August 5th, 2015

Me

Magic In Tunes: 08/01/2015 – That’s What Friends Are For

It was such a wonderful day meeting friends that I have known for so long but haven’t got a chance to meet in-person much. Building new relationships, extending them, strengthening them and in the process know how much one means to other – in my opinion its one of the best way to spend any day. Here’s toasting to all that fun, a beautiful melody by Rod Stewart that he sang for the 1982 American comedy film Night Shift (the film title reminds me of a Nora Roberts novel. :P). Song was written by Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager.



Lyrics in English:

Oh I, Never Thought I'd Feel This Way
And As Far As I'm Concerned
I'm Glad I've Got A Chance To To Say
That I Do Believe I Love You

And If I, I Should Ever Go Away
Well Than Close Your Eyes
And Try To Feel The Way We Do Today
And Then If You Can't Remember

Keep Smiling (Smiling)
Keep Shining (Shining)
Knowing You Can Always Count On Me
For Sure
That's What Friends Are For
For The Good Times (Good Times)
And The Bad Times (Bad Times)
I'll Be On Your Side Forevermore
That's What Friends Are For
Yeah

And I, Though You Heard It All Before
Well I'll Tell You One More Time
So I Can Be Completely Sure
So You Know How Much I Love
And If I Should Ever Go Away
Well Then Close Your Eyes And Try
To Feel The Way We Feel This Day
And Then If You Can't Remember

Keep Smiling (Smiling)
Keep Shining (Shining)
Knowing You Can Always Count On Me
For Sure
That's What Friends Are For
Oh In Good Times (Good Times)
And In Bad Times (Bad Times)
I'll Be On Your Side Forevermore
That's What Friends Are For
Me

Magic In Tunes: 08/02/2015 – Happy Friendship Day

It has been a friendship week for me and I hadn’t realized until the day had arrived. Girls evening out, meeting friends in-person for first time, extending existing bonds, burning calories together – whatever the reason it was a true friendship week for me.

Wishing all my friends a very Happy Friendship Day with this soulful melody Sung by KK for his 1999 debut album Pal ( = Moment). Its aptly titled Yaaron Dosti Badi Hi Haseen Hai ( = Friends, this friendship is really beautiful) that reflect my feelings so well. Music was composed by Lesle Lewis and Lyrics penned by Mehboob. This song was also used in the Hindi movie Rockford the same year. Here’s his live performance on MTV Unplugged Season 3 with additional verses.



Lyrics in Romanized Hindi:

Yaaro Dosti Badi Hi Haseen Hai
Yeh Na Ho To Kya Phir Bolo Yeh Zindagi Hai
Koi To Ho Razdar, Begaraz Tera Ho Yaar
Koi To Ho Razdar

Yaaro Mohabbat Hi To Bandagi Hai
Yeh Na Ho To Kya Phir Bolo Yeh Zindagi Hai
Koi To Dilbar Ho Yaar, Jisko Tujhse Ho Pyar
Koi To Dilbar Ho Yaar

Teri Har Ek Burai Pe Dante Woh Dost
Gham Ki Ho Dhoop To Saya Bane Tera Woh Dost
Nache Bhi Woh Teri Khushi Mein

Are Yaaro Dosti Badi Hi Haseen Hai
Yeh Na Ho To Kya Phir Bolo Yeh Zindagi Hai
Koi To Dilbar Ho Yaar, Jisko Tujhse Ho Pyar
Koi To Dilbar Ho Yaar

Tan Mann Kar Tujhpe Fida Mehboob Woh
Palko Pe Jo Rakhe Tujhe Mehboob Woh
Jiski Vafa Tere Liye Ho

Are Yaaro Mohabbat Hi To Bandagi Hai
Yeh Na Ho To Kya Phir Bolo Yeh Zindagi Hai
Koi To Dilbar Ho Yaar, Jisko Tujhse Ho Pyar
Koi To Dilbar Ho Yaar