मेरे करीब ना आअो के मैं शरावी हूँ

this ghazal has been ringing in my ears since early in the morning, no idea from where, so i need to get it out of my system before i start my working day, so listened to it a few times while transcribing. and this is my own transcription so there could be errors (i hope not)…you might be able to hear it online but didn’t bother searching for the links (i have it on itunes 😛 ). so here it goes…

मेरे करीब ना आअो के मैं शरावी हूँ
मेरा शऊफ जगाअो के मैं शरावी हूँ

जमाने भर की निगाहोंसे गिरचुका हूँ मैं
नजर से तुम न गिराअो के मैं शरावी हूँ

ये अर्ज करता हूँ गिर के खुलूस वालों से
उठा सको तो उठाअो के मे शरावी हूँ

तुम्हारी आँख से भरलूँ सुरूर आँखों में
नजर नजर से मिलाअो के मैं शरावी हूँ

Two songs…

An apt song for a miserable English Sunday!

Saturday Sun by Nick Drake

Saturday sun came early one morning
In a sky so clear and blue
Saturday sun came without warning
So no-one knew what to do.
Saturday sun brought people and faces
That didnt seem much in their day
But when I remember those people and places
They were really too good in their way.
In their way
In their way
Saturday sun wont come and see me today.

Think about stories with reason and rhyme
Circling through your brain.
And think about people in their season and time
Returning again and again
And again
And again
And saturdays sun has turned to sundays rain.

So sunday sat in the saturday sun
And wept for a day gone by.
Continue reading Two songs…

Jagjit and Gulzar's "Koi Baat Chale"

Finally got my hands on Jagjit & Gulzar’s latest release “Koi Baat Chale”. It was a long wait after Marasim, but after just listening to it once, I can tell you it was definitely worth the wait. The best ghazal album of the year for me, without a doubt. I am no seasoned reviewer of ghazal albums or any other kinds of music for that matter, but I couldn’t help writing a few words on this album. It starts with Gulzar reciting the following lines, and you immediately know you are up for some treat.

आदमी बुलबुला है पानी का
और पानी की बहती सतह पर
टूटता भी है डूबता भी है
ना समदर निगल सका इसको
ना तवारीख तोड पाई है
वक्त की मौज पर सदा बहता
आदमी बुलबुला है पानी का

Continue reading Jagjit and Gulzar's "Koi Baat Chale"

when the money runs out…

“Nightblindness” – the song that I couldn’t remember yesterday, which includes the line “when the money runs out”. I thought I should post the full lyrics here….and David Gray is definitely one of the finest songwriters around!


A million to one outsiders
Nightblindness can’t see your bright eyes
Or what the time is
Twenty five past eternity
Here listening to the sirens
Coming closer now further away

What we gonna do when the
money runs out

I wish that there was something left to say
How we gonna find the eyes to see
a brighter day
Continue reading when the money runs out…