Sunday, July 16, 2006

The songs of years gone by

Listening to "Farishta" on Worldspace today, I came across some songs that moved me by the sheer power of their lyrics. I post them here as my tribute to the songwriters and singers alike.

Note: I will not translate them to English. There is a certain "dard" in them you will not understand if you don't know Hindi.

siine mein jalan aankhon mein toofan sa kyon hai
is shaher mein har shaks pareshaan sa kyon hai

dil hai to dhadakne ka bahaana koi dhundey
patthar ki tarah behis-o-bejaan sa kyon hai

kya koi nayi baat nazar aati hai hum mein
aaina hamein dekh ke hairaan sa kyon hai

There is so much in that last stanza. Thank you, Shahyrar.

Another one that you might know, but worked for me today:

Rishta dil se dil ke aitbaar ka
Zinda ha hamee se naam pyaar ka
Ke mar ke bhi kisi ko yaad aayenge
Kisikee aansuon main muskurayenge
Kahe ga phool har kali se baar baar

Jeena isi ka naam hai.

How hard we have become today. Life has become :
ke jee ke bhi humee ko bhool jaayenge
kisikee aansuon mein reh na paayenge
koi kahega humse phir bhi baar baar
kya jeena isi ka naam hai?"


Anonymous Just Mohit said...

kya hua boss...lazy sundays spent in romantic reminisces?!
zyada waqt yaadon mein mat bitao,
koi purana zakhm hara naa ho jaye!

3:29 PM, July 16, 2006  
Anonymous Deepak said...

Lazy sundays all right. Life's too short man...and every once in a while, I try to find meaning, and fail miserably.

Zakhm aakhir dost hai yaar...kabhie kabhie yaad to dilaata hai! :)

4:14 PM, July 16, 2006  
Anonymous Just Mohit said...

hmmm...have mailed you something that's in a materially different tone/mood...sorry if you feel that's spam, but just wanted to share it!

I guess you refuse to give, i stopped trying to find meaning of any sort ages ago...there's work, family, friends & words...apparently that's all there is...

then ashes to ashes...dust to dust...and it will all disappear into nothingness!

Sorry, guess you caught me at a low point!

4:28 PM, July 16, 2006  
Anonymous mallika said...

Hi deepak ,

Lovely page..
warm lyrics

from a musical mad

1:58 PM, August 30, 2006  

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