Zabaan Jale Hai Lyrics
Jo bol doon to zabaan jale hai
Sulag na jaave agar sune woh. Jo baat meri zabaan tale hai
Na boloon main to kaleja phoonke. Jo bol doon toh zubaan jale hai
If I don’t say it, I could be torn with envy
And it could burn my tongue if I dare say it!
I hope she does not get furious. When she hears what I have to say
If I don’t say it, I could be torn with envy. But it could burn my tongue if I dare say it!
CONTEXT- To confess love is the most difficult. Here the lyricist says that he wants to confess his love but it is as painful as getting your tongue burned by something. And on the other hand it is equally difficult to keep it to yourself and not say it
Yeh ishq hai namuraad aisa. Ke jaan leve tabhi taley hai
It is like an illness, if you catch it. It does not let you breath easily
This love is a big disappointment. It leaves you only after it takes your life
CONTEXT- Love is as good as an ailment. It sometimes makes your emotional state go bizarre. You seem to lose control of yourself and it makes you feel uneasy. Love is not something that can be ignored or forgotten easily. It takes up your time and energy in doing so. Irrespective of whether you try and ignore it or not
Ke surkh ho jaavein uski aankhein, Jaise jaise yeh din dhale hai
Na boloon main to kaleja phoonke. Jo bol doon to jabaan jale hai
The sky seems to be weeping at my situation as well
So much so that his eyes are red, as the day slowly fades away
If I don’t say it, my heart aches. But it could burn my tongue if I dare say it!
TRIVIA-Here Gulzar saab has used the example of redness of the sky at the time of sunset to compare the redness in the eyes after one cries. There is a reason why Sunsets always appear only red in color. Look at light through a prism and notice the diverse colors that you can see- Green, Yellow, Orange, Blue and Red. But as humans, our eyes can only see a small wave of electromagnetic radiation emitted by the Sun. Primarily red light. The blue light is scattered long before it reaches us and what remains is only red light when the sun sets