Friday, September 7, 2007

Ek Geet Hijar da

Ek Geet Hijar Da
Ajj asaan ve bolna / Today I shall speak
Ajj kise na tokna / Today I shan't be stopped
Lekh ve jindrhi da / The script of destiny
Ajj asaan ve bhogna / Today I shall live it

Na roveen meet moiyan te mere / Don't cry at my death my Friend
Na paavin vainh moiyan te / Don't sing mournful tunes
Tu gaaveen geet / Sing instead this song
Ek geet / This Song

Kal jo beet gaya / Yesterday, all that passed
Na beeteya O jo beet gaya / Hasn't passed but remains with me
Sool mere seene / A thorn in my heart
Vairi khob gaya / Driven by Foe

Keetey main sab chaare / I've used all options
Saarey upaa haare / All cures have failed
Ehda 'laaj bas ek geet / The only cure is this song
Ek geet hijar da / A song of longing

Ek geet hijar da / A song of longing
Ek geet sabar da / A song of restraint
Ek geet karam da / A song of kindness
Ek geet reham da / A song of mercy

Ek geet milan da / A song of union
Ek geet balan da / A song of burning
Ek geet gunaah da / A song of Sin
Ek geet panaah da / A song of pardon

Ek geet, Ek geet, Ek geet / A song, A song, A song

Hunh na kujh disda / Now I see nothing
Hunh na kujh sujhda / Now I can't grasp anything
Zehar naseebaan da / Since the poison of the fate
Ajj asaan jo peeta / Has been mine to drink

Sa'te taras kareen / Have mercy on me
Na lekha mera mangii / Don't ask for my liabilities
Ve tu sunii eh mera geet / Just listen this song of mine

Vekheen zara / Look here
Na hove kharaab / Don't let it go waste
Boohey tere, hanju mera / This teardrop of mine
Ho jaave tere dar te manzoor / Let it be accepted at your gate
Mere Huzoor / My Master

Eh geet hijar da / This song of longing
Eh geet sabar da / This song of restraint
Eh geet karam da / This song of kindness
Eh geet reham da / This song of mercy

Eh geet milan da / This song of union
Eh geet balan da / This song of burning
Eh geet gunaah da / This song of Sin
Eh geet panaah da / This song of pardon

Not sure how many of you know about Rabbi Shergill. You might be able to recall if I tell you that he was the singer of the famour 'Bulla ki jaana' song...

I first listened to his full album around one and half years back. Everytime I listen to his songs, they become more and more 'a part of me'. His style is sufi-rock with a touch of folk. The lyrics are beautiful and some of the thoughts and words used are quite uncommon. His music is really a class apart.

The full album 'Rabbi'(2005) is simply awesome.. Bulla ki jaana and tere bin have already been hits, but even the lesser known songs are superb.


Manee said...

11 March!!! I thought so!! YOu simply had to be a water sign!!

And waonder! :-)

Puneet Sethi said...

Due apologies before hand .. I read this post thinking the post title to be " Ek geet Hijre ka " lol.. n i was wonderin what is it that has caught you attention in that ... but once again it was my dumb head mind trying to show me things which werent :)
BTW I like Rabbi too .. and to tell u the truth when i heard Bullha ki jana main kaun for the first time .. i thought it meant ...Bullah's girlfriend ( Jana ) is a lady named Maikaun( some arbit Arabic name ) ..but it was my dumb mind again playing its usual role :))