#21 – Baawra Mann Dekhne Chala Ek Sapna
There was a show on Star World called The Dewarists. I watched the first season without missing an episode. The show brought together different artists to collaborate on a song. In one of the episodes, I came across the artist Swanand Kirkire. And in that episode, I came across this song, a few lines of which he had sung. After the episode, I heard it completely, and it became one of my favorites.
Part of the lyrics is romantic, and part of it is about dreams and fantasies. This is another song that I like because of the magical combination of lyrics and melody.
The part of the lyrics I love the most?
Baawra Mann Dekhne Chala Ek Sapna
Baawre Se Mann, Ki Dekho Baawri Hain Baatein
Baawri Se Dhadkaane Hain, Baawri Hain Saansen
Baawri Si Karwaton Se, Nindiya Door Bhaage
Baawre Se Nain Chaahe, Baawre Jharokhon Se, Baawre Nazaron Ko Takna.
The bewitched mind wants to see a dream, a dream created from its bewitched thoughts. In doing so, the heartbeats and breaths seem bewitched too. In seeing that dream and chasing it, sleep wanders far away from us. The bewitched mind wants to see through closed eyes, many bewitched scenes.
I relate to this because it is what happens often. Ideas for writing come just as I’m about to sleep, and then, I have no peace of mind till I write it down. It’s a madness I’m quite fond of, though. It’s a madness that’s quite worth it.
(© Vinay Leo R. @ I Rhyme Without Reason, 21st Nov, 2016)