We use our might
and barge in from the right
Even at a stop we move our cars
we’re Earthlings, you’re from Mars
When you’re flashed
move to the side
with your car that’s low priced
otherwise you’ll also be diced
10 times, we’re fined
yet we never mind
Our mistake is our feat
the one that we repeat
Some of us at 20 on a fast lane
Some of us 120 on a slow lane
we drive in a manner & make everyone mad
We create backlogs & then say,” Traffic is bad”
It was pure love
What was between me & her;
“between” us was a stove
cooking a juicy burger
She dialled my number on her phone
Said hello, heard the sound of a phone thrown;
in front of me the gleam of handcuffs shone
Her eyes shine like lights & her head is the shape of an idea;
Such is the face lamp that I bought from Ikea
She slowly whispered in my ear
My feelings I must lay bare;
It’s unbearable, this heat
So now kindly stop standing on my feet
For me, she gives all
For her, I stand tall
Last thing she gives is a shredder
After which I get off the ladder
I dream about her day in and day out;
With her nightmares, I wake up with a shout
I look into her eyes
With me the same thing she tries;
She is always there to stay
Until I put her picture away
Check out Atif Aslam’s ” Rabba Sacheya” released a few years ago if you haven’t.
A very powerful song, with effortless transitions between low and high pitches and an intense raw energy that just makes your blood flow faster.
And now hear Kings of Leons’ song ” Wait for Me”, released a couple of months back. It’s a pretty good song nevertheless but sounds a lot like Atif’s song and it is not only the strikingly similar start that I talk about.
The basic repetitive guitar (although a bit below tempo), the way it appears in between lyrical breaks and the higher up notes at the end of stanzas that complete the loop all are Rabba Sacheya -ic.
“Wait for me” appears to have been written musically to be fashioned as Rabba Sacheya to a degree that it is safe to call it as being heavily borrowed if not copied, what do you say?
Now do you know why I advocate Pakistani music so much?
Firstly I’d like to apologize for the sudden of the interview. The camera just stopped recording for some odd reason, the guys were cool and the interview short. Jaanay Tu (Unplugged), a great song by Aag is played by the sheikh brothers ( the name as was emphasized).