Lyrics

Kabhi Ham Khoobsurat The by Nayyar Noor with English Translation

Thanks to Eye 4 It for the English Translation…

kabhi hum khubsurat thay
kitabon mei’n basi khushbu ki manind
sans sakin thi…
bohat say ankahay lafzo’n say taswerai’n banatay thay
parindo’n kay paro’n par nazm likh kar
duur ki jheelo’n mai’n basnay walay
logo’n ko sunatay thay
jo hum say duur thay laikin
hamaray pass rehtay thaynayae din ki musafat jab kiran kay saath
angan main utarti thi
to hum kehtay thayAmmi! Titliyo’n k par bohat hi khubsurat hn

humain mathay pay bosa do
keh hum ko
titliyo’n kay, jugnuo’n kay, dais jana hay
hamain rango’n kay jugnu
roshni ki titliyaa’n awaz daiti hai’n

nayae din ki musafat rang mai’n doobi hawa kay saath
khirkie say bulati hay
hamain mathay pay bosa do
hamain mathay pay bosa do
hamain mathay pay bosa do…………

Ah! once upon a time I, too, was ranked among good-looking
My breath, then, had the quality of stillness of the fragrance,
That oft resides inside the books, so tranquil and serene
I’d often paint those verbal paintings, though I’d do it wordlessly …
My lyrics I Inscribed on feathery wings of birds, to sing
To those residing in the lakes of yonder, who
Lived, Oh so far away from me, yet felt so close at hand
A ray of light, when it carried such a fresh expanse
Of a brand-new day —
Alighting, Oh so gently, in the courtyard of my home
I’d mutter, then, so dreamily …
“Oh, Mommy dear! Look at the wings of butterflies — so pretty!”
Oh, do implant a (loving) kiss on forehead mine!
‘Cause I am but destined to go, reside …
In the land of butterflies and luminescent fireflies
The fireflies of colour beckon me, as do
The butterflies of a scintillating realm, too
The journey of a brand-new day now beckons me,
Through gentle breeze that — colour-drenched — through window blows, sibilant …
Oh, do implant a (loving) kiss on forehead mine!
Oh, do implant a (loving) kiss on forehead mine!
Oh, do implant a (parting) kiss on forehead mine!
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