Thursday, November 01, 2007

You come along too!



I had written about the song Chal Mere Saath Hi Chal. Another song on a similar theme is Humsafar, by Silk Route, who burst into the scene in 1998 with their album Boondein, with entrancing melodies and lyrics.

Here's the song Humsafar.

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hum jo chalen
tum bhi chalo saath
phir kya khabar
ki din hai ke raat


As I’m going,
You come along too!
Then there’ll be no track
Of whether its day or night.

bas mein nahin
rahenge jazbaat
tum jo sanam
hamare chalo saath


There’ll be no rein
On emotions
When you, O dearest,
Come along with me.

hum jo chalen…

As I’m going…

sur se sajee
geeton si teri yaad
tujh bin sanam
bhaaye na koi baat


Like melody-bedecked songs
Is your memory
Without you, O dearest
Nothing is right

kaise kaho
akele chalun aaj
aao sanam
soone hain dil ke saaz


O tell me
How shall I walk alone today
Come O dearest
Heart’s melodies are forlorn

kaisi bhi raahein ho kaisi dagar ho
koi bhi rasta ho koi safar ho
chalte rahein hum jo tu ...hum safar ho


Whatever the paths, whatever the place
Whatever the road or journey
I’ll go on walking when you … are a fellow-traveller

hum jo chalen ...

As I’m going…

din yeh kahe
baitho hamaare paas
aao idhar
ishaara kare raat


Day calls out
Sit beside me
Come here,
The night beckons.

hum ko magar
chahiyeh wohi shaam
jis par sanam
likkha ho tera naam


But I want
Only that eve
On which, O dearest
Your name’s written.

chandni raate yah khilti saher ho
chaahe din ka woh koi pahar ho
chalte rahein hum jo tu ... humsafar ho


Whether its moonlit nights or blooming dawn
Whatever the time of day
I’ll go on walking when you … are a fellow-traveller

hum jo chalen
tum bhi chalo saath
phir kya khabar
ki din hei ke raat


As I’m going,
You come along too!
Then there’ll be no track
Of whether its day or night.

bas mein nahin
rahenge jazbaat
tum jo sanam
hamare chalo saath


There’ll be no rein
On emotions
When you, O dearest,
Come along with me.

galiyon mein phirta hai banjara dil ye
tujh ko hi dhoonde ga awara dil ye
karta hai jaane ishaare ... kya dil ye


This gypsy heart roams alleyways
This vagabond heart will keep searching for you
What’s this heart signalling?

(Lyrics: Sailesh Sharma, Prasoon Joshi & Silk Route)

The title track of Silk Route's album Boondein is also a beautiful song. Here is the song.

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And here's the video.



koi ho yadon mein
palkon pe boondein liye
aaina bani yeh ankhen teri


Were there was someone in memories,
Droplets gathered on eyelids,
Your eyes turned mirror.

dheemi si khushbu hai
hawaon ke jhonkon ne jo
chhoo ke tujhe churaee


Gentle is the fragrance
That the wafting breeze
Touching you, stole.

saanson ki rahon me
kya mil sakenge kabhi
dhunden tujhe nigahen meri


On the pathways of breath
Would we ever be able to meet?
My gaze searches for you.

saathi the janmon se
rahon mein kyun kho gaye
manzil hamein bulaane lagi


We were companions over lifetimes
Why did we got lost among the pathways?
Destination’s begun calling us.

naghma ho bhiga sa
ya tum ho koi ghazal
har pal jise gungunata rahun


Are you a moist verse,
Or are you a love-song,
Which I hum every moment?

honthon se haule se
sargam jo behene lagi
gaane lagi chaahen meri


From the lips, gently,
O a stream of melody’s begun to flow!
My wishes have started to sing!

(Lyrics: Prasoon Joshi & Silk Route)

This song, Boondein, reminded me of Wind of Change by Scorpions. Here's the video of Wind of Change.




Photo: Caanan Mountain Above the High Desert Plain, by Aaron D. Gifford.

1 comment:

irving said...

Really beautiful, dear Brother :) Thank you so much for posting them. The first one reads and sound like a Sufi song to the Beloved :)

Ya Haqq!