coo-coo princess, look who's here your resurrected Engineer don't ask me how I tracked you down
who has the sharpest nose in town? I'm here to throw a rope before you drown for men, will always be men you change the regime the lust doesn't stop you and I will team up again together we'll reap the cream of the crop KIM Engineer, I don't want you here I gave up that life you must understand ENGINEER out that door is a big shot who waits like a pup to come up and eat out of your hand Kim, the good times are back KIM don't go on it's too late ENGINEER not too late for my star! KIM please let me hide in peace ENGINEER better to screw the police enter, monsieur commissar (THUY enters) THUY three years I've been away I kept faith we would meet ENGINEER me, I found her for you THUY you, out in the street (the ENGINEER and the others leave) THUY I knew in time faith would weave a design tying your life and mine into one each day I'd wait like a soldier must wait trusting victory to come with the sun after the fight in the still of the night I would picture my bride, bright as jade you'll be my wife we will build a new life and fulfill the vow our fathers made KIM my father's vow I can't honor today and I pray in my heart he'll forgive what you want now are some words I can't say if I lied to you how can I live? THUY don't say anymore! not a word! you can change you can learn look at me don't decide too soon KIM somewhere deep in my soul shines the smallest of lights and no wind blows it out it burns steady and strong through the darkest of nights dju vui vay yu doi my dju vui vay vao nyay moy I made a promise once with these words which neither time nor distance has changed he will come to me, still THUY you must be mad, your american jack has gone for good and he'll never come back they ran away with the skin they could save the ones who stayed here are dead in a grave (the ENGINEER re-enters) ENGINEER come on now, princess, get off your cloud I'm sorry, sir, she was talking so loud the commissar is a powerful man a girl with brains makes a life where she can princess remember your place don't make people lose face THUY why do you look away? I can end all this shame all you need say is, "yes" (from outside, soldiers are heard marching by) you hear those soldiers out there they'll do whatever I say KIM I cannot change how I feel! THUY come inside! I think you can change before my eyes this me-my has just been found she hid the day we closed the bars show her that we don't forget no one is cured here without scars SOLDIER #1 you are a woman who lived without shame SOLDIER #2 you're an infection left over from war SOLDIER #3 you have dishonored the national name SOLDIER #4 re-education will cure the disease SOLDIER #5 you must be shown what we do to a leach SOLDIER #6 see how we teach an American's whore ENGINEER I have heard hundreds of speeches like these take it from me you don't want to hear more THUY it's time to act my friends it's time SOLDIERS her face betrays her crime she must pay, and her partner too THUY get out!! everybody out!! ENGINEER are you waiting for them to kill me? did you not get what he said? there's a big screw loose inside you I will rip it out of your head that's a mad dog on the rampage if you think he'll change, save your breath just say "yes", I don't care if you love him Princess, life has it all over death! KIM I have a husband I love real as the sun in the sky I cannot live with a lie THUY do you see now who has the power? do you still think crazy things? KIM Chris will come to me like the Phoenix and he'll take me off on his wings THUY you're a traitor to your country KIM if I am, then let it be KIM, THUY and the ENGINEER I am talking of life or death now I am talking of staying free ENGINEER so there it is now, I'll be moving on if you don't need me, I'd rather be gone two kids in love don't need strangers around THUY you just get out! ENGINEER right! I won't make a sound (grabs his sack and exits) THUY and as for you, come with me KIM no! there is a secret that you don't know there is a force here I never show you say it's treason to keep my vow season after season I survived somehow if you want the reason I will show you now Tam! (TAM comes out from behind the curtain and runs to KIM) look, Thuy, this is my son he has kept me alive now you see why I must tell you "no"