27 October 2010

A new song on my lips!

I have always thought that music strikes a chord in your heart some time or the other. Not all music/songs do that, but a particular song arouses a particular emotion in you, which you don't even know you have, in the first place. Now, im not a music expert but there are a very few songs which i can never get tired of listening. And when I hear those few songs, each and every time I get cut off from the real world. I am transported somewhere else. Those are the few songs that strike a chord in me, and I feel the same emotion rise in me for each particular song. Now that I think of it, I can think of about 4-5 songs that have that kind of effect on me. The effect that puts me in a trance.

The most recent song that I have loved in this sense in the song 'saiba' from Guzaarish. I know people around me are going ga ga over 'tera zikr' (which i loved too), but for me, 'saiba' struck the chord. It is just so poignant, full of love and longing ( a strange kind of longing ) and has a very subtle sadness to it. I have been listening to Guzaarish songs in a loop for the past 2 days, and I keep going back to this one song. So yesterday night, I was lying alone in my apartment, lights shut, pin drop silence around me and was listening to this song. And I was surprised to find that at the end of it I had tears in my eyes. I know this sounds a bit stupid, because the song is not really a sad song, per se. (plus, who cries on listening to songs!!) But I had tears without me even realizing i was silently weeping. I don't remember at what time i had started weeping, but when the song ended it was like I was jolted back from a dream. I had to pinch myself to make sure i was not actually dreaming. That was some experience. I am still trying to find out the exact emotion in me that was stirred by this song. But I am not able to put my finger on the exact emotion.

I have been humming this song non-stop for the past 2 days and cant get it out of my mind :-)

Do you have any particular song that makes you cry? (or emotional at least?)

9 comments:

Ketaki... said...

I know what you mean. I remember the first time I heard "Yoon Shabnabi" from Saawariya, I had choked up. It kind of resonated deep within.
But the first time I fell in love was when I heard "Bol na Halke Halke.." and that love wasn't associated to a person. You know sometimes you just feel you are in love.. Its a feeling and it hasn't got to do anything with anyone. And every time I listen to Bol na Halke Halke I feel the same way..

Neha said...

I get the 'being in love' kind of feeling when i listen to 'tere bina' from Guru. That tune just gives me goosebumps.
im checking out the songs you mentioned..

nightflier said...

There are just so many songs which evoke different deep feelings :)
Do naina from masoom is a song which makes me cry every time I listen to it! Maybe that song is a secret outlet for all the pain inside..
'aye hairate' from guru gives me a feeling of love.. (there are many such songs :D)

pRasad said...

I haven't listened to it..but after reading this post, feeling to check it out after this comment.

The song according to me which has extreme emotions is mere dholana from 'Bhool bhoolaiya'. You actually feel the pain in the lyrics and shreya ghoshal's beautiful singing:)

Coming to romantic songs, it has to be pehala nasha :)

Neha said...

So many wonderful songs here.. :)

Scribbler said...

one song that never fails to bring tears to me is 'ek pyar ka nagma hai...'

sure there 2-3 more..but this ones closest to my heart !

Scribbler said...

oh and your photo blog is super!!!!!! Just became a fan of your photography :)

Neha said...

thanks, scribbler. im glad you liked them.

Sam said...

What speakers (Audio System) are you using ?