Thursday, January 8, 2009

Christmas Lyric – 2008 (in Telugu)

Pallavi:
Theevra vadamu tandavinchina vela
Shatru bhayamu avarinchina vela
Agra varnulu krurulaina vela
Vugravadulai himsinchina vela

Anupallavi:
Ashanti, asatyamu, anyayamu
Asooya, anaikyatha, anagarpu
Rajyamele ee samayamulo
Kristu janma ku saaramela //Thevra//


1. Shantisamadanamu – Devunee danamu
Shantirajya stapana – Devunee thapana
Kristhu janma ardhamu – Devunee paramardhamu // Ashanti//

2. Cherapattabadina variki – Veedudala vemochana
Choolakana brathukulaku - Rakshana neerikshana
Kristhu janma ardhamu – Alpulaku paramardhamu //Ashanti//

3. Bheedhalaku subhavaartha – Krsithu janma vaartha
Dhanikulaku durvaartha - Krsithu janma vaartha
Kristhu janma ardhamu – Samanamaina rajyamu //Ashanti//

4. Navasamaja stapana – Kristhu raakaku karanam
Narahimsa neermulana – Kristhu rajya dhyeyamu
Kristhuvale neevundina – Kristhu janmaku ardhamu //Ashanti//


(English Translation)
Chorus:
With terrorism dancing around us
With fear of enemies enveloping us
When the upper castes turn extremists
To torture the poor and the helpless

Refrain:
Where fear, falsehood and injustice
Resentment, division and oppression
Rule the world we dwell in
What is the relevance of Christ’s birth there in?

1. Peace and harmony Gods good will revealed
God’s reign of peace God yearns to prevail
The meaning of Christ’s birth Gods ultimate jubilation

2. For those that are chained to give freedom and liberation
For the subjugated to give hope and salvation
The meaning of Christ birth for the lowly is jubilation

3. The news of Christ’s birth good news to the poor
The news of Christ’s birth bad news to the wealthy
The meaning of Christ birth is a kingdom of equality

4. The reason for Christ’s coming to establish a new world
To demolish the perpetrators of life, the aim of Gods reign
To imitate Christ in you is the true meaning of Christmas today

(This lyric is written and composed by me for Christmas 2008, in a context when the innocent people of India were brutally killed by terror attacks, when people in India have become innocent victims of religious fundamentalism and when Dalits & Tribals continue to bear the curse of caste discrimination, re-thinking what is Christmas) - Patta

1 comment:

Kasta said...

Well written Bharat. You are a prolific writer! Keep it up.

Kasta