Lovers Galore (Yaar Bathere)

English translation

Lovers Galore

First you asked for a car, not a small but a big one
First you asked for a car, not a small but a big one
Made me sell whatever farmland I had left
Made me sell whatever farmland I had left
What should I say about you? My mother won't find sons,
But you have lovers galore, My mother won't find sons
But you have lovers galore, you have lovers galore.
 
You used to wear Cotton County, he uprgaded you to Gant
You would rot in a PG*, so he got you a flat.
Now you play your tricks after making Chandigarh my Mecca
My mother won't find sons,
But you have lovers galore, My mother won't find sons
you have lovers galore.
 
A newcomer from the village, I saw girls,
saw villas, fancy cars, and sector 17**
All of which enamoured me
And snatched my values away from me.
On top of that, I met you,
At first I thought my fate had been blessed
Surely you remember everything,
Have you forgotten now?
 
You would show tantrums, and I bore them quietly
You'd empty my pockets, and I bore it quietly
A woman has 365 personalities, said the wise man from Threeke***
Now hear me lass, enough false promises
Words of promise from your mouth are without worth.
You're gonna get a hard whack, You have only one great fault,
Your pestering never stops.
My mother won't find sons,
But you have lovers galore, you have lovers galore
Your pestering never stops.
 
It was my father who paid for everything,
Here his son is making merry while he toils and rots,
Makes a train of ATM deposits, from morn till night.
My mother won't find sons,
But you have lovers galore, you have lovers galore.
 
Take the notion out of your head that I'll leave my parents,
If there is something I should leave, let me be the judge of it.
They have black hearts, my brothers, and pretty faces,
My mother won't find sons,
But you have lovers galore, My mother won't find sons
But you have lovers galore, My mother won't find sons
But you have lovers galore, you have lovers galore.
 
NOTES:
 
* - PG is a rented room, usually within the landlord's residence (PG : Paying Guest)
** - Sector 17 is a famous market and chillout place in Chandigarh.
*** - Referring to the poet "Dev of Threeke" known in punjab as Dev Threekewala
 
Submitted by Mahan on Fri, 20/04/2012 - 05:27
Author's comments:

Good ol' misogyny.

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