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Miraz
November 10, 2007, 03:49 PM
Please watch the song.

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And here's the lyrics,

SONG OF BANGLADESH
(Words and Music by Joan Baez)

Bangladesh, Bangladesh
Bangladesh, Bangladesh
When the sun sinks in the west
Die a million people of the Bangladesh

The story of Bangladesh
Is an ancient one again made fresh
By blind men who carry out commmands
Which flow out of the laws upon which nation stands
Which is to sacrifice a people for a land

Bangladesh, Bangladesh
Bangladesh, Bangladesh
When the sun sinks in the west
Die a million people of the Bangladesh

Once again we stand aside
And watch the families crucified
See a teenage mother's vacant eyes
As she watches her feeble baby try
To fight the monsoon rains and the cholera flies

And the students at the university
Asleep at night quite peacefully
The soldiers came and shot them in their beds
And terror took the dorm awakening shrieks of dread
And silent frozen forms and pillows drenched in red

Bangladesh, Bangladesh
Bangladesh, Bangladesh
When the sun sinks in the west
Die a million people of the Bangladesh

Did you read about the army officer's plea
For donor's blood? It was given willingly
By boys who took the needles in their veins
And from their bodies every drop of blood was drained
No time to comprehend and there was little pain

And so the story of Bangladesh
Is an ancient one again made fresh
By all who carry out commands
Which flow out of the laws upon which nations stand
Which say to sacrifice a people for a land

Bangladesh, Bangladesh
Bangladesh, Bangladesh
When the sun sinks in the west
Die a million people of the Bangladesh


I know we have a thread on what we are listening now, but I think this song deserves a separate thread.

I don't know whether it was posted before. If posted, moderators please merge it with the previous thread.

Pundit
November 10, 2007, 04:39 PM
Sounds like a communist war song.

Hmm...let me focus on some words here:

Sinks
Die
Anchient
Crucified
Vacant
Feeble
Cholera
Dread
Frozen
Drenched
Blood
Pain

Actually, it sounds like a loser's song. Nothing but negatives.

Nocturnal
November 10, 2007, 04:55 PM
Never heard this song before.
Thanks for sharing Miraz bhai.

Miraz
November 10, 2007, 05:10 PM
Pundit, if it was a song of 2007, I would have appreciated your observation, but the timing was different and the scenario hardly had any positives.

Antora
November 10, 2007, 10:51 PM
This song is so sad. :( it made me cry by just looking at the pictures and listening very carefully to the lyrics.
thanks for sharing Miraz Bhaiya

irteja
November 10, 2007, 11:19 PM
thanks for sharing miraz bhi.

rubel_18
November 11, 2007, 07:21 AM
This song is so sad. :( it made me cry by just looking at the pictures and listening very carefully to the lyrics.
thanks for sharing Miraz Bhaiya

Yeh same here the meanings are so deep, thanx Miraz bhai

Sohel
November 11, 2007, 08:02 AM
Good dig Miraz, thank you ... :)

Bengaliprince176
November 11, 2007, 08:04 AM
never seen or heard this, very sad and has a deep meaning to it. thanks miraz bro for posting it

Miraz
November 11, 2007, 01:46 PM
Thanks to everyone who replied to this thread.

Here's another song. I guess most of you have heard it before.

Jessore Road by Moushumi Bhowmik.

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Lyric
[বাংলা]শত শত চোখ আকাশটা দেখে
শত শত শত মানুষের দল
যশোর রোডের দু-ধারে বসত
বাঁশের ছাউনি, কাদামাটি জল।

কাদামাটি মাখা মানুষের দল
গাদাগাদি হয়ে আকাশটা দেখে
আকাশে বসত মরা ঈশ্বর
নালিশ জানাবে ওরা বল কাকে?

শত শত মুখ হায় একাত্তুর
যশোর রোড যে কত কথা বলে
এত মরা মুখ আধ মরা পায়ে
পূর্ব বাংলা কোলকাতা চলে ।

সময় চলেছে রাজপথ ধরে
যশোর রোডেতে মানুষ মিছিল
সেপ্টেম্বর হায় একাত্তুর
গরুগাড়ি কাদা রাস্তা পিছিল।

লক্ষ মানুষ ভাত চেয়ে মরে
লক্ষ মানুষ শোকে ভেসে যায়
গৃহহীন ভাসে শত শত লোক
লক্ষ জননী পাগলের প্রায়।

রিফিউজি ঘরে খিদে পাওয়া শিশু
পেটগুলো সব ফুলে ফেঁপে ওঠে
এইটুকু শিশু, এতবড় চোখ
দিশেহারা মা কার কাছে ছোটে।

