Life is but a clockwork toy, it moves and moves around.

“JEEVAN KYA HAI CHALTA PHIRTA”
Lyric by Nida Fazli, Sung By JAGJIT SINGH . From album :” Insight”
On YouTube at :

Here is the lyric in Unicode.

jeevan kyaa hai, caltaa phirtaa aek Kilownaa hai
do aanKoan mE aek se has naa, aek se ronaa hai
joa jI caahae, voa mil jaayae, kab aisaa hoataa hai
har jeevan, jeevan jInae kaa samjhautaa hoataa hai
ab tak joa hoataa aayaa hai, voa hI honaa hai
raat andherI, bhor sunehrI, yahii zamaanaa hai
har Caadar mE , duK kaa taanaa, sukh kaa baanaa hai
aatI saans ko paanaa, jaatI saans ko Koanaa hai

Here is its version in Telugu script.

జీవన్ క్యా హై, చల్తా ఫిర్తా ఏక్ ఖిలౌనా హై
దొ ఆంఖోన్ మే ఏక్ సె హస్ నా, ఏక్ సె రొనా హై
జో జీ చాహే, వో మిల్ జాయే, కబ్ ఐసా హోతా హై
హర్ జీవన్, జీవన్ జీనే కా సంఝౌతా హోతా హై
అబ్ తక్ జో హోతా ఆయా హై, వో హీ హొనా హై
రాత్ అంధెరీ, భొర్ సునెహ్రీ, యహీ జమానా హై
హర్ ఛాదర్ మే , దుఖ్ కా తానా, సుఖ్ కా బానా హై
ఆతీ సాన్స్ కొ పానా, జాతీ సాన్స్ కొ ఖోనా హై

And here is my attempt to translate it into English.

What is life ? It’s but a toy. It moves and moves around.
Of its two eyes, one smiles, another grieves.
What ever you propose, does it come to pass any time ?
Each life is a compromise in regard to the way life ought to be lived.
What all has happened so far. had to happen that way, willy nilly.
The night is bleak, but lo, the dawn is golden. That is the way things are.
Each blanket, invariably has its weft of sorrow and the warp of joy. .
You hold the incoming breath, you forsake the breath that leaves you.
What is life ? It’s just a toy which moves and moves around.

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