In a world filled with chaos and constant noise, there are certain songs that have the power to calm our souls and make us feel truly alive. Anuv Jain's "Riha" is one such track that takes us on a melancholic journey of freedom and self-discovery.
With its captivating lyrics and soothing melody, "Riha" invites us to explore the depths of our emotions and find solace in the midst of chaos. In this article, we will delve into the meaning of the lyrics, unravel the overall theme, and immerse ourselves in the mood and vibe of this beautiful song.
The lyrics paint a picture of a person who is trapped in a monotonous routine, yearning to break free and rediscover their true self.
Through lines like "Haathon ki lakeeron se banein, doobein raaston pe, Rahe khamosh aankhein, bin kahein" (We are made of hand lines, on sunken roads, With silent eyes, without saying anything), the song captures the struggles of suppressing one's desires and the longing for liberation.
As the chorus kicks in, the mood of the song shifts, and we are enveloped in a wave of emotional release. The lyrics, "Main kabhi na khoya, khud ko dhoondh liya, Main riha hua" (I never got lost, I found myself, I am free), celebrate the protagonist's newfound liberation and self-discovery. The chorus reminds us of the importance of embracing our emotions and breaking free from the constraints that society imposes on us.
In the second verse, Anuv Jain delves deeper into the internal struggles that often go unnoticed by the outside world. The lyrics beautifully convey the conflicts between the desire for freedom and the fear of judgment. Lines such as "Lamhon ki doriyon mein kho jaun, par kaise pata karoon, ki main kahan hai" (I get lost in the threads of moments, but how do I figure out where I am) resonate with anyone who has felt torn between societal expectations and their true desires.
The bridge section of "Riha" is a soul-stirring moment that embraces imperfections and vulnerabilities. Anuv Jain's tender voice, accompanied by delicate instrumentation, creates an intimate atmosphere. The lyrics, "Haathon mein thodi si chaandni si, hai phir bhi andhera, Khushi se khud ko bhara hoon, khud se mila hoon" (There is a little bit of moonlight in my hands, yet it's dark, I am filled with happiness, I have met myself), beautifully convey the acceptance of both light and darkness within oneself.
Anuv Jain's "Riha" is a heartfelt ode to freedom, self-discovery, and the beauty of embracing one's true emotions.
The song's melancholic yet empowering lyrics, combined with Anuv Jain's soulful vocals, create a mesmerizing experience for listeners. "Riha" reminds us of the importance of breaking free from societal expectations, exploring our true selves, and finding solace in our emotions.
हाथों की लकीरों से बनें, डूबे रास्तों पे, रहे ख़ामोश आँखें, बिन कहें
Made of hand lines, on sunken roads, Eyes remain silent, without saying anything
मैं कभी ना खोया, खुद को ढूंढ लिया, मैं रिहा हुआ
I never got lost, I found myself, I am free
लम्हों की डोरियों में खो जाऊँ, पर कैसे पता करूँ, कि मैं कहाँ हूँ
I get lost in the threads of moments, but how do I figure out, Where I am
हाथों में थोड़ी सी चांदनी सी, है फिर भी अंधेरा, ख़ुशी से ख़ुद को भरा हूँ, ख़ुद से मिला हूँ
There is a little bit of moonlight in my hands, yet it's dark, I am filled with happiness, I have met myself
- Written, sung and composed by Anuv Jain
- Music production by Angad Singh Bahra, Uneven Studios
- Recorded at Uneven Studios, Ludhiana