সেপ্টেম্বর ভয়ে কাতর
এতো এতো শুধু মানুষের মুখ
যুদ্ধ, মৃত্যু তবুও স্বপ্ন
ফসলের মাঠে ফেলে আসা সুখ।

কার কাছে বলি ভাত রুটি কথা
কাকে বলি কর কর ত্রাণ
কাকে বলি ওগো মৃত্যু থামাও
মরে যাওয়া বুকে এনে দাও প্রাণ।

কাঁদো কাঁদো তুমি মানুষের দল
তোমার শরীর ক্ষত দিয়ে ঢাকা
জননীর কোলে আধপেটা শিশু
এ কেমন বাঁচা, বেঁচে মরে থাকা।

ছোট ছোট তুমি মানুষের দল
তোমার ঘরেও মৃত্যুর ছায়া
গুলিতে ছিন্ন দেহ-মন-মাটি
ঘর ছেড়েছো তো মাটি মিছে মায়া।

সেপ্টেম্বর হায় একাত্তর
ঘর ভেঙ্গে গেছে যুদ্ধের ঝড়ে
যশোর রোডের দু'ধারে মানুষ
এত এত লোক শুধু কেন মরে

ঘরহীন ওরা ঘুম নেই চোখে
যুদ্ধে ছিন্ন ঘর-বাড়ী-দেশ
মাথার ভিতর বোমারু বিমান
এই কালো রাত কবে হবে শেষ।[/বাংলা]

Pundit
November 11, 2007, 09:35 PM
Pundit, if it was a song of 2007, I would have appreciated your observation, but the timing was different and the scenario hardly had any positives.
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Another quote from Miraz from another thread:

I have to correct the information about my favorite restaurant from Fazal's list.

Samarkhand : It only serves buffet and hardly has any Deshi dishes. Serves Indian, Pakistani, Mediterranean dishes and Kebabs. Excellent for family programs. Lunch time buffet is not special, try to get the taste of dinner buffet which has about 5-7 more dishes.


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I respect you for not trying to marginalize me atleast like the more cowardly Chinaman and Arnab with their edit priviledges.

But really, when we have long discussions around best restaurants in Dhaka from board members, I really cannot help but begin to think that some of them are flukes. With so many poor people in Bangladesh...yeah, let me talk about my favorite expensive restaurant.

Orpheus
November 11, 2007, 11:20 PM
But really, when we have long discussions around best restaurants in Dhaka from board members, I really cannot help but begin to think that some of them are flukes. With so many poor people in Bangladesh...yeah, let me talk about my favorite expensive restaurant.

$5 to the person who can decipher the above post.

cricket_pagol
November 11, 2007, 11:59 PM
$5 to the person who can decipher the above post.

I don't know what is happening with pundit, but I think the song Joan Baez (post 1) is the most emotional song (sung by a foreigner) about our liberation war.

Nocturnal
November 12, 2007, 12:09 AM
But really, when we have long discussions around best restaurants in Dhaka from board members, I really cannot help but begin to think that some of them are flukes. With so many poor people in Bangladesh...yeah, let me talk about my favorite expensive restaurant.


$5 to the person who can decipher the above post.

by using Double DES and meet-in-the-middle attack I got this after decryption:

whoever related to BC(mods,editors,staff etc) and listen to this kind of songs (Looking back to 1971 : The song of Bangladesh by Joan Baez or Moushumi Bhowmik's Jessore Road) are communist hence they have no rights to dine in expensive restaurant like Samarkhand!!:timeout:

Orphy- I have a paypal ac and only accept CAD :)

Pundit
November 12, 2007, 10:04 AM
Actually, Pundit is just jealous that he is unable to experience the culinary brilliance at these restaurants. Why don't you pay him that $5 instead, and help him change that?

Better yet, give it to some road side kiddo so that he can eat their instead, or buy a shirt, or whatever.

AsifTheManRahman
November 12, 2007, 10:28 AM
Meet in the middle or man in the middle?

Nocturnal
November 12, 2007, 01:58 PM
Meet in the middle or man in the middle?

