Monday, November 23, 2009

An Awesome Song, Ik Sitam Aur Meri Jaan....

We humans are best known for the ability of ours to have emotions, to have feelings which we express,which we share! Feelings and emotions are the only two things which makes a human being a true human being because if you don't have these two attributes, you are no good than a stone or an animal. And when it comes to feelings and of their expressions, there are numerous ways which people choose, writing, painting and of course music! I won't compare any medium with each other as each is best in its very own way. But out of all three, music travels much longer distances and connects all who can hear it. It doesn't matter that one has to understand the lyrics completely. As long as you can feel the expression of the music, you can enjoy it as well. And if you can understand the lyrics that go with the music, you would just enjoy the power of music to express human emotions to its fullest!

Though music is a very powerful medium but as its still a medium, a tool, a way which must be handled properly. Its just like cooking some food where ingredients remain the same, its just the way one mixes them, prepares them, which makes the difference. If one is a bad cook, he may ruin even the best and purest ingredients as well. And so is the case with the music. Even when the music is excellent, bad lyrics would just spoil the taste. So is the case when the lyrics are just great but the voice who is singing them and the music which is being played with that voice, if being bad, will just kill the whole thing's taste! And there are not many at the moment who do have that capability to sing a song while keeping its essence alive. It needs a lot of precision and not many have it now a days. Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan  ( you can check his official website as well) is one of those very few singers who have been able to balance between the modern singing while keeping music's true values alive with the incorporation of traditional chords along with it. He is one of the most well known singers world wide and when he sings, its just so happens that the song becomes alive! Any time when I listen anything from him, it sends goose bumps inside of mine!

I always say that out of all the emotions, pain and sadness is one such emotion which we all share equally. We all have the same color of tears, we all want someone to give us a hug when we get hurt, have our heart broken and we all feel the same pain when someone whom we love, betrays us, gives us the worst pains that possibly can be given to anyone. Music expresses all of these emotions so nicely that if done correctly, a good sad song can even bring tear to those eyes even who have nothing to do with that pain. And if that song is sung by someone like Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan, its the best that one can ask for. I am sharing one such song today with you all which expresses the pain, sadness in the best possible manner and with singing of Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan, the entire package has come out just so well! The song's title is "Ik Sitam Aur Meri Jaan" which means,"Just one more punishment my love, there is still life left in me". The song is in Hindi and I shall do the translation of it in English as well. This is a song which can be taken as a song being sung to express the emotions of a guy who is asking for that last pain from his love who has already given him pains till eternity. He is telling his love that she must give him one last punishment because he is still having life left inside him. A beautiful song in every aspect if you ask me! You can hear and watch it here on You Tube. I am posting the video here as well.

And here are the lyrics of it, first in Hindi,

Ik sitam aur meri jaan, abhi jaan baaki hai
Dil mein ab tak teri ulfat ka nishaan baaki hai!
Ik sitam aur meri jaan abhi jaan baaqi hai!

Juram-e-tauheen-e-mohabbat ki sazaa de mujh ko,
kuch to mehroom-e-ulfat ka sila de mujh ko!
Jism se rooh ka rishta nahi toota hai abhi,
Haath se sabar ka daaman nahi chhoota hai abhi!
Abhi jalte hue khawaboon ka dhuaan baaqi hai!

Ik sitam aur meri jaan abhi jaan baqi hai!

Apni nafrat se mere pyar ka daaman bhar de,
Dil-e gustaakh ko mehroom-e mohabbat kar de!
Dekh toota nahi chahat ka haseen taj mehal,
Aake bikhre nahi mehki hui yaadon ke kanwal,
Abhi taqdeer ke gulshan mein khizaan baaqi hai!

Ik Sitam aur meri jaan abhi jaan baaqi hai,
Dil mein ab tak teri ulfat ka nishaan baaqi hai!
Ik sitam aur meri jaan abhi jaan baaqi hai!

