This is one of my all-time favorite songs from ARR. I had sung this on Mother's day couple of weeks back and my mom loved it. It's probably the first slow melody I've heard in the ragam Khamas - the ragam is usually used for fast numbers like 'Pazhamudhir Cholai' or 'Brocheva', though the latter can be sung in both speeds.
The song, from the film Pavitra, is originally sung by the melodious Unnikrishnan. Here is my attempt at it.
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|Lyrics/Translation of Uyirum Neeye|
Music: A.R. Rahman
Uyirum neeye udalum neeye uravum neeye thaaye..
You are Life, You are the Body, You are the relationship, O Mother!
thann udalil sumandhu uyirai pagirndhu uruvam tharuvaai neeye..
You bore me within you, and shared your life and shaped me..
un kannil valiyum oru thuli podhum, kadalum urugum thaaye..
A single tear in your eyes is enough to make the sea also cry..
un kaaladi mattum tharuvaai thaaye..sorgam enbadhu poiye
Just your feet are enough ... even Heaven will be trivial.
vinnai padaithaan, mannai padaithaan, kaatrum kadalum oliyayum padaithaan
He created the sky, created the earth, created the air, and created light..
boomiku adhanaal nimmadhi illai...saami thavithaan, thaayei padaithaan
But there was still no peace on Earth, and the Lord pondered, and created Mother.