Pathinettu Vayassilu

(Translation on request for MS)
An uplifting song from Uyare.

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Pathinettu vayassilu, veluppan kaalathu
raavile aettappo, kannadi nokkiyappo
[(When I was) 18 years, at the dawn
(I) woke up that morning and, when (I) looked into the mirror]
Enthoru sangadam! Enthoru jeevitham!
Munnottu enthinu? munnottu enthinu?
[(I thought) How sad! What (a pathetic) life this is!
Why go forward (like this)? why go forward (like this)?]

Pathinettu vayassilu, veluppan kaalathu
raavile aettappo, kannadi nokkiyappo
[(When I was) 18 years, at the dawn
(I) woke up that morning and, when (I) looked into the mirror]
Enthoru sangadam! Enthoru jeevitham!
Munnottu enthinu? Munnottu enthinu?
[(I thought) How sad! What (a pathetic) life this is!
Why go forward (like this)? Why go forward (like this)?]

Kaalinu adeennu aa mannu idiyunnu, onnum venda! onnum venda!
onnum onnum ini onnum venda!
[The sand is washing away underfoot, No need for all these!
These, these, don’t need any of these now!]
Aaro vaathilil muttiya pole, thurakkave thazhukiyathu aariyam deepam
veraarum alla, (na)’mmade sooryan!
[Felt like someone knocked on the door, when opened, (I was)caressed with a thousand lamps
It was none other than our sun!]
Ratri kazhinju ennu, oathiya anpan
payyaaram chollan oppam koodi kaatum pinne chithariya mekhoam
[“The night is past” said my love(sun)
To talk sweet nothings joined me, the wind and scattered clouds]
Pinne kandathu kadaline aanu
Laksham-koadi manalthattake
[Then I went to see the sea
On the shore with lakh-crore sand grains]
maaychum puthukkiyum, maaychum puthukkiyum
melle irunnen viralinaal ezhuthi
[erasing and writing new, erasing and writing new
I sat there quietly and wrote with my fingers]
onne onnu!… onne onnu!, uyare!… uyare!…
onne onnu!… uyare!, uyare!…
[one and only one thing!…one and only one thing!… (aim for) high!… high!…
one and only one thing!… (aim for) high! high!]

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