Tuesday, December 19, 2006

So Jaaoon Main / सो जाऊं मैं (from Woh Lamhe)

so jaaoon main magar
mere khwaabon mein aaon
mere khwaabon mein aaon
ko jaaoon main magar
meri yaadon mein aaon
meri yaadon mein aaon
jaagi nazar mein soyi nazar mein
har pal sanam tum jhilmilaaon
so jaaoon main magar
mere khwaabon mein aaon
mere khwaabon mein aaon
ko jaaoon main magar
meri yaadon mein aaon
meri yaadon mein aaon

meri khushi mein shaamil raho tum
iss zindagi mein shaamil raho tum
yun toh hai laakhon armaan dil mein
mehfil mein jaan-e-mehfil raho tum
hothon se mere
shaam savere
yun sanam tum muskuraaon
so jaaoon main magar
mere khwaabon mein aaon
mere khwaabon mein aaon
ko jaaoon main magar
meri yaadon mein aaon
meri yaadon mein aaon

ban ke sitara aankhon mein chamko
in aati jaati saanson mein mehko
bas jaaon aake tum meri jaan mein
dil ban ke mere seene mein dhadko
tum mujhko chaho
bas mujhko chaho
saare jahaan ko bhul jaaon
so jaaoon main magar
mere khwaabon mein aaon
mere khwaabon mein aaon
ko jaaoon main magar
meri yaadon mein aaon
meri yaadon mein aaon
jaagi nazar mein soyi nazar mein
har pal sanam tum jhilmilaaon
so jaaoon main magar
mere khwaabon mein aaon
mere khwaabon mein aaon
ko jaaoon main magar
meri yaadon mein aaon
meri yaadon mein aaon

By Pritam Chakraborty, from the film Woh Lamhe.


To hear Shreya Goshal or Kunal Ganjawala sing So Jaaoon Main, check Raaga.com's listing for the film Woh Lamhe.

To hear Kunal Ganjawala sing So Jaaoon Main (to a clip of some film other than Woh Lamhe!! -- but the song is worth this confusion :) ), click the play button on the YouTube video below:

If the video runs slowly, play it on YouTube.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Kehta Hai Baabul / कहता है बाबुल (from Baabul)

kehta hai baabul
o meri bitiya
tu to hai mere
jigar ki chitthiya
kehta hai baabul
o meri bitiya
tu to hai mere
jigar ki chitthiya

daakiya koi
jab aayega
tujhko churaake
le jayega

katega kaise lamha
tere bina bata
jiungaa kaise tanhaa
tere bina bata
katega kaise lamha
tere bina bata
jiungaa kaise tanhaa
tere bina bata

tu suhagan rahe sang saajan rahe raat din
is khushi ke liye har sitam main uthaa loonga
tere jaane ka gham mujhko hoga magar laadli
leke is dard ko main sada muskuraaunga

baabul to dil se de raha dua yahi
khushi ke saaye mein ho zindagi teri
baabul to dil se de raha dua yahi
khushi ke saaye mein ho zindagi teri

waqt ke saath zakhm ye bhar jayega
pal guzar jaayega tu meri baat maan le
yaadon ke aasre umr katati nahin
hai haqiqat yahi, ab tu jaan le

sumundaron ka paani koi na pi saka
akela khaara jivan koi na ji saka
sumundaron ka paani koi na pi saka
akela khaara jivan koi na ji saka

kehta hai baabul
o meri bitiya
tu to hai mere
jigar ki chitthiya
kehta hai baabul
o meri bitiya
tu to hai mere
jigar ki chitthiya

daakiya koi
jab aayega
tujhko churaake
le jayega

katega kaise lamha
tere bina bata
jiunga kaise tanha
tere bina bata
katega kaise lamha
tere bina bata
jiunga kaise tanha
tere bina bata

By Aadesh Shrivastava, with lyrics by Sameer, from the film Baabul.

