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Nitin Sawhney — Mausam
Album: Philtre
Avg rating:
6.6

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Total ratings: 3015









Released: 2005
Length: 3:56
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Ek rung meh jeenah jeevan ko
Eh janne tamana
Theek na hein

Ek rung meh jeenah jeevan ko
Eh janne tamana
Theek na hein

Ek rung meh jeenah jeevan ko
Eh janne tamana
Theek na hein

Ghum aur khoshee dho rhaste hain
Ek rahaa pay chalne theek nahee

Badal Jahai Mausum
Koshee aye
Jaye ghum

Badal Jahai Mausum
Koshee aye
Jaye ghum

Badal Jahai Mausum
Koshee aye
Jaye ghum

Badal Jahai Mausum
Koshee aye
Jaye ghum

Badal Jahai Mausum
Koshee aye
Jaye ghum

Ek rung meh jeenah jeevan ko
Eh janne tamana
Theek na hein

Ek rung meh jeenah jeevan ko
Eh janne tamana
Theek na hein

Ghum aur khoshee dho rhaste hain
Ek rahaa pay chalne theek nahee

Ghum aur khoshee dho rhaste hain
Ek rahaa pay chalne theek nahee

Badal Jahai Mausum
Koshee aye
Jaye ghum

Badal Jahai Mausum
Koshee aye
Jaye ghum

Badal Jahai Mausum
Koshee aye
Jaye ghum

Badal Jahai Mausum
Koshee aye
Jaye ghum

Koshee aye
Jaye ghum

Badal Jahai Mausum
Koshee aye
Jaye ghum

Badal Jahai Mausum
Koshee aye
Jaye ghum

Badal Jahai Mausum
Koshee aye
Jaye ghum

Badal Jahai Mausum
Koshee aye
Jaye ghum

Badal Jahai Mausum
Koshee aye
Jaye ghum
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The male 'backround' singer is the only thing I like about this song.
'Hey Johnny , take my hand'...
This is really hitting the spot this morning.
 sachinchavan wrote:

Or by someone (like me) from that land who thinks this is below average among the music produced by the land. 
 
What?
What I do not understand is why people come to listen to World Music and then complain about the different languages? Seems like some people just need to bitch!
This song is pleasant it's just not that great.

Also, repetitive.  Look at the lyrics, you don't even need to know the language.

But there's a lot of "repeat the chorus a lot" songwriting going around much to my dismay.
 sachinchavan wrote:

Or by someone (like me) from that land who thinks this is below average among the music produced by the land. 
 
If that's the case why don't you some of what you consider good music from your culture to the tastemakers? It's easy to do...
 SmackDaddy wrote:

Ask SETI
 
SETI: still looking, nothing to report
 Northern_Lights wrote:
Another low average score driven by idiots who don't appreciate music from other lands. Wht the hell are you listening to Radio Paradise? Trolls!
 
Or by someone (like me) from that land who thinks this is below average among the music produced by the land. 
 Zoonhollis wrote:
This track puts me in my palace of contentment.
 
This track puts me in my  clean, well-lighted basement suite of contentment.
This track puts me in my palace of contentment.
Even not understanding the words the beautiful sound of the human voice still touches me
Does anyone know what this song means? 
There are sooooooo many of Nitin’s songs you could be playing, RP. Come on..!
 ziggytrix wrote:

Yeah, I know how you feel.  The other night I was yelling at my neighbor to shut his damn dog up, and he yelled back "That's a CAT, you moron."  But I mean come on, they sound SO SIMILAR. {#Rolleyes}
 
I approve of this comment.  Kudos!
Love the rapid-fire background vocals, something that seems to be unique to Indian music.
Reena Bhardwaj's voice here is nothing short of heavenly
Another low average score driven by idiots who don't appreciate music from other lands. Wht the hell are you listening to Radio Paradise? Trolls!
Until I looked at the lyrics, I thought it was about "Johnny"
LOVE Nitin <3
Namaste
One of my favorite RP discovery songs. Always puts me in a good mood hearing this joyful music.
 TheKing2 wrote:
definitely growing on me : bumping 7 > 8

(Btw I hate the term "world music" all music we listen to is from this world, I believe)
 
Yes, even if we could get music from Jupiter it would probably only be on 8-track.  Cool tune; to me it doesn't matter what the lyrics are about with a groove like this.
Thank you for playing music I can't hear anywhere else! You've made life much more enjoyable!
 ziggytrix wrote:

Yeah, I know how you feel.  The other night I was yelling at my neighbor to shut his damn dog up, and he yelled back "That's a CAT, you moron."  But I mean come on, they sound SO SIMILAR. {#Rolleyes}
 

 TheKing2 wrote:
definitely growing on me : bumping 7 > 8

(Btw I hate the term "world music" all music we listen to is from this world, I believe)
 
Ask SETI
Haunting and mystical and scrumptious!
Love this song.
 Asa001 wrote:
Love that RP plays music from other cultures, as well as multiple genres. That's the beauty of this station is you never know what you're going to get! (Except that you know you will always get some classic rock mixed in!)
 
exactly what are "other cultures" my friend?
Mondegreen alert!

