Sab se peeche hum khade – Silk Route (lyrics and meaning)

And the mohit chauhan fever continues :)  This same song was used in the movie “aao wish karein” but I like this version better : sab se peeche hum khade

Zara nazar utha ke dekho, baithe hain hum yahin,

Bekhabar mujhse kyun ho, itne bure bhi hum nahi

Zamaane ki baaton mein uljho na, hai ye asaan jaan na

Khud se jo agar tum poocho, hai hum tumhare ki nahi

Teri aankhon ka jaadoo, poori duniya pe hai

Duniya ki is bheed mein, sabse peeche hum khade

Mehfilein aayi aur gayi, log aaye aur gaye

Tum jo aaj aaye ho, dil mein ho bas gaye

Muskura ke baat taalo na, phir miloge jo kahin

Dekhna yahi kahoge, itne bure the hum nahi

Teri aankhon ka jaadu puri duniya pe hai

Duniya ki is bheed mein, sabse peeche hum khade

Did not feel like doing a line by line translation of this song. But in short (or long :)) : The guy is trying to get the attention of the girl who does not even acknowledge his presence. He tells her to atleast take a look at him, he is not that bad or unnoticeable. Everyone seems to be enchanted by the magic of her eyes and the guy feels like he is the last one she will notice. He tells her not to get distracted by the opinions of the world, to just ask herself what she thinks about him. And he tells her don’t just disregard my words, because the next time we meet somewhere, you will know that I wasn’t that bad after all.

A friend reintroduced this song to my playlist. I had totally forgotten about it. So I just decided to make a note here. I cannot afford to lose songs like this to the folds of time, it is like a gem – rare and precious, brings back memories that make me smile :)

वहम

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जहाँ तेरे क़रीब होने का वहम, मेरे हक़ीक़त से उलझ पड़ता था

सुना है उन हसीन गालियों में, अब रिश्ते दफनाये जाते हैं

-कृत्या

Guncha koi – Main meri patni aur wo (Lyrics and meaning)

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Here is the link to the song : Guncha (FYI : Guncha means a flower bud :))

Guncha koi mere naam kar diya, saaqi ne fir se mera jaam bhar diya

Tum jaisa koi nahi is jahaan mein, subah ko teri zulf ne shaam kar diya

Mehfil mein baar baar idhar dekha kiye, aankhon ke jazeeron ko mere naam kar diya

Hosh bekhabar se hue unke baghair, wo jo humse keh na sake dil ne keh diya

(It feels like) Someone gifted me a blossoming flower, the cup-bearer filled my glass yet again

There is no one like you in the world, your (dark) locks of hair make mornings seem like evenings

You kept stealing glances at me throughout the get-together, like you were giving away your eyes (literally the islands in your eyes) to me

I have lost my mind without you (her), my heart told me what you (she) could never say.

If you like and listen to Indian/Bollywood music from recent years, Mohit Chauhan is a name you cannot possibly  miss.  And if you follow my blog then you definitely cannot miss the name. Before venturing into Bollywood he was the lead singer of the Silk Route band. I am not sure if the band is still active.

I think his style of singing has an inherent pause which adds depth to the feel of the songs he sings. His unique voice quality and the elegance with which he sings turns the simplest of songs into evergreen melodies. I am not sure if I like him because of the kind songs he sings, or I like the songs because they are sung by him, either ways doesn’t matter or does it?

Listening to the song feels like - Guncha koi mere naam kar diya…   :)

 

Ab na jaa – Euphoria (lyrics and meaning)

One of my all time favorites (Ab naa jaa)

Aankhein band kar loon jo main, dekhoon bas tumhe

Khwaabon mein hi keh sakta hoon apna tumhe

Rehne de mera ye vehem pe hi yaqeen, na jaa abhi

Pyaar ki ye raat hai, ab na jaa, Choti si ek baat hai ab na jaa.

Pal do pal ka saath hai ab na jaa, Jaadu si ye raat hai ab na jaa 

Whenever I close my eyes, I see only you,

Alas it is only in dreams that you can be mine

Let my heart believe in this illusion, please don’t leave

This is a night of love, don’t go, I have a small thing to tell you, don’t go

Lets be together for a few moments, don’t go, It is a magical night, don’t go

Tumhi se hai meri neendein, na bhi ho to kya

Tumhi se hai meri baatein, na bhi ho to kya

Kehne de taaron ko kahaani ankahi, na jaa abhi

Pyar ki ye baat hai…

All my dreams (when I sleep) are about you, but would you care if they weren’t?

All my conversations are about you, but would you care if they weren’t?

Let the stars narrate my unrevealed story, please don’t leave

Maathe pe pyaar ki boondein, bikhre se kayi sawaal

Aankhon mein kitne mausam, pal mein beete kitne saal

Behne de jahaan bhi le jaaye zindagi, na jaa abhi

Pyaar ki ye baat hai…

Drops of love on the forehead, some scattered (unanswered) questions

So many seasons in the eyes, seems like years have passed in a moment

Let is go where life takes us, please don’t leave

I have watched this video over and over, closed my eyes and imagined such a reunion over and over, and then I open my eyes and the imagination disappears into thin air, into that place somewhere between reality and imagination, where the imagination is as real as one believes it to be and reality as imaginary as one can imagine…am I making sense? I think i will just let it be…and listen to this nostalgic song over and over and over….

Ab na jaa – Euphoria (lyrics and meaning)

One of my all time favorites (Ab naa jaa)

Aankhein band kar loon jo main, dekhoon bas tumhe

Khwaabon mein hi keh sakta hoon apna tumhe

Rehne de mera ye vehem pe hi yaqeen, na jaa abhi

Pyaar ki ye raat hai, ab na jaa, Choti si ek baat hai ab na jaa.

Pal do pal ka saath hai ab na jaa, Jaadu si ye raat hai ab na jaa 

Whenever I close my eyes, I see only you,

Alas it is only in dreams that you can be mine

Let my heart believe in this illusion, please don’t leave

This is a night of love, don’t go, I have a small thing to tell you, don’t go

Lets be together for a few moments, don’t go, It is a magical night, don’t go

Tumhi se hai meri neendein, na bhi ho to kya

Tumhi se hai meri baatein, na bhi ho to kya

Kehne de taaron ko kahaani ankahi, na jaa abhi

Pyar ki ye baat hai…

All my dreams (when I sleep) are about you, but would you care if they weren’t?

All my conversations are about you, but would you care if they weren’t?

Let the stars narrate my unrevealed story, please don’t leave

Maathe pe pyaar ki boondein, bikhre se kayi sawaal

Aankhon mein kitne mausam, pal mein beete kitne saal

Behne de jahaan bhi le jaaye zindagi, na jaa abhi

Pyaar ki ye baat hai…

Drops of love on the forehead, some scattered (unanswered) questions

So many seasons in the eyes, seems like years have passed in a moment

Let is go where life takes us, please don’t leave

I have watched this video over and over, closed my eyes and imagined such a reunion over and over, and then I open my eyes and the imagination disappears into thin air, into that place somewhere between reality and imagination, where the imagination is as real as one believes it to be and reality as imaginary as one can imagine…I think i am not making sense anymore, so I think i will just let it be…and listen to this nostalgic song over and over and over….