Sunday, January 01, 2012

Ay hairathe

The Ay Hairathe song is one of my all time favourites. The music is well, mellifluous, and the lyrics, lilting. But, what does it mean? Well, here are the lyrics with translation from hindilyrics.net. Sit back and enjoy.

dam dara dam dara, chashm chashme nam - 2
sun mere hum dum

listen, my soulmate

hamesha ishq mein hi jeena
always live in love

ay hairathe aashiqui jagaa math
oh wonderous love, don't ever wake up

pairon se zameen zameen lagaa math
don't let your feet touch the ground

ay hairathe aashqui

kyon urdu faarsi bolthe ho
why do you talk urdu and farsi

das kehthe ho do tolthe ho
you say ten when you mean two

jhooton ke shehenshah bolo na
you king of liars, don't talk!

kabhi jhaankhon meri aankhen
look into my eyes sometimes

sunaaye ek daastaan jo honton se kholona
they tell a story which cannot be put into words


do char maheen se lamhon mein
sometimes, in a few months

umron ke hisaab bhi hothe hain
a lifetime can be gauged

jinhen dekha nahin kal tak kahin bhi
one who has never been seen before

ab kok mein woh chahre bothe hain
is now forming a face in my womb