NB: By a strange coincidence and a twist of fate, this song is making its debut appearance here on Golden memories for the first time ever [I think!], and not because it has been overlooked until now - far from it. The song has all the hall marks of a classic masterpiece for this writer: bitter sweet, mesmerising lyrics, melancholy tune, and of course, the golden vocal of the legendary singer.
Why the coincidence and twist of fate? Well, because the song describes the travails of a heart-broken man coming to terms with his lost love, and this personal anguish is coinciding in, or witnessed by, the merciless cruelty of the dry season and the toll it exacts on nature and sentient beings at precisely this time of year; as all this is touchingly related in the song, and sadly, for many, resonated in reality in Khmer lives today.