Ki Banu Duniya Da: Coke Studio Season 4: Lyrics with Translation

On this Independence special on Coke Studio@MTV Season 4, Punjabi legend Gurdas Maan, present a song called Ki Banu Duniya Da. He re-writes it here, adding a stellar performance by current Punjabi superstar Diljit Dosanjh. This exclusive track, arranged by Jatinder Shah, sees a massive collaboration of these big names of Punjabi music, reiterating a message for the youth that speaks about not forgetting your roots, in this age of modernity. Especially picking on themes like drug-abuse, disenchantment amongst the youth and the future of our nation, the lyrical punch is delivered using a traditional verse, with additional lyrics written by Gurdas Maan himself. Catch this powerhouse performance on this brand new season of Coke Studio@MTV!


I have tried to translate the lyrics to English so that non-Punjabi speakers can understand. Please note it's not a complete word to word translation, rather a inside meaning is being defined. Please let me know in case something is not understood or wrong. Leave your comments or mail me at: instantkhichri@gmail.com  I'll rectify the content.


Lyrics:

Aaj Ranjhe kiraye te le le ke heeran
(These days Relationships are temporary, one night stands)

Ishqe Di chadar kari jaan leeran
(Ruining the beauty of relationships, destroying the meaning of love)

Hotel te bhele ch churi khawa ke
(Spending few bucks in hotel or restaurants is defining the needs)

Ae majiyan charani kidhar ja rahi hai
(Ranjha use to herd cattle for so many years just to see Heer. That was kind of love missing these days)

Ae chad di jawani kidhar ja Rahi hai
(Where exactly the youth is heading ? We are ruining it completely)

Ae husano deewani kidhar ja rahi hai
(Beauty and youth is not forever, it's not going in right direction)

Ghaghre vi gaye phulkariyan vi gaiyan
(Ghaghra [Traditional Clothing] and Phulkari [embroidery technique from the Punjab region] is lost )

Kaan na vich kokru te valiyan vi gaiyan
(Old or tribal, traditional ornaments also can't be seen in ears these days)

Ghaghre vi gaye phulkariyan vi gaiyan
Kaan na vich kokru te valiyan vi gaiyan


Reshmi dupatte dore jaaliyan vi gayian
(Silk material Dupatta- Girls wear with suits) , strings and suits with nets are lost)

Ghun vi gaye te ghund vaalian vi gayian
(veils can't be seen, and even the shame is gone)

Chal paye valaiti baane
(Western clothing is being preferred now instead of our traditional clothing)

Ki banu … O ki banu
O ki banu duniya da
What's gonna happen to this world (our culture, traditions or rather Punjab) now

Sache patshah Waheguru jaane
(Only Our God or Guru's know)

ki banu duniya da
Sache patshah Waheguru jaane

ki banu duniya da
Sache patshah Waheguru jaane

ki banu duniya da
Sache patshah Waheguru jaane

Ki banu duniya da haye ….



Allah Bismilallah teri jugni
(No literal meaning of this: This is just to make verse poetic) however
 Jugni is an age-old narrative device used in Punjabi folk music in India, Pakistan, literally means 'Female Firefly')

Haye taariya vi teri jugni

Sai Bodaan vaalian ve jugni

Allah Bismilallah teri jugni

(Writer is referring different poets, guru's and god like symbols to address them )


Now Writer addressing a beautiful village girl or Women is walking:

Sir utte matka khoohi de paani da
(carrying Earthen pot full with water taken from well)

Taap keda jhalle athri jawaani da
(Who can handle your beautiful and uncontrollable youth)

Jede passe jaavein thumkaaran paindian
(Where ever you go, you just shake the floor)

Addi naal teriyan pajebaan khendian
(Each step makes beautiful sound of anklet)

Vadiye majaajane majaaj bhul gayi
(Oh Beautiful young women, you have forgotten your traditional styles)

Gidhiyaan di raani fashionaan ch rul gayi
(You forgot your traditional dance and now following fashion of Western world)

Sundi angrezi gaane
(And you only listen to English songs, ignoring and have dislike for our traditional folk music)


What's gonna happen to this world (our culture, traditions or rather Punjab) now
Only Our God or Guru's know.
O Ki banu … O ki banu
O ki banu duniya da
Sache patshah Waheguru jaane
ki banu duniya da
Sache patshah Waheguru jaane
ki banu duniya da haye ….