To hear Jagjit Singh sing Kehta Hai Baabul, check Raaga.com's listing for the film Baabul.

To hear & watch Amitabh Bachchan sing kehta Hai Baabul, click the play button on the YouTube video below:

If the video runs slowly, play it on YouTube.

Friday, September 01, 2006

Aaj Ki Raat / आज कि रात (from Don - The Chase Begins Again)

shaam hai, jaam hai, aur hai nasha
tan bhi hai man bhi hai pighla hua
chhayi hai rangeeliyan
phir bhi hain betabiyaan
kyun dhadakta hai dil, kyun yeh kehta hai dil
deewana ko ab tak nahin hai yeh pata

aaj ki raat, hona hai kya,
paana hai kya, khona hai kya
aaj ki raat, hona hai kya,
paana hai kya, khona hai kya


do ghadi mein hi yahan jaane kya hoga
jo hamesha tha mera bhi mera hoga?
kaun kiske dil mein hai faisla hoga
faisla hai yahi jeet hogi meri
oh deewana ko ab tak nahin hai yeh pata

aaj ki raat, hona hai kya,
paana hai kya, khona hai kya
aaj ki raat, hona hai kya,
paana hai kya, khona hai kya


aao main tumse kahoon baat chupke se
rang badlegi pal mein raat chupke se
tumko le jaaonga phir saath chupke se

jaaoge tum kahan, dekho main hoon yahan
deewana ko ab tak nahin hai yeh pata

aaj ki raat, hona hai kya,
paana hai kya, khona hai kya
aaj ki raat, hona hai kya,
paana hai kya, khona hai kya


By Shankar, Ehsaan and Loy, lyrics by Javed Akhtar, from the film Don - The Chase Begins Again

To hear Alisha Chinoy, Mahalaxmi, and Sonu Nigam sing Aaj Ki Raat, check Raaga.com's listing for the film Don - The Chase Begins Again.

To hear Alisha Chinoy, Mahalaxmi, and Sonu Nigam sing Aaj Ki Raat, and watch Shah Rukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra and Isha Koppikar dance in a clip from the film Don - The Chase Begins Again, click the play button on the YouTube video below:

If the video plays slowly, watch it on YouTube.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Beedi / बीडी (from Omkara)

If anyone can help with the complete lyrics for Beedi from Omkara, I'd be very, very grateful -- this is a fantastic song by Vishal Bharadwaj with lyrics by Gulzar, that deserves to be available as text. My Hindi is still not good enough for me to do it myself, and no one else has written this song up completely, so far. If you can help, send me email (check my profile for addie), or write a comment on this post. I'll be sure to give you credit here, when the complete text is up.

these incomplete lyrics for Beedi are from http://www.indiafm.com/lyrics/song/51462/index.html

Check Ankur Jain's blog for his Aug 2006 Archive, where you can find his lyrics for Beedi.

Thanks to Anonymous for correcting "tu aara nikaari o lab se piya" to "dhua na nikari o lab se piya" on 19 Sep 2006, at 9:36:41 PM EDT.


naa ghilaaf
naa lihaaf
naa ghilaaf
naa lihaaf
thandi hawa bhi khilaaf sasuri
naa ghilaaf
naa lihaaf
thandi hawa bhi khilaaf sasuri
o kitni sardi hai kisika lihaal layile
jaa padosi ke chulhe se aag layile
jaa padosi ke chulhe se aag layile

beedi jalai le
jigar se piya
jigar maa badi aag hai
beedi jalai le jigar se piya
jigar maa badi aag hai

dhua na nikari o lab se piya
ah haa
dhua na nikari o lab se piya
je duniya badi jhaag hai

o beedi jalai le jigar se piya
jigar maa badi aag hai

naa ghilaaf
naa lihaaf
thandi hawa bhi khilaaf sasuri
o kitni sardi hai kisika lihaal layile
jaa padosi ke chulhe se aag layile
jaa padosi ke chulhe se aag layile

