January 21st, 2015

Me

Magic in Tunes: 01/20/2015 - Please Forgive Me

On his first trip back home from overseas my brother had gifted me with Bryan Adams album CD “So Far So Good”. Little did I know then that it was a compilation of hit songs from his previous albums. Of all the songs that were on that album, my favorite has always been “Please Forgive Me”. Unsure even now as to why that song wrenches my heart, not only then but even now it just kills me. **Sigh** So many memories tied around this song. Despite the feelings for the song, I did pick up the album title as my personal tagline. :P

This song was released as a bonus track in the album. It’s a ballad written by Bryan Adams and Robert Lange.



Lyrics:

It still feels like our first night together

Feels like the first kiss

It's getting better baby

No one can better this

Still holding on

You're still the one

First time our eyes met

Same feeling I get

Only feels much stronger

I want to love you longer

Do you still turn the fire on?

So if you're feeling lonely, don't

You're the only one I'll ever want

I only want to make it good

So if I love you, a little more than I should

Please forgive me, I know not what I do

Please forgive me, I can't stop loving you

Don't deny me, this pain I'm going through

Please forgive me, if I need you like I do

Please believe me, every word I say is true

Please forgive me, I can't stop loving you

Still feels like our best times are together

Feels like the first touch

We're still getting closer baby

Can't get closer enough

Still holding on

You're still number one

I remember the smell of your skin

I remember everything

I remember all your moves

I remember you yeah

I remember the nights, you know I still do

So if you're feeling lonely, don't

You're the only one I'll ever want

I only want to make it good

So if I love you a little more than I should

Please forgive me, I know not what I do

Please forgive me, I can't stop loving you

Don't deny me, this pain I'm going through

Please forgive me, if I need you like I do

Please believe me, every word I say is true

Please forgive me, I can't stop loving you

The one thing I'm sure of

Is the way we make love

The one thing I depend on

Is for us to stay strong

With every word and every breath I'm praying

That's why I'm saying,

Please forgive me, I know not what I do

Please forgive me, I can't stop loving you

Don't deny me, this pain I'm going through

Please forgive me, if I need you like I do

Babe believe it, every word I say is true

Please forgive me, if I can't stop loving you

No, believe me, I don't know what I do

Please forgive me, I can't stop loving you

I can't stop, loving you

Me

Magic in Tunes: 01/21/2015 - Vagala Raanivi Neeve Sogasakaadanu Nene

Was watching an episode of “Mee Lo Evaru Koteeswharudu (= Kaun Banega Karodpati = Who Wants to be Crorepati)” game show on the local channel last night and one of the question was to identify the actor in the song. I guessed as N.T. Ramarao (NTR) while my family guessed it as Jaggayya (another lead veteran actor). Obviously my guess was right and my family was surprised that I knew such an old song. **Smug Smile**.

Indeed I can pretty much guess most of the (approx 99%) of songs from Telugu and Hindi correctly if they are pre-2001. Post-2001 my interest in them had reduced considerably until it revamped somewhere around the end of the last decade. I am glad my interest spiked up again...I have so many nights and evenings to thank these melodies.

From the 1963 hit Telugu movie Bandipotu (=Bandit), Music composed and Sung by Ghantasala.  Lyrics penned by C Narayana Reddy.



Lyrics in Romanized Telugu:

oho ho ooo oho ho ooo oho ho ooo oho ho ooo

oho ho ooo oho ho ooo

vagala ranivi neeve, sogasu kadanu nene

idu kudirenu jodu kudirenu

meda dhigi raave

vagala ranivi neeve, sogasu kadanu nene

idu kudirenu jodu kudirenu

meda dhigi raave

vagala ranivi neeve

pindi vennela ni kosam, pilla themmera na kosam

pindi vennela ni kosam, pilla themmera na kosam,

rendu kalasina nindu punnami, reyi mana kosam

vagala ranivi neeve

oho ho ooo oho ho ooo oho ho ooo oho ho ooo

oho ho ooo oho ho ooo

dhora vayasu chinadana, kora choopula nerajana

dhora vayasu chinadana, kora choopula nerajana

bedharutenduku kadalu munduku, priyudane gana

vagala ranivi neeve

kopamantha pai paine, choopulanni na paine

kopamantha pai paine, choopulanni na paine

varuni kaugita voriginanthata, karigi podhuvule

vagala ranivi neeve, sogasu kadanu nene

idu kudirenu jodu kudirenu

thodugaa raave

vagala ranivi neeve

oho ho ooo oho ho ooo oho ho ooo oho ho ooo