A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence

After yesterday’s long trip to Napa and back….I was kind a tired and was just going through Manish’s blog when I saw that I have been tagged :D…well its not so often that Manish involves himself in the tag-game so when he tagged me…I readily accepted and not only that but also the topic is Music :D…how can I be away from my soul – Music !!!!
Hence…it goes like this:

1. Your favourite lyricist and the lyrics you remember the most..
This is a very tough question specially when a person has more than one as favourite… :D…and I want to give credit to all my fav lyricsts…that’s just the way I am…want to give equal credits 😀 though it’s a tough job to select…as there are more than one of these each lyricts creations 😀



[For my friends who don’t understand Hindi – 😉 poet says that his life always without a knock says- without any shore, you flow…how do u live such a lonely life…but then there is this imagination or conjecture who walks by my heart and it seems someone has come or someone just left by – around there]

Javed Akhtar:

mai.n ne dil se kahaa
ai diivaane bataa
jab se ko_ii milaa
tuu hai khoyaa huaa
ye kahaanii hai kyaa
hai ye kyaa silasilaa
ai diivaane bataa

[I asked my heart, hey madman tell me since you have met someone you are always lost, tell me what’s this story all about and what’s this sequence tell me madman]

Ahmed Faraz:
Khush huaa ai dil ke muhabbat to nibhaa dii tuune
log uja.D jaate hai.n anjaam se pahale pahale

[am happy for my heart at least it fulfilled the part of loving, as people waste there entire life before it gets to the end of it]

2. Your favourite song on friendship..
I don’t know but whenever I think or listen to this song from ‘Sholay-movie’ it makes me very emotional as it reminds me of my friends and the relation and the emotion that I share with them….

Ye dosti hum nahi todenge, todenge dam magar tera saath na chorenge 😀

[This friendship of ours we will not break, life may break but will not break the companionship]

3. Which song are you humming today?

Phir gulaabon ka mausam khila hai
Phir koi yaad aane laga hai
Dur khulti hui khidkiyon mein
Koi angadaiyan le raha hai
– sung by Jaswinder Singh and yeah not Jagu 😀

[Its again the season of roses that’s blooming, and at such time it reminds me of someone, seems like far away through those opened windows, someone is taking out there tiredness…its more or less poetic word as for a women when she gets up in the morning from her sleep…]

4. One song which brings tears to your eyes

Tujh se naraaz nahi zindagii,hairan hoon mein,
Tere masoom sawalon se pareshaan hoon mein!

Jine ke liye socha hee nahi dard sambhalne honge
Muskurayein to muskurane ke karz ootarne honge
Muskuraon kabhi to lagta hai jaise honton pe karz rakha hai

[am not unhappy with you life, but am surprized. Coz of your innocent questions which makes me worried. As I never thought to live I have to preserve all my pains and to smile, I will have to repay the interest and hence when I smile also I feel as if some debt is kept on me]

This song specially when Anup Ghoshal sings it literally makes me feel the poet’s heart!!! No matter how much I have tried but this song always drags me to listen to the lyrics carefully and think deep into the meaning of it!!!! I love this song!!!!

Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness. ~Maya Angelou, Gather Together in My Name

5. A song which gives you hope,reason to try again and again,a reason to say that life is beautiful:)…
Someone related this song to my personality…until then I never heard this ghazal but when I did…I felt proud about the way person thinks about me and the way I reflect on my people’s mind :D…but then this one really makes me feel for three reasons…1. ofcourse that person related this to me and 2. the lyrics and 3. its sung by Jagu 😀

Zindagi mein sada muskurate raho
Faasle kam karo dil milate raho

[In life always keep smiling, even though there is distance keep the heart united]

6.When you want to be with yourself,silent and content but with music,which song would that be?

This song always touches my inner chord and believe me the lyrics and the way Jagu has sung this…takes me far away from this world…one can listen to this on my radio blog

muu.Nh kii baate.n sune har ko_ii, dil kaa dard na jaane kaun aavaazo.n ke baazaaro.n me.n Khaamoshii pahachaane kaun

vo meraa aa_iinaa hai mai.n us kii parachhaa_ii huu.N mere hii ghar me.n rahataa hai, mujh jaisaa hii jaane kaun

[What we say from mouth everyone listens but no one listens the pains of the heart, in the midst of noisy market no one recognizes silence. That seems my mirror and am its shadow, in my house there lives someone who resembles like me but don’t know who?]

Without music life would be a mistake. ~Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

7.If you have to express your love for someone with a song which would that be?
It’s a very old song…ofcourse its near to my heart coz of Gulzar…and its sung by Late Hemant Kumar- I love his voice and the gesture with which his voice takes waves 😀

tum pukaar lo, tumhaaraa intajaar hain khwaab chun rahee hain raat bekaraar hain honthh pe liye huye, dil kee baat hum jaagate rahenge aaur, kitanee raat hum muftasar see baat hai, tum se pyaar hain

dil bahal to jaayegaa, is khayaal se haal mil gayaa tumhaaraa, apane haal se raat ye karaar kee, bekaraar hain tumhaaraa intajaar hai.. pukar lo ..

