Koi Gata Main So Jata…

There is something haunting about this song that I love since I was a teenager. Yesudas‘s baritone and crystal clear voice (I am one of his big fans) and wonderful lyrics by Harivansh Rai Bachchan in his own delightful yet simple Hindi wonderfully combine together here. Jaidev‘s music is classy and unique as usual. Amitabh was relatively different in this role as a quiet rebel with passive-aggression…

I really love this song, it gives me goosebumps whenever I listen to it and it almost always brings tears to my eyes, not necessarily due to sadness – but as I feel that deep connection with the grief that is explained so well in this song – with lyrics, music and voice. Grief of someone who followed his own calling, getting isolated from his dear ones and walking the path of loneliness with all the challenges that such a decision could bring…..often this grief just needs compassion and loving comfort – so wonderfully expressed in these words –

को‌ई मेरा सिर गोदी में रख
सहलाता, मैं सो जाता।

Do listen!


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