My Heart Is Just So Mad {Mera Dil Bhi Kitna Paagal Hain}

This is such an old song starring Madhuri Dixit and Sanjay Dutt, released in 1991! It’s got a very classical-ghazal type background feel with a very prominent tabla beat. So, classical music at it’s best. It’s a very innocently romantic song. If you read my translation of the lyrics, you’ll realize this. I love dining at Indian restaurants that have a live ghazal experience in the background with tablas playing, bright colourful clothes and intensely romantic/depressing songs that just steal your heart and make you giddy headed/weep in agonizing pain. They’re so intense, if you only understood the language! If you haven’t been to a classical Indian ghazal show, I highly recommend you put this experience on your bucket list. It’s a whole lot of fun. For now, I’ll leave you with a taste of a poem that I wrote which was inspired by this lovely song.

My Heart Is Just So Mad {Mera Dil Bhi Kitna Paagal Hain} – Ruelha

My heart is just so mad.
When you're around it becomes glad.
It loves you so.
But is afraid to show.

Afraid of rejection.
I hold back in apprehension.
Of losing you, I'm insecure.
Of a restless mind, I'm a prisoner.
My heart is just so mad.
When you're around it becomes glad.
It loves you so.
But is afraid to show.

I'm awake all night.
But, you don't know my plight.
You are my mad heart's obsession.
Yet, I'm unable to utter a confession.

My heart is just so mad.
When you're around it becomes glad.
It loves you so.
But is afraid to show.

In vain, I attempt to explain.
But it keeps repeating your name.
Encompassed in every heartbeat.
An agonizing craving that is bitter-sweet.
My heart is just so mad.
When you're around it becomes glad.
It loves you so.
But is afraid to show.

For you alone, it lives and dies.
You give me that feeling of butterflies.
Unable to even utter an expression.
Of it's devotion and dedication.
My heart is just so mad.
When you're around it becomes glad.
It loves you so.
But is afraid to show.

The heart wants what the heart wants.
Petrified of a rejection response.
Constantly seeking your attention.
Unable to decode your true intention.
My heart is just so mad.
When you're around it becomes glad.
It loves you so.
But is afraid to show.

My heart is so innocent and naive.
To you it wants to forever cleave.
But, when you are near.
It melts away in fear.
-RUELHA 
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One of the most renowned tabla players – Ustad Zakir Hussain (the Tomas Haake/Lars Ulrich of the tabla world ;))

Mera Dil Bhi Kitna Paagal Hain Lyrics Translation {Hindi to English}

Mera dil bhi kitna paagal hain
yeh pyaar toh tumse karta hain
Mera dil bhi kitna paagal hai
yeh pyaar toh tumse karta hain
par saamne jab tum aate ho
kuchh bhi kehne se darta hain
par saamne jab tum aate ho
kuchh bhi kehne se darta hain
mere saajan, mere saajan
saajan saajan, mere saajan

My heart also is so mad,
Well, it loves you.
My heart also is so mad,
Well, it loves you.
Yet, when you come before me,
it's afraid of saying anything..
Yet, when you come before me,
it's afraid of saying anything..
O my beloved, O my beloved..
Beloved, beloved, O my beloved..


Mera dil bhi kitna paagal hain
yeh pyaar to tumse karta hain
Mera dil bhi kitna paagal hain
yeh pyaar to tumse karta hain

My heart also is so mad,
Well, it loves you so.
My heart also is so mad,
Well, it loves you so.

Kitna isko samjhaata hoon,
kitna isko behlaata hoon,
naadaan hai kuchh na samajhta hain
din raat yeh aahein bharta hain

How much I explain to it!
How much I pacify it!
It's naive/innocent, doesn't understand a thing,
All days and nights it sighs..

Mera dil bhi kitna paagal hai
yeh pyaar toh tum se karta hai
Mera dil bhi kitna paagal hai
yeh pyaar toh tum se karta hai
par saamne jab tum aate ho
kuchh bhi kehne se darta hai
par saamne jab tum aate ho
kuchh bhi kehne se darta hai
mere saajan, mere saajan
saajan saajan, mere saajan

My heart also is so mad,
Well, it loves you.
My heart also is so mad,
Well, it loves you.
Yet, when you come before me,
it's afraid of saying anything..
Yet, when you come before me,
it's afraid of saying anything..
O my beloved, O my beloved..
Beloved, beloved, O my beloved..

Mera dil bhi kitna paagal hai
yeh pyaar toh tum se karta hai
Mera dil bhi kitna paagal hai
yeh pyaar toh tum se karta hai

My heart also is so mad,
Well, it loves you so.
My heart also is so mad,
Well, it loves you so.

Har pal mujhko tadpaata hain
mujhe saari raat jagaata hain
is baat ki tum ko khabar nahin
yeh sirf tum hi pe marta hain

It agonizes{/keeps restless} me every moment,
It keeps me awake all night
You don't have any idea of all this,
that it dies for{loves} you alone..

Mera dil bhi kitna paagal hain
yeh pyaar toh tum se karta hain
par saamne jab tum aate ho
kuchh bhi kehne se darta hain
mere saajan, mere saajan
saajan saajan, mere saajan

My heart also is so mad,
 Well, it loves you,
Yet, when you come before me,
it's afraid of saying anything..
Beloved, beloved, O my beloved..
The actual song. Keep in mind it’s from a movie that was released 20 years ago. 😉

27 Comments

    1. Thank you so much JD. Thos is one of my most enjoyable categories. I am always happy to write poems on love and music. And a combination of both these…..I’m in ink paradise!

