Coke Studio is famous Pakistani musical television series which features live studio-recorded music performances by various artists.The show was produced by Rohail Hyatt up until Season 6, and is now produced by the Pakistani band Strings. In Coke Studio Season 5 Atif Aslam record three songs (Tajdar-E-Haram, Kadi Ao Ni, Man Aamadeh Am).

‘Kadi Aao Ni’ comfortably parks itself in the realm of pop and traditional folk melody, in this spellbinding collaboration of Mai Dhai with Atif Aslam. The sound is inherently infectious as the song opens with Babar Khanna’s subdued, meditative beat of the dholak accompanied by Mai Dhai’s tender vocals. The unhinged voice is soon overtaken as the house-band arrives with copiously soulful rhythms, aided with Aahad’s groove on the drums and a solid riff that carries throughout the duration. Atif Aslam enters as the perfect counterbalance armed with his signature swagger, anchoring himself as he sways toward the higher notes with the emotional phrasing of the lyrics. Amidst Imran Akhoond’s acoustic pop/rock solo, the track builds up as the powerhouse vocalists come together. This is the unexpected duo at their best: doing something gracefully, simply because they can.

Song Title: Kadi Aao Ni
Singer: Atif Aslam, Mai Dhai
Production: Coke Studio
Season: Coke Studio Season 8
Music: Coke Studio In-house Music
Directer: Strings

Kadi Aao Ni Lyrics by Atif Aslam and Mai Dhai (Coke Studio)

Kade aao ni raseela maare des
Jowaan thari baat ghani
Kadi aawo ni raseela maare des
Jowaan thari baat ghani..(2x)

Come to this land sometime
My fickle beloved, I wait for you constantly

Jaana hai
Maaro jaana hai
Maaro jaana piya ke des
Naa rokna
Mohe na tokna
Maari jaan chali piya ke des
Beete zamaane kisi bahaane
Usse yaad karun

I want to go
I really want to go
I want to go to my sweetheart’s land
Don’t stop me
Don’t try to stop me
My eager heart runs to my sweetheart’s land
Ages have passed
Yet the thought of my sweetheart
Is still with me

Hain jo yaadein bhikri moree angana
Kabhi tu bhi yaad kare
Wahaan jaane ke baad saari umar
Kabhi tu bhi yaad kare

Every corner of my home is filled with your memories
I hope you also think of me sometimes
Even though you went away
I hope you remember me as long as you live

Arre aawan jaawan kare gaya re
Kar gaya bol anek
Aawan jawan kare gaya
Kar gaya bol anek

He came and went countless times
And made me many promises

Dinda re gunti ghat gayi
Aanganiya ri rekh
Arre dinda re gunti ghat gayi
Perooda ri rekh

Counting on my fingers the days since he’s been gone
My fingers have become rough and their lines rubbed away
Counting the days since he’s been gone
The lines of all five fingers have been rubbed away
Come sometime

Kadi aawo
Kadi aawo ni raseela maare des
Jowaan thari baat ghani
Kade aawo ni raseela maare des
Jowaan thari baat ghani

Come sometime
Come to this land sometime, my fickle beloved
I wait for you constantly

Bagiya behti nadiya
Nadiya mein utarti shaam
Ye saanwali sunahri chaandani
Neeli rain bhi usi ke naam

A tiny garden full of flowers, a river flowing
And evening dawning over the river
This softly glowing moonlight
And this beautiful, deep-blue night is pledged to my beloved

Beete zamaane kisi bahane
Usse yaad karun
Hain jo yaaden bhikri morey angana
Kabhi tu bhi yaad kare
Wahaan jaane ke baad saari umar
Kabhi tu bhi yaad kare

Ages have passed
Yet the thought of my sweetheart
Is still with me
Every corner of my home is filled with your memories
I hope you also think of me sometimes
Even though you went away
I hope you remember me as long as you live

Arre gaanju re piye gajj pati
Bhaang piye bhopaal..(2x)

Amal aarooge chhatr pati
Daroori piye daatar..(2x)

The rich lord smokes ganja
The noble prince drinks bhang

The grand raja mixes opium in his drink
The bestower of lavish gifts drinks wine

Kadi aawo
Kadi aawo ni raseela maare des
Jowaan thari baat ghani
Kadi aao ni raseela maare des
Jowaan thari baat ghani

Come sometime
Come to this land sometime, my fickle beloved
I wait for you constantly

Jadon baadal garje saanh rukk jande
Akkhaan tainu wekha hanju mukk jande
Kadi aa mahiya ve saade vehde
Mukk jaane nen saare vichode

Soona jag ve saara mainu bulaave
Kadi meri vi oh nah qadr nah paawe
Kadi aa mahiya ve saade vehde
Muk jaane nen ve saare vichhode

When thunder crackles, my breath stops
My tears don’t end until you appear before my eyes
Sweetheart, come to my home sometime
All my fervent yearnings would be fulfilled

This desolate world calls out to me
But it never truly values me
Sweetheart, come to my home sometime
All my fervent yearnings would be fulfilled

Beete zamaane kisi bahaane
Usse yaad karun

Ages have passed
Yet the thought of my sweetheart
Is still with me

Kadi aao ni raseela maare des
Jowaan thaari baat ghani
Kadi aao ni raseela maare des
Jowaan thaari baat ghani

Come to this land sometime, my fickle beloved
I wait for you constantly

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