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Songs, Lyrics & Vulgarity


The other day we heard Asha Bhosle complaining about the vulgar lyrics. This is so true. What we cannot disagree, though, is that they do have catchy tunes and some awesome music.

Music is different in every era. Now that the black and white times of the cinema have gone, that zing is not there any more.

The feeling of belonging to a song, that lurkiness of music is also missing, with the new generation songs.

Very seldom do we get that lingering feeling for a song to which you wanna belong to.

Isn’t it strange that we have so many memories attached to every song and somehow whenever we hear them, the good feelings spring up.

Well, I guess this new generation will have similar memories some 20 years down the lane. But the question is, will they be able to remember this kind of songs and lyrics?

Somehow the black and white generation songs have a way with me. They linger on and I desire them even more.

Many a times I am stuck with the old gold melody when I’m unable to remember the lyrics completely…

Does it happen to me only or you too have been stuck sometimes, while murmuring the lines, trying again and again, to figure out the name or the lyrics driving you nuts.

I wonder every time… and suddenly, out of nowhere, one single line of an old song would pop up to engage my mind… forcing me to open my lips, attempting the song, humming. Then, until I figure out which song it is, I will keep hunting and it shall keep haunting me. They are like signature tunes which stay forever.

It so happened to me the other day. I remembered this one line of on old black and white movie song and that’s it. Life came to a standstill as the song started haunting me.

I asked many a people, even recorded some words from the song to share as voice notes so that I could get the answer fast… to finish the song hunt. But somehow no one remembered the song. And when I found it… what a relief… that Eureka moment…thanks to a dear friend. Oh I was a happy soul the next moment.

Songs have this ability to lift us from all that we feel and it so transports us into a different world. When I hear a song I always feel how those behind it must have made it, composed it, note by note, word by word… what an awesome feeling it must be to hear what one has composed. What an accomplishment it must be when your song is loved by the people and it stays on everyone lips.

Maybe one day I shall make a song too… note by note … word by word… I shall dream it through and it shall stay in a million hearts and make some happiness.

…maybe one day down the lane of life.