Vettaikaran – Song Lyrics In English

The tamil film and music industry of the 70’s can be proud of its huge collection of thought provoking, poetic lyrics. The same industry today produces some of worst lyrics in the world. To make the matters worst these songs with disgusting lyrics become major hits. The industry now focuses on only dance numbers giving no importance to lyrics. Having said that one can argue that there are still few songs with good lyrics that are recorded in new era. I noticed that the few food songs were mostly love songs and i would not give any credit to them. If anyone reads about the history of music across cultures, its love songs that have often been portrayed poetically and redone many a times. Writing a love song is like an experiment where the result is already known. Many would like to argue on that point, but its just my opinion.

My command over the language is not good, so ignore a few minor mistakes. When translating lyrics its not easy to put out the meaning without re-framing the sentences to sound better. I avoided that method and tried a literal translation for sake of fun. So enjoy! The original lyrics can be found here.

Movie: Vettaikaran Song: If i hit!

If i hit, you wont prevail
you wont sleep for 4 months
If you clash with me you wont reach home
If i hit, you wont prevail
you wont sleep for 4 months                                            <—- Why only 4 months? How does one know that?
If you clash with me you wont reach home

my grabbing power is goannas grab
my laugh is sky rockets
For the song iam singing, bring out the drumhead’s for the beat
If i hit you, wont prevail
you wont sleep for 4 months
If you clash with me you wont reach home

live your life and let others live (live and let live)
As you live touch the sky
If there is trouble pull out the sword (or it can mean cut the tail)
lend a shoulder for the needy

If i hit, you wont prevail
you wont sleep for 4 months
If you clash with me you wont reach home
If i hit, you wont prevail
you wont sleep for 4 months
If you clash with me you wont reach home

Eh my raasa <—– This one is from original lyrics!
Eh! my dear
Vaa nee close aa                                                               <—– This one is from original lyrics!
Come close to me
Aadu en kooda village salsa                                         <—– This one is from original lyrics!
Dance with me Village Salsa
Salsa salsa sa sa sa sa sa                                                 <—– This one is from original lyrics!
Jalsa jalsa ja ja ja ja ja                                                     <—– This one is from original lyrics!

Food, Clothing and Shelter
is what a farmer should get
Only the left overs after one’s desires are fulfilled must be gifted to god
Schools under banyan trees should become oxford
Get educated in your mother tongue and develop Tamilnadu

Dont live your life in mute
Dont talk unnecessarily
Dont worry about the time that has gone by
Dont close your eyes if you want to live your dream
punch guys punch, join me and punch      

If i hit, you wont prevail
you wont sleep for 4 months
If you clash with me you wont reach home
If i hit, you wont prevail
you wont sleep for 4 months
If you clash with me you wont reach home

Wall used to make gobar cake has the poster of election candidates
Standing in queue for the election only resulted in black finger nails
baby is sleeping on the hips while cat is sleeping on the stove
(baby without shelter and no food to cook and eat “hence the ref to cat and baby”)
No one wants to change the current state of affairs of the country

Dont disobey your mom’s words
Dont listen to evil
I have said what i have to say, accept it if you like
If  whatever i said is true, then change yourself
punch guys punch, seven towns must hear the punch
If i hit, you wont prevail
you wont sleep for 4 months
If you clash with me you wont reach home
If i hit, you wont prevail
you wont sleep for 4 months
If you clash with me you wont reach home

my grabbing power is like goannas grab
my laugh is like sky rockets
For the song iam singing, bring out the drumhead’s for the beat
If i hit you, wont prevail
you wont sleep for 4 months
If you clash with me you wont reach home

If someone actually understood the lyrics, please explain? 🙂

Here is the video of the song:

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3 responses to “Vettaikaran – Song Lyrics In English

  1. wtf?! i mean really wtf lyrics…. !

  2. ill put up another lyrics……its much better than this

  3. VArun, kalakitta po.. ;P really i totally agree with u. we are coming up with crappy lyrics with crappier screenplays… so is the plight of tamil cinema…

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