Allah Bismilallah teri jugni
Haye taariya vi teri jugni
Sai Bodaan vaalian ve jugni
Allah Bismilallah teri jugni



Saanu sauda ni pugda
(This deal is not good/profitable for us) -- Line is added to make the verse poetic
Saanu sauda ni pugda

Raavi toh Chenab puchda
(Two rivers (Ravi and Chenab) of Punjab (India and Pakistan) are talking to each other)

Raavi toh Jhanaab puchda

Ki haal ae Sutluj da
(Asking about the condition of third River (Sutlej) flows between Indian and Pakistan.

Ki haal ae Sutluj da

Writer is addressing the lost of beauty of holy rivers because of partition and issues of borders.


Now Writer is addressing the villages of Peshawar Pakistan which were once part of one country, and now seperated, that how far things have become.


Painde dur Peshawar’an de oye
(Villages of Peshawar are far)
Painde dur Peshawar’an de oye
Painde dur Peshawar’an de oye
Painde dur Peshawar’an de oye


Roads have been frogotten because of borders and writer is looking for way to Lahore.. ( Poetic Feeling)

O Wagah de border te.. O wagah de border te
(Wagah: Border between India(Amritsar) and Pakistan) 

Raah puchdi Lahore’an de haye
(Asking about way to Lahore)

Raah puchdi Lahore’an de


Painde dur Peshawar’an de oye
Painde dur Peshawar’an de oye
Painde dur Peshawar’an de oye
Painde dur Peshawar’an de oye


(Poetic -- Fun )

Hello hello ,
Hello
Hello
Hello Hello
Hello Hello



Hello Hello thank you karan nadiyan
( we address everyone these days by Hello and hi and not by traditional way of addressing people like Sat Sri Akal, or Namaste)

aa gaiyan valeton angrez vadiyan
(Now we have become westerners)

i don’t like the punjabi hindi nu
(Youth these days doesn't like their own Punjabji or Hindi Language, instead running for learning English only). Feel low or insulted using their own language.

sharam ni aundi sanu gallan dindi nu
(They are insulting and abusing their own tradtions, language and culture )

sharam ni aundi sanu gallan dindi nu

Har boli sikho sikhni vi chahidi
(It's good to learn every language)

Par pakki vekh ke kacchi nai dhai di
(But you can't just kick your own traditions because you like others)
Par pakki vekh ke kacchi nai dhai di

o Nasheyan ne pat de punjabi garbru
(Drugs have ruined Youth of India/Punjab)

kadkan hadiyan bajuan damru
(Weak bones are only producing sounds and are not of any use)

seastan ne maarli jawani chad di
(Politics or power had ruined the youth of our country)

dil mile kitten ankh kitte lad di
(Cheating and deceiving the people we love is being done)

marjaane maan na ki bharosa kal da
(Oh dear Maan(Gurdaas talking to himself), that we don't know what's coming tomorrow)

bura nai maniayan da kisi di gal da
(So why to think bad about anything or expect from someone)

keh gaye ne lok seyane
(That's what our elders taught us)

O ki Banu… O Ki banu
O ki banu …
O Ki banu duniya da
Sache patshah Waheguru jaane
Ki banu duniya da
Sache patshah Waheguru jaane
Ki banu duniya da… haye

Allah Bismilallah teri jugni
Haye taariya vi teri jugni
Sai Bodaan vaalian ve jugni
Allah Bismilallah teri jugni

Allah Bismilallah teri jugni
Haye taariya vi teri jugni
Sai Bodaan vaalian ve jugni
Allah Bismilallah teri jugni

Allah Bismilallah teri jugni
Haye taariya vi teri jugni
Sai Bodaan vaalian ve jugni
Allah Bismilallah teri jugni

Allah Bismilallah teri jugni
Haye taariya vi teri jugni
Sai Bodaan vaalian ve jugni
Allah Bismilallah teri jugni


Enjoy!!!