"Hey Johnny... hey Johnny"

Like you might hear as you walk past the working girls of Saigon or Bangkok "Hey Johnny... you want good time?".

A quick look at the lyrics proves me wrong but I think my imagery is more fun.


 
More Nitin, please...
definitely growing on me : bumping 7 > 8

(Btw I hate the term "world music" all music we listen to is from this world, I believe)
Love that RP plays music from other cultures, as well as multiple genres. That's the beauty of this station is you never know what you're going to get! (Except that you know you will always get some classic rock mixed in!)
 flutgos wrote:
Ummm, I'll have an order of tikka masala and an order of naan. Yes, rice as well. Thank you.

 
Yes, this music has Indian influences. Yes, Indian food is also a thing. What's your point, that you're otherwise ignorant of their culture?
 thewaxtadpole wrote:
I haven't complained about this song in seven years, but boy do I loathe this song.

 
There's a very convenient little button titled PSD... Use it.
 ivotaillefer wrote:
But I, however, have always loved it.  What does it mean when she says "hey, Johnny" all the time?
 



Google Translate had limited success with the lyrics. I think the section below just repeats throughout the song...





Live in a junkyard
Eh janne tamana
Theek na hein

Live in a junkyard
Eh janne tamana
Theek na hein

Live in a junkyard
Eh janne tamana
Theek na hein

I am happy to know
I do not want to pay anything

Badal Jahai Mausum
Koshee aye
Jaye ghum

But I, however, have always loved it.  What does it mean when she says "hey, Johnny" all the time?
I haven't complained about this song in seven years, but boy do I loathe this song.
Ummm, I'll have an order of tikka masala and an order of naan. Yes, rice as well. Thank you.
 mread wrote:

Man, I wouldn't mind having her sing me to sleep every night.  Mmmmmm....

Her name is Reena Bhardwaj and she apparently helped write the song.  I will be checking out her other stuff shortly.

Scroll down ... other commenters have translations, or links to them.  Art_Carnage's (Sep. 4, 2011) rocks, even if inaccurate.

 
Thanks for that link and info. She and her voice are lovely.
Feels like I'm sitting in an Indian restaurant. And I like sitting in Indian restaurants.
I like it.
This is brutal!
My late grandmother (and yours too, probably) used to say, "I can't understand a thing they're saying!" Turns out that's not necessary for real enjoyment. As many times as I've heard this here it always seems fresh.
 whiskofclarity wrote:
Oh, hi, Johnny.

 
Ohai Mark
I just checked my iTunes, I bought this one 7 years ago and for me, it is just getting better with age and the passage of time....
 Chumbawamba-1984 wrote:
Soundtrack of our motorcycle trip to Laddakh in Fall 2012. Gooood memories!

 
Sold my house, quit my job ... next stop India to buy a motorbike and lose myself for a year or two ... can't wait :) Laddakh definitely on the must-do list!

Love Reena's voice, gives me goosebumps.
Sure works for me, anyway.
Was sitting in a beach bar in Goa earlier this week (now there's a conversation killer) and this piece came on and it took me a while to place it - at least until "hey Johnnie" then the RP synapse kicked in and it all felt right. 90 degrees, cold beer, a charming companion, a sideways full moon. Hell yeah.
Oh, hi, Johnny.
not my cup of tea, but there's no reason to be a turd about it
 robertolos wrote:
RP sometimes really piss me off
 
Oh dear. . . maybe your ears need adjusting? They seem to be mostly tuned to rock. A quick trip to the rest of the world will help. 

Peace 
That´s why I am listening to Radio Paradise: always something new (at least for me). Sometimes it works, sometimes not, but mostly interesting !

Gonna take a freight train,
Down at the station,
Lord, I don't care where it goes.


 robertolos wrote:
RP sometime really piss me off

 
Can't say I've ever found that to be the case.  Some you win, some you lose.  That's just the way it is, but overall I have found RP to be the best station I have listened to.  Ever.
RP sometimes really piss me off
Very nice melding of Western and Hindi influences.  I could listen all day.
 
I have a few Nitin Sawhney albums and they are all great. Very different and somehow calming at the end of a long day. LOVE this! Thanks for playing!
 rpdevotee wrote:
Absolutely LOVE this woman's voice!...Can someone translate please?

 
Man, I wouldn't mind having her sing me to sleep every night.  Mmmmmm....

