Your Azadi may bring comfort,
– but my Azadi shall set you free,
Free from tyranny of your soul, – on your soul
Free of guilt, of a culpable conscience,
– a conscience out to slay in your name
Free of the numbness of your heart,
– inflicted with the darkness, in your name.
Your Azadi may let you exist,
but my Azadi will let you live
Live without having to justify,
-blood on the hands of your men
Live without, paining a nation,
to fill the holes in your ego
For the songs of Azadi
through the borders
and one sunny day,
bring down the high walls
from your reason, to see the light.
One day my Azadi shall set you free
-to live with your fellow beings in harmony
we shall keep singing
our pain, through a romantic ballad
Until freedom comes.
Pic credits Basit Zargar