PEED

Diljit Dosanjh

"Peed" is sung by Diljit Dosanjh, written by Raj Ranjodh, and produced by Gupz Sehra. This love ballad stands out amongst other tracks on Diljit's "G.O.A.T" album. Old-school Punjabi music lovers will love similarities to Gurdas Maan's classics.

Lyrics Overview

Peed is a heart-breaking song about a woman’s unrequited love. Sung by Diljit Dosanjh and written by Raj Ranjodh, the track takes the perspective of a woman who’s in love, but whose devotion is not reciprocated. Taking inspiration from traditional Punjabi ballads, Peed features a unique description of love.

Lyrics Translated

Intro

Sadde ishq nu darja mile, ya na mile koyi gham nahi
Whether or not my love is acknowledged, I won’t be sad

Tere dil ch thodi thaan mile, ya na mile koyi gham nahi
If I only get a small part of your heart, Or not, I won’t be sad

Sun sohneya teri yaad naal, ve main khed’di din raat ve
Listen my love, I think about you all day and night

Tera ishq sir chadh bolda, Hun ishq saddi zaat (1) ve
My love for you has taken over my mind, no ow my love for you is all I am

Teri chhoh de supne vekhda gustaakh dil saari raat ve
My heart keeps me up all night dreaming of your touch


Pre Chorus

Hanjuan de moti karke
Turning my tears into pearls

Hanjuan de moti karke
Turning my tears into pearls

Ve main haunkeyan nu loriyan sikhaiyan
I solace my sighs with lullabies


Chorus

Teri ditti peed (2) sambh di
I carry the pain you give me

Ve main hasseyan naal kardi ladaiyan
Even as I laughingly tease you, 

Teri ditti peed sambh di
I carry the pain you give me

Teri ditti peed sambh di
I carry the pain you give me


Bridge

Ho baal leya saddi rooh ne deeva
You’ve ignited a fire in my soul

Andar di vatti (3) paa
Ignited it from within 

Ho assan taan tere naal viahe
I married you

Sadde russe (4) sadde chaah
You’re both my sorrow and desire 

Assan taan tere pehr di jutti
I am merely the shoe on your feet

Paave laa sajjna paave paa
Whether you wear them or not, my love

Ho tere hona ya marjaana
I will either be yours or I will die

Paave dil rakh lai paave saah
Either keep my heart or take my breath


Verse 1

Kade dil kare tere hon nu
Sometimes I wish to be yours

Modde te sir dhar ron nu
To keep my head on your shoulder and cry

Bukkal teri vich soan nu
To sleep in your arms

Mathe ton nazar’an laun nu
To hoard the evil eye off of you

Pre-Chorus

Raj tere shehar jo gayi
Raj, when I came to your city

Raj tere shehar jo gayi
Raj, when I came to your city

Vaah nu rok ke duawan ne sunaiyan
I spoke my prayers into the wind

Chorus

Teri ditti peed sambh (5) di
I carry the pain you give me. 

Ve main hasseyan naal kardi ladaiyan
I fight against any happiness

Teri ditti peed sambh di
I carry the pain you give me. 

Teri ditti peed sambh di
I carry the pain you give me. 

Verse 2

Sadda haal puchh lai aan ke
Come ask me how I’m doing

Paave beghana jaan ke
Even if as just a stranger 

Assi akhiri saah chhaan ke
As I take my last breath

Mar jaana deedan maan (7) ke
I will accept death after I see your eyes

Pre Chorus

Mar ke vi assi sajjna
Even in death, my love

Mar ke vi assi sajjna
Even in death, my love

Tere mukh ton na nazran hataiyan
I won't take my eyes off of you

Chorus

Teri ditti peed sambh di
I carry the pain you give me. 


Ve main hasseyan naal kardi ladaiyan
I fight against any happiness

Teri ditti peed sambh di
I carry the pain you give me. 

Teri ditti peed sambh di
I carry the pain you give me. 

Vocab
  1. ਜ਼ਾਤ, zaat (noun, feminine): individual, identity, caste. Equivalent to ਜਾਤ, jaat
  2. ਪੀੜ, peed or peerh (noun, feminine): pain, anguish, suffering
  3. ਰੁੱਸਣਾ, rusna (verb): to be annoyed, angry, displeased; to be estranged.
  4. ਸਾਂਭਣਾ, sambhna (verb): to take care of, maintain, to collect.
  5. ਮਾਣਨਾ, maana (verb): to enjoy, relish. Not to be confused with ਮਾਣ, maan (noun) which means respect.

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Song Breakdown

A Thematic Analysis

Peed is a heart-breaking song about a woman’s unrequited love. Taking inspiration from traditional Punjabi ballads, Peed features a unique description of love, comparing this connection to something spiritual.  Peed’s description of a woman’s adoration for her lover goes beyond mere affection and originates from something more profound and sacred. We’ll be exploring four key themes in Peed: devotion, resignation, transcendence, and agape and how they are portrayed in the song. 

The Sufi Connection


Peed is a contemporary Punjabi love song that draws from the Sufi musical tradition with its use of spiritual themes to describe a love relationship. We'll be exploring the origin of these descriptions as well as the connection Sufi mysticism has with Punjabi culture.

Musical Analysis

Punjabi music is nothing without instrumentation and production, and Peed is no exception to this. By blending traditional romantic instruments with modern drums and bass, Gupz Sehra ensured that Peed would stick to its roots while still being able to compete against other popular hip-hop heavy Punjabi songs. In this video, we’ll take a look at a few of the iconic elements that come through in the music, and how they are essential to the storytelling from Diljit.

Web Exclusives

In these breakdowns we take look at auxiliary content surrounding Peed add value to the listening experience.

Teaser Breakdown

First is the web teaser which featured beautiful, touching poetry that sets the scene for the song. The violin soundtrack in the back sets the mood, and the spoken-word style poem alludes to themes that are central to Peed.

Diljit's Poem

Next we analyze an overlooked part of the music video - a short poem in Diljit's notebook that is briefly panned over. You'll see how it adds perspective and is important in the larger arc of Peed's story. Diljit shows his attention to detail with the addition of this easter egg for fans to discover.

The story of Peed told by Diljit

Follow Diljit's behind-the-scenes stories about Peed with our English captions. You'll be in for a surprise!

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