Friday, September 16, 2005

Songs of a Lifetime - 2

The next song in the series.
This is the perfect traveller's tune, so to speak. I remember when I first left the country, this song used to sound so true. Still does. I guess one can use it as a metaphor for life. One is never stationary. You keep moving from place to place, from experience to experience and from time to time. In a sense, all of us are travellers.
Kishore's soulful rendition of this track makes it all the more special.
Film-Namkeen, Lyrics-That man Gulzar again!, Music-RD Burman, Vocals-Kishore Kumar

Rah pe rahte hain,
Yaadon pe basar karte hain,
Khush raho, ehele watan,
Hum to safar karte hain.

Jal gaye jo dhoop mein to, saaya ho gaye,
Aasman ka koi kona, thoda so gaye,
Jo guzar jaati hai, bas, uspe guzar karte hai.

Udte pairon ke tale jab beheti hai zameen,
Mudke ke humne koi manzil dekhi hi nahin,
Raat din, rah pe hum, shyaam o saher karte hain.

Aise ujde aashiyan mein, tinke ud gaye,
Bastiyon tak aate aate, raste mud gaye,
Hum thaher jaye jahan, usko shaher kahte hain.

Rah pe rahte hain,
Yaadon pe basar karte hain,
Khush raho, ehele watan,
Hum to safar karte hain.


Cheers!
Abhishek.

2 comments:

Cogito said...

Nice Song. I love the RDB-Gulzar-Kishore combo. Gulzar's writing style is "unique" .

Btw, thought "Musafir Hoon Yaaro (again the same combo !) was the traveler's signature song. This one is good too.

callme9 said...

Really nice song..

Its lyrics imparts impression of a dull laziness, which is so soulful. I serached for the song through various sites offering free listening service. But failed after repeated trials.

I think 'Aate Jaate Khubsurat Awara Sadko Pe..." is also a nice track..