Lyrics
Aye Ajnabi

Aye Ajnabi Lyrics

Verse 1

O stranger, sometime or the other

Why don’t you, too, call out to me from somewhere?

I am living here, somehow, scattered, and in pieces

Just living like an unfinished puzzle

CONTEXT- The singer is sending the message across to her beloved who is miles away from her over the radio. She is conveying to him how he misses him, and believes they should spend their incomplete lives together, trying to complete them. She says everything around reminds her of him, including the breeze that keeps asking her about him. She yearns for him to reach out to her, just as she has reached out to him

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O stranger, sometime or the other

Why don’t you, too, call out to me from somewhere?

I am living here, somehow, scattered, and in pieces

Just living like an unfinished puzzle

CONTEXT- The singer is sending the message across to her beloved who is miles away from her over the radio. She is conveying to him how he misses him, and believes they should spend their incomplete lives together, trying to complete them. She says everything around reminds her of him, including the breeze that keeps asking her about him. She yearns for him to reach out to her, just as she has reached out to him

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Verse 2

Every single day, this silk like breeze. Comes, goes and keeps asking me

She who is bathed in milk. She who is like an innocent bud. Where is she?

Where is that source of light? Where is that source of life?

And we’re living incomplete lives, away from each other

TRIVIA- This song is a modern rendition of the song of the same name from the movie Dil Se, which starred Shah Rukh Khan. Dil Se is said to be a journey through the 7 shades of love that are defined in ancient Arabic literature. They are defined as attraction, infatuation, love, reverence, worship, obsession, and death. The character played by Shah Rukh Khan passes through each shade during the course of the film

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Every single day, this silk like breeze. Comes, goes and keeps asking me

She who is bathed in milk. She who is like an innocent bud. Where is she?

Where is that source of light? Where is that source of life?

And we’re living incomplete lives, away from each other

TRIVIA- This song is a modern rendition of the song of the same name from the movie Dil Se, which starred Shah Rukh Khan. Dil Se is said to be a journey through the 7 shades of love that are defined in ancient Arabic literature. They are defined as attraction, infatuation, love, reverence, worship, obsession, and death. The character played by Shah Rukh Khan passes through each shade during the course of the film

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Verse 3

You are not here, however, your smiles are

Your face is not around, but your footsteps are

Where are you? Do I need a clue to find you?

And we’re living incomplete lives away from each other

Hey wandering stranger

TRIVIA- When Gulzar won the Oscar for Jai Ho (Slumdog Millionaire) he was asked in an interview what he considered his finest work was. He replied that it was Aye Ajnabi from Dil Se. In his own words, Gulzar said- Rahman, being a religious man, enjoyed composing for Dil Se. I could see that the Sufiana lyrics brought out the best in him. By then he'd also learnt a little bit of Hindi so he could understand my poetry

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You are not here, however, your smiles are

Your face is not around, but your footsteps are

Where are you? Do I need a clue to find you?

And we’re living incomplete lives away from each other

Hey wandering stranger

TRIVIA- When Gulzar won the Oscar for Jai Ho (Slumdog Millionaire) he was asked in an interview what he considered his finest work was. He replied that it was Aye Ajnabi from Dil Se. In his own words, Gulzar said- Rahman, being a religious man, enjoyed composing for Dil Se. I could see that the Sufiana lyrics brought out the best in him. By then he'd also learnt a little bit of Hindi so he could understand my poetry

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