Sunday, February 10, 2008

United We Stand - A collaborative music project

United We Stand

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I found this song in one of the posts in Muziboo by Prateek. Prateek posted this song on behalf of Sanour Sunny Mohammad, who is a sound engineer with Sandeep Chowta.

This is what Sunny has to say about the song:

“We being musicians/technicians, can express our thoughts and present it to the
world in our own pleasing way … So come on guys and girls, seniors and amateurs,
contribute in this song, by taking part. I am uploading the idea of the song.
The tune and the arrangement pattern will be same further, but according to the
members submissions, i may change it. Drummers can record drums, guitarists can
do guitars, singers can do vocals/harmonies/aalaps/, flautists can do flute,
sitarists can do sitar portions, watever they like, but associated with the
song. Its not necessary to play the same thing, but ya over the same track u
have to do it. Anyone can contribute. Take the song in ur session, put the song
on the first or bar of ur choice, and go on!!!!! I have bounced the track on
bar, so it will sit on the tempo mentioned on the song page. If anyone wants the
song in some other way, like only rhythms, i can do tht even, and send it to
them.."

Sunny did this song as a base stuff and invited other Muziboo members to collaborate and contribute to this song. He provided the minus track and his vocals track separately. I liked the music, lyrics and the whole concept and I was humming along as I listened to the song. After I finished listening, I recorded the aalaaps and humming part. Then I cut some vocal portion of Sunny's original song and put some Malayalam lyrics there. Just to mention, the lyrics was an instant creation. I recorded the Malayalam part and mixed the song altogether and posted it. So it all happened in one hour (I added the last Vande Mataram bit on Saturday). The complete lyrics of the song and Sunny's original song can be heard from here. The Malayalam lyrics is as given below:

ii bhaaratha bhUvil nanmayum Saanthiyum pularaTTE
chidra SakthikaL nilam pathikkaTTE
uNaRnnonnaayuyaRnnu paaTaam
jayikkaTTE bhaarathaambaa


A rough translation of this would be:

May love and peace prevail in the land of India
May the divisive powers fall
Let us wake up and sing together
May the victory be with mother India


The original lyrics by Sunny:


Don’t u think u make mothers cry
Don’t u think innocents die
Don’t u think u r hurting a nations heart
Don’t u think u r making kids apart

Please stop this!!! Please stop this!!!
Please stop this!!! Please stop this!!!

Will ur mother be proud of what u r doing
Will sumone forgive u, for what u r doing
U r hurting a nations life
U r killing a world of smile

Whatever u did in the past
We were together
Whatever u do further
We will be together

United we stand United we stand
United we stand United we stand

Its a request
Its a warning for u
Its so disgusting
The things u really do
U took smiles away
from so many kids around
U took hearts away
from some ones bound

Dnt u think we r afraid of u
WE can get u down
One day will come u will plead us for mercy
Then we will show u how
Show u how….

UNITED WE STAND UNITED WE STAND
UNITED WE STAND UNITED WE STAND

War isnt an answer
To the questions u really dnt know
War will just give a loss
And nothing, even to u
Be ready to face us
We’ll strike together
We r coming together
U really cant beat us forever

UNITED WE STAND UNITED WE STAND
UNITED WE STAND

UNITED WE STAND (Vandemataram Vandemataram)
UNITED WE STAND (Vandemataram Vandemataram)
UNITED WE STAND (Vandemataram Vandemataram)
UNITED WE STAND (Vandemataram Vandemataram)
UNITED WE STAND (Vandemataram Vandemataram)
UNITED WE STAND (Vandemataram Vandemataram)
UNITED WE STAND (Vandemataram Vandemataram)
UNITED WE STAND (Vandemataram Vandemataram)

I must say that Sunny did a great job with this song. Kudos to him! Those of you who would like to add your part can feel free to do so as Sunny has mentioned in his post (you can download the minus track and Sunny's vocals track from his post). Here is my contribution and you guys listen to it and let me know your comments.

1 comment:

ഗീതാഗീതികള്‍ said...

That Malayalam part perfectly matches with the the tune of Sunny. Your humming is super.

Seeing this I have an idea. Send me a minus track. I will try to write to that tune. Please.