Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Life is Sun, Love is Shade - Translation of Jagjit Singh's Tumko Dekha To Yeh Khayaal Aaya


Tum ko dekha to ye khayaal aaya 
Zindagi dhoop tum ghana chaaya 

When I saw you, it dawned upon me
that life is sun, and you are shade

Aaj phir dil ne ik tamanna ki
Aaj phir dil ko humne samjhaaya

Today again my heart pined 
Today again I consoled my heart 

Tum chale jaaoge to sochenge 
humne kya khoya humne kya paaya 

When you go away I will think
What I lost and what I gained

Hum jise gunguna nahin sakte
Waqt ne aisa geet kyoon gaaya 

One that I cannot even whisper
Why did life sing such a song?