September 01, 2008

What the

If you’re bored like I’m bored
Got nothing happening but for the cricket
Why don’t you come on over
Come on over to me

Bring me your childhood memories
From those Kanpur tanneries
Bring me your adolescent meanderings
Through those tea gardens of Darjeeling
Bring me your sepia toned games
From places that had, had different names

How you played through the stench
How you pulled out the ball from a Tiger in Pench
How you ran into the Indian Ocean
for a catch, throwing caution
to the wind
How you bowled through a hurricane
How you batted with one helluva migraine

You got it
I want it

‘Cause you’re bored like I’m bored
Got nothing happening but for the cricket
‘Cause we’re bored, so fucking bored
Bored Cricket Crazy Indians

So
Take me to your sepia toned games
From places that had, had different names
Take me to
Bezwada, Benaras and Bombay
Take me to
Calicut, Cochin and Calcutta
Take me to
Trivandrum, Trichur and Madras

Take me to
Your childhood memories
From those Kanpur tanneries
How you played through the stench
How you pulled out the ball from a Tiger in Pench
You got it
I want it

Cause we’re bored, so fucking bored
Bored Cricket Crazy Indians

(to be performed by Sir Mick Jagger, ideally.)

14 comments:

Straight Point said...

sorry for being AWOL gaurav...had lot of catching up to do...

but you made my day through this post...what a marvelous piece...

you are really in cracking form...hats off to you...

now the ritual...where to put in my papers?

Naked Cricket said...

Cheers and thanks a ton SP! What's that stuff about papers?

Straight Point said...

its was a ritual that if all liked the ghazhal of a shayar so much that they thought it would be silly to recite theirs after...they would torn (put in) the papers on which they have jotted the ghazhal...

or something like that...

Naked Cricket said...

sp - that's a tear away compliment

Buzzz said...

spare bcci guys, its doin a okish job

Naked Cricket said...

buzz, this is about bored cricket crazy indians (that bcci) - do check the link in the piece, cheers!

sraghuna said...

wtf ... nude thoughts here dude! Nice ditty ... would appreciate another one preferably about a man from the erstwhile Madras with sepia toned paraphernalia!!!

Soulberry said...

Hey dude...ever considered also singing them out...with a string guitar strumming in the background and wood smoke flavoring the night?

Hail Gaurav!

Ottayan said...

I am overwhelmed... words fail me...wtf? :)

Trideep said...

amazing NC... got no words!!!

Naked Cricket said...

cheers and thanks guys! would've replied earlier but bcci didn't let me.

Soulberry said...

D@mn the BCCI...they won't let us have our bard either! ( :grr )

We sort of were coming to terms with the fact that BCCI will not give Amit Mishra a fair chance ever and now they keep our Gaurav away.

Naked Cricket said...

sb - it's getn from bard to verse

scorpicity said...

no doubt about it... the BCC with an inverted i will make a music record.

SP maybe NC will prefer us throwing some money like those dance bars lol.