Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Praan [Stream of Life]

I would imagine most of you have already heard this song since it was composed for the 2008 "Where the hell is Matt" clip. But I also think that the clip's sheer amusement, causes the music not to shine as much as it might, if you're listening to it with closed eyes. So yes, I recently re-discovered "Praan" by "Garry Schyman", featuring the beautiful voice of "Palbasha Siddique". The music takes my breath away, and the lyrics that are in fact from a poem by "Rabindranath Tagore", are truly divine.

Lyrics & Translation:

Praan [Bangali]

Bhulbona ar shohojete
Shei praan e mon uthbe mete
Mrittu majhe dhaka ache
je ontohin praan

Bojre tomar baje bashi
She ki shohoj gaan
Shei shurete jagbo ami

Shei jhor jeno shoi anonde
Chittobinar taare
Shotto-shundu dosh digonto
Nachao je jhonkare!

Bojre tomar baje bashi
She ki shohoj gaan
Shei shurete jagbo ami

Stream of Life [English]

The same stream of life that runs through my veins night and day
runs through the world and dances in rhythmic measures.

It is the same life that shoots in joy through the dust of the earth
in numberless blades of grass
and breaks into tumultuous waves of leaves and flowers.

It is the same life that is rocked in the ocean-cradle of birth
and of death, in ebb and in flow.

I feel my limbs are made glorious by the touch of this world of life.
And my pride is from the life-throb of ages dancing in my blood this moment.

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