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  1. “A live ghazal experience in the background
    with tablas playing, bright colourful clothes and
    intensely romantic/depressing songs that just steal
    your heart and make you giddy headed/weep in agonizing pain”

    Ah Yes What Will The Poetry of Life Be Without Unrequited

    Love Where Will Art Come From If Not For Romeo

    And Juliet Yes Precipice of Ecstasy

    And Agony Love Will

    Bring The Most

    Pain And

    Pleasure

    As Even

    Jealousy And
    Hate May Enter The
    Fray Oh What A Sordid
    Golden Honey Web Lair

    of Love Coming And Going

    Brings A Roller Coaster Ride

    Both Ways Intersecting Space

    Of Heaven And Hell Now

    Yet of Course

    When

    Grief Is induced the
    Agony is Reducing Serotonin
    And Oxytocin For Increasing
    Anxiety And Less Oxytocin Warm

    Comfort Yet Dopamine Rises Voila

    Special Ingredients Unrequited Love Does

    Brings All Emotions Amplified to the Extreme

    And Art Will Come More Colorful From this Mix
    of Heaven And Hell Than Ever Before True Dear

    Rue A Hack You Have With Poetry Generating These

    Emotions to Drive The Art of Your Poetry Haha and No

    Human Animals

    Are Harmed

    In the Production

    Of Your Poetry Truly

    Amazing You’ve Only Been
    Writing Poetry for a Year And A Half

    i figured You Have Been Doing it No Later

    Than Puberty Hehe With All The Crushes Innocent
    That come then.. i Do Remember Writing a Love Note
    Poetic to a Little Blonde Haired Girl in Middle School then

    She Was So Pretty Yet i don’t Understand why as i tend
    to always go the Way of Dark Hair Now Yet ‘They’ Say A Path
    Your First Love Generates for at Least Guys i guess this way…

    Anyway i wondered for Many Decades Why That Horrible First
    Love Lost Felt So Bitter Yet Sweet in some ways as i had Never

    Experienced Deep Melancholic Emotions That Way That Brought
    So Many Creative Dreams to my Soul And true it’s amazing Rue
    As Your Poetry as it Should Brings back those Memories Feelings
    Fully in tow as i remember after the Break Up We Tried to get back
    Together i Had Just Turned 19 And She Was Still In High School i Would

    Meet Her on the Sidewalk Early We Would come back to My Home as it
    wasn’t far from the school only walking Distance still remember the taste
    of Her Kiss in the Hallways of Her School too good to be true we were together

    Again i was so Desperate to be with her as Her Parents didn’t Want Us to be
    together i wrote a Story of Having A Friend on An Island Where We could escape

    to and be Together

    There Forever

    Hehe Love

    Is Crazy Indeed

    Love Is Mad Love is Real

    Love Feels All Around The
    Edges of Heaven And Hell..

    You Are Really Gifted Here Rue
    Take It as Far As You Will A Key
    Truly is making Folks Feel All the Map of the

    Human Soul…

    ‘Sad Eyes’

    HAha So Much Better When it is Only a Poetic
    Lover in A Poem That Breaks Up in Imagination
    to Explore The Precipice of Heaven and Hell and

    Return to Heaven With only A Smile left free to come and go…

    i’ve Known a lot of Women Friends With Sad Eyes in the Last
    Several Years Can’t Help Yet Try to Help Out in some little way at least..

    Showing Your YouTube Video to Katrina And My Sister They Both Said

    My God

    Such

    Huge

    Soulful Eyes
    Yep That’s Your Gift….
    Don’t Really know you
    That Well Yet i feel you i’d Hate to see them sad…

    i guess Or Maybe Not if only in a Poem to write another one..:)

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    1. Humans harmed in the production of my poetry…..too much emotion in them….thank you Fred, such an amazing compliment.

      I remember the story about your first GF. On an island…..aah peace and tranquility, I agree. Oh yes, love is not logical. Calculations and the mind is. Love is beyond all that. Its beyond lust, numbers and the physical realm.

      True love is divine.
      That not too many fine.

      Soulful eyes, you say. Thank you to Katie and your sister. I like that description….soulful!

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      1. “Beyond Lust,
        Numbers, And
        The Physical World”

        True Rue in ‘One
        Sitting’ A Man Lustily
        Will Peruse ‘Literally’
        Hundreds Of ‘Photos’
        Even Thousands Less
        Than One Second
        Each Now

        Where Love
        In A Poem
        Actually
        Dedicated
        With Intent Spiriting

        Will Etch A Sketch
        A Soul Forever Divine
        In Soul Memory Feeling
        Never Lost HeART Beat
        In Every Word Divine Yet

        True

        EYes
        Dance
        Sing Windows

        Of Soul

        DiViNE

        LoVE

        Even
        Lasting More…

        Where The Last Thing
        In The World That Touches

        You

        Is

        Below
        Shoulders
        Ironically
        LoVE RiSeS

        Most

        Powerful
        This Way
        Too God Sent

        Innocence All That Is🙏

        Love Birthing All Ways🏝

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  2. HI—IT’S MR. EXCITABLE. AS TO A CERTAIN MATTER I JUMPED THE GUN (STARTED RUNNIBG BEFORE HEARING THE STARTING PISTOL SHOT IN A RACE. BUT YOU’VE SEEN THIS BEFORE—HAVEN’T YOU? THANKS FOR LOVING IN CHRIST THE PIECE OF WORK THAT IS…ME!

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  3. Me being a multi lingual of 5 Indian languages, I love the music of each language and in love with the romantic beats of Bollywood. The deep feel of love touches the heart with those. Loves for sharing this dear 🍓. Great work ❤ 🥰

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    1. Wow Suma….which 5 languages do you speak? It is indeed so beautiful when you understand the language ….the music just speaks to your heart directly….thank you Suma….my strawberry queen….love and more love….xoxo

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