Credits:
Composition & Lyrics By Gurdas Maan
Singers - Gurdas Maan & Diljit Dosanjh 
Music Producer - Jatinder Shah 
Harmonium & Backing Vocals - Jatinder Shah
Drums - Lindsay D'mello 
Guitar - Nyzel D'lima 
Bass - Rushad Mistry 
Acoustic Guitar - Pawan 
Keys - Rinku Rajput 
Keys - Rakesh Varma 
Dholak & Dhol - Iqbal Azad 
Algoza & Tumbi - Vijay Yamla 
Mandolin - Chandrakant Lakshpati 
Tabla - Yusuf Gulam Mohammed 
Duff & Matka - Pratap Rath 
Percussion - Nadeem Azab 
Edited By – Umar Shaikh 
Mix and Master by Sameer Charegaonkar

27 comments:

Azad Kalakoti said...

Amazing, mesmerising lyrics, hats off to gurdas Mann

Azad Kalakoti said...

Amazing, mesmerising lyrics, hats off to gurdas Mann

Medha Gautam said...

hey, the lyrics are superb... hats off to gurdas mann... but, hats off to the writer of this post also :)))))) amazing explanation , hoping to see more punjabi lyrics explanation from u :))

Instant Khichri said...

Thanks a lot Medha. It's our pleasure. it does help and motivate us in creating more good stuff.

Regards,
Instant Khichri

Instant Khichri said...

Indeed Azad, Gurdaas maan Sir is a living legend and Diljit is a true rock star..

Karan Kaushik said...

Lyrics are really good or (Baki Diljeet dosanjh ka to fan hu hi mein pehle se ;) )& great explanation great job keep up the good work guys & keep going

Unknown said...

Thank you and eally appreciated the way you explained.

Bohot hi vadiya :)

sumitarora0 said...

Thank u for translating this... ☺👌👍

sumitarora0 said...

Thank u for translating this... ☺👌👍

Shivani Sharma said...

I really loved the song but failed to understand the lyrics. Now that I know, the song becomes a beautiful artistic creation hidden with profound meaning. Thank you so much for the help!

Instant Khichri said...

Thanks Sumit, Shivani for your valuable comments.

Regards,
Instant Khichri

Instant Khichri said...

Thanks Karan, Yes Lyrics are the main Energy of this song. :)

Yash Kumar said...

Awesome song & Kudos to you for such wonderful explanation of the lyrics.

Sahil Khanna said...

Hats off yaaarra... Vaddiyaaa song vaddiyaaa translation ... Sabto vadiyaaa song da message.... Please don't forget who we are and what are our roots. JaI HIND.

kuvam said...

Simply Brilliant!

arjun~ said...

Thanks for this. Awesome lyrics

Unknown said...

Thank you so much for this.. awesome lyrics.. I get goosebumps whenever I listen this song...

Unknown said...

Hats off to you sir realy awesome I don't have words

SHARMA VASUDEV said...

Bhai what a translation .. Matlaab Maza aa gaya.. Cha gaya guru...

Kunal said...

Awesome

Instant Khichri said...
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Instant Khichri said...

Thanks a lot Guys for Amazing Feedbacks. Do let us know if your are looking for specific translations. We'll try to do it for you. Cheers !!

shreyas batra said...

awesome lyrics and even better translation. good work by the website. keep it up. thanks instant khichri

shahidul alam said...

I don't know Punjabi but after transplantation if feel it's a best lyrics. Love gurdaas man .
Fuck you Honey Singh....

Pankaj Singh said...

painde dur pesawara de.... means "travel or roads to peshawar is very far or long...."

Instant Khichri said...

@Pankaj, Well that's what been mentioned after that in line below also. It's literal meaning is that only.

Instant Khichri said...

@shahidul, indeed they are the best !!
@shreyas, Thanks a lot !!