Songs
First Class



mērē hōṭhōṁ sē dhuāṁdhār nikltī haiṁ jō bōlī The smoking words that issue from my lips
jaisē jaisē baṁdūq kī gōlī are like bullets of a gun
mērē tēvar mēṁ hai tahzīb kī raṁgīn raṁgōlī In my stance, there is the sophistication of a colorful rangoli
jaisē jaisē hō īd mēṁ hōlī like Holi in Eid
[all stanza x2]


mērē jīvan kī daśā These are the circumstances of my life
thōṛā rāstōṁ kā naśā There is a little intoxication of the road,
thōṛī maṁzil kī pyās hai a little thirst of destination
bāqī sab [first-class] hai [x3] Everything else is first-class [x3]


pal mēṁ tōlā, pal mēṁ māśā At moments it is a tola, at moments it is a masha
jaisī bāzī vaisā pāsā For like bet, like dice
apnī thōṛī haṭ kē duniyādārī hai My mundaneness is a little different
karnā kyā hai cām̐dī sōnā What to do (with) gold and silver?
jitnā pānā utnā khōnā So much gained, that much lost
ham tō dil kē dhaṁdhē kē byāpārī haiṁ I am the merchant of the business of the heart


mērī muskān liē kabhī ātī hai subah For my smile's sake sometimes mornings come
kabhī śāmēṁ udās haiṁ and sometimes evenings are sad
bāqī sab [first-class] hai [x3] Everything else is first-class [x3]
hāṁ, qasam sē Yes, I swear!
bāqī sab [first-class] hai Everything else is first-class


hō sab kē hōṭhōṁ pē carcā tērā Rumors of yours are on everyone's lips
bam̐ṭtā galiyōṁ mēṁ parcā tērā a (love) letter of yours is distributed in the alleys
yūm̐ tō āśiq haiṁ lākhōṁ magar There are hundreds of thousands of lovers like that, but
sab sē ūṁcā hai darjā tērā your category is of the highest order of all


mērī tārīf sē chuptī phir badnāmiyām̐ mērī My scandals hide commendations
jaisē jaisē hō ām̐kh micaulī like a game of hide-and-seek does
mērē tēvar mēṁ hai tahzīb kī raṁgīn raṁgōlī In my stance, there is the sophistication of a colorful rangoli
jaisē jaisē hō īd mēṁ hōlī like Holi in Eid


mērē jīvan kī daśā These are the circumstances of my life
thōṛā rāstōṁ kā naśā There is a little intoxication of the road,
thōṛī maṁzil kī pyās hai a little thirst of destination
bāqī sab [first-class] hai [x3] Everything else is first-class [x3]
hāṁ, qasam sē Yes, I swear!
bāqī sab [first-class] hai, Everything else is first-class
hāṁ Yes!

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