Zindagi Khaaq Na Thi, Khaaq Udate Guzri – Zindagi Gulzar Hai

Zindagi Khaaq Na Thi, Khaaq Udate Guzri
Tujh Se Kiya Kehte, Tere Paas Jo Aate Guzri
Zindagi……….

Din Jo Guzra To Kisi Yaad Ki Ro Mein Guzra
Shaam Aayi To Koi Khwaab Dikhate Guzri
Tujh Se Kiya Kehte, Tere Paas Jo Aatey Guzri
Zindagi……….

Achchay Waqtoon Ki Tamanna Mein Rahi Umar-e-Rawaan
Waqt Aisa Tha Ke Bus Naaz Uthate Guzri
Tujh Se Kiya Kehte, Tere Paas Jo Aate Guzri
Zindagi………..

Raat Kya Aayi Ke Tanhai Ke Sargoshi Mein
Hu Ka Aalam Tha Magar Sunte Sunate Guzri
Tujh Se Kiya Kehte, Tere Paas Jo Aate Guzri
Zindagi………. Zindagi………… Zindagi……………

Translation

Life was not all ashes, yet it was squandered spreading ash
How could I have described the hardships I suffered trying to get to you?

The day passed away in the wake of someone’s reminiscence
Evening arrived, and passed away showing just a dream (hope, longing)

The passing years kept longing for better times
The time was such that I passed away bearing with your whims

The life which has the joy of having you predestined
He knows how to fulfill promises, so I held on to you

Over there, life is, but, another name for inebriation
And I walked a long distance to there with an expectation
(How foolish was I?)

The night arrived amidst the whispering of solitude
It was a desert plain but I crossed it chattering

Over there, life is, but, another name for inebriation

The spaces of my heart often get startled
Whose voice was it? And whom did it fade away calling?