I. Oh! Phnom Penh, during
the three years we were apart, I missed you and my heart
suffered each and every day, because the enemy cut off the
affection between you and me.
When I was
forced to leave you, anger burnt in my heart and compelled me to
avenge [the sufferings you bore] to show my faithfulness to you.
R. Phnom Penh, our beloved
city, in spite of the three years of hardship, you managed to
preserve our [nation]'s bright history of courage and represent
the soul of Kampuchea, which was once one of the world's
the disappearance of Cambodia, the descendant of the majestic
Oh, the soul
of the Khmer nation lives on and, oh, is inspired by the
majestic Angkor empire.
Penh, now we are reunited and you are relieved from bereavement.
Penh, our nation's heart and soul.