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 Post subject: Two more beautiful songs
PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:48 am 
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1. Melle melle mukhapadam

Plot of the movie can be read at Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oru_Minna ... ettam#Plot

Lyrics by the legendary ONV
My translation to English:

Who is it, that
gently moved my veil,
touched awake the water lily,
took a handful of moonlight
and sprinkled it on the forehead lovingly

The tune which filled the shepherd's heart
came flowing out through a bamboo stem
O shepherd girl, what tipped out of your milk pot
blossomed as a thousand thumba (Leucas) flowers

The spark of light of a firefly
came flowing out through the small gap in the window
Danced like the beat of the soul of which no one knows

2. Premodaranay


Plot https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kamaladalam#Plot

The lyrics are by Kaithapram. I find them too difficult to translate. I cannot fully capture the meaning in English.

You might have to listen multiple times to like the songs, being from a different musical tradition.

"May our tongues proclaim Your truth. May Your Cross be a protection for us as we let our tongues be turned into new harps and sing hymns with fiery lips"

-From the introduction to Our Father, "On the feasts of the Lord and other important feasts", Syro Malabar rite

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