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Photo by Sampor Burke, Mekong Semester.

Mekong Rap

We were all hurting on the trek to Yubeng

I’ll fund a thousand revolutions by the end of this song

Destroying nations like the CIA did to the Hmong

We’ll be out of this country right after Jinghong

Even though we all just want to stay in Dali with Gong

We all gotta continue right down the Mekong

I know sometimes this journey seems long

But before you know it we’ll be in Luang Prabang


We’ve gotten to Laos, Luang Prabang first

The people are nice and the weather’s not the worst

Although this whole country has got me dying of thirst

If I bad mouth the government, I won’t be deported in a hearse

Now we’re in Vangvieng this whole place feels cursed

But Mr.T is really making me feel immersed

All the sights in Vientiane make me feel like I’ll burst

Compared to China, the pace here is totally reversed