Just when I got some ‘Me’ time, I tuned into Radio for a change. It was late in the night, 01:45 AM to be precise. In all honesty it is not late when you are a mother. So anyone who is looking for a reliable alarm can contact me… for I am usually up through the night 😉
Jokes apart, it’s at these wee hours that the radio stations play the best songs I believe. It was after, say more than a year that I heard this lovely tune, which made me jump with joy (luckily, not loud enough for the small bomb lying in a cot next to me to explode).
A song with such strong emotions conveyed so simply.
‘… Lag ja gale ke phir ye haseen raat ho na ho..
shayad phir is janam mein mulaqaat ho na ho.. ‘
I don’t think anyone other than the Legend Lata Mangeshkar would have crooned it better. It’s true that we generally love a song for the memories that it takes us back to… and this one of course made me traverse the different lanes of my reminiscence to finally arrive at the time when I was first introduced to this classic melody. Those were the best days of my life.
Friends… an open terrace… cold breeze… deep talks… light music in the background… and this song.. WOW. Could we have asked for more? Such a night it was. Sometimes, we don’t really know when we are making memories. The moments, without announcing, become inseparable part of our hearts. All they leave us with is a sudden flashback where they rebound as immortal memories to do nothing but to make us sentimental… just like this one!
I am, without a doubt, in complete love with this song. Immediately, after the radio station played another song, I switched on to Youtube to hear it on a repeat mode. Don’t remember when I dozed off, nostalgically.
What beautiful lyrics –
‘…paas aaiye ki ham nahin aaenge baar-baar
baahen gale men daal ke ham ro le zaar-zaar
aankhon se phir ye pyaar ki barasaat ho na ho
shaayad phir is janam men mulaaqaat ho na ho…’!!!
A confession – I have been humming this song since the morning and need someone to help me take a diversion to a different tune!! Can you please ;)?