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Meaning – Wo Subah Kabhee To Aayeegee April 21, 2010

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This song was written by Sahir Ludhianvi. I have attempted a translation of this all time favorite song from Phir Subha Hogi. It is aptly said that Sahir was the first amongst leading lyricists of his time.

Wo subah kabhee to aayegee, wo subah kabhee to aayegee
The morning would come someday, the morning would come someday.

In kaalee sadiyon ke sar se, jab raat kaa aanchal dhalakegaa
When the veil of night would gradually drop from the head of dark ages

jab dukh ke baadal pighalenge, jab sukh kaa saagar chhalakegaa
When the clouds of sadness would melt, when the sea of happiness would out-pore

jab ambar zoom ke naachegaa, jab dharatee nagmei gaayegee
When the sky would dance in ecstasy, when the earth would sing melodious love songs

wo subah kabhee to aayegee
The morning would come someday

jis subah kee khaatir jug jug se, hum sab mar mar kar jite hain
For the sake of this morning, since ages, we all have been dying again and again, so as we live

jis subah ke amrit kee boond mein, hum jahar ke pyaale pite hain
In anticipation of one drop of this morning nectar, I have been drinking cups full of poison

in bhookhee pyaasee ruhon par, ek din to karam faramaayegee
Over these destitute spirits, one day karma would bless

wo subah kabhee to aayegee
The morning would come someday

maanaa ke abhee tere mere aramaanon kee kimat kuchh bhee naheen
I accept that as of now your and my wishes have no value

mittee kaa bhee hain kuchh mol magar, insaanon kee kimat kuchh bhee naheen
This soil can still demand some price, but masses have no value, worthless

insaanon kee ijjat jab zoothhen sikkon mein naa tolee jaayegee
(not too clear) When the self respect of masses would not be weighed as a unit of leftovers

wo subah kabhee to aayegee
The morning would come someday

daulat ke liye jab aurat ki izzat ko na becha jaayegaa
When for the sake of wealth, a lady’s being, self esteem and respect would not be sold/ traded

chaahat ko na kuchlaa jaayega, Ghairat ko na bechaa jaayegaa
The desire to belong would not be crushed, Despair would not be sold

apnii kaali kartooton par jab ye duniyaa sharmaayegee
When the habitants of this world would be embarrassed at their own sleaze

wo subah kabhee to aayegee
The morning would come someday

beeteinge kabhii to din aakhir, ye bhook ke aur bekaari ke
Someday, the days of hunger and worthlessness would come to pass

tuuteinge kabhii to but aakhir, daulat kee ijaaraadaaree ke
Someday the statues of tyranny of wealth would be brought down/broken

jab ek anokhi duniyaa ki buniyaad uthaayii jaayegee
When the foundation of a unique world be laid

wo subah kabhee to aayegee
The morning would come someday

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1. Sujatha - April 22, 2010

dil naa ummiid to nahin, naa-kaam hi to hai
lambi hai gham ki shaam, magar shaam hi to hai

ye safar bahut hai kathin magar
na udaas ho mere humsafar

ye sitam ki raat hai dhalne ko
hai andhera gham kaa pighalne ko
zaraa der is mein lage agar, na udaas ho mere humsafar

nahin rahnevaali ye mushkilen
ye hain agle modh pe manzilen
meri baat ka tu yakin kar, na udaas ho mere humsafar

kabhi dhundh legaa ye kaaravaan
woh nai zameen naya aasmaan
jise dhuundhati hai teri nazar, na udaas ho mere humsafar

that’s javed akhtar…one of my fav

2. simarprit - April 22, 2010

kabhi dhundh legaa ye kaaravaan
woh nai zameen naya aasmaan
jise dhuundhati hai teri nazar, na udaas ho mere humsafar…

Wonderful… Javed Akhtar and Gulzar have kept pace, they have the potential and they do write very motivational songs/poems and nazams most of the time


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