Coke Studio 11 Episode 6 First Track ‘ILALLAH’ by ‘Sounds of Kolachi’

By Sana Haroon

Coke Studio 11 Episode 6 First Track ‘ILALLAH’ was released on Friday (September 28, 2018) after a hiatus of several days as no song was released in recent days in respect of Islamic month of Muharram.

The previous Episode of Coke Studio 11 was aired on September 7, 2018.

“ILALLAH” was recorded by “Sounds of Kolachi” – a multi-genre musical band.

The track has been written and composed by Ahsan Bari who is a front man of the band. He is a genius and of great expertise in the world of music. He graduated in Music with a major and began his professional career with a rock band named as “Gravity”.

“ILALLAH” is a lyrical poem and leads to the journey of self-exploration. The rendition and musical arrangement is sterling and follows the combination of Western Harmonies with Indian classical ragas.

Coke Studio 11 Episode 6 First Track ‘ILALLAH’

Produced & Directed by: Zohaib Kazi and Ali Hamza

Lyrics by: Ahsan Bari

Composed by: Ahsan Bari

Houseband: Babar Khanna (Dholak), Kami Paul (Drums), Omran “Momo” Shafique (Guitars) and Rufus Shahzad (Keyboards)  

 “ILALLAH” Lyrics:

Yeh hai kahani meray dil ki

This is the story of my heart

 

Jo hoon sunane chala

Which I am going to tell you

 

Sab ne bataya rasta dikhaya

Everyone showed me what the right path was

 

Phir bhi andhera raha

But there was still darkness

Allah hoo Allah hoo

 

Jag yeh kehta raha

The universe kept chanting

 

Mera ji na laga mein utha chaldiya

My heart wasn’t in it, so I got up and left

 

Maine sajde mei gir ke jo dil ko suna

When I bowed down and listened to my heart

 

Tera naam suna main nay Illalah

I heard Your Name, and there is no one else but Allah

 

Jiya mora mange darshan tora

My heart is desperate to see you

 

Mann ki sune naahi saajan mora

But my beloved doesn’t listen to my heart

 

Raat gaye meine deep jalaye

I lit lamps in the dark

 

Bhur bhai par woh naahi aye

Dawn broke, but he didn’t come

 

Jiya mora mange darshan tora

My heart is desperate to see you

 

Mann ki sune naahi saajan mora

But my beloved doesn’t listen to my heart

 

Raat gaye meine deep jalaye

I lit lamps in the dark

 

Bhur bhai par woh naahi aye

Dawn broke, but he didn’t come

 

Ishq ka ho muamla

In matters of love

 

Toh lazim-o-malzoom kia

There’s no distinguishing the pursuer and the pursued

 

Ishq mai jo par gaye

In you get tangled in love

 

To hakim-o-mehkoom kia

Then there’s no distinguishing the ruler from the ruled

 

Kuch ham sunein or kuch tu sunaye

There’s things you will say and things we will listen to

 

Koi bhi parda reh na jaye

So that nothing remains hidden between us

 

Band aankhon se teri tasvir mein dekha kiya

With closed eyes what did I imagine in that image of yours

 

Tere aanchal ki mehek se rooh ka sagar dho diya

I washed the river of my soul with your scent

 

Bas yahi manzar hae mere andar

This is the only image that I carry in me

 

Khud hi mee raqsam ishq zaahir

I dance to reveal my devotion

 

Hota hae mujh mein ik hangama

There is chaos inside me

 

Roke nahi jo ruka

Which is unstoppable

 

Jitna main dhundoon utna main dooboon

The more I search for it, the deeper I sink

 

Had se hua banwra

I crossed all limit of reality

 

Allah hoo Allah hoo

 

Jag yeh kehta raha

The universe kept chanting

 

Mera ji na laga mein utha chaldiya

My heart wasn’t in it, so I got up and left

 

Maine sajde mei gir ke jo dil ko suna

When I bowed down and listened to my heart

 

Tera naam suna main nay Illalah

I heard Your Name, and there is no one else but Allah

 

Jalti agan ko main kese bujhaon

How do I extinguish this burning fire

 

Jalti agan ko main kaise bujhaon

How do I extinguish this burning fire

 

Raat gaye meine deep jalaye

I lit lamps in the dark

 

Bhur bhai par woh naahi aye

Dawn broke, but he didn’t come

 

Aja piya tori yaadain satawain

Come beloved, memories of you haunt me

 

Aja piya tori yaad

Come beloved, memories of you

 

Aja piya tori yaadain satawain

Come beloved, memories of you haunt me

 

Aja piya tori yaad

Come beloved, memories of you

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