naa kasoor
naa fatoor
naa kasoor
naa fatoor
bina juram ke hujoor
marr gayi
ho marr gayi

aise ek din dupaheri bulai liyo re
baandh ghungru kacehri lagai liyo re
bulai liyo re
bulai liyo re
dupaheri
lagai liyo re
lagai liyo re
kacehri

angethi chadahi le
jigar se piya
jigar maa badi aag hai
beedi jalai le
jigar se piya
jigar maa badi aag hai

na toh chakkua ki dhaar
na daraati na kataar
na toh chaa-kua ki dhaar
na daraati na kataar
aisa kaate ke daat ka nisaan chod de
je kataai to koi bhi kisaan chod de
o aise jaalim ka chod de makaan chod de
re billo
jaalim ka chod de makaan chod de
aise jaalim ka
o aise jaalim ka
aise jaalim ka chod de makaan chod de

na bulaya
na bataya
na bulaya
na bataya
mhane neend se jagaya hai re
aisa chaukail haath mein naseeb aa
woh elaichi khilai ke kareeb aa gaya

koyla jalai le
jigar se piya
jigar maa badi aag hai

kitni sardi hai kisi ka lihaaf lei le
o jaa padosi
o jaa padosi
jaa jaa padosi
o jaa padosi ke chulhe se aag layile

By Vishal Bharadwaj, with lyrics by Gulzar, from the film Omkara.

To hear Sunidhi Chauhan and Sukhwinder Singh sing Beedi, check Raaga.com's listing for the film Omkara.

To hear Sunidhi Chauhan and Sukhwinder Singh sing Beedi, and see Bipasha Basu, Vivek Oberoi, Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor and Ajay Devgan in a clip from the film Omkara, click the play button on the YouTube video below:

If the video runs slowly, play it on YouTube.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

O Saathi Re / ओ साथी रे (from Omkara)

o saathi re din dube na
o saathi re din dube na
aa chal din ko roke
dhup ke peeche daude
chaanv chhue na
o saathi re


o saathi re din dube na
aa chal din ko roke
dhup ke peeche daude
chaanv chhue na
o saathi re


o saathi re din dube na
thaka thaka suraj jab nadi se hokar niklega


hari hari kaayi pe paanv bada toh fislega

tum rok ke rakhna main jaal giraaun

tum pith pe lena main haath lagaaun
din dube na ha
teri meri atti patti
daat se khaati katti
re jaiiyo na
o piyu re

o piyu re na jaiyyo na


kabhi kabhi yun kare main daantu aur tum darna

ugal pade aankhon se feenke paani ka jharna

hum tere kehre badan mein sil jaaungi re
jab karwat lega tu chhil jaaungi re


sang le jaaunga
teri meri angni mangni
and sang laagi sangni
sang le jaaun
o piyu re


o saathi re din dube na
aa chal din ko roke
dhup ke peeche daude
chaanv chhue na
o saathi re


By Vishal Bharadwaj, with lyrics by Gulzar, from the film Omkara.

To hear Shreya Ghoshal and Vishal Bharadwaj sing O Saathi Re, check Raaga.com's listing for the film Omkara.

To hear Shreya Ghoshal and Vishal Bharadwaj sing O Saathi Re, and see Kareena Kapoor and Ajay Devgan in a clip from the film Omkara, click the play button on the YouTube video below:

If the video runs slowly, play it on YouTube.

