Taare Zameen ParA little sweet and a little sour is the song “Mera Jahaan” from the movie “Taare Zameen Par”. As a mother I watched the movie teary eyed, holding my toddler in my arms. Seeing the world from a growing child’s eyes. And the lyrics below are just that. The world from a child’s eyes.

(Have added the english translation for the hindi words)

MERA JAHAAN (MY WORLD)

A Little Sweet,
A Little Sour
A Little Close Not Too Far
All I Need, All I Need
All I Need Is To Be Free (Repeat)

Chhoo Loon Main (I can touch it)
Itna Kareeb (So close)
Chal Padun (Start walking)
To Kitne Door (And it seems far)
A Little Sweet, A Little Sour…

Chhoo Loon Main Itna Kareeb (I can touch it, so close)
Chal Padun To Kitne Door (Start Walking, and it seems far)
Sapna Ka Buna Sweater Sa Warm (Warm as a sweater knitted of dreams)
Safed Baadalon Ke Paar (Past the white clouds lies)
Mera Jahan (My world)

Let Me In Without A Shout
Let Me In I Have A Doubt
Let Me In Without A Shout
Let Me In I Have A Doubt
There Are More,Many More
Many Many Many More Like Me

Akela Nahin Main (I am not alone)
Khuli Aankhon Se Neend Mein Chalta (Walking in my sleep, with my eyes wide open)
Girta Zyada Kam Sambhalta (Falling more, Protecting myself less)
Akela Nahin Main (I am not alone)
Khuli Aankhon Se Neend Mein Chalta (Walking in my sleep, with my eyes wide open)
Girta Zyada Kam Sambhalta (Falling more, Protecting myself less)

Phir Bhi Na Koi Shaq Na Subha (Still no doubts or suspicions)
Nikalega Phir Se Sooraj Jo Dooba (The sun that set will rise again)
Hairat Ho Sabko Aisa (Amazing everyone, like that)
Ajooba Hai Mera Jahan (Strange is my world)

Open Eyed How I Run
How I Run To The Other Side
Open Eyed How I Run
How I Run To The Other Side
Then I Glide Like A Bird
I Just Want To Be

Udne Ko Sau Pankh Diye Hai (100 feathers given to fly)
Chadne Ko Khula Aasmaan (To climb, an open sky)
Udne Ko Sau Pankh Diye Hai (100 feathers given to fly)
Chadme Ko Khula Aasmaan (To climb, an open sky)
Mudne Ko Hai Karwat Karwat (sides to turn )
Aur Badhne Ko Mera Jahan (And to grow, my world)

Bachpan Ke Din Chaar (childhood lasts four days)
Na Aayenge Baar Baar (wont came back again)
Jee Le Jee Le Mere Yaar (live it, live it my friend)
Jeib Khaali To Udhaar (If pockets empty, then on loan)
Jee Zindagi (live life)

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