kāṭē na kaṭē
It passes with difficulty
00 :09
ō bēxbar tujh  kyā fikr
kaisā  gayā hai
yah mujh   asar
maiṁ luṭī hām̐ luṭī
maiṁ sārī bas tērē liyē
Oh, you unaware, what worry is to you
how has become,
this effect (that you have) on me?
I was left bereft, yes, bereft
I am all, entirely for you
00 :20
sun, sitamgar,
kuch  raham kar
mar jāūm̐gī maiṁ na  milā agar
sōhnē sapnōṁ  duniyā sajāī maiṁ  tērē liyē
Listen, you oppressor,
show at least some mercy!
I will die if you don’t join me
I prepared for you a world of alluring dreams
00 :32
yūm̐ na satā
dil na jalā
tērē iśq mēṁ hūm̐ maiṁ mubtlā
dīdār karā 
ik bār phir mujhē pyār 
Don’t torment me this way,
don’t make (my) heart burn
I am entangled in yor love
Let me have a glimpse
Love me one more time
00 :48
kāṭē na kaṭē  ratiyā
saiyām̐ iṁtzār mēṁ
[both lines x2]
hāē hāē maiṁ  mar gaī bēdrdī tērē pyār mēṁ
ōē hōē maiṁ  mar gaī bēdrdī tērē pyār mēṁ
kāṭē na kaṭē  ratiyā
The night passes with difficulty,
beloved, in expectation
[both lines x2]
Alas, alas! I just died in your love, you callous!
Ho, alas! I just died in your love, you callous!
Oh, the night passes with difficulty!
01 :34
hūm̐ bēsbar mujh  hai yah ḍar 
bhūl jānā na mujhē sun ō dilbar
har sukūn har xuśī luṭāī maiṁ  tērē liyē
I am anxious. I have this fear …
Listen, ah, beloved: do not forget me!
I squandered every peace, every joy, for you
02 :43
din rain tērē [x2]
sapnōṁ mēṁ rahūm̐ [x2]
 āē na jāē, maiṁ   kahūm̐
din rain tērē
sapnōṁ mēṁ rahūm̐
 āē na jāē
kāhē satāyā  
sapnā dikhāyā  
sapnā dikhāyā
Day and night [x2]
I remain in your dreams [x2]
You neither come nor go, to whom shall I tell?
Day and night
I remain in your dreams
You neither come nor go
Why did you torment (me)?
You revealed a dream
revealed a dream …
03 :17
yūm̐ na satā
dil na jalā
tērē iśq mēṁ hūm̐ maiṁ mubtlā
dīdār karā 
ik bār phir mujhē pyār 
Don’t torment me this way,
don’t make my heart burn
I am entangled in yor love
Let me have a glimpse
Love me one more time
03 :33
kāṭē na [x2]
kāṭē na kaṭē  ratiyā
saiyām̐ iṁtzār mēṁ
[both lines x2]
hāē hāē maiṁ  mar gaī bēdrdī tērē pyār mēṁ
ōē ōē maiṁ  mar gaī bēdrdī tērē pyār mēṁ
maiṁ  mar gaī bēdrdī tērē pyār mēṁ
tērē pyār mēṁ [x4]
It passes [x2]
It passes with difficulty, the night,
beloved, in expectation
[both lines x2]
Alas, alas! I just died in your love, you callous!
Ho, alas! I just died in your love, you callous!
I just died in your love, you callous!
In your love … [x4]
05 :01
yūm̐ na satā
dil na jalā
tērē iśq mēṁ hūm̐ maiṁ mubtlā
dīdār karā 
ik bār phir mujhē pyār 
Don’t torment me this way,
don’t make my heart burn
I am entangled in your love
Let me have a glimpse
Love me one more time
05 :37
tērē pyār mēṁ [x3]
In your love … [x3]
Kaatay na Katay (Hindi: काटे न कटे, Urdu: کاٹے نہ کٹے) is an expression used in Hindustani language to express that some period of time passes slowly, that it is spent with difficulty.
In Hindustani poetry, the expression "Kaatay na katay ratiyaa" (the night passes with difficulty), is used very often, to indicate the uneasiness of unrequited love.

The lyrics of the song "Kaatay na Katay" were written by the poet Saifuddin Saif, and the music was composed by the musician, composer, and director Nisar Bazmi, both Indo-Pakistanis.
It was featured in the 1972 Pakistani musical drama "Umrao Jaan Ada", in that occasion sung by the Bangladeshi singer Runa Laila.

The video clip is an arrangement that adds some rock and modern ballad parts to this classic song, and it was aired in 2017 during season 10 of Coke Studio Pakistan.

The song expresses the point of view of a woman, so it is interpreted by 3 female Pakistani singers: Humera Arshad for the traditional part, and Aima Baig and Rachel Viccaji for the modern part.
By the end of the song a male singer, (Ali Hamza, from the band Noori), does some humming to provide ambiance.