..Hindi songs, ..songs with YouTube videos, Gulzar, Omkara, Shreya Goshal, Vishal Bharadwaj

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Jaaneman / जानेमन (from Aryan)

sajan ghar aana tha sajan ghar aaye hain
sajan ghar aana tha sajan ghar aaye hain
piya man bhaana tha piya man bhaaye hain
har khushi hai ab tumhari mujhe de do gham
jaaneman, jaaneman, jaaneman, jaaneman


sajan ghar aana tha sajan ghar aaye tum
piya man bhaana tha piya man bhaaye tum
har khushi hai ab tumhari mujhe de do gham
jaaneman, jaaneman, jaaneman, jaaneman


zindagi mein aaye tum chahton ke raste
ho zindagi mein aaye tum chahton ke raste
kaash yeh raste sanam kat jaayein haste haste
sone dildara tere pyar toh main variyaan
meriya duavaan tainu lag jaan sariyaan


chand ho tum chandni se bheega jaaye man
jaaneman, jaaneman, jaaneman, jaaneman


kwabon ki is ghar ki khair kare oh rabba
kwabon ki is ghar ki khair kare oh rabba
door tale kalesh aur bair kare oh rabba
naazon se badi maine kari hain taiyyariyaan
din raat pyar diyan nazraan utariyaan
yeh mohabbat hai ibadat kabhi ho na kam
janeman, janeman, janeman, janeman


aagosh mein meri zulph sanwaroon teri
chahat ke rangon se main maang saja doon teri


maahiya ve aaj mainu aaive kyon ve lagda
aashiq je sachha hove roop honda rab ka


hum yahan hain tum yahan ho, hone do milan
jaaneman, jaaneman


janeman, janeman
jaaneman, jaaneman


By Anand Raj Anand, from the film Aryan

To hear Shreya Goshal and Sonu Nigam sing Jaaneman, check Raaga.com's listing for the film Aryan (it's spelled "Janeman" on Raaga.com).

To hear Shreya Goshal and Sonu Nigam sing Jaaneman, and see a clip from the film Aryan, click the play button on the YouTube video below:


If the video runs slowly, play it on YouTube.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Aashiq Banaya Aapne / आशिक बनाया आपने

aashiq banaya, aashiq banaya, aashiq banaya aapne
aashiq banaya, aashiq banaya, aashiq banaya aapne
tere bin sooni sooni hain baahein
tere bin pyaasi pyaasi nighaahein
tere bin bin asar meri aahein
tere bin
tere bin sooni sooni hain baahein
tere bin pyaasi pyaasi nighaahein
tere bin bin asar meri aahein
tere bin

aashiq banaya, aashiq banaya, aashiq banaya aapne
aashiq banaya, aashiq banaya, aashiq banaya aapne
tere bin lamha lamha sataye
tere bin bekarari jalaaye
tere bin chain mujhko na aaye
tere bin
tere bin lamha lamha sataye
tere bin bekarari jalaaye
tere bin chain mujhko na aaye
tere bin

meri nighaahon mein tera chehra rawaa hai
gehre hain armaan jaanejaan pagal samaa hai
meri nighaahon mein tera chehra rawaa hai
gehre hain armaan jaanejaan pagal samaa hai


apne daayare se main to chootne lagi hoon
tere baazuon main aake tootne lagi hoon
apne daayare se main to chootne lagi hoon
tere baazuon main aake tootne lagi hoon


tere bin jeena nahin hai gawara
tere bin dil ka nahin hai guzara
tere bin kaun apna sahara tere bin
aashiq banaya, aashiq banaya, aashiq banaya aapne
bechainiyo ka faaslo ka silsila hai
dard-e-jigar ka yeh sabab humko mila hai
bechainiyo ka faaslo ka silsila hai
dard-e-jigar ka yeh sabab humko mila hai


betaabiyon ne humko choor kar diya hai
paas aane pe majboor kar diya hai
betaabiyon ne humko choor kar diya hai
paas aane pe majboor kar diya hai


tere bin raat kat thi nahin hai
tere bin pyaas mit thi nahin hai
tere bin doori ghat thi nahin hai

aashiq banaya, aashiq banaya, aashiq banaya aapne
aashiq banaya, aashiq banaya, aashiq banaya aapne
tere bin sooni sooni hain baahein
tere bin pyaasi pyaasi nighaahein
tere bin bin asar meri aahein
tere bin
tere bin lamha lamha sataye
tere bin bekarari jalaye
tere bin chain mujhko na aaye
tere bin, tere bin


Lyrics by Sameer, music by Himesh Reshammiya, from the film Aashiq Banaya Aapne

Film site: http://www.aashiqbanayaaapne.com

To hear Himesh Reshammiya and Shreya Goshal sing Aashiq Banaya Aapne, check Raaga.com's listing for the film Aashiq Banaya Aapne.

