Jagjit Singh - Koi Dost Hai Na Raqeeb Hai | कोई दोस्त है न रकीब है | Album - Visions (1992)

“The loneliest moment in someone’s life is when they are watching their whole world fall apart, and all they can do is stare blankly.” 
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

कोई दोस्त है न रकीब है
तेरा शहर कितना अजीब है

वो जो इश्क था वह जुनून था
यह जो हिज्र है ये नसीब है

यहाँ किसका चेहरा पढ़ा करूं
यहाँ कौन इतना करीब है

मैं किसे कहूं मेरे साथ चल
यहाँ सब के सर पे सलीब है

तुझे देख कर मैं हूँ सोचता
तू हबीब है या रकीब है

Album : Visions (1992)
Music : Jagjit Singh
Singer : Jagjit Singh
Lyrics : Rana Sahri
Koi Dost Hai Na Raqeeb Hai
Tera Sehar Kitna Ajeeb Hai
(Neither friend nor rival, what a pity, exists
How strange it is, such a city exists)

Woh Jo Ishq Tha Woh Junoon Tha
Ye Jo Hizra Hai Yeh Naseeb Hai
(Love, that maddening passion, is now past
Separation, my destiny, pithy, exists)

Yahan Kiska Chehra Padha Karu
Yaha Kaun Itna Kareeb Hai
(Whose face can I for hours contemplate
Any one, so close, a beauty, exists?)

Main Kise Kahoon Mere Saath Chal
Yahan Sab Ke Sar Pe Saleeb Hai
(Whom should I ask, come with me
Each carries a cross, so weighty, exists)

Tujhe Dekhkar Main Hoon Sochta
Tu Habeeb Hai Ya Raqeeb Hai
(Looking at you I'm compelled to think
Friend or foe, a dilemma so pretty exists)

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