This post is part of the Chennai Bloggers Club’s CBC VIBGYOR BLOG TAG where some of us will write a post on the colours of VIBGYOR each day starting 1st of September to the 7th of September.
The colour theme for today’s post is VIOLET
When Chennai Blogger’s Club came up with VIBGYOR posts, I jumped in on opportunity because I already wanted to write something about violet for few days. The reason for my excitement is this song
For people who understand Tamil, the lyrics brings back so much of memories. For example the song starts with the line (given in English to appease the international audience of this blog) “Oh girl with violet color ribbon; Tell me who is your daddy. Tell me and I shall salute him”. People who grew up in small towns like me can understand the significance of the line. With more number of girls school, we used to identify the school of the girl we follow with her ribbon color only. So the age of the girl is given in the first line at the same time respects paid to her father also. Can it get anymore decent?
The next line comes like “Oh girl whose color compares to rose, who is your mother? I shall appreciate her as well” With this line the lyricist also gives us the color and description of the person he is singing about. And he also appreciates her mother who took care of the looks of her daughter all these days. Again a good way to show respect to elders.
When our friends know we are looking at a particular girl, then they tend to help us. The street which she is walking now, her usual route back to home, the temple she visits comes to us like headlines. My brother’s friend once pedalled 4 kms to let me know that a girl who I had interest is seen talking to another boy. This explains the line “When others walk its just a street, but only when you walk its important treat for me. When others smile and go I feel just okay, but when you do that my knees go weak”
For years, the poets have compared the smile and eyes of the women with red wine. But what do a person who is born and brought up in Tamilnadu know? He gets only Golconda wine in TASMAC. So it is perfectly understandable and explains the economic situation of the poet when he sings “The beauty of other things are just a big bore; but yours is like my favorite beer”
The song further explains about how the girl is so special to the lyricist. I am not going to divulge all the information and rob the pleasure you get from listening the song.
For all the people who had a crush in their school days, a ribbon will always haunt them. Be it violet or any other color.