Old is New!

Ever heard songs that are on a different scale? You don’t quiet realize why but there is just something about those songs that click you the right way.

I used to sing “Jab Koi Pyar Sei” by Mehdi Hassan when I was a teenager. This song was originally created and sung in 1976. Compare this to Boyzone’s “No Matter What“, which was released in 1998. And, if you listen very carefully, you will feel the similarities between the way these songs were sung as well as the intended meaning behind them. No wonder I feel for both of these songs. So singers of band Boyzone are like Mehdi Hassan. LOL! I feel so wickedly tickled!

I feel so much in love with something really grand when I hear these songs. They are somehow different than the rest or at least that’s the way I see them. My atraxia!

The video of “No Matter What” shows you the lyrics in the captions. I couldn’t find the translation of the song “Jab Koi Pyar” so I translated it below. It’s easier to see now that their line of logic is same.

Mahdi Hassan’s song “Jab Koi Pyar Sai” or “Whenever someone will call you with love”

Whenever someone will call you with love
You will remember one guy (me)
You will learn the meaning of pain
When you will be separated from your beloved
When your heart will know no rest
You will remember one guy (me)

Your lips will say the name of your love
Candlelight will make you feel jealous
Whenever a star will sparkle
You will remember one guy
Whenever someone will call you with love
You will remember one guy (me)

You will bear the pain of this life
While your heart will vainly seek comfort
When the pain of your heat will bother you
You will remember one guy (me)
Whenever someone will call you with love
You will remember one guy (me)

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Lady and the Turtle

Lady opens the door
Reptiles creep through
And a good-hearted turtle too
Lady reminiscences
The turtle becomes a slipper
Lady wears the slipper
And walks out

turtle

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