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Laaii Hayaat Aaye

Lyrics by Ibrahim Zauq

laa_ii hayaat aaye qazaa le chalii chale
na apanii Khushii aaye na apanii khushii chale

Hayaat: Biography, Existence, Life, World
Qazaa: Destiny, Death, End, Fate, Jurisdiction, Judgement
Khushii: Joy, Happiness

behtar to hai yahii ke na duniyaa se dil lage
par kyaa kare.n jo kaam na bedillagii chale

Behtar: Better, Improved
Dillagii karna: To Joke, Tease
Be-Dillagii: Without fun

ho umr-e-Khizr bhii to kahe.nge ba_vaqt-e-marg
ham kyaa rahe yahaa.N abhii aaye abhii chale

Umr: Age, Life-Time, Span Of Life
Khizr: Derived from Khwaajah Khizr, the name of a prophet skilled in divination, and who is said to have discovered and drank of the fountain of life
Umr-e-Khizr: Everlasting life, Immortality
Vaqt: Hour, Occasion, Opportunity, Time, Term, Season
Marg: Death
Ba_Vaqt-e-Marg: At The Time Of Death

duniyaa ne kis ka raah-e-fanaa me.n diyaa hai saath
tum bhii chale chalo yuu.N hii jab tak chalii chale

Fanaa: Destroyed, Death, Destruction, Mortality
Raah-e-Fanna: Path of destruction

naazaa.N na ho Khirad pe jo honaa hai vo hii ho
daanish terii na kuchh merii daanishvarii chale

Naazaan: Proud, Arrogant
Khirad: Intelligence
Daanish: Knowledge, Learning, Science, Wisdom
Daanishvarii: Learned; wise, sagacious

kam ho.nge is bisaat pe ham jaise bad_qimaar
jo chaal ham chale vo nihaayat burii chale

Bisaat: Bedding, Carpet, Chess Board, Extent, Capacity
Qimaar: Dice; any game of hazard
Bad-Qimaar: Wicked game of dice
Chaal: Accelerate, Activity, Bark, Custom, Gadget, Gait, Gimmickery, Guile, Strategem, Tactic, Trick, Walk
Nihaayat: Abounding, End, Excessive, Extremely, Very Much

jaa ki havaa-e-shauq me.n hai.n is chaman se ‘Zauq’
apanii balaa se baad-e-sabaa kahii.n chale

Shauq: Aspiration, Desire, Eagerness, Enthusiasm, Fondness, Keenness, Interest, Taste, Yearning, Zeal
Chaman: Flower Garden, Flower Bed, A Blooming or Flourishing Place
Zauq: A reference to the poet, Ibrahim Zauq
Balaa: Calamity, Danger, Distress, Trial, Misfortune, Problems
Baad: Wind, Air, Breeze
Sabaa: Breeze, Gentle Cool Breeze, Wind