Haan Mere Gham Toh Utha Leta Hai Lyrics
My sorrow picks up the pieces, they’re not thorns of sadness
My heart is a neighbour but not my follower
WORD- Tarafdar- Follower
Gulzar switches up the proverb of “Follow your heart” in line 2. He says his heart doesn’t follow him. This probably means he is sometimes caught between doing what his heart says and doing what his mind says. Growing up, we’ve always been taught to follow our heart and do the things that we love.
Jina mushkil nahi marna bhi dushwar nahi
Kaach ke ghar hain yaha sabke bas itna soche
Arz karte hai faqat aap se takraar nahi
After meeting you, I realized that
Life isn’t difficult and dying isn’t hard as well
Out here, everyone lives in glass houses, just think
They only pay their respects, in order to not quarrel with you
WORD- Dushwar- Difficult. Takraar- Conflict/Quarrel
In Line 3, Gulzar refers to the famous proverb- “Those who live in glass houses should not throw stones”. It could mean both figuratively and literally. The people he meets probably live in expensive houses with glass windows. Hence they don’t want the outsiders to discover their issues.
Of a metaphorical sense- He could be talking about how some individuals put on a disguise and aren’t honest with the people they meet. They do so only to not create problems. Rather than being honest and improving the situation, they’d rather live a lie.