Mere Kapdon Mein Tanga Hai Lyrics
Ghar pe dhoota hoon mein har baar usse
Aur sukha ke phir se
Apne haathon se use istri karta hoon magar
Istri karne se jaati nahi shiknen iski
Aur dhone se gile shikvon ke chikte nahi mithe
Your bright coloured dress hangs on my clothes
I wash them every time in my house
Then I put them to dry
I iron them with my own hands but
The creases don’t disappear despite that
These complaints from mistakes don’t fade despite washing them
Gulzar uses the woman’s dress as a metaphor to describe his attempts of improving a relationship. He probably has made some mistakes and tries to rinse them away by washing and ironing the woman’s dress.
But he realizes that despite whatever he does, his faults can never be erased. He hopes that with the passage of time, all will be forgotten.
Life would be easier and honourable
If relationships were like clothes
Where we could change them like shirts
Gulzar talks about how maintaining relationships are tough for him. They come with a lot of responsibilities and sacrifices. Every relationship has its own share of blame games which result in pain.
Good relationships are very hard to come by. Gulzar wonders how life would have been much easier if one could improve relationships like one changes their clothes. But unlike good clothes, Gulzar knows that cherished relationships are a rarity.