided by

Source -



In the words of Graham Greene

Like the Quiet American

Searching these sacred streets

For old Hanoi


In all of these sacred things

That I've been blessed in life to see

I believe I'm in someone's dream

In history


Where is the eloquence

Of the ladies on their bicycles?

Dressed in their au dias

In the lotus flowered nights

Of Indochine

They rode to progress

They've flown away




Old Hanoi…searching for Indochine

Old Hanoi…cherchant l' Indochine

In old Hanoi

In old Hanoi

Correct/Submit this lyric

You are viewing Old Hanoi lyrics performed by Nanci Griffith. The song lyrics for Old Hanoi in KOvideo are property of respective authors, artists and labels. If you want to use these lyrics, please contact the authors, artists or labs. If you like the sound of Old Hanoi, please buy the track using the iTunes/Amazon links above to support Nanci Griffith.

Old Hanoi Song Lyrics Meanings

Be the first to comment and win valuable reputation points!

Leave a Reply Login/Register

fat odds

Nanci Griffith Popular Lyrics

Friend us on Google Plus

Songs From The Album

Nanci Griffith Related artists