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Pasoori: What Does This Song Mean?

Music, like poetry, has the unique ability to stir emotions and touch the depths of our souls. One such song that embodies this artistic marvel is 'Pasoori'. Delving into its verses, we'll explore the poetic brilliance, subtle metaphors, and emotional tapestry woven into the lyrics.


Decoding the Metaphors

"Agg lavan majboori nu, Aan jaan di pasoori nu" - These opening lines set the tone for the song's introspective exploration. The juxtaposition of fire ('agg') and a pawn ('pasoori') establishes a symbolic tension between the passionate desire and the vulnerability of submission. The persona acknowledges the flames of necessity ('majboori') and the pursuit of the unknown ('aan jaan di').


Yearning and Longing

The lines "Zehar bane haan teri, Pee jaavan main poori nu" take the listener on a yearning journey. The portrayal of the beloved's influence turning into poison ('zehar') encapsulates the bittersweet nature of love. Consuming this 'poison' entirely ('pee jaavan main poori nu') signifies a willingness to embrace the joy and pain love brings.


Unfulfilled Expectations

The verse "Aa jaave dil tera, Poora vi na hove" encapsulates the longing for unattainable completeness. The persona's heart may come close ('aa jaave dil tera') but never quite achieves totality ('poora vi na hove'). This longing mirrors the complexities of human emotions, constantly yearning for something more.


Reflection and Regret

The lines "Bhool gayi majboori nu, Duniya di dastoori nu" delve into introspection and retrospection. The persona contemplates the 'majboori' (necessity) and societal 'dastoori' (norms) that might have been forgotten or ignored. This reflective moment carries an undertone of regret, pondering the path not taken.


Yearning for Completion

The repeated refrain of "Mere dhol judaiyan di, Tenu khabar kivein hove" captures the essence of separation and longing. The rhythmic pulse of the 'dhol' (drum) serves as a reminder of the pain of distance. The plea for the beloved to understand this pain ('Tenu khabar kivein hove') amplifies the theme of unfulfilled yearning.


Embracing Imperfections

The stanza "Mere dhol judaiyan di, Sardaari na hove" conveys a subtle shift in perspective. The persona embraces the concept that the 'sardaari' (leadership) of the pain of separation ('judaiyan di') is not a desirable position. This acceptance of vulnerability adds layers to the emotional journey of the song.


Seeking Solace

The lines "Bana de, saaja de, Panah de hume" echo a plea for comfort and refuge. Amidst the turmoil of emotions, the persona seeks solace and protection ('panah') from the overwhelming storms of life.


'Pasoori' transcends its lyrics and becomes an intricate tapestry of emotions and thoughts. The song encapsulates the human experience of love, pain, and the pursuit of completeness through metaphors, yearning, regret, and acceptance.


Its hidden meanings and poetic artistry offer listeners a chance to reflect on their emotional journeys, making 'Pasoori' an immortal artistic expression. As we dive into its verses, we are reminded of the power of music to touch our souls and resonate with our deepest feelings.


Lyrics

Agg lavan majboori nu


Aan jaan di pasoori nu


Zehar bane haa teri


Pee javan main poori nu


Aana si oh nai aaya


Dil baang baang mera takraya


Kaga bol ke das jaavein


Pavan gheyo dee choori nu



Raawaan ch baawan ch


oh nu lukawaan


Koi mainu naa roke



Mere dhol judaiyan di


Tainu khabar kivein hove


Aa jaave dil tera


Pura vi na hove



Haan baniyan banaiyan di


Gall baat kivein hove


Aa jaave dil tera


Pura vi na hove



Bhool gayi majboori nu


Duniya di dastoori nu


Saath tera hai bathera


Poora kar zaroori nu


Aana si oh nai aaya


Raasta naa dikhlaaya


Dil humara de sahara


Khaahishaat adhuri nu



Waari main jaavan


Main tainu bulavaan


Gall saari tan hove



Mere dhol judaiyan di


Tenu khabar kivein hove


Aa jaave dil tera


Poora vi naa hove



Haan baniyan banaiyan di


Gall baat kivein hove


Aa jaave dil tera


Poora vi naa hove



Mere dhol judaiyan di


Sardaari na hove


Mere dhol judaiyan di


Ahhhhaaaaaaa


Mere dhol judaiyaan di,


Sardaari naa hove


Dildaaran di,


Sab yaaaran di,


Aazaari naa hove


Dildaaran di,


Sab yaaaran di,


Aazaari naa hove


Aa chalein le ke tujhe


Hai jahaan silsilay


Tu hai wahi,


Hai teri kami


Bana de, saaja de,


Panah de hume


Bana de, saaja de,


Panah de hume



Agg lavan majboori nu


Aan jaan di pasoori nu


Zehar bane haan teri


Pee jaavan main poori nu



Raawaan ch baawan ch


Oh nu lukawaan


Koi mainu na roke



Mere dhol judaiyan di


Tainu khabar kivein hove


Aa jaave dil tera


Poora vi naa hove



Haan baniyan banaiyan di


Gall baat kivein hove


Aa jaave dil tera


Poora vi naa hove



Poora vi naa hove


Poora vi naa hove (from: Gaana)

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