Kuu Ba Kuu Phail Gai

Lyrics by Parveen Shakir

kuu-ba-kuu phail ga_ii baat shanaasaa_ii kii
us ne Khushbuu kii tarah merii paziiraa_ii kii

Kuu: Street, Lane
Kuu-Ba-Kuu: Everywhere
Phail: Spread
Shanaasaa: Acquaintance, Some One You Recognize
Shanaasaaii: Acquaintance
Khushbuu: Fragrance
Paziir: Admitting, Accepting, Receiving, Taking
Paziiraaii: Acceptance

kaise kah duu.N ki mujhe chho.D diyaa hai us ne
baat to sach hai magar baat hai rusvaa_ii kii

Rusvaaii: Bad Name, Disgrace, Embarassment, Humiliation, Infamy

vo kahii.n bhii gayaa lauTaa to mere paas aayaa
bas yahii baat hai achchhii mere harjaa_ii kii

Harjaaii: Someone who canoot be trusted, unfaithful partner

teraa pahaluu tere dil kii tarah aabaad rahe
tujh pe guzare na qayaamat shab-e-tanhaa_ii kii

Pahluu: Side, Advantage, Flank Of An Army, Lap
Aabaad: Bustling With Life, Flourishing, Populated, Inhabited, Peopled, Prosperous, Happy, Settle
Qayaamat: Flood, Deluge, Doomsday
Shab: Night
Tanhaaii: Loneliness, Solitude
Shab-e-Tanhaaii: Night of solitude/loneliness

us ne jalatii hu_ii peshaanii pe jo haath rakhaa
ruuh tak aa ga_ii taasiir masiihaa_ii kii

Peshaanii: Forehead
Ruuh: Soul
Taasiir: Effect, Result, Impression
Masiihaa: Christ
Masiihaaii: Miraculous Healing Powers

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3 comments so far

  1. n on

    thanks for posting this one, it’s one of my favorites. the link below is to the same ghazal read by the writer:

  2. Rafay Kashmiri on

    beautfull ghazal rendition in superb Raag Darbari,
    beatifully arranged by Khansaheb, kia lutf milta he.

  3. SatPalMuman on

    simply marvelous


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