Chal

Phir umeed tu ek kiran le ke aayi hai,
Phir mere saamne hayaat e rusvaayi hai

Again, hope, you have brought a ray with you
Again, ahead of me is the journey of rejection

Yeh kiran bhi tu apne saath le chal
Dagaa ke raaste hote hain kuchh ojhal ojhal

Take this ray (of hope) with you when you go
The paths of betrayal (which you tread) are a bit treacherous

Waqt to guzarta jaata raha
Tham to hum gaye the
Vaheen jahaan ham kadamon ke nishaan
Mere aasoo-on se nam rahe the

Time, it kept on passing
It was I(we) who had stopped
Just where our footprints (then together)
Were damp with my tears

And a better version from Tahir bhai (Dr. Tahir Zaidi)

Waqt kyon rukta wo badhta raha/
tham se to hum gaye the/
jahan ruki thi main intezar mein/
qadmon ke nishan nam the aansuon se mere

Why would time stop, it kept going
It was I who had stopped
Where I had stopped – waiting for you
(Our) footprints were damp from my tears


Tere kadam badte rahe mere dam ko liye
Apne taaron ki chamak bhi tumko thi diye
Ab bhi tanik khanak thi jo baaki
Kya rakhenge khud mein bhatakne ke liye

Your footsteps walked away taking my breath with them
I had already given the stars (of my eyes) to you
There was just this little music (rhythm) left
Why would I keep that.. just to wander, lost in myself

Chalta rah, par yeh yaad rakhna saathi
Tere saath chaltaa hain mera jo kuchh baaki
Har laali mein basi hain mere honthon ki mehek
Har syahi mein ghuli gesuon ki jhalak
Har ishaare mein tere, ab bhi mera saaya hai
Tere khone mein bhi tune mujhko hi paaya hai

Keep walking, but remember this my companion
It walks with you, whatever is left of me
In every red you will find the scent of my lips
In every black you will find mixed a glimpse of my tresses
In every gesture (you make), there is still a shadow of me
Even in losing me, you still have gained only me.

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2 thoughts on “Chal”

  1. M…sure . would love to see an extended version of this ….

    This >>>

    Agar tu ittefaqan mil bhi jaaye
    Teri furkat ke sadmein kam na honge

  2. Waah waah
    Extended version is even better …. 🙂

    Kaun hai woh jo tumahre dilo Dimaag par hai Chaaya
    Har waqt jiska khayal Kabhi udaasi, Kabhi hansi le aaya
    Khushnaseeb woh jinhe maloom nahi kya yeh moh maaya
    Khona paana khojna sab jeevan maaya khel
    Tu unmukt parinda main Sufi maula kya tera mera mel 🙂

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