Udd Ja Kaale Kaawaan (Anand Bakshi)

One-sided love sucks.
It calls for so much commitment and hardship that only if you’ve ever been in one-sided love, you can comprehend.

This one is dedicated to all those living in that excruciating heartache of not being loved back.

I found this beautiful and soulful rendition of Udd Ja Kaale Kaanwaa’n on Youtube by the very talented Amandeep Singh.

Written by Anand Bakshi sahib, this is a song from a very popular Indian film called Gadar: Ek Prem Katha (A love story). Enjoy.

Soak it in.

Let it give you some comfort, friend.

Ik tarfa bhi pyaar na jaane aisa hota hai
Bahar toh khush rehta aashiq andar rota hai
Maanga hai tujhe rab se maine
Kyun hai phir harjaai?
Jismo’n ka ye khel nahi bas
Rooh ki hai tu rubaai

One-sided love is its own kind
One’s often smiling on the outside, and crying from within
All I’ve asked from the Almighty is You
Then why this despair?
This isn’t just about two bodies
It’s an amalgam of two souls


Oh ghar aaja pardesi
Ki teri meri ik jindadi
Oh ghar aaja pardesi
Ki teri meri ik jindadi

Come home, love
You and I are One
Come home, traveler
You and I belong togther

Rote hain dil hi dil mein tujhe yaad karte hain
Kaise bataayein tujhse kitna pyaar karte hain?
Chehra mera padhle sahiba
Meri tu parchhaai
Saari duniya jaan gayi
Ik tu hi samajh na paayi

I cry in my heart remembering you
How do I confess how much I love you?
Read my face, my love
You’ll know you’re my shadow
The world is now aware
The only one unaware is you, love

Oh ghar aaja pardesi
Ki teri meri ik jindadi
Oh ghar aaja pardesi
Ki teri meri ik jindadi

O come home, you stranger
You and I are One
O come home, traveler
You and I are One

Udd ja kaale kaanwaa’n
Tere muh vich khand paawaa’n
Le ja tu sandesa mera
Main sadke jaawaa’n

Fly away, my messenger, Crow
I’ll put sweet things in your mouth
Carry my message in your heart
And some solace will find me

Baaghon mein fir jhoole pad gaye
Pakk gayiyaa’n mitthiyaa’n ambiyaa’n
Ye chhoti si zindagi vich
Raataa’n lambiyaa’n lambiyaa’n

The gardens have blossomed with swings
Tell her that the unripened mangoes have ripened
That this little life of ours
Has nights which are endless..

Oh ghar aaja pardesi
Ki teri meri ik jindadi
Oh ghar aaja pardesi
Ki teri meri ik jindadi..

Come home, love
You and I are One, my love
Come home, traveler
This is your home.

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