Uddi Ja

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Uddi Ja Lyrics and Translation from Coke Studio 9: “Uddi Ja” is a beautifull melody with Qawwali undertone, marks Mohsin’s debut on Coke Studio. The song is sung, composed and written by Mohsin Haider himself.

Uddi Ja Lyrics

Uddi ja.. uddi ja ja..

Soar freely.. go on, soar freely..

Ilm kitaabi maghron laah ke
Ilm kitaabi maghron laah ke
 Haqq diyaan mundraan kanni pa ke

Liberating yourself from mere bookish wisdom
Putting on the humble earrings of the devotee of Truth

Uddi ja.. uddi ja..

Soar freely.. soar freely..

Bin murshad de dar dar dur dur
Bin murshad de dar dar dur dur
Rang chadha jehṛa jaave na khur khur
Rang chadha jehṛa jaave na khur khur
Salle ‘ala da wird paka ke
Salle ‘ala da wird paka ke
 Murshad de hatth ḍor phada ke ja

Without your spiritual guide,
You’ll just be spurned at every door
You must take care your blessed colour doesn’t wear off
Repeating in devotion blessings on the Prophet
Submitting yourself to his tender guidance

Uddi ja.. uddi ja..

Soar freely.. soar freely..

Haq haq labhna en haq man andar
Haq haq labhna en haq man andar
Baat ‘ishaq di waang samandar
Baat ‘ishaq di waang samandar
Yaar jo aakhe bhes wata ke
Yaar jo aakhe bhes wata ke
 Chor andar de nu phaahe la ke

You go around searching for God,
but God is right here in your heart
The reality of Love is boundless as the sea
Changing your guise at the beloved’s instruction
Throttling the base desires of your heart

Uddi ja.. uddi ja..

Soar freely.. soar freely..

Aakhe murshad kamli waala
Pa gale illal-laah di maala
Bauhkar andron maar ve bandiya
Mattha ghisiyaan rabb naeen milda
‘Aabid ban ban maan ee khaṭṭiya
Main da but dilon nah kaḍḍhiya
Tu main waali kheḍ ee koyi naeen
Shah-rag wasda sooli chaṛhda
Jeewen chaahwe yaar oh karda
 Jeewen chaahwe yaar oh karda

The beloved, black-cloaked Prophet says
Wear the prayer-beads of ‘(nothing) except God’ around your neck
Cleanse your heart from within, O human
You won’t gain God by rubbing your forehead in prostration
You have been at pains to earn the reputation of a pious worshipper
But you have failed to remove the idol of ‘I’ from your heart
Where everything is ‘He’, there can be no possibility of ‘I’
He is nearer to us than our jugular vein;
and it was He who said ‘I am the Truth’ and went to the gallows

Uddi ja.. uddi ja..

Soar freely.. soar freely..

Translated by Zahra Sabri
 With special thanks to Asim Raza

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"Uddi Ja" Song Info

Album
Music
Jaffer Zaidi, Strings
Language
Hindi