Step by step, I keep changing directions but life never changes. Now I fall short of words to describe this situation.
The protagonists are at a crossroads in their life and despite changing paths, they’ve realised that life continues to bring forth the same kind of challenges. Simply escaping it is not the solution.
WORD – Kadam – Step, Lafzon – Words.
I keep slipping and sliding away, my heart fails to be at ease. It’s uncontrollable. Now I am hidden within these memories.
Although they wish to move ahead, past memories keep pulling them back and this presents a dilemma.
WORD – Fisalta -Slip, Sambhalta – Control/Balance.
Uddti utarati patang si hai
Main kal ki baahon mein hoon phasa
Yeh waqt bhi mujhe bhula gaya
This evening is filled with colours, like the kites that fly up above and descend.
I am still trapped within the arms of yesterday, and now I have no memory of what time it is.
It’s evident that he reminisces the past which was pleasant and filled with joy. While the days keep moving ahead, they still seem to be stuck in that moment, hoping time stands still.
WORD – Utarti – Descend, Baahon – Arms.
Every now and then, I was unaware and oblivious. What are the secrets hidden in my heart? What is my name?
Having experienced a whirlwind of emotions all at once, he wonders if he is now the same person he once was? Or is he a changed man?
WORD – Ghadi ghadi – Often, Raaz – Secrets.
Why do I keep getting hit by waves of questions? I melted away into this fire called time. Along with me, these verses to melted away too.
As time passes by, the words that at one point meant so much, no longer seem important.
WORD – Lehar – Waves, Ghul – Dissolve, Nazmein – Verses.
Likhte tahalte kalam se hain
Main kal ki saanson mein hoon chupa
Yeh waqt bhi mujhe bhulaa gaya
Why do these paths now seem different? Like the conversations that keep writing themselves but eventually walk away.
I am hidden in the breaths of yesterday and now I have no memory of what time it is.
WORD – Tahalte – Walk, Kalam – Conversations/Words.