Her name is Reena Bhardwaj and she apparently helped write the song.  I will be checking out her other stuff shortly.

Scroll down ... other commenters have translations, or links to them.  Art_Carnage's (Sep. 4, 2011) rocks, even if inaccurate.
 rpdevotee wrote:
Absolutely LOVE this woman's voice!...Can someone translate please?


Is this  Asha Bhosle who we heard earlier ??


 ziggytrix wrote:

Yeah, I know how you feel.  The other night I was yelling at my neighbor to shut his damn dog up, and he yelled back "That's a CAT, you moron."  But I mean come on, they sound SO SIMILAR. {#Rolleyes}

 
Hey, now to be fair....  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFccXTIdvQg
Soundtrack of our motorcycle trip to Laddakh in Fall 2012. Gooood memories!
Absolutely LOVE this woman's voice!...Can someone translate please?
 ziggytrix wrote:

Yeah, I know how you feel.  The other night I was yelling at my neighbor to shut his damn dog up, and he yelled back "That's a CAT, you moron."  But I mean come on, they sound SO SIMILAR. {#Rolleyes}

 
:)))) 
 meauclaire wrote:
Thought it was Denge Fever................they suck too.  Solid 1

 
Yeah, I know how you feel.  The other night I was yelling at my neighbor to shut his damn dog up, and he yelled back "That's a CAT, you moron."  But I mean come on, they sound SO SIMILAR. {#Rolleyes}
Cool!
thanks for playing this.
For some cool dancy Indian music, we say Drrrty Punjabi live and he was so good!  Check it out.
mread wrote:
Wow.  Negativity abounds.  Bumping from 8 to 9 just to spite the haters.

 

I went 10 for the same reason! Also cause I love this song.
 meauclaire wrote:
Thought it was Denge Fever................they suck too.  Solid 1

 

Its a totally different language (Hindi) than Dengue Fever (Khmer)...and it is awesome sauce!
it's a nice melody and it's easy to dance to, i give it a 89
Thought it was Denge Fever................they suck too.  Solid 1
A somewhat commented translation of the song is here.
{#Daisy}
 {#Good-vibes}

bpkengor wrote:
One of the many great reasons to listen to RP is being exposed to music like this!

 


"Hey Johnny" and the crazy, manic guy singing scat (well, scat to me) lyrics in the background ... perfect soundtrack for a sunny day with tennis shoes striding along the waterfront.  Even has a blurry hip-hop dude in a hoodie on the cover.  Yep, this is cool.
 coloradojohn wrote:
I've always thought this was like a good spell of Meditation in a good space. Not long after it came out, I was in Mauritius hanging with some local Tamils, and played it from the iTunes on my Mac. I asked them what it meant. The eldest smiled and said, "It is about Life, my friend. Life. Goodness, badness, pain, joy and sadness...this is Life, as we must journey it..." I thought that was cool. I stayed there for a month of WOW...  

 
Great story! Thanks for sharing.
great diversity today!  thanks!!!
I've always thought this was like a good spell of Meditation in a good space. Not long after it came out, I was in Mauritius hanging with some local Tamils, and played it from the iTunes on my Mac. I asked them what it meant. The eldest smiled and said, "It is about Life, my friend. Life. Goodness, badness, pain, joy and sadness...this is Life, as we must journey it..." I thought that was cool. I stayed there for a month of WOW...  
Wow.  Negativity abounds.  Bumping from 8 to 9 just to spite the haters.
 lshinkawa wrote:
All we need is the cheesy, Bollywood-inspired video, and it's like I'm having dinner at my local Indian restaurant.
 
They show paneer videos at your local Indian restaurant?
One of the many great reasons to listen to RP is being exposed to music like this!
Well, I like it. It just sounds happy. I don't need to understand the lyrics.
sounds like elizabeth frazier  :)
Awesome, if you listen, not think of yourself and a massage it's like your India!
 haybaler wrote:
I like it, but it reminds me of the music they play while you're waiting for your massage.
 

As long as it's not the music that you hear while you are getting your massage.  Ruins the mood and all that rot.
I like it, but it reminds me of the music they play while you're waiting for your massage.
This is a great example of why I listen to RP—-yes, this is a different song, but incredibly beautiful, and not the sort I'd normally listen to on commercial radio.
Because they dare to play this (often enough for me to get used to a different sound), my ears become wider. (okay, do what you must with that one.)    
Poop.
Never thought I'd end up understanding those "oh my god, mute this!" messages. But here I am, with a frown of disgust when the song starts, only to find I had already marked it as a 1.
No idea why, but I just... well... strongly dislike this piece.
Nice!

Fascinating song. Who is Johnny?


All we need is the cheesy, Bollywood-inspired video, and it's like I'm having dinner at my local Indian restaurant.
Oh My Goodness!!!    "Yes, but how big is his danda?"
 Jon_Lucas wrote:
I love it! And I love that others can't stand it. Go RP!
 
