Friends and Family by Trik Turner

2 03 2008

This song is somewhat stuck in my head right now so I thought I should share the lyrics with everyone.

Friends And Family Lyrics
Trik Turner

Some call me a loser
Some call me a cheater
Some say I’m a selfish untalented dreamer
Cause all’s I try to do is keep my dream alive
But it’s so hard to do when your working 9 to 5
I’ve never been one afraid to die
But I’m afraid to leave behind
The precious life that grows through the sands of time
Cause now I’ve got two daughters
And I know they need their father
To help them make it through all of the devious things that people do
Cause every moment counts from the good times to the bad
I don’t have time to envy those that got things I’ve never had
Cause the one thing most important is the one we take for granted
And until your life is on that line I think it’s the way god had planned it
To open up your eyes and make you realize
That to some life is money
But what’s money without life
Cause all’s I need is the air that I breathe
And my friends and family to believe in me
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The Many Worlds Interpretation: Super Mario

20 02 2008

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Some people have a hard time getting their heads around the many worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics which basically states that at every moment our universe is split into many universes. Thus if at any moment we are confronted with many choices we actually do make all of these choices but in different universes. If it is still confusing then have no fear there is no Super Mario who can help you understand what is going on. Appearently someone superimposed many runs of a hacked version of Mario. Here is the link via BoingBoing. The name for this and related series of videos in Japanese is 自作の改造マリオ(スーパーマリオワールド)を友人にプレイさせる is “Making my friend play through my own Mario(Super Mario World) hack.”

So may be there are  many universes out there, in one of them Suroor is Her Royal Highness the Queen of Kingdom of Great Britain, Ireland and Northern Brittany.





Today is Singles Awareness Day

14 02 2008

Today is SAD or Singles Awareness Day. Wishing everyone a happy SAD day or sad SAD day. Yeah its kind of confusing.





Ten Thousand Miles (Part III)

10 02 2008

Count: Its cold here.
Esther: The firewood is out.
Count: I presume we will have to wait till morning to fix this problem.
Esther:Perhaps but what about the electric heater in the basement.
Count: I am feeling lazy right now. Perhaps you should get it.
Esther:You know, you do not have monopoly on laziness.
Count: Yes. (smiles)
Esther:Why? Out of all the places, why did you decide to come here. In the wilderness, in the middle of nowhere, in a small hut? You could have been a big shot. People were also getting to know you also.
Count: I don’t know. I do not know how to explain this. I was just looking for a small corner to call my own. I felt ill at ease with all these people.
Esther:So you left? So you left all of them?
Count: Not all of them. Just some of them … Migrating from one place to another. Each time leaving someone behind until I came here.
Esther:Did you ever regret leaving someone behind?
Count: There was one. I still have occasional contact with them but haven’t told the person where I am.
Esther:Why not?
Count: I don’t know. Perhaps I want them to ask the perennial question or perhaps I just want to be left alone.
Relish in misery?
Count: Well. No. This place is peaceful.
Esther:It is.
Count: One could stay here for some time.
Esther:Away from everyone else?
Count: Yes, away from everyone else.
Esther:This is not what you want, is it? And yet you force yourself.
Count: I don’t know. I do not know anymore.





Bulleh Shah – The People’s Poet

2 02 2008

One of my friends sent this translation of one of the most famous verses from Bulleh Shah who was a sufi master and a great poet of the Punjabi Language.

Summon Bulleh Shah for Shah Inayat
has brought us to the door,
Whose love do I whirl bedecked
in varied shades of green and red.
Whilst dancing rapturously
Beloved I found thee;
Love for you makes me whirl in ecstasy.





An Ode to Achelois

7 11 2007

I promised the noble Suroor that I will write a poem for her. (Ok, so its more like a Qasida) So here it is. Enjoy!

The Noble Achelois
by Jahandost

Achelois is the one who washes away pain
It does not matter if it is a headache or a migraine

She is Achelois but you may think she is Athena
She can be the president like Evita from Argentina

An ablitionist, a warrior she is a Muslim Elizabeth Stranton
She could might as well be the governess of a Swiss Canton

She is the coolest blogger in all of Inglistan and Blogistan
And not just here but Pakistan, Hindustan or any stan

Not enough said but I hope sister you rejoice in this praise
I can keep on going and going with such phrase





Words Stuck To Heart by Outlandish

30 10 2007

Outlandish is one of the few bands out there whose lyrics actually have substance in addition to having a good beat. Here are the lyrics of one of their songs

Words Stuck To Heart

Time after time we dream
Dreaming of how it all could be
But none can say what lies ahead
When after the dawn the sun will set
Only the truth remains in here

Mmmm…
Promises we make in vain and
Words we give for a while to break
A flower fades away – like everything else
Oh everything fades away

Words are stuck to the heart my friend
Words are stuck to the heart my friend
They bring us together ’til we part again
They bring us together ’til we part again
When there’s nothing left to share
And all the words will disappear
Only the truth remains in here
Words are stuck to the heart my friend

My friend, my friend
Cuando solo el silencio canta (when only silence sings)
my friend, my friend, my friend
Y solo tus sueños bastan (when your dreams are sufficient)

Blood ain’t blood for just the veins
If tears don’t bleed the heart has failed
Need some space to ease my mind
I give it all up for just a smile
Only the truth remains in here

Mmmm…
Promises we make in vain and
Words we give for a while to break
A flower fades away – like everything else
Oh everything fades away

Words are stuck to the heart my friend
Words are stuck to the heart my friend
They bring us together ’til we part again
They bring us together ’til we part again
When there’s nothing left to share
And all the words will disappear
Only the truth remains in here
Words are stuck to the heart my friend

From street thugs
To ghetto sufis
Holding their breaths
We clutch to riches and fame
Like it’s all that’s left
Righteousness is kept
Through minds awakened
Today we break our word
Like the bread we breaking

Así que tus palabras son mi cuna
Mi promesa es tu luna
Y cuando tu verso es verde claro que busca en el monte amparo
Mi verso es un puñal que da agua de coral
Llevo promesas tatuadas en el pecho

[Translation]
Like your words are my sanctuary
My promise is your moon
And when your verse is pure green
Searching in the sheltering wilderness
Then my verse is a dagger
Of clear coral water
I carry promises tattooed on my chest

Words are stuck to the heart my friend
Words are stuck to the heart my friend
They bring us together ’til we part again
They bring us together ’til we part again
When there’s nothing left to share
And all the words will disappear
Only the truth remains in here
Words are stuck to the heart my friend