A few of Bhoomi's song... from a Bhoomibondhu's diary
offering of song- selected lyrics from Bhoomi:
feel that four factors combine to ensure Bhoomi's cross-sectional
appeal: competent singing, use of a wide range of instruments,
lush musical compositions and above all lyrics that touch the
heart and mind. The lyrics are often but not always on
rural themes, and perhaps some of the songs can stand on their
own as poetry. To savour Bhoomi in totality, you will need their
albums, a good system and solitude. Until such time, the lyrics
below are a little of Bhoomi that you can take home with you.
POOB AKAASHER GAAN-The
East Bengal father bids adieu to his newlywed
daughter as she sets sail to join her husband
in the West. But her heart cries out for the songs
of the eastern skies, and she calls out across the seven seas to
her childhood friend the boat man, to take her back to the land
of her birth.
- The trappings of success cannot hide his longing for the days
of childhood. But there is no turning back and he realizes that
simplicity and innocence are lost to him forever.
KAAM SAARSE -
Photik, the young village scapegrace, is given some money one
morning by his father to do the day's shopping. Instead, during a
day full of scrapes and adventures, he spends the money gobbling
sweets. Meanwhile, his irate father waits for him, stick in
- Every chime of the doorbell hints to the singer that his
sweetheart waits outside. But when he rushes to the door, a
series of unexpected and unwelcome visitors present themselves.