Songs
Tere Liye



tērē liyē, For you,
ham haiṁ jīē, I have lived
hōṁṭhōṁ kō sīē lips sewn.


tērē liyē, For you
ham haiṁ jīē, I have lived
har ām̐sū pīē all tears swallowed.


dil mēṁ magar, In the hearth, however,
jaltē rahē, continue burning
cāhat kē diyē the lamps of desire
tērē liyē, tērē liyē … for you, for you …


tērē liyē, For you
ham haiṁ jīē, I have lived
har ām̐sū pīē all tears swallowed.
tērē liyē, For you,
ham haiṁ jīē, I have lived
hōṁṭhōṁ kō sīē lips sewn.


dil mēṁ magar, In the hearth, however,
jaltē rahē, continue burning
cāhat kē diyē the lamps of desire
tērē liyē, tērē liyē … for you, for you …


ziṁdgī, lē kē āī hai Life has brought with it
bītē dinōṁ kī kitāb [x2] the chronicle of days past [x2]
ghērē haiṁ, ab hamēṁ Countless memories
yādēṁ bē-hisāb have surrounded us now


bin pūchē, milē mujhē Without asking, I received
kitnē sārē javāb! so many answers!
cāhā thā kyā, pāyā hai kyā Look at what I had desired
ham nē dēkhiyē and what I have received.


dil mēṁ magar, In the hearth, however,
jaltē rahē, continue burning
cāhat kē diyē the lamps of desire
tērē liyē, tērē liyē … for you, for you …


kyā kahūm̐? What (can) I say?
duniyā nē kiyā What kind of malice
mujh sē kaisā bair? [x2] the world bore to me? [x2]
hukum thā There was a command
maiṁ jiūm̐ for me to live,
lēkin tērē baġair but without you.


nādām̐ haiṁ vō, kahtē haiṁ jō How ignorant are, those who say
mērē liyē tum hō ġair। that you are a stranger to me.
kitnē sitam, ham pē, sanam, How many injustices, beloved,
lōgōṁ nē kiē! people did on us!


dil mēṁ magar, In the hearth, however,
jaltē rahē, continue burning
cāhat kē diyē the lamps of desire
tērē liyē, tērē liyē … for you, for you …


tērē liyē, For you,
ham haiṁ jīē, I have lived
hōṁṭhōṁ kō sīē lips sewn.
tērē liyē, For you
ham haiṁ jīē, I have lived
har ām̐sū pīē all tears swallowed.


dil mēṁ magar, In the hearth, however,
jaltē rahē, continue burning
cāhat kē diyē the lamps of desire
tērē liyē, tērē liyē … [x3] for you, for you … [x2]

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