Lyrics
Yeh mera Bombay
Artist Divine
Lyricist DIVINE
Music Director Video by Joel Dsouza

Yeh mera Bombay Lyrics

Verse 1

My secrets hidden within the dust of these lanes

It’s a new day but the roads still the same

What do you know? You’re like the sweet springs 

No flowers around here, this path is filled with thorns 

I would rather live on the streets than sell my dignity

I am married to this city, these lanes are my beloved

WORD- Jharna - Springs 

CONTEXT – A tribute to the city of Bombay (Mumbai), Divine confesses his love for the city. He points out the shortcomings in the city of seven islands. But he also points out that despite of all this, Mumbai is the city of dreams. If you can make it in Mumbai, you can make it anywhere in the world.

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My secrets hidden within the dust of these lanes

It’s a new day but the roads still the same

What do you know? You’re like the sweet springs 

No flowers around here, this path is filled with thorns 

I would rather live on the streets than sell my dignity

I am married to this city, these lanes are my beloved

WORD- Jharna - Springs 

CONTEXT – A tribute to the city of Bombay (Mumbai), Divine confesses his love for the city. He points out the shortcomings in the city of seven islands. But he also points out that despite of all this, Mumbai is the city of dreams. If you can make it in Mumbai, you can make it anywhere in the world.

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Verse 2

Try and hurt me, but I’m not within your reach 

You’re an employee and your employer is my friend

My words are the reason this fire burns 

Nowadays, I’m like Govinda’s pot about to explode 

Lost like the tea pots in my corner 

Slaps on slaps, if you abuse my mother 

CONTEXT- Divine points out that his rhymes are the reason fire burns in the first place. Indicating the heat that he brings with his wordplay. In the fourth line, he refers to Govinda’s matka (pot) that’s broken during the festival of Janmashtami. People break the pot which contains butter. Thus Divine implies that his lyrical flow when unleashed, is as smooth as butter.

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Try and hurt me, but I’m not within your reach 

You’re an employee and your employer is my friend

My words are the reason this fire burns 

Nowadays, I’m like Govinda’s pot about to explode 

Lost like the tea pots in my corner 

Slaps on slaps, if you abuse my mother 

CONTEXT- Divine points out that his rhymes are the reason fire burns in the first place. Indicating the heat that he brings with his wordplay. In the fourth line, he refers to Govinda’s matka (pot) that’s broken during the festival of Janmashtami. People break the pot which contains butter. Thus Divine implies that his lyrical flow when unleashed, is as smooth as butter.

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Verse 3

The shadows of this jungle 

The politicians here are butchers among a herd of goats

So come, we are our own soldiers 

Saviours just for namesake, the police out here are thugs

This is my Bombay, it’s on everyone’s tongue 

TRIVIA- The flute at the beginning of the song is inspired by the title tune of - Malgudi Days. Divine as a kid loved the show and wanted to use it.  The show is based on a book of the same name by author, R K Narayan. Malgudi is a fictional town in South India. 

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The shadows of this jungle 

The politicians here are butchers among a herd of goats

So come, we are our own soldiers 

Saviours just for namesake, the police out here are thugs

This is my Bombay, it’s on everyone’s tongue 

TRIVIA- The flute at the beginning of the song is inspired by the title tune of - Malgudi Days. Divine as a kid loved the show and wanted to use it.  The show is based on a book of the same name by author, R K Narayan. Malgudi is a fictional town in South India. 

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Verse 4

CONTEXT- In the third line, Divine compares the speed at which Mumbai city functions to the Jamaican  world record sprinters like Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake etc. It’s the city that never sleeps. People work non-stop, the reason why it’s the commercial capital of India.

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CONTEXT- In the third line, Divine compares the speed at which Mumbai city functions to the Jamaican  world record sprinters like Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake etc. It’s the city that never sleeps. People work non-stop, the reason why it’s the commercial capital of India.

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Verse 5

If there’s no book in hand, then the hands have their own mind

King of the country, my city has the Taj 

Some don’t wish to eat, everyone friends with their work 

Hey junior, explain, everyone wants to succeed here

The railways, grandmother’s cane, office spiders, the slums 

the autos, there’s nothing like my city, don’t believe me?

Go ahead and ask someone

CONTEXT- In the second line, Divine refers to the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel - A five star hotel situated in Colaba, Mumbai. It contains 560 rooms and 44 suites. Everyone from the President to celebrities and stars have lived in this hotel. It opened way back in 1903.

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If there’s no book in hand, then the hands have their own mind

King of the country, my city has the Taj 

Some don’t wish to eat, everyone friends with their work 

Hey junior, explain, everyone wants to succeed here

The railways, grandmother’s cane, office spiders, the slums 

the autos, there’s nothing like my city, don’t believe me?

Go ahead and ask someone

CONTEXT- In the second line, Divine refers to the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel - A five star hotel situated in Colaba, Mumbai. It contains 560 rooms and 44 suites. Everyone from the President to celebrities and stars have lived in this hotel. It opened way back in 1903.

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  1. vivek bidlan says:

    1 no mere bhai….




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