To hear Himesh Reshammiya and Shreya Goshal sing Aashiq Banaya Aapne, and see a clip from the film, click the play button on the YouTube video below:

If the video runs slowly, play it on YouTube.

..Hindi songs, ..songs with YouTube videos, Himesh Reshammiya, Sameer, Shreya Goshal

Friday, May 05, 2006

Agar Tum Mil Jao / अगर तुम मिल जाओ (from Zeher)

Looking for Agar Tum Mil Jao translated to English? Try the Bollywhat.com Lyrics Forum.

agar tum mil jao
zamana chod denge hum
agar tum mil jao
zamana chod denge hum
agar tum mil jao
zamana chod denge hum
tumhe paa kar zamane bhar se rishta tod denge hum
agar tum mil jao
zamana chod denge hum
agar tum mil jao
zamana chod denge hum

bina tere koyi dilkash nazara hum na dekheinge
bina tere koyi dilkash nazara hum na dekheinge
tumhe na ho pasand usko dobara hum na dekheinge
teri soorat na ho jis mein
teri soorat na ho jis mein
woh sheesha tod denge hum
agar tum mil jao
zamana chod denge hum

tere dil mein raheinge tujhko apna ghar bana lenge
tere dil mein raheinge tujhko apna ghar bana lenge
tere khwaabon ko beheno ki tarah khud par saja lenge
kasam teri kasam
kasam teri kasam
taqdeer ka roog mod denge hum
agar tum mil jao
zamana chod denge hum

tumhe hum apne jism-o-jaan mein kuch aise basa lenge
tumhe hum apne jism-o-jaan mein kuch aise basa lenge
teri khushboo apne jism ki khushboo bana lenge
khuda se bhi na jo toote
khuda se bhi na jo toote
woh rishta jod lenge hum
agar tum mil jao
zamana chod denge hum
tumhe paa kar zamane bhar se rishta tod denge hum
agar tum mil jao
zamana chod denge hum
agar tum mil jao
zamana chod denge hum

By Anu Malik, Mithun Sharma, Naresh Sharma, Roopkumar Rathod, DJ Suketu, Hycinth DSouza, from the film Zeher

To hear Shreya Goshal sing Agar Tum Mil Jao, check Raaga.com's listing for the film Zeher.

To hear Shreya Goshal sing Agar Tum Mil Jao and see a clip from the film Zeher, click on the play button on the YouTube video below:


If the video runs slowly, play it on YouTube.

..Hindi songs, ..songs with YouTube videos, Anu Malik, DJ Suketu, Hycinth DSouza, Mithun Sharma, Naresh Sharma, Roopkumar Rathod, Shreya Goshal, Zeher

Monday, May 01, 2006

Chaiyya Chaiyya / चैया चैया (from Dil Se)

Jinke sar ho ishq ki chaav
Paav ke niche janaat hogi
Jinke sar ho ishq ki chaav


Chal chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya
Chal chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya
Chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya
Chal chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya
Chal chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya
Chal chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya
Chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya
Chal chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya
Sar ishq ki chaav chal chaiyya chaiyya
Sar ishq ki chaav chal chaiyya
Paav janaat chale chal chaiyya chaiyya
Paav janaat chale chal chaiyya


Chal chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya
Chal chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya
Chal chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya
Chal chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya


Wohi yaar hai jo khushboo ki tarah
Jiski zubaan Urdu ki tarah


Meri sham raat, meri kaai naat
Woh yaar mera saiyya saiyya
Chal chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya
Chal chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya


