Saturday, January 26, 2008

Shauk Hai Lyrics with meaning

The translation of Shauk hai from Guru has been provided in English beneath the original lyrics.
One of the most simplest and arguably one of the best songs that AR Rahman has composed ever. A perfect example of Beauty in Simplicity. Beautifully rendered by Sowmya Raoh.

Raat ka shauk hai
I aspire of the night

Raat ki saundhi si
The earthen feel of the night time

Khamoshi ka Shauk hai
I aspire of silence

Subah ki roshni bezubaan subhon ki aur gungunaati
Those rays of the morning light humming towards the mute morning

Roshni ka shauk hai, oh shauk hai !
I aspire of light, I just aspire !

San sani anwlon ka
I aspire to taste the tangy amlas

Ke ishq ke banwlon ka
I aspire to experience the madness that lovers possess

San sani anwle
Of those pungent amlas

Ke ishq ke banwle
Of those crazy lovers

Barf se khelte badalon ka
I aspire of the clouds playing with the ice caps

Shauk hai (I aspire (to touch))

Kaash ye zindagi Khel hi khel mein kho gayi hoti
I wish this life were lost in its own play

Raat ka shauk hai
I aspire of the night

Neend ki goliyon ka
I aspire of those sleeping pills

Khwab ke loriyon ka
Of those lullabies that dreams have in store for me

Bezubaan aus ki boliyon ka; Shauk hai
I aspire of the words of these mute dew drops

Kaash ye zindagi binkahe binsune so gayi hoti
I wish this life never reacted to sound and words and just lay dead


Virali said...

Amazing work!

Prashaant said...

hey by any chance do u happen to be doing MBA n work part time in a call center making calls about free 2days3nite trips to sum place? :O



Lov this song....
thnx for the translation

n i simply couldn't agree more with you on the the simplicity part....very well said... :D

Rahman can do that rite....amazing masterpieces with minimalistic orchestra hmm...Beautiful hmm...

gopal said...

great work
great song
so touching

Faiz said...

it is an amazing song....i just love this song....the most beautiful song I've ever heard...Keep creating such beautiful melodies A. R. Rahman....i m ur biggest fan and nice work blogger for uploading the lyrics u can also check my site...It is a Pakistani music site...
Here is the link:

Praveer said...

wonderful song

great lyrics

Yvandalini said...

amazingly graceful...


its soul touching... thanx for the post...

Anonymous said...

No doubt great work... but I am surprised no body (in the comments) appreciated the lyricist... Gulzar. Who else could have written such beautiful and mesmerizing lyrics. He is God!

Trisha said...

from where to download dis song ppl??

Trisha said...

from where to download dis song ppl??

raj sultania said...

simply beautiful!!1
the song as also the meaning provided here...!

Aarthi said...

Hi Ramya,
I got hooked up to your blog through a friend, who told me that he felt we had similar thoughts... I absolutely love the song... I cried listening to it now after knowing the meaning I love it even more. Thanks for uploading it.
You can visit my blog sometime. I have to warn you though I am new to the blogging world, so not many posts yet.

Prem Shanti/Cindy said...

it's indeed a beautiful song with lyric and appreciated your beautiful translation....I love this song very much!!

Saaz said...

hey great work! except would like to correct one word..
its san sani novelon ka..
sensational novels. (trashy romance novels) the simplicity of Gulzar's lyrics rock!!!


gr8 song ... transports u to a different place n time !

Anonymous said...

nice. thanks so much!!

Anonymous said...

thnx :)

jasleen kaur said...

I wasn't sure if I'll find the translation cz it is a fairly less popular song.
Thank you !

Unknown said...

Exactly sir... Gulzar sir has written a wonderful lyrics... Rahman sir has composed it as usual...