Co-Winner, SYNC 2020 Songwriting Competition, Global Division (non-English)

Shanta and Milan Rijal  
"KABHI KHUSHI KABHI GUM"

(Sometimes Joy Sometimes Pain / I Need You )

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I am Shanta Rijal, a Nepali citizen, residing in the southern region of Nepal where I serve the church and communities. I am a Youth leader and a medical person. Singing is my hobby since my childhood. I along with my friends conduct church music training as well musical shows in various parts of the country. I feel blessed to sing with my band and youths. 

 

I have the passion for serving the poor, sick, orphans, widow and elderly people. We organize awareness and medical camps at the remote villages in coordination with the volunteer medical team, government bodies, churches and community. We raise funds for the children in the village, run tuition and after-school programs. We do our best to spread the love of God as we share the gospel.

My brother, Milan Rijal, is a gifted writer, teacher and music composer who is actively engaged in leading and pioneering missions in Nepal. He is involved in youth ministries, children's ministries, music ministry, and community service and outreach. (For connection: milanprasadrijal@gmail.com)

 

SYNC:  What is the story behind the song? How did the idea start and develop?

 

Shanta:  "It is the song of everyday life which is the mixture of both joys and sorrows. Sometimes there is success and other times failure. Sometimes we rely on God and other times we depend on our own strength, ability, qualification, connections, and wisdom and so on, neglecting the need of prayer and seeking His will in our lives. I have personal attachment with this song for it was composed as a form of prayer."   

"KABHI KHUSHI KABHI GUM"

"SOMETIMES JOY SOMETIMES PAIN / I NEED YOU"

(Hindi; English below)

को: 

कभि खुसीयों कभि गम , 

कभि ज्यादा कभि कम

तोभी जिन्दगी सफर रहेगा अटल

    

 मेरे खुसीयों मे तुहे, हर गम मेँ भी हे

 मेरी थोडि उमंग मे, चाहे वो भी ना रहे

मेरे साथ हरदम तु मेरे साथ हे

और तुमसे मेँ  कुछ ना मागुँ 

और कुछ भी मेँ तुमसे ना मागुँ 

 

१.

हर एक दिन, हर क्षण मेँ

मेरे दिल में बसे हुवे हरेक आरजु मेँ

तु ही तु मुझको अब तुही चाहिए

अपनि कोसिसो मे, कुछ करलु अगर

चाहा खुसहाली मे , पाया दुख मगर

तेरे बिन मुझसे ना हुए

 

को:

कभि खुसीया कभि गम , 

कभि ज्यादा कभि कम

तोभी जिन्दगी सफर रहेगा अटल

    

 मेरे खुसीयामे तुहे, हर गममेँभी हे

 मेरी थोडि उमंगमे, चाहे ओभि ना रहे

मेरे साथ हरदम तु मेरे साथ हे

और तुमसे मेँ  कुछ ना मागुँ 

और कुछ भी मेँ तुमसे ना मागुँ 

 

२.

हर एक दिन, हर काम मेँ

मेरे दिलमे बसे हुवे हरेक ख्वाबमे

तु ही तु मुझको अब तुही चाहिए 

भागके अब तुजसे चला जाउँ जिधर

आगे भिड तो हे, अकेला हुँ मगर

तेरे बिन अब कैसे जिएँ

"KABHI KHUSHI KABHI GUM"

"SOMETIMES JOY SOMETIMES PAIN / I NEED YOU," English Translation

Sometimes Joy, and pain as well.

Sometimes plenty, and sometimes less

However, the journey of life continues.

You are with me during my happiness, and during my pain as well.

In my small joy, or even if it fades away 

You are by my side in every moment

That is sufficient for me, I shall not want anything more.

Verse 1:

Every day and every moment 

In every dream inside my heart 

I need only you and you 

(because) In my endeavor, if I do any

I seek happiness, but the outcome is pain

I can't do anything without you anymore now

Repeat Chorus :

Sometimes Joy, and pain as well.

Sometimes plenty, and sometimes less

However, the journey of life continues.

You are with me during my happiness, and during my pain as well.

In my small joy, or even if it fades away 

You are by my side in every moment

That is sufficient for me, I shall not want anything more.

 

Verse 2:

Everyday and in Every endeavor I do

In every dream and plans inside the heart 

Now I need you and you 

If I try to escape away from you 

I will be alone in the midst of crowd

There is no way to live without you

Repeat Chorus :

Sometimes Joy, and pain as well.

Sometimes plenty, and sometimes less

However, the journey of life continues.

You are with me during my happiness, and during my pain as well.

In my small joy, or even if it fades away 

You are by my side in every moment

That is sufficient for me, I shall not want anything more.

SYNC:  Did you write the song in order to bless or help anyone or any group in particular? If so, who and how?

Shanta:  "Actually, the song is the real prayer emerging while surrendering back to God. Although, the song was not composed keeping the audience on mind, it can be equally helpful for the audience as it reminds that one  should remember God and rely on Him on every moment, every dream, and endeavor."

SYNC:  How does your song fit with the core idea of SYNC, which is that God is working a plan and we are SYNCing our lives with his work?

Shanta:  "In my opinion, the song blends the core idea of LIFE, POWER and HONOR as it sings the essence of God’s presence and favor in every moment of our life."

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