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The old must give way to the new
And freedom to structure
The sprawling to the soaring
The stones and moss to the bricks and glass

But some of won’t ever forget
And the past lives on behind our eyes.

3 thoughts on “The roads of change”
  1. ah.. but the stones were once new, and the moss and grass the old… yet the moss and grass have endured, threatening to take over when you’re not looking.

  2. To give way is not the same as failing
    To take over is not the same as forgetting
    The past is but the genesis of the present
    The present is but the past of the future

  3. Ye Daulat Bhi Le Lo, Ye Shohrat Bhi Le Lo
    Bhale Cheen Lo Mujhse Meri Jawaani
    Magar Mujhko Lauta Do Bachchpan Ka Saawan
    Wo Kaagaz Ki Kasthi Wo Baarish Ka Paani

    Mohalle Ki Sabse Nishaani Purani
    Wo Budhiya Jise Bachche Kehte The Naani
    Wo Naani Kee Baaton Mein Pariyon Ka Dera
    Wo Chehre Ke Jhuriyon Mein Sadiyon Ka Phera
    Bhulaaye Nahin Bhool Saqta Hai Koi
    Wo Choti See Raaten Wo Lambi Kahaani

    Kadi Dhoop Mein Apne Ghar Se Nikalna
    Wo Chidiya Wo Bulbul Wo Thithli Pakadna
    Wo Gudiya Ki Shaadi Pe Ladna Jhagadna
    Wo Jhoolon Se Girna, Wo Gir Ke Sambhalna
    Wo Pithal Ke Challon Ke Pyaare Se Tho’fe
    Wo Tuti Hui Chudiyon Ki Nishaani

    Kabhi Re’t Ke Oonche Tilon Pe Jaana
    Gharonde Banana, Banaake Mitaana
    Wo Maasoom Chaahat Ki Tasveer Apni
    Wo Khwabon Khilono Ki Taabir Jaageer Apni
    Na Duniya Ka Gham Tha Na Rishton Ke Bandhan
    Badi Khoobsoorat Thi Wo Zindgaani

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    Sung by Jagjit Singh. Some things of our past are really worth a lot.

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