deponti (deponti) wrote,
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One of my favourite old classic Tamizh movie songs

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unnaiyonru kEtpEn
uNmai sholla vENdum
ennai paada shonnAl
enna pAda thOnrum

kAdhal pAttu pAda
kAlam inrum illai
thAlAttu pAda
thAyAgavillai

thanimayil gAnam
sabhaiyiley mounam
uravuthAn rAgam
uyirellAm tALam
anbu konda nenjil
anubhavam illai (peNNai paada shonnAl...)

nilavillA vAnam
neerillA mEgham
peshAtha peNmai
pAdatha uNmai
kaNNai mella moodum
thannai eNNi vAzhum (peNNai paada shonnAl)


ROUGH (very rough) translation:

Let me ask you something, answer me truly:
If someone asks me to sing, what would I think of singing?

There's no more time to sing songs of love
(I)Haven't  become a mother, to sing a lullaby

Singing when alone, and silent in the assembly;
The relationship is the musical mode, the life is the rhythm
The loving heart is not experienced....(if you ask a woman to sing, what will she think of singing?)

A sky without the moon:Clouds without moisture
Silent womanhood, a reality that doesn't sing
(It) will slowly close its eyes, and live, thinking of itself...(if you ask a woman to sing, what will she think of singing?)


Any corrections from anyone...welcome!
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