Music with lyrics has many a times made me feel free. The melody, the lyrics, cant say one thing in particular but there are many songs which have touched me in one way or the other, at some point in time and have soothed me, set me thinking, just set me free .. music has always left its impact on me and in this series I plan to present myself from a musical angle, my feelings and about me in general with the aid of songs and lyrics..
The other day on the long drive back home from Charlotte I was silent for a change, just listening to the music and giving in to it rather than my usual looking at the road, sky, or sleep or just plain chatter away...
These days I am a lot more into soul searching and hence this suits my present mood and instantly made me sit up and listen to it again and again and again...
aaina mujse meri paheli si surat maange
mere apne meri hone ki nishani maange
The mirror asks me for my old self...
My own people ask me for proofs of being myself...
mein bhatakta hi raha dard ke viraane mein
wakht likhta raha chehre pe har pal ka hisaab
I have been wandering in eerie sorrows...
and time kept leaving a record of each moment on my face..
meri shohrat meri diwaangi ki nazar huyi
pee gayi mai ki botal meri geeto ki kitaab
My fame has lead to me to a mad world and the bottle has taken over my song..
aaj lauta hun to hasne ki ada bhool gayaa
yeh shahar bhoola mujhe mein bhi ise bhool gayaa
Now when I return, I forgot the art of smiling..
the world has forgotten me and so did I forget the world..
--- a pathetic effort at translation but for those who can enjoy the lyrics, it is awesome...