Album: Tanha Dil (2000)
Song: Tanha Dil
Music Director: Ram Sampath
Lyrics: I’ve no clue!
Actors (in the song): Shaan.
Consider the fact that I was approximately 10 years old when this song released and had no clue of what it is to “grow up”, leave friends or move on in life leaving everything known to you, behind. Even then, this song caught my fancy and I distinctly remember thinking to myself, will this happen to me too?
Guess what? It did. Growing up and moving away from the people and things you love is a part of the Universal experience of the years immediately after your teenage. As much as you love them, moving on is inevitable; leaving you to fend for yourself and make your decisions on your own.
Philosophy aside, this song after Shaan’s Loveology class (90s video!!!!!!!!!!), was what made me his fan. Even today, I may appreciate Sonu Niggam’s work, but Shaan remains my favourite. Close your eyes, you can hear him smile when he sings! That’s his magic.
I spent a beautiful day today in Quebec City (updates soon under the category Montreal), what surprised me most is that the experience was not something like what movies have but much better! Left to myself in the old part of Quebec City I had a little more than a couple of hours to just roam and explore a beautiful city all by myself. That’s when the lyrics connected with me completely.
My favourite lines therefore are the entire mukhada!
Aankhon mein sapne liye ghar se hum chal to diye,
Jaane ye raahein ab le jaayengi kahaan.
Mitti ki khushboo aayein palkon pe aansu laaye,
Palkon pe reh jaayega yaadon ka jahaan.
Manzil nayi hain anjaana hain caravaan,
Chalna akele hain yahaan.
Tanha dil tanha safar,
dhoondhein tujhe, fir kyun nazar?
(Even though we’ve left out house with dreams in our eyes,
We don’t know where these roads might lead us.
The smell of mud (synoymous with old memories) bring tears to eyes,
the world of memories will remain in the eyes.
The goals are new and the paths a unknown,
we have to walk alone here.
A lonely heart a lonely path,
why then do my eyes (sight literally) look for you?
You can watch the video here: