Prabh Deep starts the first verse of Kal by retelling the account of an incident, where he is young and frivolous. He takes out his BMX bicycle and goes out at 1 AM in the night, despite his mother advising against it. He has his headphones on, and an iPhone in his pocket, which caught the attention of a few thugs.
The hooligans who spotted Prabh Deep now have intentions of robbing him. He realises their plans and cleverly decides to escape them via a different route on his bicycle. However, the street which he turns on to, has a dead -end. Upon thinking about ways of getting out of the situation, he comes up with an idea.
Prabh Deep instigates them and asks them to have a confrontation out in the open. The thugs threaten to kill him if he doesn't have any money to give to them. The muggers were strongly built, six foot tall and tried to intimidate him.
Prabh Deep pushes the hooligans away and makes a run for his home. Even though they were following him, he somehow made it home. Upon knocking on the door, he realized he was a bit late.
This brings us to the hook of Kal, which has Prabh Deep feeling that the incident is so fresh in his memory that it feels like an event that took place just yesterday. He ponders about the concept of KAL that is, a synonymous word for both – yesterday and tomorrow. Yesterday is tarnished with some bad memories but he believes that tomorrow is going to be a better day.
As the gate opens, he rushes into his house only to come to face with his father who is angry and annoyed because of the trouble he now seems to have brought along. Meanwhile, the drunk thugs arrive outside his house and provoke him to come out of his home and fight them.
His father loses his cool upon hearing the slurs of the men outside and throws a brick that hits one of them on the face. Suddenly Prabh Deep is reminded of his sister who is ill. The situation in his house was already tensed and he realizes that he has messed things up even further.
However, he consoles himself that now him and his father are standing together to fight the thugs. Even though they’re not as big as those men, they got humungous will power to stand up for themselves.
Within moments, while the vandals were instigating him and his father further, he called up his brother and friends to back him up in the inevitable fight. The narrator and his friends now got together to fight off the thugs, with both the sides having men ready to take the other down.
Post some heated arguments, the situation was resolved with both the parties having lost in a certain way. Even though the thugs backed off, Prabh Deep feels that him getting into all this trouble is in a way is a defeat. He realizes his fault in being frivolous, and turning the entire night into a nightmare. He recalls his mother advising him against going out so late in the night and regrets his actions. This whole incident which began at 1 am and eventually ended at 4 am.
This brings us to the hook of Kal, which has Prabh Deep feeling that the incident is so fresh in his memory that it feels like an account that took place just yesterday. He ponders about the concept of KAL that is, a synonymous word for both – yesterday and tomorrow. Yesterday is tarnished with some bad memories but he believes that tomorrow is going to be a better day.