Ya Rabba!

17 03 2010

One of the songs you are tempted to listen to over and over again….

Ya Rabba!
Pyaar hai ya sazaa, aye mere dil bata?
Tootata kyon nahi dard ka silsila?

Is this love or a punishment, oh my heart tell me?
why does it not break, the sequence of pain?

Iss pyaar mein hon kaise kaise imntihaan
Ye pyaar likhe kaisi kaisi dastaan

What kinds of tests are there in this love
What kind of stories does this love write

Ya rabba de de koi jaan bhi agar
Dilbar pe ho na, dilbar pe ho na koi asar

Oh God, even if someone gives up his life
It has no effect at all on the lover

Kaisa hai safar wafa ki manzil ka
Naa hai koi hal dilon ki mushkil ka

What is this journey to the destination of loyalty
There is no solution to the trials of heart.

Dhadkan dhadkan bikhri ranjishein
Saansein saansein tooti bandishein

In every beat (of the heart) there are complaints scattered
In every breath the rhythm of music breaks

Kahin to har lamha honton pe fariyaad hai
Kisi ki duniya chaahat mein barbaad hai

Somewhere there is a plea to God in every moment
Someone’s world is destroyed in desire/love

Koi na sune sisakati aanhon ko
Koi na thaame tadapati baahon ko

No one listens to the sobbing eyes
No one holds the agonizing arms

Aadhi aadhi puri khwaishein
Tooti phooti sab farmaaishein

Half fulfilled are dreams/wishes
Requests are all broken.

Kahin shak hain kahin nafrat ki deewaar hai
Kahin jeet mein bhi shamil pal-pal haar hain

There is suspicion sometime and a wall of hatred at other times
Defeat is entrenched every moment in victory somewhere

Na poocho dard bandon se
Hnsi kaisi khushi kaisi…?

Don’t ask people what pain is
what happiness and what laughter…?

Musibat sar pe rehati hain
Kabhi kaisi kabhi kaisi

There is always some kind of trouble brewing
Sometimes like this and sometimes like that

O Rabba….

Oh God!