Uddi Ja, Mohsin Abbas Haider, Episode 4, Coke Studio Season 9

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Uddi Ja, Mohsin Abbas Haider, Episode 4, Coke Studio Season 9
Music Directed by Jaffer Zaidi
Produced by Strings.

‘Uddi Ja’ marks the debut of Mohsin Abbas Haider on Coke Studio, playing to the strength of the lyrics penned by himself, and easily settling into the euphoric atmosphere of the music directed by Jaffer Zaidi. In a mesmerizing song, originally composed by Mohsin, his vocals drift on the surface of the melody, whilst the undertones of the Qawwali part conjure layers of emotions that hold on to the listener. Maintaining the soul of the melody, the intimate setting of the…

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  1. This is so soothing and touching, his voice is magical whenever I listen to this I always feel like crying and pouring myself out, free from all worries making a connection to God. After Moula Moula from Dehli 6 this is one kind of song. brilliant, soothing, magical & spiritual.

  2. This is the first time i am commenting on youtube. I came across this song yesterday and i can't stop listening to it. I also learned that he wrote it himself and i am so proud of our people and i really wish he would continue writing more. It's one of the finest lyrics in Punjabi i heard in a while. I love how he actually feels it himself. Love from a Pakistani sister 🙂

  3. uddi ja
    Soar freely

    uddi ja
    Soar freely

    uddi ja
    Soar freely

    uddi ja
    Soar freely

    uddi ja
    Soar freely

    uddi ja
    Soar freely

    uddi ja
    Soar freely

    uddi ja…
    Soar freely…

    ‘ilm kitaabi maghron laah ke
    Liberating yourself from mere bookish wisdom

    ‘ilm kitaabi maghron laah ke
    Liberating yourself from mere bookish wisdom

    haqq diyaan mundraan kanni pa ke…
    Putting on the humble earrings of the devotee of Truth…

    uddi ja
    Soar freely

    uddi ja
    Soar freely

    uddi ja
    Soar freely

    uddi ja
    Soar freely

    uddi ja
    Soar freely

    uddi ja
    Soar freely

    uddi ja ja
    Go on, soar freely

    uddi ja
    Soar freely

    bin murshad de dar dar dur dur
    Without your spiritual guide, you’ll just be spurned at every door…

    bin murshad de dar dar dur dur
    Without your spiritual guide, you’ll just be spurned at every door…

    rang chaṛha jehṛa jaawe nah khur khur
    You must take care your blessed colour doesn’t wear off

    rang chaṛha jihṛa jaawe nah khur khur
    You must take care your blessed colour doesn’t wear off

    salle ‘ala da wird paka ke
    Repeating in devotion blessings on the Prophet

    salle ‘ala da wird paka ke
    Repeating in devotion blessings on the Prophet

    murshad de hatth ḍor phaṛa ke…
    Submitting yourself to his tender guidance…

    uddi ja
    Soar freely

    uddi ja
    Soar freely

    uddi ja ja
    Go on, soar freely

    uddi ja
    Soar freely

    uddi ja
    Soar freely

    uddi ja
    Soar freely

    uddi ja ja
    Go on, soar freely

    uddi ja….
    Soar freely….

    haqq haqq labhna en haqq man andar
    You go around searching for God, but God is right here in your heart

    haqq haqq labhna en haqq man andar
    You go around searching for God, but God is right here in your heart

    baat ‘ishaq di waang samandar
    The reality of Love is boundless as the sea

    baat ‘ishaq di waang samandar
    The reality of Love is boundless as the sea

    yaar jo aakhe bhes waṭa ke
    Changing your guise at the beloved’s instruction

    yaar jo aakhe bhes waṭa ke
    Changing your guise at the beloved’s instruction

    chor andar de noon phaahe la ke…
    Throttling the base desires of your heart…

    uddi ja
    Soar freely

    uddi ja
    Soar freely

    uddi ja
    Soar freely

    uddi ja
    Soar freely

    uddi ja
    Soar freely

    uddi ja
    Soar freely

    uddi ja ja
    Go on, soar freely

    uddi ja
    Soar freely

    uddi ja ja
    Go on, soar freely

    uddi ja
    Soar freely

    uddi ja ja
    Go on, soar freely

    uddi ja
    Soar freely

    uddi ja ja
    Go on, soar freely

    uddi ja
    Soar freely

    uddi ja ja
    Go on, soar freely

    uddi ja…
    Soar freely…

    aakhe murshad kamli waala
    The beloved, black-cloaked Prophet says

    pa gale illal-laah di maala
    Wear the prayer-beads of ‘(nothing) except God’ around your neck

    bauhkar andron maar ve bandiya
    Cleanse your heart from within, O human

    mattha ghisiyaan rabb naeen milda
    You won’t gain God by rubbing your forehead in prostration

    ‘aabid ban ban maan ee khaṭṭiya
    You have been at pains to earn the reputation of a pious worshipper

    main da but dilon nah kaḍḍhiya
    But you have failed to remove the idol of ‘I’ from your heart

    toon main waali kheḍ ee koyi naeen
    Where everything is ‘He’, there can be no possibility of ‘I’

    shah-rag wasda sooli chaṛhda…
    He is nearer to us than our jugular vein;
    and it was He who said ‘I am the Truth’ and went to the gallows…

    jeewen chaahwe yaar oh karda
    The Beloved does just as He pleases

    jeewen chaahwe yaar oh karda
    The Beloved does just as He pleases

    uddi ja ja
    Go on, soar freely

    uddi ja
    Soar freely

    uddi ja ja
    Go on, soar freely

    uddi ja
    Soar freely

    uddi ja ja
    Go on, soar freely

    uddi ja
    Soar freely

    uddi ja ja
    Go on, soar freely

    uddi ja…
    Soar freely…

    Translation by
    Zahra Sabri

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