And here is the translation of it in English,

Just one more punishment my love, there is still life left inside me,

Still marks of your love are there inside this heart of mine!

Give me punishment for the sin of insulting love,

Give me some punishment of being aloof from the love!

Still the bond of the soul and body is not broken,

Still from these hands, chords of hopes have not been gone away!

Still, there is some fire left in the burnt dreams of mine!

Just one more punishment my love, there is still life left inside me,

With your hate, fill the lap of my love,

Separate this silly heart from love!

Come and see that still the monument of love is not destroyed,

Still the lotus of memories have not gone dry!

Still in the garden of fate, autumn has yet to come!

Just one more punishment my love, there is still life left inside me,

I never could get this thing that why for some people, their own profits, their own well beings come in the top priority compared to anything and anyone else! And this confusion becomes more deeper when I see the same happening from those who behave in the same manner with their loved ones even! How can someone even remotely think to break that heart only which has loved her? How can dare to bring tears to those eyes only who wish to see that loved one's face as the first thing in the morning? How can people be so selfish yet can dare to justify all what they did and say , trying to prove it right and correct? How come people can think that just they have got a brain and the rest of the world is full of just idiots? When those eyes cry who are of none else but of that person who loved someone truly and madly, how can one even think to say that there is no time for those tears? 

But whatever I may say, the fact remains the same that in this world, people prefer their career , success, their ambition to study in abroad much more higher than anything else. And if some thing or some one comes in between of all these ambitions, its simply not acceptable and they kick him out like a dead fly. May be that's how this world goes, may be that's the way it should be? After all, why to let your wishes and ambitions suffer for a stupid fellow who never thought of like that ever! If he didn't think about him, its his stupidity, its his own damn fault, isn't it? Of course it is his fault that he chose to remain a stupid and think about his love and put it in the top of the list of important assets of his. He never did learn that doing so would only give him a label of stupid, it would just bring tears to his eyes, tears which would have no importance whatsoever for anyone, not even for that person whom he thought would wipe them off! He was insulted, abused , blamed to be selfish and all this for just one reason that he thought love is the most important gift that one can get and beloved is 2nd most important person after one's family, not knowing that this world doesn't run over emotions and no one has time, energy and even will too to care about all these things! And just like too much sugar spoils the taste . in the same manner, true love and true emotions are just  a matter of fun for this world!

Often people misunderstand a smiling face with the fact that there is no pain in that person's heart! What they fail to see is that often the most smiling faces hide the most painful stories underneath them! Following lines tell the same,

Muskarane ki aadat bhi kitni mehngi padi humein Faraz,

Chhod gaya wo yeh soch kar k hum judai mein bhi khush rahenge!


And its meaning in English,

The habit of smiling did cost this much for me that,

My love left me thinking that I shall be happy even after being left alone!

I shall conclude by saying this only that love is not a joke, its not a game, its certainly not a matter of time. Think ten times before you go and tell someone that you love him because you may be lying and the three words,I love you, may not mean anything special for you but some silly person may take it as truth. He may believe on these words more than he believes on himself . There is this whole world out there to give pain and tears. If you really are so keen to give tears, give to those people out there. Don't give them to that person who already has given his life in your hands. And if you really do want to give him tears and think that it doesn't matter at all, its not anything to be worried about, at least don't be that much rude to tell him on his face that not even his tears matter anything! Remember, one may smile for and with anyone, it takes a lot to drop a tear for some one and its not always and for just anyone for whom tears come in someone's eyes. It takes nothing to bring tears to some one's eyes but remember, it takes a lot to stop those tears from coming!


Anonymous Lubna said...

nice song..
nice translation...
but so so nice your thoughts and writings.....

October 29, 2014 12:32 PM  
Blogger Aman.... said...

Thanks so much for the kind words Lubna. I just wrote what I feel is happening in the world. And I am humbled to hear that you found it worth of your kind words.


October 29, 2014 12:57 PM  

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