Sometimes, it’s a subtle difference that makes the remake better. Or maybe it’s just my childhood memories of driving in the dark in the back of my parent’s car while this song played–somehow I always remember it playing when we were returning from somewhere. It’s a terribly sad sounding song, and I think the slower tempo really works well– really, it’s a sad song in the lyrics too. When I was young, though, I never knew what most of it meant, and it was still sad.
Then again, I never do like it when it’s time to go home from a party!
The original, by Pakistani singer Salman Alvi:
The remake by Indian singer Ashok Khosla:
Also, here’s an English translation I found on this site; please let me know if there are any errors/ if it could be said better:
Strange roads of the strange city
kept smiling on my loneliness
for long time I wandered there
for long time you came to my mind
hardships came, hardships I suffered
I lived daily as if I had breathed out
Life kept on testing me
I kept on testing my life
So on and so forth I lived my life
What was wrong me, you didn’t like?
I was ready to give my life for you
Money not love was of value to you
I wish I had never met you
No I cannot live without you
Take me back my darling
All my life I’ll be a serf to you
Kiss your rear no matter what you do
My heart has now for ever fallen for you
O my poor bastardly heart, I am
Suffering now only because of you!
–Thanks to poster Ravi Kopra
Hope you all have a good day,