The melody of some songs and music really touches my heart. When all the splendor of this world is still and distant, it is only the resonance of songs and music that cheers me up always. It escorts me to the summit of emotional world, making me easier to combat with my restless days. Indeed, it is only the songs and music that remains close to my heart forever as my timeless companion. Sometimes I wonder how all those who do not love or listen to music can manage to escape the miseries and loneliness in life.
The decisive factor to like a song is a little meticulous for me. Regardless of my narrow awareness on songs and music, I always try to look from the perspective of professional artiste. I consider at the creativity in music, sweetness in tune, and poetic sense in lyric. These are the atypical qualities at least in Bhutanese music, but a few still touches my heart in different ways.
Today, the modern Bhutanese duet song, ‘Ya Namley Thredung Nima Sharno’ of lesser celebrated singer Ugyen and Minzung Lham has become my favorite song. Every quality of good music and song are perfectly harmonized in it.
For an instance, the intro melody of the music has a sense of ‘Aija Mero Mango’ – the tune of a kid’s game. As soon as I attend to the intro music of this song, it harks back to my beautiful childhood days, which consequently cheers me to listen further. Music is clear and lines are plain, making it accessible to the heart of every music enthusiast. With lots of comparison to the beauty of nature, and insertion of occasional rhyme and rhythm, the lyric offers the sweet sense of poetry.
In the earlier part, the male vocalist marvelously describes the beauty of bright sun in the sky and the blossom of lily on the ground. As if like a little lily budding with the beam of sun, the peerless love and affection from his sweet-heart brings much of unconditioned smile on his face. The first four lines are followed by a tuneful hum pleading his love to stay close to him forever.
Soon after a short interlude, his sweet-heart expresses her appreciation relating to the picturesque glimpse of nature. She describes the woods and blossoms on the mountain; sweet melodies of singings birds among the trees; and the prosperous and beautiful harvest in the valley.
The male vocalist continues thanking his sweet-heart for bringing the sun of happiness in his miserable life. He compares her with the manifestation of great Yeshi Khando which brings much pleasure to him. The tuneful hum pleading his love to stay close to him forever repeats here again.
As if like in ending of some comedy movies, the song ends with beautiful union of true lovers. She expresses her happiness of being together in the heavenly like valley with her much-loved. She likes the times watching the beauty of nature and sharing words from their heart.
With every beat of music and rhythm of lines the sentiment in my heart increases. As if like I am experiencing some deep romance, the song really touches my heart and virtually brings tears in my eyes. For me, I feel the essence of music with my heart, and not by my ears.