A song that always inspires me

Music is my working partner. Whenever I am working I need a constant companion and that is Music. A good music can bring out the best in me and the Worst music can make me distracted for hours. Yes, just like others, I also do have my own set of playlist, which I do listen to, when I am writing especially. Even though I work from Home, I do have my own set of distractions. Sometimes, at the end of the day, when I attempt to write, I am so mentally drained that I am unable to even switch on the Laptop.

There are times, when I have a lot of things going on in my mind but I am unable to execute the same. It is during this time that this particular song motivates me the most.

The song that I am talking about is Believe In You by Rajakumari. 

I had Seen an Episode of Son of Abish – a Chat Show hosted by Abish Mathew and broadcasted on his YouTube Channel, where Rajakumari and Divine were Guest. I immediately fell in love with her, just seeing the way she was so poised and so calmed down despite being a Grammy Award Winner. She had no airs. The first song that I had heard which was sung by Rajakumari was City Slums, which she had sung with Divine. In the same episode, Abish had mentioned that Meera by Rajakumari was his Favourite Song. I was not much into English Song or Hip Hop till then, but after this Interview, I went ahead and started following her songs. But one song, which touched my Soul was Believe in You. It was like the song was written especially for me. To motivate me in the worst of times.

The lyrics talk about Hope, How you are the only person, who can go ahead and chase your dreams. People will always try to bring you down because they can never be where you are today and that is the reason why they keep pulling you down. It is only you, who can move away the dark clouds of the unhappiness or problems in your life. It talks about how one day, you are going to be a trendsetter and the world is going to follow you. Today, every one may criticise you but tomorrow they are going to follow you only if you believe in yourself. 
It tells you, you are the Greatest of all time. You have to be like a ship that sails even during the storms. Sometimes, you may feel like you are fighting a war, but you do need to live life one day at a time. Since last few years, that is what my mantra has been. To live life one day at a time. 

The lyrics just give me the right amount of motivation, that I need before starting my work. I do not claim to be a perfect person, who can just get everything done, with the swipe of a wand. I am a normal human being who breaks down at regular interval and needs the right amount of push at the right time and RajaKumari Did it. Apart from that, I became more inclined to listen to her songs more after I read about her.

The Artist – Rajakumari

Rajakumari is an American Song Writer and an Artist with an Indian Origin. Her real name is Svetha Yallapragada Rao. She was nomiated for Grammy Awards in the year 2015, she has also received the BMI Pop Award for songwriting and featured in Bobby Friction, a programme on BBC Asian Network. 

Being an Indian Woman, it is tough for us to make it big even in India Itself. Even though Rajakumari may not be an Indian Technically but her music has a lot of Indian Base. Having learnt Carnatic Music and South Indian Classical Dances, her lyrics and music always have an Indian Classical Base. Her songs, whether Mute, Meera, I did it, everything talks about a self made person.

The tragic part about her music or lyrics is that barely a hand ful of Indians know about her. When we talk about Indian Music and Music artist, we talk about those same old singers and musicians, who do nothing but remix the original Sound Tracks and just kill their soul once and for all. We are so obsessed with the fake and remixes, that we do not bother to encourage original talent who has been recognised internationally and yet barely a few Indians know about about her.

Here is the lyrics of the my favourite song:

VERSE 1

Hope is the magic that you feel

when you open up your soul

your dreams are now real

some people do the most to show

they feel some type of way they never seen original.

they grew up with the fake.

PRE

baby you a trend setter

they gonna follow you

i just understand better

cuz when i was you I told

all my friends that I know what to do

all i know is win, they said then whats the move.

HOOK

we are the body of light

that will inspire an entire lifeline

you are the key to the clouds that block the moon

as long as you believe in you

as long as you believe in you

VERSE 2

G.O.A.T. we’re the greatest of all time

were like a ship we stay afloat

even when rainstorms arise

feels like we’re fighting for the world

trying to take it one day at a time

while people worry about their clothes

im trynna make sure i feed mine

and minds you gotta know

PRE

baby you a trend setter

they gonna follow you

i just understand better

cuz when i was you

I told all my friends that

I know what to do

all i know is win,

they said then whats the move

HOOK

we are the body of light

that will inspire an entire lifeline

you are the key to the clouds

that block the moon

as long as you believe in you

as long as you believe in you

BRIDGE

Loka Samasta Sukhino Bhavantu

Loka Samasta Sukhino Bhavantu

Loka Samasta Sukhino Bhavantu

Loka Samasta Sukhino Bhavantu

Hereunder is the link of the first interview that I saw of Rajakumari :

Hereunder is the link to my favourite song

So is there a particular song that touches your soul or an artist or a songwriter, who is your favourite. Do let me know in the comment section. It is high time that we encourage genuine talent.

This blog post is part of the blog challenge ‘Blogaberry Dazzle’ hosted by Cindy D’Silva and Noor Anand Chawlaand generously SPONSORED BY Bugshield Clothing – Enjoy Outdoors More!

Image Source: DNA India

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45 thoughts on “A song that always inspires me

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  1. I haven’t heard of her but just now checked about her. She has done a lot but not many know her. I liked th song. It is full of positivity. Sometimes a few songs are as such and they gives us the correct amount of motivation.
    One of my favorite songs is “Aaashayein”.

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  2. I also like her full throaty voice. In fact, even I watched and heard her for the first time on Abish show with Divine. Music is an integral part of my daily routine. All the best to you for this marathon of interviews.

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  3. I would be honest I wasnt aware of her before your post would surely like to listen to some of her songs after listening to few you shared.

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  4. I am also a music lover who starts her day with divine songs and then her favorite playlist in the daytime. I love Hindi songs mostly; music works as a stress buster for me too. Honestly, I haven’t heard about Rajakumari; I would definitely check this out as the songs’ soothing lyrics pushing me to know more about her.

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  5. Thanks for sharing this song, never heard it before but listening to it right now. Beautiful lyrics. I love listening to Coldplay while working on my blog and sometimes when I am in my nastiest mode, I listen to Stronger Kelly Clarkson and Bitch Boss by Doja Cat as well…LOL.

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  6. I hadn’t heard of this song or the singer. Thanks for introducing both to us. Those are such powerful lyrics and I totally get why this song inspires you.

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  7. I really like the lyrics. Very inspiring. I haven’t heard of the singer. Thank you for introducing her.

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  8. Today only I was telling my husband that just play the right music and I can get through any work. I haven’t heard this song but it’s the first thing I am gonna do now.

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  9. Now this has been an informative read Aishwarya. I have never heard about Rajakumari, but thanks to you I came across her immense talent. This song indeed is filled with positive vibes and I loved listening it on loop. Thanks for introducing this talented powerhouse of music.

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  10. I am also a music lover who starts her day with divine songs and then her favorite playlist in the daytime. I love Hindi songs mostly; music works as a stress buster for me too. But I would be honest I wasnt aware of her before your post would surely like to listen to some of her songs after listening to few you shared.

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  11. I am totally agree with you that music can change your mood and it is totally delend on the kind of musoc you are listening. I never heard of her , but i will find out her songs and listen to them.

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