Some Sentimental Songs I like
timer Published Date:30th Jan, 2016

What would we do without music? Although not everyday, very often I indulge myself in music of various mood, melodies, and genres. I grew up in Nepal, so naturally I love many Nepali songs. I also grew up watching Bollywood movies and liking songs from them. Growing up in a very eclectic mix of population in Kathmandu, I also listened to American and British music through influence of some of my peers. With that and my living in the U.S. for more than a decade, I have developed a penchant for English songs too.

Today I was listening to one of the modern Nepali songs by Deepak Kharel (बादल बनाईदेऊ / Turn me into a cloud). It is a very sentimental song. I love everything about the song, the music, the voice, and the lyrics. Although, translation is not my forte, I have tried to translate it into English. Lyrics and the the song is below.

बादल बनाईदेऊ / Turn me into a cloud

बादल बनाईदेऊ आकार बदल्न सकूँ Turn me into a cloud so I can change forms
क्षमता दिलाईदेऊ जिउँदै म जल्न सकूँ Make me able so I can burn myself alive
   
   
जाऊँ कसरी जाऊँ आफ्नै लाशको मलामी How can I go to funeral of my own corpse
चूपचाप सहूँ कसरी आफ्नै बदनामी How can I silently tolerate my own defamation
   
   
सस्तो बनाईदेऊ बजारमा चल्न सकूँ Make me cheap so I can sell out in the market
क्षमता दिलाईदेऊ जिउँदै म जल्न सकूँ Make me able so I can burn myself alive
   
   
फेरि चलाऊ गोली घाइते बनाई नराख Shoot me once more do not keep me wounded
चितामै जल्न देऊ चिन्तामा जलाई नराख Let me burn in pyre rather than keep burning in anxiety
   
   
लाजहीन बनाईदेऊ सडकमा ढल्न सकूँ Make me shameless so I can lay myself down on the street
क्षमता दिलाई देऊ जिउँदै म जल्न सकूँ Make me able so I can burn myself alive



Well that is one of many sentimental songs I like. Today I was curious about the sentimental songs that would come to my mind if I try to enumerate them. I am not trying to rank them or anything as I may not have listened to many good songs. But I am going share what I came up with. Here are a few other sentimental songs that I have enjoyed listening to:

Nepali Songs

Timi jun raharle ma ma phulna aayau by Narayan Gopal


Ma ta door dekhi aayen by Deep Shrestha


Sajhako jun sangai by Arun Thapa


Sapana bhulai sara by Yogesh Baidhya, composition by music maestro Natikaji


Ritto sadak ma khojchhu by Pratibimba

  

Bollywood Songs

Chingari koi bhadke from the movie Amar Prem

 

Tere liye from the movie Veer Zara

 

Khijaki phool se from te movie Do Raste

 

Tadap tadap ke is dil se from the movie Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam

 

Aab naam mohobat ka from the movie Ghulam

 

English Songs

Like a stone by Audioslave 

 

Fade to black by Metallica 

 

Dust in the wind by Kansas 

 

Tears in heaven by Eric Clapton

 

Yesterday by the Beatles (Can any discussion of music be complete without a mention of the Beatles?)



That is all for today. I will post happy/romantic/love songs some other time. Also, I would be curious to know some of your favorite sentimental songs. 

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