Songs have always kept me alive. Whenever emotions strike me, I turn to songs for advice and courage. The beautifully composed words of songs, I find, are very powerful to console my heart. Listening to it brings motivation in me saying “forget your unfathomable pain of the past and start living the present life”.
Yesterday, I was browsing my wife’s laptop and I happened to click on a VLC media player saved on the desktop. It started to run and later I discovered that it was a song “Milam-tsam-gi-mitshey-na” by Jigme Ngedup and Pem Dechen (If I am not mistaken), two of my best singers. The words of the song are, I must say, beautifully crafted. I felt touched and could not control my emotions. I realized that our life is indeed short like a dream as sung in the song.
When I was listening, my wife came in. I told her, “The song you have kept on the desktop is beautiful and soul-touching”. She told me, “This was the very song that helped me pull through my difficult times”.
For the beauty of the song, I (try to) translate (with the fear of misinterpreting and losing originality). Give a read anyhow and help me translate better.
Boy: In a dream-like life of mine
The desire of my mind haunts me time and again,
Am I not seeing a magical dream?
Or am I not getting connected with the past?
My mind doesn’t know anything about it
My Dear Sweetheart!
Girl: Whatever I have done
Now I regret;
Forgive me, my hearty friend
The so called Norbu Gedoeth Pungjom—
I did not know it was a relic,
Today it befriends me in my sad days,
Today it befriends me when I am broken,
How sad is my life!
Boy: The picture that is drawn in my heart
Is the drawing of your charming face!
It will never be vanished,
Be there forever
And never be shattered.
Boy: The heart that is inside my body
Is ageless, and it’s for you,
The love is the nature of my mind
And it cannot be forgotten forever (so long as the mind exist)
My life is meant for you,
Do not be sad, please!
And do not ever regret
You will have a day to be happy and joyous,
I love you from the bottom of my heart
Dedicated to My Dear Wife