Mera Jahan - A Child's View of the world

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In the song, there's a little kid who basically skives (skips lessons) school one day and roams around on the streets of Mumbai, India. In the whole song, they show the world the way he sees it, from his point of view. He's highly amused by little, simple things. He observes small things that one wouldn't even care about during everyday life. So I thought of describing the things he sees in the whole song! :D
Starts by

-staring at how a man makes candy floss

-a man selling 'Kajoor' (dates), Peanuts and other nuts

-a man making small hand made lollipops

-a man packaging loafs of breads or it might be buns :S

-a woman selling bundle of 'hara chana' (This are sold as a plant and people eat raw chick peas from the plant --> YUM! :D)

-a 'Jhal moori stall' (rice crispies with spice) <-- this thing is so yum but too spicy :\

-a fruit juice stall (pineapple, apple, water melon etc)

-then he crosses a busy main road of Mumbai (doesn't care about getting hit by vehicles :O)

-watches a man climbing up a building to paint the walls

-Next moment few drops of paint drops down on the boy's cheeks while he's looking up. He wipes the paint and looks back up to see how up high up the paint dropped from and smiles :)

-next he watches a big huge cube of ice getting crushed

-a man making 'ice ka gola' (ice candy soaked in syrup) with the crushed ice and colourful syrups

-the man gives the candy to a poor child who's sitting on his Father's shoulders (he's amused by this - because he doesn't get love from his own dad)

-the boys watches how happily the little boy enjoys his candy till they walk away (this is such a beautiful scene

-then he looks at a painting of a boy

-walks in a huge crowd observing every single thing (looks vulnerable)

-watches one of those big tractor like things that's used to dig and pick up soil etc

-watches a man drink water

-the boys tries it and fails lol

-sits on highest rock of 'chaupati' and admires the wide large ocean

-pops out his head from the bus window, stretches out his arms and feels the air ( I think at this point he feels powerful)

-watches a flock of pigeons fly

-climbs up the bridges which run over the trains. Walks over it!

-LOL this is SO cute! lol he follows this man who's carrying a broken instrument (I find it so cute because he doesn't even know that man but just follows him because he's so amused by the huge instrument he's carrying lol)

-watches poor kids play games and run around

-watches a blacksmith on the street working

-watches a dog

-two or three men sleeping on the streets

-a brother feeding his sister on the street (poor kids)

Lyrics (If you're interested)

A Little Sweet, A Little Sour
A Little Close Not Too Far
All I Need, All I Need
All I Need Is To Be Free
(Repeat)

Chhoo Loon Main
Itna Kareeb
Chal Padun
To Kitne Door
A Little Sweet, A Little Sour...

Chhoo Loon Main Itna Kareeb
Chal Padun To Kitne Door
Sapna Ka Buna Sweater Sa Warm
Safed Baadalon Ke Paar
Mera Jahan

Let Me In Without A Shout
Le Me In I Have A Doubt
Let Me In Without A Shout
Let Me In I Have A Doubt
There Are More,Many More
Many Many Many More Like Me
Akela Nahin Main

Khuli Aankhon Se Neend Mein Chalta

Girta Zyada Kam Sambhalta

Akela Nahin Main
Khuli Aankhon Se Neend Mein Chalta

Girta Zyada Kam Sambhalta
Phir Bhi Na Koi Shaq Na Subha
Nikalega Phir Se Sooraj Jo Dooba
Hairat Ho Sabko Aisa
Ajooba Hai Mera Jahan


Open Eyed How I Run
How I Run To The Other Side
Open Eyed How I Run
How I Run To The Other Side
Then I Glide Like A Bird
I Just Want To Be

Udne Ko Sau Pankh Diye Hai
Chadme Ko Khula Aasmaan

Udne Ko Sau Pankh Diye Hai
Chadme Ko Khula Aasmaan
Mudne Ko Hai Karwat Karwat
Aur Badhne Ko Mera Jahan


Bachpan Ke Din Chaar
Na Aayenge Baar Baar
Jee Le Jee Le Mere Yaar
Jeib Khaali To Udhaar
Jee Zindagi

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