Innocent Crazy Mind

I chanced upon the song Bavra Mann sung by Swanand Kirkire from Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi (Hindi movie released in 2003) last night thanks to the random mode on my ipod classic. And yet again I have been listening to the same song for the last 4 odd hours after so many years:-) thats a 3 mins song looped over 240 mins!! Such an amazing melody. And hour into it I realized I dont fully understand the lyrics and here I was slightly crying listening to it the 25th time! I searched around for the lyrics on Google (here and here) and then dug around more for the right meaning. Unfortunately no one seems to have even translated these amazing lyrics and song in a proper way! I am no expert in Hindi (in fact I suck at it!) but the contentious point in these translations in the word Bavre/Baawra. Some seem to translate Bavra as bewitched or crazy or wandering.

I think it stands for innocent. Some people in the comments of Ayanwonders are almost right. Especially one by sukhmani (i think the translation bewitched is wrong here. that would be baanwariya. banwara is very difficult to translate but its close to innocent or naive) and another (bawra in this song describes a person with dreams. literal meaning of bawra is one who is mad in the eyes of the world)

Anyway here go the lyrics

Bavra Mann Dekhne Chala Ek Sapna
Bavra Mann Dekhne Chala Ek Sapna

Bavre Se Mann Ki Dekho Bavri Hain Baatein
Bavre Se Mann Ki Dekho Bavri Hain Baatein
Bavri Se Dhadkaane Hain Bavri Hain Saansein
Bavri Si Karwaton Se, Nindiya Door Bhaage
Bavre Se Nain Chaahe, Bavre Jharokhon Se, Bavre Nazaron Ko Thakna.

Bavra Mann Dekhne Chala Ek Sapna

Bavre Se Is Jahan Main Bavra Ek Saath Ho
Is Sayani Bheed Main Bas Haathon Mein Tera Haath Ho
Bavri Si Dhun Ho Koi, Bavra Ek Raag Ho
Bavri Si Dhun Ho Koi, Bavra Ek Raag Ho
Bavre Se Pair Chahein, Baavron Tarano Ke, Bavre Se Bol Pe Thiraknaa

Bavra Mann Dekhne Chala Ek Sapna

Bavra Sa Ho Andhera, Bavri Khamoshiyaan
Bavra Sa Ho Andhera, Bavri Khamoshiyaan
Thartharati Louh Ho Maddham, Bavri Madhoshiyaan
Bavra Ek Ghooghta Chahe, Haule Haule Bin Bataaye
Bavra Ek Ghooghta Chahe, Haule Haule Bin Bataaye, Bavre Se Mukhde Se Sarakana

Bavra Mann, Dekhne Chala Ek Sapna

And the meaning according to me (please feel free to add or correct the interpretation):

Bavra Mann Dekhne Chala Ek Sapna (2)
The innocent mind is on its way to dream
The crazy mind is on its way to dream

Bavre Se Mann Ki Dekho Bavri Hain Baatein (2)
The innocent mind has some innocent thoughts
See the crazy conversations of the amazing mind

Bavri Se Dhadkaane Hain Bavri Hain Saansein
Crazy are the heart beats, crazy are the breaths
Bavri Si Karwaton Se, Nindiya Door Bhaage
Why does sleep run away due to these maddening twists and turns?
Bavre Se Nain Chaahe, Bavre Jharokhon Se, Bavre Nazaron Ko Thakna
The wandering eyes long to watch some crazy sights, through the amazing closed balcony

Bavra Mann Dekhne Chala Ek Sapna

Bavre Se Is Jahan Main Bavra Ek Saath Ho
In this crazy world, I wish I had some innocent companion
Is Sayani Bheed Main Bas Haathon Mein Tera Haath Ho
I wish I had your hands in mine With this evil scheming crowd
Bavri Si Dhun Ho Koi, Bavra Ek Raag Ho (2)
Wish there was an amazing melody to go along with wonderful composition
Bavre Se Pair Chahein, Baavron Tarano Ke, Bavre Se Bol Pe Thiraknaa
My wandering feet have the desire to dance to these amazing tunes of that wonderful song.

Bavra Sa Ho Andhera, Bavri Khamoshiyaan (2)
Let there be a crazy like darkness … crazy silences
Thartharati Lowh Ho Maddham, Bavri Madhoshiyan
Let Shivering flame be stable … crazy intoxication
Bavra Ek Ghooghta Chahe, Haule Haule Bin Bataaye
Bavra Ek Ghooghta Chahe, Haule Haule Bin Bataaye, Bavre Se Mukhde Se Sarakana,
Crazy one veil wishes to slide down slowly from a crazy face without telling anyone

Bavra Mann Dekhne Chala Ek Sapna

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Published by: vinu

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