Songs

SHADOWY DREAMS

Hold your dream, sky is the limit!
Hold your head high.
Move ahead with the first step, reach for the sky.
Gotta hold firm and walk the road to success.
Just remember, your aim is the best.
On the road be obstruction,
That pull you down and hurt you
Endurance, dedication
Will help pull you through

Chorus: The higher we climb, the harder we crawl
Shadowy dreams become clearer
The higher we climb, the harder we crawl
Shadowy dreams become clearer
God will be there to guide us all
Forever more.

Be wise for brighter future!
Life begins now.
A good beautiful dawn gives you,
A wide beautiful horizon;
To help you in all that you do.
And with all strength and courage,
With shiny hope in your eyes,
Fond memories will linger on;
Forever in your hearts.

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KHON EMSALON

(Honorable Children)
Language: Pnar

Lyrics

Duwa sdang u che kynrong i pyrthai
Kih koh syiar nyngkong waroh da khai
Kam ïung kam sem u ïa pyndep smat
Saw minot khreh kot ïow pass cha khmat

Ki khon wa emsalon, hunjrup ki tre wa kha
Tip bru tip Blai ka Bei u Pa
Ïa ki khon man ka nongmuna
Ki khon wa emsalon kdangnood ki tre wa kha
Salon, burom, akor wabha
Man ka spah ïa ka Bei u Pa.

Ki’ ïong kitai cha ki khon wa em salon
Chong khia chongkun i sap i kup wa em burom
Khon wa ngait sneiñ khon wa ïoosuk hawa pait
Da ïoh ïaroh akor ïong ki na ïung ha lait.

Ki khon wa emsalon, hunjrup ki tre wa kha
Tip bru tip Blai ka Bei u Pa
Ïa ki khon man ka nongmuna
Ki khon wa emsalon kdangnood ki tre wa kha
Salon, burom, akor wabha
Man ka spah ïa ka Bei u Pa.

Bridge:
A Blai kynrad ïa ki to chare
Kat cha wa wan wa lai, ïa ki to kune.
Repeat Chorus

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Honourable children are the pride of their parents and gives them joy and contentment. They are respectful, well-mannered, gets up on time helping with the household chores and studies. They are praised by all and a treasure to their parents. Upright and devout parents are role models for their children.

 

DANG DON KA POR

(There Still is Time)
Language: Khasi

Lyrics

Mariang ba ïai pynsan ïa nga,
Ki lum, ki kshaid, ki wah;
Ki lyngkha ki kper kiba pynkyndeh
Ïa ka dohnud.
La pynraikhoh la ban pynkhia
Ïa mynsiem jong pha la pynlwait.
La lynguh tdem ka mei ramew
Khohsiew bad budlum la pynkdiah.

Bridge: Dang don ka por ban kyndit
Na, ki jingkwah rhah
Ban ym kjit haduh ban ïapsdot
Ah! u khun bynriew rakot
Jingmong jong pha lano yn sopspaiñ?

Chorus: Nga kwah eh hir hir sa shisien
Ban iohshongkai ha ki ranab lum
Lyer suhsieng khuid ban ring mynsiem.

Jingieit ba janai ha pneh jong pha
Phewse! La shet kylla
La syllen ki lum ba la pynjot lut
Ïa pha la kput
Ki wah basngur la pynjaboh
Ki krem pubon la pynjakhom
Ïa janor jong pha la kjit lut
Ko Mei Mariang ba pynsan ïa nga.
Repeat Bridge

Chorus: Ah Blei na nga ai yn sdang pat.
Mei ram-ew ban pynneh pynsah.
Pateng shadien u lyoh ïong nym kah..

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The poet expresses gratitude to nature for nurturing her and delighiting her with the beauty found in the hills, waterfalls, rivers and landscapes. But alas! Humans have caused destruction to nature by their greed. The hills have been ravaged, the clear waters polluted, caves wounded and nature's beauty blemished. The poet longs for those times when nature was pure, reassuring and vibrant and pleads with humanity fo save the environment - while there still is time.

BIRTHDAY WISHES

Birthday Wishes (3)
Wishes to you, yeah, dear!
Day has eyes, Night has ears.
With you, oh we’ll sing and dance (3)

Wishes for a long life dear
By everyone far and near
Together we say this prayer
God may grant your desires……..Repeat (1)

The Candles you had blown out
Moody Blues all blown out
Everyone has turned up
To the music blast . . . . . .
Come Let us jig up (4)
To Music Blast

It’s life, it’s joy, Glory be to God!
What a party we have got!
It’s life, it’s joy, Glory be to God!
What a party we have got!
Come let us jig up (4)

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FAREWELL SONG

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JOURNEY TO UNKNOWN

Lyrics

Journey to the Unknown
What lies ahead in our lives,
We do not know.
Each step forward
We feel fear in our hearts
Who knows what awaits us
When reaching journey’s end.
Now, we’re going on a journey
To the unknown.
The journey of life tomorrow
Where does one go? Who will know?
But we know that
Only God knows.
The road is long, tough and rough
Life’s twists and turns
Keep on stepping.
Take one step at a time,
In a rose there are thorns
Among the thorns there is a rose.

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(This song was composed by Soorangki Jones Toi, after he had read the manuscript of "The Plight of a Mother". The train journey, mentioned in Chapter 2 inspired him to compose this song)

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