17 November 2014

Lyrics to Bounce

Thank you Sofia Salazar-Rubio for researching the lyrics for Bounce from the CD Opium Head by Jeremiah Soto and Solace.

And as you may recall, we made a choreography for Bounce, so that we could "nail" the emphatic parts of the song. Here's the link to that blog post.

Sofia says, "Apparently, the lyrics are a poem by 17th Century Pakistani Sufi poet Bulleh Shah.

Not sure the title of the poem, but here are the lyrics with translation."


Diva Bal Ke Mita Le Hanera Ni
(Light a candle and extinguish the darkness)


Kulli Vichon Ni Yaar Lab Le
(Find your beloved in his dwelling)

O Na Kar Maan Rupaiye Waala Ban Ban Ke Na Bage
(Don't be proud of your wealth, you'll never tire of accumulating it)

Vei Na Kar Maan Rupaiye Waala Ban Ban Ke Na Bage
Khara Khota Tu Parakheya Jaave Pave Sharif De Aage
(You keep inspecting to see what is real and what is fake)

Vei Khara Khota Tu Parakheya Jaave Pave Saraf De Aage

O Bolo Poora Tolo Poora Sat Sirre Tere Lage
(Practice what you preach, weigh the truth, beware that it does not come back to haunt you)

O Bolo Poora Tolo Poora Sat Sirre Tere Lage
Bulleh Shah Tu Kaudi Ho Ja Vatta Mul Na Lage
(Bulleh Shah become worthless so that you cannot be appraised)

Kulli  Vichon Ni Yaar Lab Le
(Find your beloved in his dwelling)


3 comments:

Tori Taylor said...

That is definitely one of my fav songs. Thank you for posting this Carolena and thank you so much for your research Sofia!

Diana Lee said...

Wow!! I missed this. Thank you for posting the lyrics. I loooovee this song. <3

Mihir.261 said...

thanks for the translation