Duranta Ghurnir
(Life is a Whirlwind)

Words and Music by Salil Chowdhury
© 1958

Duranta ghurnir ei legechhe paak
Ei duniya ghore bon bon bon bon
Chhonde chhonde koto rang bodlai
Rang bodlai (REPEAT)

Kokhono pingol, kokhon shobooj
Kokhon bujhi aar kokhon aboojh (2x)
Hridoy dile jaar hridoy mele
Hridoy jabe sshe taal, pothe fele (2x)

Golok dhandar bhai tai legechhe taak
Ei duniya ghore bon bon bon bon
Chhonde chhonde koto rang bodlai
Rang bodlai
Duranta ghurnir ei legechhe paak
Ei duniya ghore bon bon bon bon
Chhonde chhonde koto rang bodlai
Rang bodlai

O ei ghuranto nagor dolai
Kokhon kadai aar kokhon bholai (2x)

Kokhon shada aar kokhon kalo
Kokhon mondo je kokhon bhaalo (2x)
Jiban juwai bir jite gele
Bokaar hoddo jodi here gele (2x)

Kopal mondo aaj tai chiching fanhk
Ei duniya ghore bon bon bon bon
Chhonde chhonde koto rang bodlai
Rang bodlai
Duranta ghurnir ei legechhe paak
Ei duniya ghore bon bon bon bon
Chhonde chhonde koto rang bodlai
Rang bodlai                                         

ROUGH TRANSLATION
The untamed whirlwind is disorienting
This world keeps turning rapidly
Changing colors rhythmically

Sometimes itís yellow, sometimes green
Sometimes reasonable, sometimes not
Who gives love freely
Receives love in return
And will resonate with Lifeís heartbeat

The labyrinth is disorienting
This world keeps turning rapidly
Changing colors rhythmically

Riding this giant ferris wheel of life
Sometimes it can make you cry
Or it can make you forget your cares
Sometimes itís white, sometimes black
Sometimes bad, sometimes good
Winning lifeís lottery makes one a hero
Failure makes one a fool

Todayís misfortune brings poverty
The world keeps turning rapidly
Changing colors rhythmically

 

 
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