Monday, March 11, 2013

An Ounce of Life

Some mornings are like that. You wake up to a tune in your head and can't shake it off till you've done something about it. This soulful melody by Sonu Nigam from the movie Agneepath, touches chords like no other. I just had to write this with my morning cup of coffee. True, music can make a poet out of you.

This song, to me, represents the eternal hope that tomorrow brings, no matter what your yesterday was. Yes, many of us might have something that holds us back. That should however not be a reason to turn our back to the sun. We might feel we got a raw deal, but then, think again. Maybe, the journey to being a ripened fruit is just what we needed.

Don't put an estimate on yourself or your life. It's not over yet. Tomorrow may bring a colour that you never knew existed on your palette. Go the mile. It's the twists and turns that make the journey far more exciting. After all, it is your life to live
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An ounce of life remains
Still somewhere within me
 A new heartbeat weaves
A today that keeps me alive
 This moment reminds such
 That it never was mine to own
 And right now all I need
 Is just a fleeting touch
 Perhaps I should give in
Or maybe just live it up
 Should I plant happiness a kiss?
 Or let the tears fall?
 Perhaps just give in
 Maybe I'll relive it all

Yes, an ounce of life remains
Still somewhere within me
 The soul scorched by the blazing sun
 Has found the soothing shade of a tree
 Like the lost smile of a forlorn child
 That finds its way on being tickled
 The heart feels something such
 As the painful past has been healed
 With the grace of this moment
 That never was mine to own
 And right now all I need
 Is just a fleeting touch
 Perhaps I should give in
 Or maybe just live it up
 Should I plant happiness a kiss?
 Or let the tears fall?
 Perhaps just give in
 Maybe I'll relive it all

 I was akin to a free falling kite
With no today or tomorrow to claim
 Such was the story of my life
 But I now feel connected to
the new dawn that awakens me
 Even though tomorrow will have
 New painful promises to keep
 This moment strums an ache
 That never was mine to own
 And right now all I need
 Is just a fleeting touch
 Perhaps I should give in
Or maybe just live it up
 Should I plant happiness a kiss?
 Or let the tears fall?
 Perhaps just give in
 Maybe I'll relive it all


Disclaimer: These are inspired creations, mostly translated from the original source, simply because they have moved me in some way or the other. And with all due respect to the original author, these are my humble attempts at showing my gratitude for letting their work make a difference in my life. 

12 comments:

Alka Gurha said...

Sonu's velvety voice does have a surreal effect. I love this song too.

Blogwati Gee said...

It is one of those numbers that reaches deep within your soul....and yes Sonu's velvety voice is definitely the number one reason :)

Lazy Pineapple said...

I love this song too..especially the first line :)

Blogwati Gee said...

Totally Vini. Had to think and think and think of how to use something that does not take away from the original. :)

prateek mathur said...

It's a beautiful song...one of my favs in recent times...and great translation!

Rachna said...

I absolutely love this song. I sing it all the time. And the first time I watched and heard it, I had tears streaming down my face. Soulful!

Blogwati Gee said...

Thanks Prateek.....that's a relief.....at least someone said 'nice'....

Blogwati Gee said...

Ditto Rachna, it does move you completely.

Rahul Aggarwal said...

i just love this song .. it's been on my playlist for quite a while now !

Roshni AaMom said...

Love the song; I have heard it though I haven't seen the movie yet. Sonu Nigam brings out those soft emotions in songs so well!

Blogwati Gee said...

Yes, it genuinely moves the soul.

Blogwati Gee said...

Oh yes, he is a very gifted singer. Loved his voice.

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