Sunday, March 4, 2012

Poetry and lyrics…..

I wonder if any other singer would have ever conveyed the pain of the lyrics so beautifully……

The only other example i can think of is this one.

Reminded of this scene from Music and Lyrics

Alex Fletcher: It doesn't have to be perfect. Just spit it out. They're just lyrics.
Sophie Fisher: "Just lyrics"?
Alex Fletcher: Lyrics are important. They're just not as important as melody.
Sophie Fisher: I really don't think you get it.
Alex Fletcher: Oh. You look angry. Click your pen.
Sophie Fisher: A melody is like seeing someone for the first time. The physical attraction. Sex.
Alex Fletcher: I so get that.
Sophie Fisher: But then, as you get to know the person, that's the lyrics. Their story. Who they are underneath. It's the combination of the two that makes it magical.

If you have ever been to ghazal concerts,you will see people asking for select famous songs of the singer,  mostly because that's what they have heard, more because of the catchier tunes, melody rather than the entire package, more importantly the lyrics. So, they end up missing out on some of the better, but not so well known songs. They are the ones that connect to your lives more often than not, putting together in a simple lucid form the deepest thoughts in our minds….(like the first song posted above).

Its a special talent, conveying something that most people find difficult to convey. Its not lyrics actually.

Its poetry.

(Lyrics is “Tan tana tann tan taana…..chalti hain kya nau se baara??”)

1 comment:

icyhighs said...

I'm not an avid Hindi music fan -ironically because I need to understand the lyrics to really enjoy music- but Aae Ajnabi is one of my all time favourites, great tune. Wish I'd learnt Hindi in school to better appreciate the lyrics though.