Songs to Ponder Over

Some songs are like that - they make you ponder and wonder  . This thread tries to capture them. Here is to start off ! Nice song which expresses well the Puzzle of this world ... संसार की हर शय का - Sansar Ki Har Shay Ka (Mahendra Kapoor) Movie/Album: धुंध (1973) Music By: रवि Lyrics By: साहिर लुधियानवी Performed By: महेंद्र कपूर संसार की हर शय का इतना ही फ़साना है एक धुँध से आना है, एक धुँध में जाना है ये राह कहाँ से है, ये राह कहाँ तक है ये राज़ कोई राही समझा है न जाना…
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Devotional

Anthem for the World

Aarti Anthem for the World Once actor Balraj Sahni asked the late Nobel Laureate Rabindra Nath Tagore, “You have written the national anthem for India. Can you write an international anthem for the whole world?” “It has already been written, not only international but for the entire universe, in the 16th century by Nanak,” replied Tagore. He referred to the Sikh aarti (ceremony of light). Gurudev Tagore was so enamoured of this aarti that he personally translated it into Bengali. Every evening in all Gurudwaras, after the recitation of Rehraas Sahib, we can hear a melodious rendition of the aarti…
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Western

Somebody that I used to know – drummed up!

And a vocation that I missed, just by a whisker ;-) This guy, BTW, is Dylan Taylor ( not the fem Guitarist - same name, she's good too ! ) About Dylan He has been playing since 8 years of age ! Started on his father's drumsets. He is GOOD ! Of course he is playing  a cover of Somebody that I used to by the videos below his Dylan Taylor ! Here is his drummed up version  And here is the " original " by although about 5 Million on the Tube, puts me to sleep. I must confess,…
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Western

A Song for You !

Your Song      Some songs are wonderful. And can be " Your Songs " too. Here is one !     It's a little bit funny this feeling inside I'm not one of those who can easily hide I don't have much money but boy if I did I'd buy a big house where we both could liveIf I was a sculptor, but then again, no Or a man who makes potions in a traveling show I know it's not much but it's the best I can do My gift is my song and this one's for youAnd you…
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Inspire

We are all on our ways …..

A wonderful song, presenting an eternal truth which we all ignore. With a presentation which makes it all the more powerful ! Hope you like it too ! On Our Ways Time always unwinding, all these dead lines in my mind. Seeds and dreams we planted, took for granted, didn't prove. Walking down this road will my pulse beat slow, hope to have you close at hand. When this cycle ends, will it start again, will we recognize old friends?  Here is the  "Official Video" with  a simply GREAT  animation / interpretation by  Ainslie Henderson  :  And James performing the…
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Western

No Pay Rent Be Happy

 No Pay Rent Be Happy !   A song by musician Bobby McFerrin. Released in September 1988, it became the first a cappella song to reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, a position it held for two weeks. The song's title is taken from a famous quote by Meher Baba. The original music video stars Robin Williams and Bill Irwin. The instruments in this song are entirely overdubbed voice parts and other sounds made by McFerrin, using no instruments at all. I sure wish life would be as simple as this, don't you ? he sure seems…
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Devotional

The Song Divine – Gayatri Mantra

Gayatri Mantra - the Song Divine ! ॐ भूर्भुवः॒ स्वः । तत्स॑वितुर्वरे॑ण्यं । भ॒र्गो॑ दे॒वस्य॑ धीमहि। । धियो॒ यो नः॑ प्रचो॒दया॑त्॥ । Oṃ bhūr bhuvaḥ svaḥ tát savitúr váreṇ(i)yaṃ bhárgo devásya dhīmahi dhíyo yó naḥ pracodáyāt       And the " Free Translation " I like best : "Unveil, O Thou who givest sustenance to the Universe, from whom all proceed, to whom all must return, that face of the True Sun now hidden by a vase of golden light, that we may see the truth and do our whole duty on our journey to thy sacred seat. (By…
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Western

Knock out Knopfler

Oh boy does he swing it ! Knopfler is a fingerstyle guitarist and was ranked 27th on Rolling Stone magazine's list of 100 Greatest Guitarists of All and Dire Straits have sold in excess of 120 million albums to four-time Grammy Award winner, Knopfler is the recipient of the Edison Award and the Steiger Award, and holds three honorary doctorate degrees in music from universities in the United Kingdom.         And this is 10 minutes of sheer delight . Enjoi : 26 million and counting views on youtube, and a comment : When Stevie Ray Vaughan got…
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