Zindagi k Safar me( lament or life?)

ज़िन्दगी के सफ़र में 
गुज़र जाते हैं जो मकाम
वो फिर नहीं आते
वो फिर नहीं आते

फूल खिलते हैं
लोग मिलते हैं
फूल खिलते हैं
  लोग मिलते हैं

मगर पतझड़ में
जो फूल मुरझा जाते हैं
वो बहारों के आने से खिलते नहीं
कुछ लोग एक रोज़ 
जो बिछड़ जाते हैं
वो हजारों के 
आने से मिलते नहीं
उम्र भर चाहे कोई 
पुकारा करे उनका नाम वो फिर नहीं आते…

source: https://www.hinditracks.in/zindagi-ke-safar-mein-hindi-lyrics-kishor-kumar

The moments that you pass
in the journey of life
don’t return
never return

flowers bloom
people meet
they bloom
they meet

the flowers which
die in the fall
don’t bloom again
with spring
people who one day
we part from
they don’t return
with arrival of thousands
even when for a lifetime
one calls their name


my attempt at translation

listen to the song once while reading.

Zindagi k Safar me, music by RD Burman, singer- Kishore Kumar, lyrics- Anand bakshi

I don’t usually share songs, but this song, ‘Zindagi k Safar me’ got me hooked. Maybe it’s the simple, pleasant music of RD Burman, the melodious voice of Kishore da or the beautiful lamenting lyrics by Anand Bakshi. My better guess is the harmony of all, enchants you. What is surprising is, there is no other fantasy world they are talking about, where you fly and have superpowers or a perfect escape for our anxious generation. Rather it presents life in the bare face of it, that things that pass do not return, like the flowers which fell in autumn. It doesn’t advice to cherish people because of uncertainties or tries to console you continuously. It merely states the fact, some people shall leave you, you may try to make them stay, you may succeed and sometimes you don’t. This is what it is, it is past you now.

garden flowers staring in the sky, dancing with the wind to a beautiful song

I think my journey with this song is, initially listening with a sorrowful heart and singing the lyrics as a lament to, acceptance and enjoying the melody with a calm and light one, and saving the song as the best slice-of-life i came across.


Any more good songs you would like to suggest, I am all ears!

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5 Replies to “Zindagi k Safar me( lament or life?)”

  1. Some old classic are real beauty to hear!!😅😅
    And one of my favorite of all time,

    Zindagi ek safar hain suhana
    Yaha kal kya ho, kisne jana

    Chadh taaron se chalna hai aage
    Asmaanon se badna hai aage
    Pichhe reh jayega yeh zamana
    Yahan kal kya ho kisne jaana
    Zindagi ek safar hai suhana
    Yahan kal kya ho kisne jaana!!

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  2. हमारा अपना पल
    शामिल है
    मूर्त
    अतीत
    यहाँ और अभी

    लक्ष्य
    भविष्य में
    वहाँ इंतज़ार कर रहे हैं
    बिना वापसी
    मौत

    हममें
    देखो है
    परिदृश्य में
    वो आत्मा

    जो मीट में
    पूर्वजों
    और वे बच्चे
    अभी तक नहीं
    जन्म के बाद
    बाहों में
    मां हैं

    बच्चे का नाम
    माँ के मुँह से
    सितारों से
    ब्रह्मांड में निर्धारित

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