Ilam Poove

(Translation on request for HS)
A dad’s song for a child from the movie Anweshanam beautifully rendered by Sooraj Santhosh. The lyrical video with all the pictures of movie stars and their kids is worth a watch too.

To listen to the song, click play:

Ilam poove, ennum nee aanu en lokam
vaadi veezhathullil nee aanu aavolam
[Hey young flower, you are my world always
Without drooping and falling , you are what fills my heart]
Oro naalum ninne venal nullaale
achan thanal aayi ninnillee?
[Each day, without the summer pinch you
Didn’t (I, your) dad stand in as shade for you? ]
Pathiye neeyo valaru, kannil nee valaru
tholil aeraan melle, madiyil ninnu uyaru
[Please grow slowly, grow in my eyes
To get up on my shoulders, rise from my lap]
Dhoore aetho vazhikal theliyaathaavumbol
achan mizhi aayi vannille?
[When paths at a distance are unclear
Didn’t (I, your) dad come as your eyes?]

Veyil ennillaa, mazha ennillaa
uyir aayi neelum, viral aayi ellaam
[No matter if it is sunny or raining
like a line of life will extend, my finger, for everything (for you to hold on)]
Kaal mullil kondaalum, kunju ullam nonthaalum
achan karayaan undalle?
[When your feet steps on a thorn, or when your little heart stings
Isn’t (I, your) dad here to weep for you?]

Kanmani nee vaazhum lokam kaanenam
kunju kaaryam polum arivu aayi maarenam
[My precious, you should see the world you reside in
Even small new things should turn as knowledge for you]
Tholvi oronnu aekum theera paadangal
achan parayaam kelkkillee?
[The never ending lessons given by each failure,
(I, your) dad will tell you, wont you listen?]
Evideyo swapnangal thedi poyaalum
paithal aayi nee ennil thirike porenam
[Even if you move away somewhere searching for your dreams
like a child, you should return to me]
Kaanuvolam nenjil theeyaanu eppozhum
achan parayathorkkillee?
[Till I see you again it is as if a fire is burning inside me
wont you remember this without (me, your) dad telling you?]

Veyil ennillaa, mazha ennillaa
uyir aayi neelum, viral aayi ellaam
[No matter if it is sunny or raining
like a line of life will extend, my finger, for everything (for you to hold on)]
Kaal mullil kondaalum, kunju ullam nonthaalum
achan karayaan undalle?
[When your feet steps on a thorn, or when your little heart stings
Isn’t (I, your) dad here to weep for you?]

Vaanoram vaazhaan aayi,
veezhathe oro naalum paari povenam
[To live next to the sky
you should fly up a bit each day without falling]
Thaazhe aanennu orma venam, aazham kaanum neridum
etho dooratholam
[Remember you are starting from down, there is depth you will brave
for some distance]

Kaalam pinnil veezhumbozhum
kaarum kolum moodumbozhum
[When the time falls behind
when the stormy clouds cover]
Naam onnaayi ninnaale, novu aethum vannalum
ore karutthode neridam ennum
[If we stay together, what ever pain comes our way
with a unified strength, we will confront those always]

+Image copyright to the original uploader.

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