Lyrics


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 (more…)

Words I know can be beautiful, specially hindi poets can paint heavens with words….but strung in a thread of sufi music, its a place beyond the realms of beauty… the music takes you with it… and you float away like a kite, floating on the warm sufi music, the words acting as your tether, so that you don get lost entirely… gently tugging at your heart every now and then….

“Tere Ishq Mein” from the album “Ishqa Ishqa” is one such piece of Sufi music heaven. 
 

I am putting up the lyrics of this song here…

Tere ishq mein….Haaye tere ishq mein
Tere ishq mein… Haaye tere ishq mein..

Raakh se rookhi… Koyele se kaali
Raat kate na… Hijraan waali (more…)

…And everybody hurts sometimes….
…Hold on, Everybody hurts. You are not alone…

-R.E.M.

Hmmm a classic song. And like all classic songs, simple yet powerful lyrics. But you know what, this song doesn’t really make sense to me.

(more…)

-By Bonnie Raitt

Turn down the lights, turn down the bed
Turn down these voices inside my head
Lay down with me, tell me no lies
Just hold me close, dont patronize – dont patronize me

Chorus: cause I cant make you love me if you dont
You cant make your heart feel something it wont
Here in the dark, in these final hours
I will lay down my heart and Ill feel the power
But you wont, no you wont
cause I cant make you love me, if you dont

Ill close my eyes, then I wont see
The love you dont feel when youre holding me
Morning will come and Ill do whats right
Just give me till then to give up this fight
And I will give up this fight

Chorus: cause I cant make you love me if you dont
You cant make your heart feel something it wont
Here in the dark, in these final hours
I will lay down my heart and Ill feel the power
But you wont, no you wont
cause I cant make you love me, if you dont

जुदा होके भी तू मुझमें कही बाकी है
पलकों में बनके आंसू तू चली आती है
जुदा होके भी

वैसे जिंदा हु जिन्दगी बिन तेरे मैं
दर्द ही दर्द बाकी रहा है सीने में
साँस लेना भर ही याहा जीना नही हैं
अब तोह आदत सी है मुझको ऐसे जीने में
जुदा होके भी तू मुझमें कही बाकी है
पलकों में बनके आंसू तू चली आती है

साथ मेरे हैं तू हर पल शब् के अंधेरे में
पास मेरे हैं तू उजाले सवेरे में
दिल से धड़कन भुला देना आसन नही है
अब तोह आदत सी है मुझको ऐसे जीने में
जुदा होके भी तू मुझमें कही बाकी है
पलकों में बनके आंसू तू चली आती है

अब तोह आदत सी है मुझको ऐसे जीने में
ये जो यादें है – 2
सभी काटें है – 2
कतादो इन्हे – 2
अब तोह आदत सी है मुझको