Songs
Behti Hawa Sa Tha Woh



bahtī havā sā thā vah He was like a cool breeze
uṛtī pataṁg sā thā vah He was like a flying kite
kahām̐ gayā, usē ḍhūm̐ḍhō! Wherever he went, search for him!


bahtī havā sā thā vah He was like a cool breeze
uṛtī pataṁg sā thā vah He was like a kite
kahām̐ gayā, usē ḍhūm̐ḍhō! Wherever he went, search for him!


ham kō tō rāhēṁ thīṁ calātī While we used to follow conventionalisms
vah xud apnī rāh banātā he used to build his own way
girtā, saṁbhltā, He used to tumble, then set himself right,
mastī mēṁ caltā thā vah then keep walking in ecstasy


ham kō kal kī fikr satātī The anxiety of tomorrow used to trouble us,
vah bas āj kā jaśn he solely used to observe
manātā the celebration of today
har lamhē kō khulkē jītā thā vah He used to go freely at every moment


kahām̐ sē āyā thā vah From wherever he had come
chū kē hamārē dil kō having touched our heart,
kahām̐ gayā, usē ḍhūm̐ḍhō! wherever he went, search for him!


sulgtī dhūp mēṁ chāōṁ kē jaisā He was like a shade in the burning sun,
rēgistān mēṁ gām̐v kē jaisā and like a village in the middle of the desert
man kē ghāv pē marham jaisā thā vah He was like balm on a wound of the heart


ham sahmē sē rahtē kuēm̐ mēṁ We used to remain, like frightened, in a well,
vah nadiyā mēṁ gōtē lagātā He used to dive headfirst in brooks
ulṭī dhārā cīr kē He used to swim
tairtā thā vah having cleft against the current


bādal āvārā thā vah He was a wandering cloud
yār hamārā thā vō He was our companion
kahām̐ gayā, usē ḍhūm̐ḍhō! Wherever he went, search for him!


ham kō tō rāhēṁ thīṁ calātī While we used to follow conventionalisms
vah xud apnī rāh bantā He used to build his own way
girtā, saṁbhāltā, He used to tumble, then set himself right,
mastī mēṁ caltā thā vah then keep walking in ecstasy


ham kō kal kī fikr satātī The anxiety of tomorrow used to trouble us,
vah bas āj kā jaśn he solely used to observe
manātā the celebration of today
har lamhē kō khulkē jītā thā vah He used to go freely at every moment


kahām̐ sē āyā thā vah From wherever he had come
chū kē hamārē dil kō having touched our heart,
kahām̐ gayā, usē ḍhūm̐ḍhō! wherever he went, search for him!

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