Monday, April 22, 2013

Challa Ki Labda Phire?

This song has been stuck on my head for days now! I think ever since I crossed over to the thirties, I have not identified with any other song in this manner.

Even with the tongue twisting 'thet' Punjabi lyrics, I was able to understand the essence of the song. Quite a feat that, given I know only urban punjabi! The opening line itself sets the tone. Calling the protagonist challa (silly) and asking what are you searching for... It speaks of a soul trying to find a purpose in life.The agony of not knowing and the feeling of being all alone in a crowd. 

I still dont know why this touched me in the way that it did. Mid life crisis perhaps? I should just dye my hair red and get a tattoo :)