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Published on 12 Jul 2012 | over 6 years ago

A special leak from episode 2 of Coke Studio @ MTV S2! Watch it here even before it appears on TV!
Hitesh had heard Piyush Mishra sing this song 15 years back and it has stuck with him ever since. Written and composed by Piyush, this song is a letter from Javed who was separated from his lover Husna during the partition. Inspite of having left everything behind and eventually moving on, there is a looming sense of helplessness and grief in the song. Musically Hitesh has tried to recreate that era through interesting acoustic guitar arrangements blended with Indian percussions. In keeping with the upheaval experienced by the lovers, Hitesh also ends the song on a tumultuous high.
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Find the lyrics at www.cokestudioindia.com/season2/episode2.html


Composer: Piyush Mishra, Additional parts composed by Hitesh Sonik
Producer: Hitesh Sonik
Language: Hindi
Lyrics: Piyush Mishra
Vocals: Piyush Mishra
Drums: Darshan Doshi
Keys: Jarvis Menezes
Percussion: Anupam Deghatak
Keys: Gaurav Vaswani
Guitar: Hitesh Sonik
Guitar: Kalyan Baruah
Guitar: Sanjay Joseph
Bass: Mohini Dey
Flute: Paras Nath
Backing Vocalist : Thomson Andrews
Backing Vocalist : Ryan Dias
Backing Vocalist : Gwen Dias
Backing Vocalist : Shannon Donald
Backing Vocalist : Jui Joglekar
Recorded by: Steve Fitzmaurice, Ashish Manchanda (Flying Carpet Productions, Mumbai), assisted by Thorsten Muller
Mixed by Steve Fitzmaurice at the Pierce Rooms, London
Mastered by Bunt Stafford Clark at the Pierce Rooms, London

Song Synopsis:
Husna meri --yaado purane
Mein khoya
Pal pal ko gintaa
Pal pal ko chunta
Beete khani
Mein khoya
Pattey jab jhadtey
Hindustan mein
Yaadien tumhari ye bolien
Hota ujala hindustan mein , batein tumhari ye bole
O husnaa mere -- ye to batade
Hota hai aisa kya
Uss gulistan mein rehti hoon
Nanhee babutar see gum tum
Jaan -- o husna
Patein kya jhadtey hain pakistan
Mein vaisey hi jaise jhadtey
Yahaan o husnaa....
Hota ujaala kya vaisa hi hai
Jaisa hota hindustan mein
Haan -- o husna
Waheer ke ranjan ke nagmein
Mujko ab tak aa aake sataien
Woh bulley shah ki takriro
Ke jheeney jheeney saaye
Wo id ki iddi
Lambee mamazey seyvaiyan ki
Who diwali key deeye sang mein
Baisaakhee ki badal
Holi jki who lakdi jisme
Sang sang aanch lagaee (5)
Lohodee ka who shuvaa
Jis mey -- dhadkhan hai sulgaaee
O husna meri ye toh batade
Don lohodee ka dhuvaa
Kya abhi nikalta hai
Jaisa nilkalta tha Uss daur mein haan
Vahaan -- phisnaa

The meaning:
The song is about a person who has lived and seen the times of India-Pakistan being one
nation...times, when people shared a beautiful equation of warmth and oneness, in spite of its
religious diversity. He is telling Husna ( in this context, can mean either the "kind Allah" or his
mate across the border) about the longing and the painful wait he is going through, to feel what it

is to be on the other side.
He asks (with disheartened sarcasm) if the Partition has changed the course of sunrise and the
fall of the leaves in autumn on the other side...as it use to be the same before. He misses the
ballads of heer-ranjha's everlasting love, those melodies still haunt him. And the wise words of
Bulleh Shah (The Sufi Poet-Saint) still guide him. He asks whether all the faiths (Muslim, Hindu
and Sikh) still celebrate each other's festivals like Eid, Diwali, Holi and Lohri as their own, with
the same warmth and enthusiasm...as it was before the Great Divide. Those were the times of no
boundaries, no religious divide and no hatred....

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