Meet-in-the-middle attack (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meet-in-the-middle_attack)

:)

Orpheus
December 5, 2007, 06:52 AM
http://www.falseheroics.com/mp3/shonarbangla-falseheroics.mp3


AS: You were born in Ontario, but spent much of your childhood in Bangladesh. How did that come about, and how has it affected the way you approach life in the band and beyond?
AK: My parents moved to Bangladesh in 1987 as Baptist missionaries, so being 4 years old, I naturally went with them. It's definitely had a profound influence on the way I look at the world. And of course, it'd influence any kid to experience multiple cultures, but I was there through dictatorship, political uprising, new democracy... I mean, how many Canadian kids have gotten bucked off a water buffalo, gone to Hindu and Muslim wedding festivals, seen the house across from theirs get torched by an angry mob, or watched a gun fight from the roof of a church? It wasn't always fun, but I feel like I've got a wider, better experience of the world for having been exposed to everything I was. I'm really grateful my parents took my siblings and I there. If I'd lived back in Canada, I doubt I'd have been inspired to do half of the things I have.http://www.falseheroics.com/mp3/shonarbangla-falseheroics.mp3 (http://www.falseheroics.com/mp3/shonarbangla-falseheroics.mp3)

Interesting :) The music is pretty good I must admit.

maybe this should have gone to current music thread....

Orpheus
December 5, 2007, 07:00 AM
Hell I propose we change our national anthem to above...

Tigers_eye
December 5, 2007, 09:25 AM
I love Bangladeshi communists. They ran their mouth less than the party which was in the forefront and did not shy away from the war. The leaders weren't permanently based on Agartala or Calcatta unlike the other party.

After the liberation they weren't the ones who looted the nation nor did they allowed that.

Thanks Miraz bhai for the songs.

Rabz
December 5, 2007, 11:48 AM
Thanks Miraz bhai.
A timely thread indeed.

Orpheus
December 5, 2007, 12:27 PM
http://www.falseheroics.com/mp3/shonarbangla-falseheroics.mp3



Interesting :) The music is pretty good I must admit.

maybe this should have gone to current music thread....

I am quoting myself because I figured no one listened to this yet. This obviously doesn't belong here. Not a single reply or did you guys already hear this before? I doubt.

AsifTheManRahman
December 5, 2007, 12:40 PM
Hell I propose we change our national anthem to above...

Why? The last time i checked Bangladeshis usually suffer from patla paykhana or gas more than constipation.

I've always thought the national anthem should have been "Prothom Bangladesh amar shesh Bangladesh". The current national anthem refers to the land as "Bangla", but that could mean Orissa and/or Kolkata and/or parts of Tripura. Besides, with all due respect to the Kobi Guru, it wasn't written by a Bangladeshi.

Not just that, but I also feel "Prothom Bangladesh" does a better job of instilling a sense of pride, more so with its tune than its words, than the current anthem.

Shoot me. Come on baby.

Orpheus
December 5, 2007, 12:51 PM
Hey Asif, a lot of people have similar sentiments as yours but I am not gonna go into it. Just out of curiosity, did you hear the song I posted? It is "amar shonar bangla" with a different tune... it's awesome dude!

I wanna know what others think about it.

AsifTheManRahman
December 5, 2007, 12:59 PM
Lol, I did man, and hence the constipation joke/analogy.

Seriously though, I don't think the guy's been having too much meat and no veggies in his diet lately.

Orpheus
December 5, 2007, 01:06 PM
Lol, I did man, and hence the constipation joke/analogy.

Seriously though, I don't think the guy's been having too much meat and no veggies in his diet lately.

lol I personally think he did an awesome job considering bangla is not his mother tongue. I actually kinda like the fact that it doesn't sound like bangla at all...

ck out some of their other songs in the site, where the songs are in englsih - this song of his might sound a bit odd to a bangladeshi.

AsifTheManRahman
December 5, 2007, 01:15 PM
Hmm...not bad...Maroon 5-like. Especially in "To Dhaka With Love".

Nocturnal
December 5, 2007, 03:08 PM
I am quoting myself because I figured no one listened to this yet. This obviously doesn't belong here. Not a single reply or did you guys already hear this before? I doubt.

[বাংলা]নাহ, ভাল লাগে নাই[/বাংলা]

Orpheus
December 5, 2007, 04:19 PM
[বাংলা]নাহ, ভাল লাগে নাই[/বাংলা]

haha taile eita koite eto kosto laage ken. Ami to gaan gai nai. Just interesting mone hoilo, ami jobone bangla anthem er variation shuni nai.. ei prothom. kintu america, indian anthem ora onek variation toiri korche. actually ei band just text churi korche not really a variation but nonetheless amar kaache music composition ta bhaloi lagche.

Nocturnal
December 5, 2007, 04:47 PM
haha taile eita koite eto kosto laage ken. Ami to gaan gai nai. Just interesting mone hoilo, ami jobone bangla anthem er variation shuni nai.. ei prothom. kintu america, indian anthem ora onek variation toiri korche. actually ei band just text churi korche not really a variation but nonetheless amar kaache music composition ta bhaloi lagche.

[বাংলা]আরে কষ্টের কথা কে কইল....গান শুনলাম,মতামত দিলাম[/বাংলা] :)