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37 comments | Tuesday, January 10, 2006

CAN Conquer CANcer initiative

Cancer - the word brings with it a hue of emotions and a palette of memories.... small children, smart young men and women, elderly people - cancer has spared none.

Cancer, as we all know is a deadly disease, but thanks to the massive developments in the field of medicine - most forms of cancer are now curable. So, all that is needed is HOPE and a strong will to challenge the disease.

We happened to see this wonderful initiative aimed at building that essential weapon - the "confidence" to conquer cancer. So, we - a small group of music enthusiasts - decided to try and focus our interest in music to this great cause - and this was how this song was born.

While coming up with the lyrics for our song, we happened to chance upon a great website- which had poems written by cancer patients themselves. Reading those poems, we were highly moved and realised that the actual emotion could be best conveyed only by someone who had been through it.

We were especially touched by this one poem written on a child who is braving cancer. The gravity of hope that this poem exudes was something we thought we should use for our venture.

To that, we added our Hindi lyrics which complements the underlying theme of "hope" and set it to our tune.

We sincerely hope our song reaches out to all those unfortunate victims of cancer and their families and friends and helps them battle against the disease until victory.

F6 presents "Hope" - in support of CAN Conquer CANcer.


Composed & Arranged by : F6
Vocals : Shyam/Harish
Guitar : Vignesh
Keyboard : Ganesh
Recording, mixing & mastering : Gokul, Music Mint Studios, Bangalore
Lyrics : Nasra Al Adawi / Harish


I’m a child who wanted to play
I was ill and pain didn’t go away

Some how I could not cope
Still I could not give up on this hope

With pain I could not stop my cry
To be brave I had to try

To feel well is taking so long
Trying to live, I had to be strong

Its nature's law -

When life sinks, hope floats....

Tumhein hi pukaare hain yeh saara sama
Tumhein hi bulaaye hain yeh mehakti hawa
Asha ke diye jalaake, tum ko pukaare
khwabon ko dil mein jagaake, tum ko pukaare - yeh jahaan


Oh child! The beautiful nature is calling you!
The sweet smelling gentle breeze is calling you!
Lighting the lamp of hope, kindling the dreams of life, the whole universe is calling you!

Meaning of words:

Sama: Nature, Environment
Mehakti Hawa : Sweet smelling breeze
Asha ke diye: Lamp of hope
Khwab: Dream

Jhoomein yeh zameen aasmaan ,Jhoomein chaandni yeh ghata
ummeed se tum ab raahi chalo, taqdeer ka rukh mod do
Kaanton bhari is raah mein, Asha ke phool tum bichhaake chalo
When life sinks, Hope floats...


Earth and sky is dancing in joy, the moonlight and the clouds are swaying in happiness
Oh child! Move on with the power hope, change your destiny with hope
Change the road of thorns to a bed of flowers

Meaning of words:

Jhoomein: Swaying, Swinging
Zameen: Earth
Aasmaan: Sky
Chaandni: Moonlight
Ghata: Clouds
Taqdeer: Destiny
Kaanta: Thorn

Note : Part of the english lyrics is taken from cancernet.co.uk and is copyrighted to cancernet.uk


Anonymous donthecat said...

Thanks a Mil, Harish & friends for supporting the CCC initiative. We heartily appreciate your contribution to the cause

Wish you Best of Luck in the Contest

8:29 AM

Blogger Narayanan Venkitu said...

I hope the World of Medicine finds a cure for Cancer soon.!! And yeah..HOPE..that's what the whole world is spinning on.!!

Wonderfully sung and nice orchestration.!!! Fantastic effort Harish.!! Please pass on my best wishes to the F6 team.!!!
I don't know Hindi...pardon me..!! Maybe I'll appreciate it even more Had I known.!!

9:09 AM

Blogger Injikadan Mathai said...

hey harish..this is a really cool song for a great cause man...hope to hear more from ur band

10:20 AM

Blogger Harish Sivaramakrishnan said...

donthecat, anup:

Thanks a lot, It felt wonderful doing this song. Great to know that you liked it.

Narayanan Sir:

Thanks for the comment. Well, the hindi lyrics speaks about living in the beautiful world with a lot of hope!

1:34 PM

Blogger Raghu said...

It really stikes chord in your heart... beautiful.
Lets weed out cancer and create a wonderful world where all bloom !

2:30 PM

Blogger Jo said...

Whoa man!!! What a song! A truly unique entry for CCC. Congrats to the whole team!

8:43 PM

Anonymous vinshim said...

Colonial Cousins II

11:10 PM

Anonymous vinshim said...

compliments apart, great job and for a worthy cause!

11:15 PM

Blogger Harish Sivaramakrishnan said...


Thanks man!

Chettan, Chechi:

Nice Nickname! Thanks for the compliments :)

9:58 AM

Blogger swas said...