Chal chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya
Chal chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya


Gul posh kabhi itaraahi kahi
Meheke ke to nazar aajaaye kahi
Gul posh kabhi itaraahi kahi
Meheke ke to nazar aajaaye kahi
Taweez banake pehno use
Ayaat ki tarah mil jaye kahi
Taweez banake pehno use
Ayaat ki tarah mil jaye kahi
Gul posh kabhi itaraahi kahi
Meheke ke to nazar aajaaye kahi


Taweez banake pehno use
Ayaat ki tarah mil jaye kahi


(Woh yaar hai jo imaan ki tarah)
Mera naghma wohi, mera kalma wohi


Mera naghma naghma mera kalma kalma
Mera naghma naghma mera kalma kalma
Mera naghma naghma mera kalma kalma
Mera naghma naghma mera kalma kalma


Yaar misaale os chale
Paav ki tale firdos chale
Kabhi dal dal, kabhi paath paath
Main havape dhundhu uske nishaan
Sar ishq ki chaav chal chaiyya chaiyya
Sar ishq ki chaav chal chaiyya
Paav janaat chale chal chaiyya chaiyya
Paav janaat chale chal chaiyya


Chal chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya
Chal chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya
Chal chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya
Chal chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya


Main uske rup ka sehdai
Woh dhoop chaav sa harjaai
Woh shokh gazal badalta khai
Main rang rup ka saudai


Main rang rup ka saudai

Jinke sar ho ishq ki chaav
Paav ke niche janaat hogi
Jinke sar ho ishq ki chaav
Paav ke niche janaat hogi
Meri sham raat, meri kaai naat
Wohi yaar mera saiyya saiyya


Chal chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya
Chal chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya
Chal chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya
Chal chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya


Sar ishq ki chaav chal chaiyya chaiyya
Sar ishq ki chaav chal chaiyya
Paav janaat chale chal chaiyya chaiyya
Paav janaat chale chal chaiyya


Chal chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya
Chal chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya
Chal chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya
Chal chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya


Woh yaar hai jo khusboo ki tarah
Woh jiski zubaan Urdu ki tarah
Meri sham raat, meri kaai naat
Wohi yaar mera saiyya saiyya
Chal chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya
Chal chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya
Chal chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya
Chal chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya


Chal chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya
Chal chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya
Chal chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya
Chal chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya


Chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya
Chal chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya


Lyrics by Gulzar, music by AR Rehman (AR Rahman), from the film Dil Se


To hear Sukhwindher Singh and Sapna Awasti sing Chaiyya Chaiyya, check Raaga.com's AR Rehman Hindi Music Directors listing for the film Dil Se.

To hear Sukhwindher Singh and Sapna Awasti sing Chaiyya Chaiyya, and watch the clip from the film Dil Se, with Shah Rukh Khan and Malaika Arora doing the famous train dance chroeographed by Farah Khan, click the play button on the YouTube video below:

If the video runs slowly, play it on YouTube.

..Hindi songs, ..songs with YouTube videos, AR Rahman, AR Rehman, Dil Se, Farah Khan, Gulzar, Malaika Arora, Sapna Awasti, Shah Rukh Khan, Sukhwinder Singh

Saturday, March 25, 2006

A Thousand Years

A thousand years, a thousand more,
a thousand times a million doors to eternity.

I may have lived a thousand lives,
a thousand times, an endless-turning stairway climbs
to a tower of souls.

If it takes another thousand years, a thousand wars,
the towers rise to numberless floors in space.

I could shed another million tears, a million breaths,
a million names, but only one truth to face.

A million roads, a million fears,
a million suns, ten million years of uncertainty.

And I could speak a million lies, a million songs,
a million rights, a million wrongs, in this balance of time.

