Choto Meye (Little Girl)

from Truth BeTold by Shama Rahman

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lyrics

Choto ekti meye (A small little girl)

“When I grow I will be”

Boro hoyete chai (wants to grow)

Boro howar chchai (the ‘want’ to grow)

Shoyete Parbe Tai? (could she withstand?)

“Grow higher when I fly”

Dekha kon ‘shonar’ dai (which ‘angel’ would look on)

pore chur chur hoye jodi jai? (if she were to fall and break into a thousand pieces?)

“A light, and lo”

Ekdiner alo (one day’s light)

“A wondrous space”

Shara jibon-er raat (an eternity’s night)

“I am safe, I know”

Ei, ki maani? (Is it this, the meaning?)

Ei, ki taan? (Is it this, the pull?)

A memory murmured

“nodir pare” (On the river’s bank)

An echo half-followed

“putul-er shongi”

(With my doll’s company/ With my playmate as companion)

A playmate whispers,

“chele khela!” (Playtime!)

Dashes from sight

“ekhono ki?” (What still?)

I surge but once

“ho, preme more...” (Alas, falling in love..)

And look no more

“Doobaie dilo” (... drowned me)

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from Truth BeTold, released March 23, 2018

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Shama Rahman London, UK

Shama weaves stories, sitar, and song seamlessly using wearable tech for an organic electro-acoustic sound. She combines international influences from everywhere she has lived and loved. Shama is a Sitar-player, Singer/songwriter, Composer, multi-instrumentalist, spoken word artist and scientist (PhD in the neuroscience of musical creativity). ... more

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