Lovely composition! The song's still reverberating..in my mind. Any idea how I can save it? Or buy it if you guys will let me? :) Harish, Shyam has told me a lot about you but today's the first time I actually heard you and I must say your voice is aweeeesome! And so are you Shyam! Totally awesome. I see your "small" ;) Shyamish write-up here. Just one little thing guys.. Try doing it in just one language.. or a foreign language like Chinese,Japanese etc. :) And do let me know if I can do anything to contribute to CCC.
P :)

1:17 PM

Blogger Harish Sivaramakrishnan said...


Thanks a lot for the comment and compliments! We will definitely do another song in the way u have suggested! I will send u across the mp3 via email, just drop a mail to me - harishsivaram@yahoo.co.in

1:33 PM

Blogger swas said...

That was fast.
Sorry for intruding too often, but just happened to listen to Ramya.. God!!!!! you guys! *faints* :)

1:48 PM

Blogger Harish Sivaramakrishnan said...


Thanks a lot, again!

4:45 PM

Anonymous Aditya Kasyap said...

Vodka: The song sounds great. Feels great to listen to stuff like this after all the shit we did when i was around in bangalore.

My 2 cents - Bass can be worked on a bit in the initial part(during your aalap).

Crack scene, keep the enthu going, and a little place for the rest of us...

6:55 PM

Blogger sohini said...

I thought the basic tune is lovely..simple but at the same time managing to convey the emotions behind the song.
Thought the transition between the English and Hindi part could've probably been smoothened out a little bit though.
Am thrilled that u guys are finally getting together and exploiting the unimaginable amount of talent that resides in you

7:14 PM

Blogger Harish Sivaramakrishnan said...

Kasyap & So:

Thanks a lot for the encouraging words guys!


Great observation! completely agree. Will do corrective measures in the future works


Dai, u move ur ass back to bangalore, we can correct all the crap that we did, and do some kickass stuff!

7:42 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi shyam and harish,

the lyrics is good. but more than anything, the excellent effort for a equally noble cause makes us feel happy and proud.

kanton mein phoolon ka dastaan,
"jo" ummeedon ko dey hoselein,
barkarar rakhe zindagi mein kushiyan..

gaate raho...


8:12 PM

Blogger Ganesh said...

Harish wonderful looking forward for more.

8:55 PM

Blogger Harish Sivaramakrishnan said...

Chettan, Chechi:

Thanks a lot for the compliment and encouragement,and wow..thatsmall piece of poetry sounds sweeter trhan what we have in our song!!

Thanks a lot!!

9:33 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guys , request :
Thendral vanthu ennai thodum - K.J.Yesudas and S. Janaki Duet!
Pleaseeeeeee!! :)

1:53 PM

Blogger Harish Sivaramakrishnan said...


Sure, watch ot this space!

2:01 PM

Anonymous Krishna said...

This is probably the best i have heard from you guys ..

Ganesh's Keys in the beginning is god level ..

Keep it up F6 should go places !!

9:46 AM

Anonymous Srimatha said...

hey! liked this the most, of all ur songs! it touched me with its simplicity... i see that whatever li'l observations i had, like the transition between languages, have already been made:) so all i hv 2 say z kudos dude:)

11:14 AM

Blogger Harish Sivaramakrishnan said...


Thanks a lot man! We need to catch up some time, its been long!!


Thanks a lot for the comment.. We are working on a few more tracks, do visit this space often!

2:52 PM

Blogger Hari said...

Great song Harish - Too Good!!

7:27 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Envy you guys..literally..amzed by your talent...i am short of words to describe my amazement...

7:48 PM

Blogger Harish Sivaramakrishnan said...

Thanks a lot, Anonymous!!

10:21 AM

Blogger AJB said...

vod..is there any chance of u sending me a copy of the piece by email? streaming audio/video is restricted here in wirpo...i tried so many ways to do something...nothing worked! :(

but great works u guys...this is all kick ass stuff! :)

5:24 PM

Blogger smiley said...

Congrats! very inspiring! Keep up the good work

12:37 AM

Blogger Madoo said...

hey vodka,

great lyrics and great rendition. good to c u kicking some ass..:)


5:59 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey harishhhhhh
howdy?and man!how hard it is to get in touch with u guys!!!!had mailed- u&swami.no replies from him either...congrats on ur cool job, on the A&B ward, on Asha- Ashu(how did u manage that?)and a happy life in general.so so happy to see ur singing is still on. way to go machan!great2b able2listen to u and also GNR!!and yes....mail!!!!!ende kalyanathinu varaathathinu adi parcel vachittundu!!!!

Anupama Nirmal

7:51 PM

Blogger Arul Prasad said...


"adi poli"

10:25 AM

Blogger iamnasra said...

Its so good to see this blog. And to know that this poem have been turned into lyrics. Seeing it been posted in hospital in Oman where it is originally and read by children was the most amazing but I hope I can hear the lyrics

9:48 PM

Blogger iamnasra said...

Many thanks for your words and posting the poem

9:50 PM

Blogger Harish Sivaramakrishnan said...

Thanks a lot for the comment, Nasra! We believe its ur poem that added the charm to our song!

12:24 PM

Blogger krystyna said...

Nasra's poem is beautiful.
And I'm very glad being here.
Best wishes to you!

1:21 AM

Blogger krystyna said...

Great work!

1:29 AM


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