It is Holi, you silly…

Holi is the Festival of colours in India, and presently spreading all over the world.

In my song I sing about love, how the lovers remember earlier holis and how they want to have love again as it was before…

The picture above is me, as teenager…

 

Lyrics and melody by AnandRahasya

Here are the lyrics:

 

pick a’ chutki’ up of ‘gulal’   from that chandi ka ‘thal’

 

pick a’ chutki’ up of ‘gulal’ from that chandi ka ‘thal’

do smear my face with the colours of love as you did eons ago

pick a’ chutki’ up of ‘gulal’ from that chandi ka ‘thal’

do smear my face with your colours of love as you did eons ago

please colour my face again again ….

 

on the mud walls are still the prints of dance laughter and love

in my head ringing still somewhere   I see bheegi your sari

find the ‘rang’ bhari pichkari’ near the the huge ‘bhagona’ out there

beneath the ‘peepal’ in the ‘aangan it’s waiting still our love

do smear my face with your colours of love as you did, eons ago

please colour my face again again…

 

no, don’t play with me ‘aankh micholi’  you silly…yes, it is holi

you say eons have rolled by us   lives have changed mud walls are gone

we live in twenty first century and our home cinema shows the wide world

but have we changed? No-. drench me now with the colour of your love

just as you did eons ago   in your satrangi choli, that Holi

 

pick up a’ chutki’ of ‘gulal’   from that chandi ka ‘thal’

do smear my face with your colours of love as you did, eons ago

please colour my face again again…

 

chutki = a pinch thal = platter bheegi = wet satrangi = colourful choli = blouse aankh micholi= hide and seek rang= colour pichkari = sprayer bhagona = a tub / huge bucket/ pail peepal = banyan tree

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