Saturday, September 02, 2006

Dard se mera daaman bhar de...

dard se mera daaman bharde, ya allah
phir chahe deewana karde, ya allah

(Fill my lap with pain, and make me insane if you desire)

maine tujh se chand sitare kab mange,
roushan dil, bedaar nazar de, ya allah

(I never asked you for moon or stars, But give me a heart that is enlightened and eyes that are lit)

suraj si ek cheez to hum sab dekh chuke,
sachmuch ki ab koi saher de, ya allah

(We have all seen the sun, But show us now a dawn that is for real)

ya dharti ke zakhmon per marham rakhde,
ya mera dil patthar kar de, ya allah

(Take away the pains of this earth, Or make my heart into a stone)

It has been around ten years that I heard this song for the first time and it has haunted me ever since. "Dard se mera daaman bhar de" is a beautiful, soulful number sung by the one-and-only Lata Mangeshkar. The pathos and the helplessness that comes out of the song is a heart-wrenching experience and it is a tribute to both the singer and the lyricist.

Listen to the song here.

Singer: Lata Mangeshkar
Album: Sajda
Lyricist: Qateel Shafai
Music: Jagjit Singh


Anonymous said...

Dude! that was probably the most soulful rendition I've heard of Lata 'yet'.....just goes to show that I havent really heard too many eh? But that song was beautiful...

can you not make a sidebar on your blog with a listing of some good 'old' hindi songs? gulzar/latha/rd/sd types?


direkishore said...

@Guru I am glad you liked it. I will try to do such a listing sometime.

Shyam said...

Neat song. Apt choice.
So deep in thought!

direkishore said...

@shyam true!

molarbear's posts said...

lovely...enjoyed listening to that very much.

LJ deponti

direkishore said...

@deponti I am glad!

BlueOpal said...

Dard ke rishta hi toh rishton mei rishta hai..
I loved the number. Thx for posting

BlueOpal said...

Dard ka rishta hi toh riston mei rista hota hai.. i loved the number.. thx for posting

direkishore said...

@blueopal thanks for stopping by.

Anonymous said...

Whenever i hear this song i dnt knw y bt tears roll out of my eyes automatically.
I nvr cry bt this song makes me i guess coz i relate to this song much.
Thanks for posting this song here.


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