[Call me as am waiting for you, night is restless as my dreams are picking up! Just one thing on my lips that’s from my heart, how many nights will I be awake like this – its just the simple and gratis matter that I love you! I can console my heart by knowing your situation in this restless night..its all that I am waiting for you so please call me… some where there ;)]

8. Five Songs which you listen to the most ?
This is something which I don’t think is easier for any music lover…coz one listens to there favs but also explores…more and more…of it! But since its only five …to be listed here am going as: since its about Hindi music, am not adding my English craze! 😀

· Dil ko thaama oonka daman tham ke
· Paas rehata hai dur rehata hai
· Gulshan ki faqat phulon se nahi
· Ab to hai tum se har khushi apni
· Do deewane shehar mein

Music is vibration. So are human beings at their most basic level and so “Music Lover” is an expression of the sensual blending of two forms of the same thing intertwined in an expression of love.

Play the music, not the instrument. ~Author Unknown


15 thoughts on “A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence

  1. U have done a grea job of the tag!! 🙂Gulzar is my fav lyricist too!! 🙂 And tujhse naaraaz nahin… an all time fav!! 🙂Fine list of songs, u have put up there!! What a wonderful way to start my day! Thx!!!! 🙂

  2. dawn,,,,can’t help!! have to comment again!!//muu.Nh kii baate.n sune har ko_ii, dil kaa dard na jaane kaun aavaazo.n ke baazaaro.n me.n Khaamoshii pahachaane kaun//amazing!!!!! loved the lyrics..thanks to have that on your blog!

  3. When i created this tag i had some specific people to tag,friends whom i know live wiht music all their lifes,and one such person is Manishji,and when he tagged you i knew you will do justice to this meme,i am glad to have come here to read the post,and i feel so good to have done so.thankyou.alapanahttp://aalapana.blogspot.com

  4. Hmmmmm DON itte sare achche songs aur tumne to ghazals bhi chuni hain ki is tag ko 10 bar bhi karein to shayad more than 50% songs change ho jayein.Needless to say mere doston mein har kisi ko ek doosre ke tag mein included song utne hi pasand aaye honge jitne unke khud ke.So it was nice to go thru ur list, really enjoyed it 🙂 though I expected one more song there :pChupke se Chupke se Raat ki Chaadar tale 🙂Kuch yaad aaya !

  5. <>sujit<>: Thanks so much dear…am so glad to see u hereCheers<>velu nair<>: WOW good to hear that…as I remember u like Jagu’s ghazals too :D..am happy to hear that you liked the selections, thanks so much dearCheers<>keshi<>: Thanks Sis…I hope u enjoyed even though it was Hindi…I tried my best 😉Cheers dear<>rachana<>: Oh dear! You know any music lover will be in ur situation…as I know when you listen to the songs…your emotions will pour-in :D…I feel good when people listen to the radio blog and appreciate what they are listening :D…am glad dear, Thanks so much!!!Cheers<>Alapana<>: Welcome to my blog dear…am glad to see you here 😀 and thanks for letting me know that I made this tag-game worth instead of ruining it :D! Please do come again…Cheers<>manish<>: Ohhhhhhh Manish….how can you be so sure….gosh! I wrote that song and then deleted thinking am adding too many of them…:D…I did write that one as I do listen to those and yeah I remember everything related to that :D….in fact I wanted to insert this song some where or the other so I was tried to add in friendship question 😉 but then it has no correlation and hence with heavy heart had to delete from the list! But its true…tags for such things may not end anywhere :D! Thank you for including me in it and showing that faith about my love for music 😀Cheers dear<>pria<>: Hey dear…am so glad to hear that…it’s a worth post now I feel 😀Thanks a lotttttttCheers dear

  6. Wow!!! You have a vivid choice!!!!!And the TAG is simply gr8.I too love Muhn ki baat sune har koi….by Jagit Singh…And the lyrics are written by Nida Fazli.Loved your gr8 answers…:)

  7. Hi Dawn,Just visited your blog following a link from Manish ji’s blog.It’s amazing but just 10 minutes ago, I’ve posted “Tum pukaar lo” on my blog as well…it truly is a beautiful number. Liked the other songs u have mentioned as well.

  8. <>sunil parmar<>: Thanks Sunil for liking them and yeah Nida Fazli has written some amazing ones which even in films have been used..!am glad u liked the choices 😀Cheers<>neptune<>: Welcome to my blog dear…and after reading ur comment ek sher yaad aagaya :D… arz kiya hai… “kisi ke aane se saqi ke hosh aise oorhe sharaab seekh pe dali kabaab sheehi mein” 😀am glad Manish ji ke zariye hee sahi aap aaye to aur ye jaankar khushi hui ke hum –aap ki pasand bhi ek hai 😀please do come againCheers

  9. You might be surprised to hear this but I have never ever heard of any songs that you have mentioned here. On the plus point, I am glad you did mention them. I feel that I don’t need listen to them, cuz the lyrics are just sooo beautiful. A very nice collection indeed….quite touching.

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