Friday, 21 November 2008

Ek arsey se

This is "our" first output of collaboration. Yep, this time it's not me alone. Th beautiful lyrics are written by my friend, Sadia, who also with Tanveer have made this beautiful video.

Hope you guys will like it.

Friday, 11 July 2008

Haseen Chaand

A double treat for my readers - since I was inactive for long, I thought of putting up two pieces at the same time. Heavy dose for you guys?? :P

Phool khilte hain baharon mein gar jo aate ho tum
Jo na bhi aawo toh mitte rahe ye gul phir bhi,

Saansein meri ruk-ruk ke chalti hain jo na ho tum
Aur jo ho bhi tum to rukti nahi kambhakt phir bhi,

Zinda hua raat ki chaa gaya taaron ka jaal
Saba ki yaad mein rota hai ye dil phir bhi,

Aayi hai maut bankar abki saba ki khusboo
Na bhoolega dil sab me uge haseen chaand ko phir bhi.

Chand umeedein chand fasaane

Avid readers of Urdu poetry would definitely find shades of Firakh Gorakhpuri in this piece (specially in the last couplet). The title is borrowed from Mehndi Hassan's famous ghazal - bhooli beesri chand umeedein, chand fasaane yaad aaye.

Bewafa jo hue tum to koi shikwa bhi nahi
Mit gayi ho ranjishein saari kuch aisa bhi nahi,

Dard to hai dil mein ki tum chodh gaye mujhko
Rok loon tere qadmon ko, dard itna bhi nahi,

Ab tammanna bhi nahi, na koi khwaeish hi rahi
Shab-e-firaaq magar shaam-e-besahar ho, aisa bhi nahi,

Chand umeedein, chand fasaane, sab adhoore hi rahe
Niyat-e-mohabbat to paak thi, aadmi wo magar achcha bhi nahi.

Thursday, 10 April 2008

Azal ki pukaar

Azal ki pukaar

Raat ke akelepan mein
Bayaaz-e-paak kafan odhe
Ye kiski rooh chali aati hai
Aahistaa se paas mere,

Benazeer si aankhein jiski
Ghoorti hai mujhe sargoshi se
Aur poochti hai kuch dilsoz sawal
masoom sile labon se,

Uske saath mein,
Khudh ko aur bhi tanha pata hoon
Ye aaghaaz hai aakhir-e-shab ki
Ya azal ki pukaar,

Shikast-e-saaz ke phailey iss shor mein
Uske ankahi lafzon ke samandar mein,
Khudh ko utarta paata hoon.

Again, to help my readers, I am doing an English "version" and not translation.

Mysterious Night

Shrouded in mystery, in this lonely night
Someone walks up to me,
And sits beside,

With myriad expressions in her eyes
She stares me,
With her lips still unmoved
She asks thousand questions to me,

In her company
I get more saddened,
I wonder if this is the beginning of the last night,
Or the call of the destiny,

The uproar of the silence overwhelmes me,
And, I find myself drowning
in the ocean of her unspoken words.

Monday, 31 March 2008

Tum Bin

This is my fifth composition. If you think I have become prolific, then blame it on my talent :P (pun intended!!)

But this track has a history: this was inspired by a music track called "fizzer" composed by a fellow artist of the www.kompoz.com. He wanted someone to write lyrics and add vocals to his music track.

So here are the lyrics:

Tum bin jeeya jaaye na,
Jeeya jaaye na, jeeya jaaye na,

Saanson ki dhadkan mein
Tum ho mere base,

Waqt ye kahin, phir gir ke
Lamhon ke paav, yun chun ke
Bone lage, khwaab naye,
Aarzoo hai ye, phir dil ki
Saath ho hum, yun phir se
Katti nahi, ye ghadi,

Saanson ki dhadkan mein
Tum ho mere base,

Jaano na ye dil ki lagan,
Mere mann ki agan
Nahi bujhti hai tere bina,
Mausam yun badle ki,
Pal mein ye sadiyaan
Bikhar ke, kho gayi kahan

Tum bin jeeya jaaye na,
Jeeya jaaye na, jeeya jaaye na.

You can listen to it by clicking on the right hand video box, or by clicking the link given below.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfESOiT75nU

Monday, 24 March 2008

Mora Sajna

This is my fourth composition. As usual the audio quality is not great; actually had a very hard time recording this one (because of software bugs). Also it has something to do with my audio-visual "management skills" (someone would get the pun, I am sure :D). I am giving the lyrics here:

Dekho aaye na, mora sajna
Tarsat ankhiyaan, beetaaye raina..

Nit chedh jaaye, jaaye sakhiyaan
Raakh si kaali, kaali ratiyaan,
Birha ki aag lagaye re,
Dekho aaye na, mora sajna...

Jaagi si aankhon mein chaand jaage,
Soyi si palkon ko kaun jagaye,
Kaise bhool jaawun piya ki wo batiyaan
Yaad mohe sataye re,

Dekho aaye na, mora sajna.

Click on the link below, or on the first video bar on the top right.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHQ7IefFyP4

Sunday, 24 February 2008

Yakeen

Ajeeb hai dard-e-dil ki taseer goya,
Dard mein jeena hi ise raas aaya,
Badhne de Firaaq ki ghadiyaan kuch aur pal,
Syaah-e-sab mein hi ise mehtaab nazar aaya.

Kahe the wo ki humsafar honge,
Kahe the wo ki ba-wafa honge,
Khoobsoorti itni ki dil-e-nadaan ko,
Unki har baat par yakeen aaya.

Saturday, 26 January 2008

Tum nahi ho kaheen - with music

This is very crude at present, but you can have a listen. This is my earlier song, Tum nahi ho kaheen, with music-tracks.

Sunday, 20 January 2008

Bekhudi kab talak

Phir saamna ho aaj ka
Ki baad muddat ho gayi,
Ghumshuda palon ka katra
Behta rahoon kab talak,

Kis makaam par pahunchaan hoon main
Ki ashq bhi sookh gaye,
Laut lein us hujoom mein
Ye bekhudi kab talak.