But if there was a single truth, a single light,
a single thought, a singular touch of grace,
then following this single point, this single flame,
the single haunting memory of your face.

I still love you.
I still want you.

A thousand times the mysteries unfold themselves
Like galaxies in my head.

I may be numberless, I may be innocent,
I may know many things, I may be ignorant,
or I could ride with kings and conquer many lands,
or win this world at cards and let it slip my hands.
I could be cannon food, destroyed a thousand times,
reborn as fortune’s child to judge another’s crimes,
or wear this pilgrim’s cloak, or be a common thief.
I’ve kept this single faith, I have but one belief.

I still love you.
I still want you.

A thousand times the mysteries unfold themselves
Like galaxies in my head.

On and on the mysteries unwind themselves,
eternities still unsaid
’til you love me.


By Sting, from the CD Brand New Day

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..English songs, ..songs with YouTube videos, Brand New Day, Sting

Book of My Life

Let me watch by the fire and remember my days,
and it may be the trick of the firelight,
but the flickering pages that trouble my sight
is a book I'm afraid to write.

It's the book of my days, it's the book of my life,
and it's cut like a fruit on the blade of a knife,
and it's all there to see as the section reveals
there's some sorrow in every life.

If it reads like a puzzle, a wandering maze,
and I won't understand 'til the end of my days,
I'm still forced to remember, remember the words of my life.

There are promises broken and promises kept,
angry words that were spoken when I should have wept,
there's a chapter of secrets and words to confess,
if I lose everything that I possess.

There's a chapter on loss, and a ghost who won't die,
there's a chapter on love where the ink's never dry,
there are sentences served in a prison I built out of lies.

Though the pages are numbered, I can't see where they lead.
For the end is a mystery no one can read, in the book of my life.

There's a chapter on fathers, a chapter on sons
there are pages of conflicts that nobody won,
and the battles you lost, and your bitter defeat,
there's a page where we fail to meet.

There are tales of good fortune that couldn't be planned,
there's a chapter on god that I don't understand,
there's a promise of Heaven and Hell, but I'm damned if I see.

Though the pages are numbered, I can't see where they lead.
For the end is a mystery no one can read, in the book of my life.

Now the daylight's returning.
If one sentence is true,
all these pages are burning, and all that's left is you.

Though the pages are numbered, I can't see where they lead.
For the end is a mystery no one can read, in the book of my life.


By Sting, from the CD Sacred Love

..English songs, Sacred Love, Sting

Yeh Jo Des Hai Tera / यह जो देस है तेरा (from Swades)

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Yeh jo des hai tera
swades hai tera
tujhe hai pukara
yeh woh bandhan hai
jo kabhi toot nahin sakta


yeh jo des hai tera
swades hai tera
tujhe hai pukara
yeh woh bandhan hai
jo kabhi toot nahin sakta


mitti ki hai jo khushbhoo
tu kaise bhoolayega
tu chaahe kahin jaaye
tu laut ke aayega
nayi nayi raahon mein
dabbi dabbi aahon mein
khoye khoye dil se tere
koi yeh kahega


yeh jo des hai tera
swades hai tera
tujhe hai pukara
yeh woh bandhan hai
jo kabhi toot nahin sakta


tujhse zindagi hai yeh kahe rahi
sabh to paa liya abh hai kya kami
yunh to saare sukh hai barse
par door tu hai apne ghar se
aa laut chal tu abh deewanae
jahan koi to tujhe apna maane
awaaz de tujhe bulaane wahi des


yeh jo des hai tera
swades hai tera
tujhe hai pukara
yeh woh bandhan hai
jo kabhi toot nahin sakta


yeh pal hai wahi
jis mein hai chuupi
koi ek saadi, saari zindagi
tu na pooch raaste mein kaahe
aaye hain is tarha do raahein
tu hi to hai raah jo sujhaye
tu hi to hai abh to jo yeh bataye
chaahe to kis disha mein jaaye wahi des


yeh jo des hai tera
swades hai tera
tujhe hai pukara
yeh woh bandhan hai
jo kabhi toot nahin sakta


Lyrics by Javed Akhtar, music by AR Rehman (AR Rahman), from the film Swades

To hear AR Rehman sing Ye Jo Des Hai Tera, check Raaga.com's AR Rehman Hindi Music Directors listing for the film Swades.

