In This Punjabi Song, A Rapper Voices The Pain Of Partition Of India Via A Simple Story

“Don’t let the hand-drawn pictures that serve as the music video fool you”, is what Rolling Stone India had to say about Jaipur rapper Ruhaan’s new single ‘Ghar’ and rightfully so. The video that comes along with the Punjabi rap, depicts the pain of India’s partition through a series of doodles. It comprises a beautiful narrative that metaphorically portrayed how partition took place in the wake of ‘independence’. It is done in the simplest manner but with much poignance, and most beautifully, to say the least.

Lyrics
verse 1

chalo dhoor leke jawa thanu dunia de shoor to
ek kahani sunawa sunyo jara ghor to
sardh je mausam ch chadar chadi osh di
aha kahani hai mere ghar de pados di
ush ghar di har gal haje v menu chete
ek maa de naal rende ode do bete
pyar dia itta da banya makan oh
pyar deya geeta da siga mukam
ona prava diya kedha naal goonjda baramda
waqt thlya the rang chary si sham da
ghar picce ohoh bigache jitttae lgge kai darakth
jittae laut de parinde sham de waqt
jittae umra beetiya ahi oh bagh
jitae id diwali the sewaiyan the saag
jitae risteaya di kushboo rehendi phulla ch khilke
ish ghar nu ghar banaya inha ne milke

verse 2
phir ek din ay toofan chaldi si andhi
maa daa jee honda si bhari fikar si khandi
pakeh naqaab mehmaan da naqaab aya ek lootera
toofeyan de nam the lahya si andhera
niyat mehmaa di buri onu ave na rass
osh ghar dia kushiya the rishtya di mithass
murjayi oho phulkari jive zeher fiza ch kholta hove
ona pharava de kaana ch raaz farabi bolta hove
jo ek dujae di jaan si oh pege ek dujjae di jaan de picchae
ghar vich lakhira kicchae khar battae ghar de do hissae
murjaye rishtya de phul girge haan tutke
oho firangi mehma lehgaya ush ghar nu lutke
picche chad gaya una prava nu jamina pichae mardeh
na deh paye maa da dard bas apas hi ladeh
karta oh ghar brbaad ujadta kashmir eh baag
par apne aha ch ahi na rakya yaad
ki kalle banuage diwali kittae bhejuge idhi
kitte khelugi thodi aun wali peedhi
kittae oho parinda basau apna basera
kittae mehkugi oho kushbo ehi sawal eh mera

verse 3
oh mandar masjad picchae ladan walo
pehle apne ghar di chat the banalo
jittae jake parinde beth sake
jiitae jake bacche khel sake
jang da maidaan nahi
koi bhag khila do yaaro
ghar mera v jalya h
ghar tera v jalya hai
aaj ghar di jagah sikwo di wajagh jalado yaro
ish ghar nu ghar banado yaro

ush baag ch phul lagaiye
jittae mehek inquiabi awe
gunah aman da karieh denda mai thonu bulawe
sarhad zami teh kechdo ek ohr
par dildi zami to mitha do yaro
teh ish ghar nu ghar banado yaro

mashwara je mera raas ni aya ta koi ohr salah do yaaro
par ish ghar nu ghar baando yarro

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