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From the movie Hello, lyrics penned by Jalees Sherwani, who I am fangirling like mad right now, sung by Sonu Nigam and others. One of the reviews I read called this song an item number, and I was like, whatever, you're an item number but considering that the average Bollywood lyrics are variations of you're my whole world, you're my entire life, I would like to stare at your eyes for all eternity because I am just that boring, I don't think it would be premature to call it one of the best songs of the year. I also thought the production worked overall, though it was a bit much at times; I would've scaled back, removed some flourishes. But it did have a good beat, and Sonu Nigam's voice is always nice, and I loved the chorus at 1:13, when they sung मैं अपने रब का बंदा हूँ बंदा अपने रब का बंदा हूँ, the way it was so low and resonant and almost menacing.

मेरा अपना फलक है
मेरे अपने सितारे हैं
मेरे अपने तूफ़ान हैं
मेरे अपने किनारे हैं

मैं अपने रब का बंदा हूँ बंदा अपने रब का बंदा हूँ
मैं अपने रब का बंदा हूँ बंदा हूँ अपने रब का बंदा हूँ

आने वाला कल तो जादू चलाएगा
फिर तो कल का हर पल अपना हो जायेगा
देखी हमने देखी दुनिया करीब से
मिलता है जो मिलता हैं वो नसीब से

पल में कुछ होता नही
पल में कुछ मिलता नही
सब कहने की बात है

मेरी अपनी हिम्मत है
मेरे अपने सहारे हैं
मेरे अपने तूफ़ान हैं
मेरे अपने किनारे हैं

मैं अपने रब का बंदा हूँ बंदा अपने रब का बंदा हूँ
मैं अपने रब का बंदा हूँ मैं अपने रब का बंदा हूँ

जीना मरना कब है अपने हाथ में
वोही जाने सब हैं जिसके हाथ में
चंदा सूरज तारे सब तो अपने हैं
झिल मिल झिल मिल सारे अपने सपने है

जीना ही दस्तूर है
मंजिल कितनी दूर है
कितनी अजीब यह बात है

मेरी अपनी दुनिया हैं
मेरे अपने नजारे हैं
मेरे अपने तूफ़ान हैं
मेरे अपने किनारे हैं

मैं अपने रब का बंदा हूँ बंदा अपने रब का बंदा हूँ
मैं अपने रब का बंदा हूँ बंदा अपने रब का बंदा हूँ ...


I have my own sky
I have my own stars
I have my own storms
I have my own harbors

I belong to my own god, to my own god
I belong to my own god, to my own god

The one who comes tomorrow will cast illusions
Then tomorrow each moment will be mine
We have observed this world closely
What happens, happens because of fate

There's nothing in the moment
Nothing happens in the moment
This is what everyone says


I have my own strength
I have my own support
I have my own storms
I have my own harbors

I belong to my own god, to my own god
I belong to my own god, to my own god

When is living, dying in our hands
It's in the hands of the one who knows everything
The sun and the stars burning are all mine
Our dreams are all glittering

Living is this path
Its destination is so far
It is such a strange thing


I have my own world
I have my own spectacles
I have my own storms
I have my own harbors

I belong to my own god, to my own god
I belong to my own god, to my own god...


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Latika's Theme

From Slumdog Millionaire (Latika seems to get more of a voice in the soundtrack than she ever gets in the movie). Sung, or rather hummed, by Suzanne, produced by AR Rahman. Quite ethereal and lovely.

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Why

I was feeling nostalgic, so I put this song on my playlist. I could never get into the other songs by Stabbing Westward, but this one - it spoke to my teenage soul, and I drove my roommate crazy with how much I used to listen to it. XD And I still love it, how it starts off eerie and discordant and then the chords and the beat resolve themselves, how low and quiet Christopher Hall's voice is until it picks up power at I need someone/ to break the silence/ screaming in my head, and then everything turns and fades when he says in my soul. Just a great song - lyrics and production and everything.

I am not here
I think I've never
been here at all or ever will
I feel like a place
where no one goes anymore

why can't you see that everything's broken
and why can't you see that my life's turned gray
I can't believe in anything sacred
when I don't believe that I am real

I need someone to
break the silence
screaming in my head and
in my soul

it seems so bizarre
but none of this matters
thoughts disappear and hopes have died
but now I am safe nothing can hurt me
here

why can't you see my need for forgiveness
the truth and the lies so confused as one
I can't believe in anything sacred
when I don't believe in
anything

I need someone to
break the silence
screaming in my head and
in my soul

I am alone
locked in my memories
there's nowhere left for me to hide
but I am not real
I've made all I am
with lies

why does it seem that everything's different
why does it seem that only you are real
I don't believe in anything sacred
so why do I feel so damned alone

I need someone to
break the silence...
screaming in my head
and in my soul


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Ishmeet - Masha Allah (youtube vid, and after the song he starts crying over his pre-recorded piece on his mother and then his mother comes out and he smiles and says "that's the biggest surprise I can ever get" still crying and *heartbreaks*)
Ishmeet - Kal Ho Na Ho (youtube vid)
Ishmeet - Chal Pyar Karegi (youtube vid)
Ishmeet - Dithe Sabhe Thanv (mediafire mp3)

The singer, Ishmeet Singh, won one of the Indian versions of American Idol (though it really should be the other way around, because in India shows like that have been going on for a really long time), and released an album, and went to Maldives for a performance, where he was found drowned in his hotel pool. The police still don't know who killed him, though one of my friends is convinced that the mafia was behind it because evidently they control everything in the industry?

He was still a teenager, a boy with a beautiful voice, and he died alone and so far from home. The last song is a devotional song from Sat Sri Ankal, a movie about a religious figure, something like that, and was released a few months after he'd died, with him singing lines such as I've been to all the places/ and in none did I see you/ none were yours.

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