Lyrics
Umr Kitni Khoobsurti Se
Artist Gulzar
Lyricist Gulzar

Umr Kitni Khoobsurti Se Lyrics

Verse 1

Age expresses itself on one’s face so beautifully

And so elegantly leaves some marks on you

Gradually it opens up your forehead

At the corner of the eyes

It keeps creating lines

And then slowly gives depth to them

On Umr Kitni Khoobsurti Se, Gulzar talks about age in a positive manner. How beautiful it is to grow old because you end up having a whole lot of memories to look back on. Gulzar emphasizes on the details that change as you grow old. He defines the face as a sketch that ends up drawing itself.

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Age expresses itself on one’s face so beautifully

And so elegantly leaves some marks on you

Gradually it opens up your forehead

At the corner of the eyes

It keeps creating lines

And then slowly gives depth to them

On Umr Kitni Khoobsurti Se, Gulzar talks about age in a positive manner. How beautiful it is to grow old because you end up having a whole lot of memories to look back on. Gulzar emphasizes on the details that change as you grow old. He defines the face as a sketch that ends up drawing itself.

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Verse 2

Tears make a stream for themselves

They create their own streaks

And pass down from the cheeks

Those are the marks of age

They slowly but steadily

Create a sketch of your face

Which keeps on becoming even more beautiful

WORD- Dhara – Stream, Rukhsaar – Cheeks/face, Khaka – Sketch/layout

Speaking to Scroll about focusing on the past, Gulzar said, “Everyday life is much more interesting to me than big, abstract theories. Through my poetry, I aim to reflect our times. I don’t want to dwell on the olden days, although it is a period I mention often. But at the moment I’m focussed on writing about today’s time, from different points of view”, he said.

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Tears make a stream for themselves

They create their own streaks

And pass down from the cheeks

Those are the marks of age

They slowly but steadily

Create a sketch of your face

Which keeps on becoming even more beautiful

WORD- Dhara – Stream, Rukhsaar – Cheeks/face, Khaka – Sketch/layout

Speaking to Scroll about focusing on the past, Gulzar said, “Everyday life is much more interesting to me than big, abstract theories. Through my poetry, I aim to reflect our times. I don’t want to dwell on the olden days, although it is a period I mention often. But at the moment I’m focussed on writing about today’s time, from different points of view”, he said.

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Verse 3

But this journey of age is two way

As it keeps moving forward

It keeps reminding you of the memories left behind

There are many times when the heart

Wishes to meet the past once again

Bring the past in front of us

And walk with them

WORD- Maazi – Past

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But this journey of age is two way

As it keeps moving forward

It keeps reminding you of the memories left behind

There are many times when the heart

Wishes to meet the past once again

Bring the past in front of us

And walk with them

WORD- Maazi – Past

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Verse 4

Sometimes when I look behind

Through the market I see

One narrow lane that cuts through it

I see a boy who escaped school

A boy who didn’t like his teachers

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Sometimes when I look behind

Through the market I see

One narrow lane that cuts through it

I see a boy who escaped school

A boy who didn’t like his teachers

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Verse 5

He showed the pictures in his book to a squirrel

And found happiness in the moment

Hanging on a tamarind tree

A kite and its strings

Sometimes easy to catch, sometimes not

One day I too will grow old

It’s a nice thought

Gulzar is 82 years old but still views himself as a young man. This is clear from the last two lines of this verse. Very often people stop following their dreams because they get old. But Gulzar realizes it’s the opposite- people grow old because they stop pursuing their dreams.

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He showed the pictures in his book to a squirrel

And found happiness in the moment

Hanging on a tamarind tree

A kite and its strings

Sometimes easy to catch, sometimes not

One day I too will grow old

It’s a nice thought

Gulzar is 82 years old but still views himself as a young man. This is clear from the last two lines of this verse. Very often people stop following their dreams because they get old. But Gulzar realizes it’s the opposite- people grow old because they stop pursuing their dreams.

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