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..Hindi songs, ..songs with YouTube videos, AR Rahman, AR Rehman, Javed Akhtar, Shah Rukh Khan, Swades

Whenever I Say Your Name

Whenever I say your name,
whenever I call to mind your face
whatever bread's in my mouth,
whatever the sweetest wine that I taste
whenever your memory feeds my soul,
whatever got broken becomes whole
whenever I'm filled with doubts
that we will be together

Wherever I lay me down,
wherever I put my head to sleep
whenever I hurt and cry,
whenever I got to lie awake and weep
whenever I kneel to pray,
whenever I need to find a way
I'm calling out your name

Whenever those dark clouds hide the moon
Whenever this world has gotten so strange
I know that something's gonna change
Something's gonna change

Whenever I say your name, Whenever I say your name,
I'm already praying, I'm already praying
I'm already filled with a joy that I can't explain
Wherever I lay me down,
wherever I rest my weary head to sleep
whenever I hurt and cry,
whenever I got to lie awake and weep
whenever I'm on the floor
whatever it was that I believed before
whenever I say your name,
whenever I say it loud,
I'm already praying

Whenever this world has got me down,
whenever I shed a tear
whenever the TV makes me mad,
whenever I'm paralyzed with fear
whenever those dark clouds fill the sky,
whenever I lose the reason why
whenever I'm filled with doubts
that we will be together

Whenever the sun refuse to shine,
whenever the skies are pouring rain
whatever I lost I thought was mine,
whenever I close my eyes in pain
whenever I kneel to pray,
whenever I need to find a way
I'm calling out your name

Whenever this dark begins to fall
whenever I'm vulnerable and small
whenever I feel like I could die
whenever I'm holding back the tears that I cry

Whenever I say your name, whenever I say your name,
I'm already praying, I'm already praying
Whatever bread's in my mouth,
whatever the sweetest wine that I taste
wherever I lay me down,
wherever I rest my weary head to sleep
whenever I hurt and cry,
whenever I'm forced to lie awake and have to weep
whenever I'm on the floor
whatever it was that I believed before
Whenever I say your name,
whenever I say it loud,
I'm already praying

Whenever I say your name,
no matter how long it takes,
one day we'll be together

Whenever I say your name,
let there be no mistake
that day will last forever


By Sting, from the CD Sacred Love

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..English songs, ..songs with YouTube videos, Mary J. Blige, Sacred Love, Sting

Tu Jahaan / तू जहाँ (from Salaam-Namaste)

tu jahan main wahan
sang sang yuhn chaloon tere
jaise tera aasmaan
tu jahan main wahan
sang sang yuhn chaloon tere
jaise tera aasmaan

jo dhoop nikli chaaya ban jaaonga
jo ho tu akeli saaya ban jaaonga
jo uljhan mein ho mann main behlaoonga


tum aa gaye ho to jeena aaya hai
khushiyon ka tumne yeh jaal bichaya hai
khoya hai khudko ya sabh kuch paaya hai


tu jahan main wahan
sang sang yuhn chaloon tere
jaise tera aasmaan

ho ghum ke badal mujhpe tham jaane de
bechainiyo ko mujhse takraane de
dukhti ho koi baat mujhpe aane de


dil sochta tha ke koi apna ho
koi raaz na ho jo usse rakhna ho
aankhein na kholoon main shayad sapna ho


tu jahan main wahan
sang sang yuhn chaloon tere
jaise tera aasmaan



By Vishal-Shekar, from the film Salaam Namaste

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