Where the hell is Matt? ~ My Favorite Music Video

Where the hell is Matt? video always makes me laugh…and tear up a little. Part of my response comes from the joy and silliness captured by the video, but perhaps even more important to the over effect is the music used in the video, a piece called Praan by Garry Schyman, and sung by Palbasha Siddique


 

According to a very good blog post on The God of Small Things, the lyrics of Praan come from the poem “Stream of Life” by Nobel prize winning poet Rabindranath Tagore.

English translation of Praan

The same stream of life that runs through my veins night and day
runs through the world and dances in rhythmic measures.

It is the same life that shoots in joy through the dust of the earth in numberless blades of grass
and breaks into tumultuous waves of leaves and flowers.

It is the same life that is rocked in the ocean-cradle of birth and of death,
in ebb and in flow.

I feel my limbs are made glorious by the touch of this world of life.
And my pride is from the life-throb of ages dancing in my blood this moment.

 

Here’s an interview with the young vocalist of PraanPalbasha Siddique

 

 

And just for fun, here are the actual Bengali lyrics of Praan (which I also copied from the The God of Small Things).

Bhulbona ar shohojete
Shei praan e mon uthbe mete
Mrittu majhe dhaka ache
je ontohin praan

Bojre tomar baje bashi
She ki shohoj gaan
Shei shurete jagbo ami
(Repeat 2X)

Bojre tomar baje bashi
She ki shohoj gaan
dao more shei gaan

Shei jhor jeno shoi anonde
Chittobinar taare
Shopto-shindhu dosh digonto
Nachao je jhonkare!

Bojre tomar baje bashi
She ki shohoj gaan
Shei shurete jagbo ami
(Repeat 3X)

Bojre tomar baje bashi
She ki shohoj gaan
Shei shurete jagbo ami

Bojre tomar baje bashi
She ki shohoj gaan
dao more shei gaan

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