November 17th, 2015

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Magic In Tunes: 11/13/2015 - War, Huh Yeah; What Is It Good For?

Yeah, Edwin Starr had very eloquently explained to everyone in this 1970 song about what good is war. Although it was anti-Vietnam War protest version back then, but looking back at how things have been going on lately, this will perfectly fit. Just two days prior to this day we saluted all the veteran's for their courage and honored them for protecting us. And then history repeats this day. A planned attach by terrorists on innocent people in Paris. Was there a reason for this attack? Was anyone who was hurt or killed in this massacre reason behind the attack? The answer is no. A retaliation for something that has no purpose. Yet, so many lives lost. Begs to ask why fight? Why hate? Of course one never gets answers but only pray that sometime in future all this madness will end and we truly will live in harmony and peace.

Thank you Edwin for trying to push some sense into everyone. Although he had help with Lyrics by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong. It was for his album War & Peace, so aptly titled.



Lyrics in English:

War, Huh Yeah; What Is It Good For?
Absolutely Nothing, Oh Hoh, Oh
War Huh Yeah; What Is It Good For?
Absolutely Nothing, Say It Again Y'all
War, Huh Good God; What Is It Good For?
Absolutely Nothing, Listen To Me

Oh, War, I Despise
'Cause It Means Destruction Of Innocent Lives
War Means Tears To Thousands Of Mothers Eyes
When Their Sons Go Off To Fight And Lose Their Lives

I Said
War, Huh Good God Y'all; What Is It Good For?
Absolutely Nothing, Just Say It Again
War Whoa Lord; What Is It Good For?
Absolutely Nothing, Listen To Me
War, It Ain't Nothin' But A Heartbreak
War, Friend Only To The Undertaker

Oh War, Is An Enemy To All Mankind
The Thought Of War Blows My Mind
War Has Caused Unrest Within The Younger Generation
Induction, Then Destruction Who Wants To Die

War, Good God, Y'all; What Is It Good For?
Absolutely Nothing, Say It, Say It, Say It
War, Uh Huh, Yeah, Huh; What Is It Good For?
Absolutely Nothing, Listen To Me
War, It Ain't Nothin' But A Heartbreaker
War, It's Got One Friend That's The Undertaker

Oh, War Has Shattered Many Young Man's Dreams
Made Him Disabled Bitter And Mean
Life Is Much Too Short And Precious To Spend Fighting Wars These Days
War Can't Give Life It Can Only Take It Away, Ooh

War, Huh, Good God Y'all; What Is It Good For?
Absolutely Nothing, Say It Again
War, Whoa, Lord; What Is It Good For?
Absolutely Nothing, Listen To Me
War, It Ain't Nothin' But A Heartbreaker
War, Friend Only To The Undertaker

Peace Love And Understanding Tell Me
Is There No Place For Them Today
They Say We Must Fight To Keep Our Freedom
But Lord Knows There's Got To Be A Better Way

War, Huh, Good God Y'all; What Is It Good For?
You Tell 'Em, Say It, Say It, Say It, Say It
War, Good Lord, Huh; What Is It Good For?
Stand Up And Shout It, Nothing
War, It Ain't Nothin' But A Heartbreaker
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Magic In Tunes: 11/14/2015 - Nanhe Munne Bachche Tere Mutthi Mein Kya Hai

It is so ironic that the day before there were attacks on Paris and this day is celebrated as Children's Day in India. Former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru's birth anniversary is celebrated as children's day since he had so much love for them. It is true one is born with so much innocence that one cannot do nothing but love the child. It amazes me that when the same child grows up the innocence is lost and all other emotions take house inside. But where does the hatred come from? Where does the evil come from? That I never could understand. However, for now I would like everyone to enjoy this sweet melody on innocence.

It's from the 1954 Hindi film Boot Polish and Sung by Mohd. Rafi. Music was composed by Shankar Jaikishan and Lyrics were penned by Shailendra. The song showcases what dreams a child dreams of one's future as well as world at a tender age. It's growing up perhaps makes them jaded. Happy Children's Day!!!!



Lyrics in Romanized Hindi:

Nanhe Munne Bacche Teri Muthi Mein Kya Hai; Nanhe Munne Bacche Teri Muthi Mein Kya Hai
Muthi Mein Hai Taqdeer Humari; Muthi Mein Hai Taqdeer Humari
Humne Kismat Ko Bas Mein Kiya Hai; Humne Kismat Ko Bas Mein Kiya Hai
Bholi Bhaali Matwaali Aankho Mein Kya Hai
Aankhon Mein Jhoome Umeedon Ki Diwali; Aankhon Mein Jhoome Umeedon Ki Diwali
Aane Wali Duniya Ka Sapna Saja Hai; Aane Wali Duniya Ka Sapna Saja Hai
Nanhe Munne Bacche Teri Muthi Mein Kya Hai; Nanhe Munne Bacche Teri Muthi Mein Kya Hai

Bheek Mein Jo Moti Milega Loge Ya Na Loge; Zindagi Ke Aansuon Ka Bolo Kya Karoge
Bheek Mein Jo Moti Milega Loge Ya Na Loge; Zindagi Ke Aansuon Ka Bolo Kya Karoge
Bheek Mein Jo Moti Mile To Bhi Hum Na Lenge; Zindagi Ke Aansuon Ki Mala Pehnenge
Mushkilon Se Ladhte Phirte Jeene Mein Maza Hai; Mushkilon Se Ladhte Phirte Jeene Mein Maza Hai

Nanhe Munne Bacche Teri Muthi Mein Kya Hai; Nanhe Munne Bacche Teri Muthi Mein Kya Hai

Humse Na Chhuhpaao Baccho Humein To Bataayo; Aane Wali Duniya Kaisi Hogi Samjhaayo
Humse Na Chhuhpaao Baccho Humein To Bataayo; Aane Wali Duniya Kaisi Hogi Samjhaayo
Aane Wali Duniya Mein Sab Ke Sar Pe Taj Ho; Aane Wali Duniya Mein Sab Ke Sar Pe Taj Ho
Na Bhookon Ki Bheedh Hogi Na Dukhon Ka Raj Ho; Na Bhookon Ki Bheedh Hogi Na Dukhon Ka Raj Ho
Badle Ga Zamana Yeh Sitaaron Pe Likha Hai; Badle Ga Zamana Yeh Sitaaron Pe Likha Hai

Nanhe Munne Bacche Teri Muthi Mein Kya Hai; Nanhe Munne Bacche Teri Muthi Mein Kya Hai
Muthi Mein Hai Taqdeer Humari; Muthi Mein Hai Taqdeer Humari
Humne Kismat Ko Bas Mein Kiya Hai; Humne Kismat Ko Bas Mein Kiya Hai
Nanhe Munne Bacche Teri Muthi Mein Kya Hai; Nanhe Munne Bacche Teri Muthi Mein Kya Hai