Ditto - great music.
Bumping it up another notch.  Does indeed grow on one. {#Clap}
I love it! And I love that others can't stand it. Go RP!
I'm going to request this at the next sing along party I'm invited to.
Love it!
 Gregorama wrote:
I'd rather hear this than more Whitney Houston overplayed "hits".
 
That's not really a ringing endorsement is it?
I'd rather hear this than more Whitney Houston overplayed "hits".
What an absolutely incredibly amazing voice!

Regardless of your preference in music, appreciation for this sort of talent should transcend all cultures and nationalities.

 

 fitzworld wrote:
I hate to think there are racists and bigots listening to RP but they're everywhere, aren't they? Amazing how some people just can't get out of their comfort zone long enough to open themselves to something new and different. A lot of people are threatened by new and different and they need old and same to give themselves the illusion that they're "safe."
 
Your classification of those who don't much care for this tune as 'racists' and 'bigots' says more about you than those you attempt to slander.  And what it does say about you is . . . unpleasant at best.
this is fine...
settle down class.
 Kilroy wrote:
Everyone:  Please hit the "stop" button whenever this song is played. If we all do this and the # of streaming subscribers drops significantly whenever it is played, Bill will finally get the message that this song SUCKS. Hitting mute is not enough, people. You must hit "stop"!
 
Just because you don't like it, doesn't mean it sucks.
 fitzworld wrote:

Completely disagree. I love this song, and so do a lot of other RPers, which is why it has a decent rating. It's not something I would go out and buy but I love hearing music that get's me out of my comfort zone and exposes me to something besides all the typical, predictable crap on mainstream radio. One of the reasons I listen to RP is to hear music that's different but still worth hearing.
 
Hear, hear! I agree completely. This is certainly not one of my usual songs, but I enjoy hearing it on RP. Rock on, Bill. {#Meditate}
 Art_Carnage wrote:
The translated lyrics are:

Kill all puppies and kittens
Stomp them with golf cleated shoes
Kill all puppies and kittens
Smash them with tennis rackets.

(repeat endlessly)
 
I hate to think there are racists and bigots listening to RP but they're everywhere, aren't they? Amazing how some people just can't get out of their comfort zone long enough to open themselves to something new and different. A lot of people are threatened by new and different and they need old and same to give themselves the illusion that they're "safe."
Hands-down one of the most annoying songs I've ever heard in any language.
Love this song - normally I'm sittin listen to Ted Nugent in the pig shed here, so this makes a change, know what a mean?
Neither Worf nor I like this much.  Worf said that for him, the music is so far from Klingon opera.   {#No}
 Kilroy wrote:
Everyone:  Please hit the "stop" button whenever this song is played. If we all do this and the # of streaming subscribers drops significantly whenever it is played, Bill will finally get the message that this song SUCKS. Hitting mute is not enough, people. You must hit "stop"!
 
Completely disagree. I love this song, and so do a lot of other RPers, which is why it has a decent rating. It's not something I would go out and buy but I love hearing music that get's me out of my comfort zone and exposes me to something besides all the typical, predictable crap on mainstream radio. One of the reasons I listen to RP is to hear music that's different but still worth hearing.
Everyone:  Please hit the "stop" button whenever this song is played. If we all do this and the # of streaming subscribers drops significantly whenever it is played, Bill will finally get the message that this song SUCKS. Hitting mute is not enough, people. You must hit "stop"!
OMG, I love RP
 aelfheld wrote:
I'm sure there's some significance to the burble, burble, burble chorus but it just puts me in mind of a tech support call on a bad connection.
 
This is quite funny, considering I'm kinda in tech support and I've had that call. 


excellent song!
 aelfheld wrote:
I'm sure there's some significance to the burble, burble, burble chorus but it just puts me in mind of a tech support call on a bad connection.
 
No, that comment isn't at all infused with bigotry. You sir, are living the dream that Dr. King spoke so eloquently about.

WOW, You people are vicious! Have always liked this. All summer it was great. Have a daughter named Gina. We called it the Gina song. Now In know what Jeenah means, great!
A couple of real worldly types back on Sep. 4th. I like this. Very pleasant. 7

OMG did that SUCK!!!!


The translated lyrics are:

Kill all puppies and kittens
Stomp them with golf cleated shoes
Kill all puppies and kittens
Smash them with tennis rackets.

(repeat endlessly)


 BikeCoachDave wrote:
Had to vote 3>2 this morning as I cannot wait for this song to someday be retired from RP. So many years on RP, in heavy rotation it seems, and only a 6 rating in 1600+ votes. Please make it stop.

 
Another way to look at it is that nearly 70% give it a 7 or higher rating.