Which are thought- provoking songs?

This is less about great thoughts like “media makes us dumb”. It’s about songs that leave your wondering as they finished- the meaning of life, why we suffer or why we must take a dump daily.


Answer by Raakhee V. Menon:

So many songs have come and gone. There’s this one song that still hits me right in the feels whenever I listen to it. It’s a song that basically tells the world what I want to tell it.

Kal Ho Naa Ho… – Kal Ho Naa Ho (Title Song)

It’s really weird how many things we put off for later. And then ‘later’ never happens. And by the time you’re finally ready, the moment would have passed and it would be too late.

Some things should never ever be put off for later. There is a saying in Hindi – Kal karey so aaj karein, aaj karein so ab. This means that if you can do something tomorrow, try to do it today, and if you can do something today, do it now. This is what this song emphasizes. You never know what is store for you the next moment. So if there’s something you wish to do, something you wish to tell someone, some place you want to go to, just do it now! There is no guarantee for life. So every moment has to be lived to the fullest.

Fifty years later when I look back at my life that passed by, I would want to have a crinkled smile in my eyes thinking of all the magical moments when I did something totally crazy, instead of sad tears thinking of all those missed opportunities because I was waiting for the ‘right moment’ 🙂

Here is a fairly good translation of the song I found online…for those who might be interested…

Har Ghadi Badal Raha Hai Roop Zindagi
Every moment life is changing

Chaav Hai Kabhi Hai Dhoop Zindagi
Sometime there’s shade, at times sun

Har Pal Yahan Jee Bhar Jiyo
Live every moment to the fullest

Jo Hai Sama
This very moment

Kal Ho Na Ho
May not be there tomorrow

Chaahe Jo Tumhe Poore Dil Se
The one who Loves you whole-heartedly

Milta Hai Woh Mushkil Se
Is very difficult to come by

Aisa Jo Koi Kahin Hai
If there is someone like that somewhere

Bas Vahi Sabse Hasin Hai
She is the most beautiful

Uss Haath Ko Tum Thaam Lo
You may hold her hand

Woh Meherbaan Kal Ho Na Ho
She may not be there tomorrow

Palko Ke Leke Saaye
To the shadow of your eyes

Paas Koi Jo Aaye
When someone comes

Lakh Sambhalo Paagal Dil Ko
Get hold of your crazy heart

Dil Dhadke Hi Jaaye
It’ll keep on beating

Par Sochlo Iss Pal Hai Jo
Remember that, this moment,

Woh Dastan Kal Ho Na Ho
This story, may not be there tomorrow

Which are thought- provoking songs?

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