Songs
Mat Ja Re



dūr talak haiṁ sūnā falak The horizon is empty until far away
ab ḍhūm̐ḍhēṁ tujhkō kahām̐ hai? now I shall search it for you, where is it?
tū hai kidhar na āē nazar, Where are you, (that) you don't come in sight?
ā sun lē yah iltijā Come, listen to this supplication:


mat jā rē mat jā [x4] Don’t go, please don’t go
tērī kamī hai sām̐sēṁ thamī haiṁ, Wherever you are absent, my breaths have stopped
tanhā hai dil mērā … My heart is lonely …


yah kaun sā riśtā haiṁ, What sort of relationship is this?
mērī ām̐khōṁ sē ristā haiṁ it is tricking from my eyes!
[both lines x2]
dō dil kē pāṭōṁ mēṁ In between the millstones of two hearts,
yah baṭtā haiṁ pistā haiṁ it is being divided and ground
[both lines x2]
zid pē bas dil kō Just out of stubbonness
apnē tū aisē na jhuṭlā do not belie your own heart


mat jā rē mat jā [x4] Don’t go, please don’t go
tērī kamī hai sām̐sēṁ thamī haiṁ, Wherever you are absent, my breaths have stopped
tanhā hai dil mērā … My heart is lonely …


dil iśq sē biṁdhā hai, The heart is pierced/bound with love,
ēk ziddī pariṁdā hai it is like a stubborn bird
[both lines x2]
ummīdōṁ sē hai ghāyal, It is wounded by hope
ummīd pē ziṁdā haiṁ but alive based on love
[both lines x2]
ās bharī ardās kō My plea is full of aspiration,
tū aisē na ṭhukrā don't reject it like this


mat jā rē mat jā [x4] Don’t go, please don’t go
tērī kamī hai sām̐sēṁ thamī haiṁ, Wherever you are absent, my breaths have stopped
tanhā hai dil mērā … My heart is lonely …

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