Saturday, January 05, 2008

What Would Your Answer Be....

Suppose you loved some one from the deepest of your heart, more than you ever loved or would ever love some one in your life and that person leaves you breaking your heart into millions of pieces. After this happened, later after some time, some one asks you that do you still remember that person and miss him/her despite what ever he/she did to you, does remembering her/him stll brings tears in your eyes despite that he/she is the one who hurt you the most even when you loved her beyond words or limits , what would be your answer? Will you say yes or will you say no?

Durga Rangila is one of oldest and among those few Punjabi singers whose name may be not known to many coz there are not much videos that he has made and there is no fleet of albums that he has cut like most of the singers doing at the moment. But he is among those very few who has sung some really heart touching songs.  Songs which are so close to describe the pains of broken hearts, missing love that they have the power to bring tears immediately in your eyes when you hear them.

The following song sung by Durga Rangila long time back is among those very few numbers which are the milestones in Punjabi sad songs. The lyrics are depicting the sadness of a guy whose love has left him.  But when he visits the places where he and his love used to meet, when he sees the belongings of her, remembers her eyes, remembers her, at that time what he feels, how much sadness and pain he feels and how he describes it, that is so very beautifully depicted by the lyrics of this song. To add on it, Durga Rangila has sung it so deeply that the lyrics have become alive with the magic of his voice. There is no official video of this song that was made. But an unofficial video version of this song is compiled on YouTube. You can listen this song here on YouTube.

The lyrics of this song are in Punjabi. I shall explain the meaning in English in a while. Here are the lyrics in Punjabi:

Jithe aathne sawere reh gaye hasde
Ik duje nu c sukh dukh dasde!
Us nehar kande hun v khalo laida!
Ni gal lag ke safedeyan de ro laida!
Ni gal lag ke....(repeat)!

Tere sandli jehe naina de bulawe chete aunde,
Dudh chittian kalaiyan de klawe chete aunde!
Teri yaad nu khalyan ch samo laida!
Hai Teri yaad nu khalyan ch samo laida!
Ni gal lag ke safedeyan de ro laida!
Ni gal lag ke....(repeat)!

Apan ret utte bahian jo lakiran vekh rondian!
Ni ronde tere khat sare, tasveeran vekh rondian!
Bas hanjuan ch chees nu luko laida!
Ni gal lag ke safedeyan de ro laida!
Ni gal lag ke....(repeat)!

Mainu puchdi safedyan di kalli kalli tahni,
Kithe 'shaukat' tun chhadd ayon oh marjani!
Hauka bhari da te palkan nu dho laida!
Ni gal lag ke safedeyan de ro laida!
Ni gal lag ke....(repeat)!

And here is the meaning of this song in English:

Where we used to sit and laugh all mornings and evenings,
Where we used to sit and share all the joys and sorrows,
I still stop some times at that same bank of river,
But all I do now is just hug the trees and cry!
All I do now ....(repeat)

I still remember those sweet eyes of you,
I still remember those arms of you holding me!
But I just hide your memory in the thoughts,
All I do now is just hug the trees and cry!
All I do now ....(repeat)

Those drawings we made on the sand, just come and see, they are crying!
Your letters are crying, all of your snaps are crying too!
All I do now is just hide my pain in my tears!
All I do now is just hug the trees and cry!
All I do now ....(repeat)

Every single branch of these try ask this question from me,
Where you have left that girl, Why you have come alone!
All I do now is have a deep breath and close these eyes!  
All I do now is just hug the trees and cry!
All I do now ....(repeat)

I don't have any explanation beyond these lyrics. I don't have any other words to express the feeling of this song more nicely. But it may happen that you wont like these words, you wont understand or feel the pain expressed by these lyrics. If you have not tasted that poison of love, these words may not hold much for you. But if you have tasted that poison and living with the taste of it than you would understand how deep these lyrics are and how much pain is hidden behind that line of standing alone and hugging the trees on that bank of river where some time ago, the lover used to sit with his love! And if you understand the feelings of this song, you would be able to answer the question that was asked some lines above.

2 Comments:

Blogger Tammna said...

Answer would be "YES"...a simple reason that we love someone more than anything else...:)

May 29, 2012 2:14 PM  
Blogger Aman Sharma said...

"A simple reason that we love someone more than anything else"

A reason which most of the times kills you before you even know it when you do the mistake of loving someone who doesn't even the spellings of the word. A hard but true fact!

Aman....

May 29, 2012 2:16 PM  

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