Song bio: In ‘Excuses’, AP Dhillon sings to the woman who broke his heart. He tells her that she’ll only realise the intensity of the pain she gave him when someone else breaks her heart the way she broke his.

Lyrics

Mere Dil Naal Laare Ni Tu Laun Waliye
Dil Tera Jadon Tuttuga Taan Pata Lagguga
Dil Naal Laare Ni Tu Laun Waaliye
Dil Tera Jadon Tuttuga Taan
1

Tutte Dil Nu Saambhi Firde
Ki Fayda Muttiyare Ni
12 Saal Majhiyan Charaiyan
Chhadde Takht Hazare Ni
2

Har Saah Naal Yaad Tainu Karde Rahe
Koi Sadde Wang Karuga Taan Pata Lagguga
3

Dil Naal Laare Ni Tan Laon Waliye
Dil Tera Jado Tuttuga Taan
Mere Dil Naal Laare Ni Tu Laun Waliye
Dil Tera Jadon Tuttuga Taan Pata Lagguga
Dil Naal Laare Ni Tu Laun Waliye
Dil Tera Jado Tuttuga Taan

Kehndi Hundi Si Chann Tak Raah Bana De
Taare Ne Pasand Mainu Hethan Saare Laahde
Ohna Taareyan De Vich Jadon Mainu Vekhengi
Meri Yaad Jad Aaugi Taan Pata Lagguga
4

Dil Naal Laare Ni Tu Laun Waaliye
Dil Tera Jadon Tuttuga Taan Pata Lagguga
Dil Naal Laare Ni Tu Laun Waliye
Dil Tera Jadon Tuttuga Taan Pata Lagguga

Dil Naal Laare Ni Tu Laun Waliye
Dil Tera Jadon Tuttuga Taan

Raas Na Aaya Tainu Ni
Jo Dil Da Mahal Banaya Si
Tod Ke Moti Phullan De
Uss Mahal Ch Boota Laaya Si
5

Ni Jiven Saanu Chadd Gayi Aan Ni Tu Alharhe
Jado Tainu Koi Chaduga Taan
Oh Jiven Saanu Chadd Gayi Aan Ni Tu Alharhe
Jado Tainu Koi Chaduga Taan Pata Lagguga
6

Dil Naal Laare Ni Tu Laun Waliye
Dil Tera Jadon Tuttuga Taan Pata Lagguga
Dil Naal Laare Ni Tu Laun Waliye
Dil Tera Jadon Tuttuga Taan Pata Lagguga

Ishqe De Raahan Vich Rul Ke Reh Gaye Haan
Lokan Dite Taane Mene Hass Ke Seh Gaye Haan
Ishqe De Raahan Vich Rul Ke Reh Gaye Haan
Lokan Dite Taane Mene Hass Ke Seh Gaye Haan
Sadde Pyaar Nu Tu Pairan Thalle Roldi Rahi
Jazbaat Jadon Ruley Ohdon Pata Lagguga
7

Dil Naal Laare Ni Tu Laun Waaliye
Dil Tera Jadon Tuttuga Taan Pata Lagguga
Dil Naal Laare Ni Tu Laun Waaliye
Dil Tera Jadon Tuttuga Taan Pata Lagguga

Meta

Singer/Lyrics: AP Dhillon and Gurinder Gill
Music: Intense
Video: HzDz Visuals
D.O.P: HzDz x Shoot On Sight
Visuals: G Visualsss
(Source: YouTube)


  1. You’re the one who gave me false hopes
    When someone else breaks your heart, you’ll know

    The song starts off with AP addressing the girl who broke his heart. He tells her that all her words were empty promises. And that she’ll realise how much it hurt him when someone else does to her what she did to him.

    Vocabulary:
    • Laare (लारे) – promises (usually fake) ↩︎

  2. Carrying on with my broken heart
    What even is the point
    Grazed cattle for 12 years
    I even left my home behind
    This stanza is an ode to Punjabi folk story of Heer and Ranjha by Waris Shah. Ranjha grazed cattle for Heer’s father for years because he wanted to be close to her. Heer was eventually married off to another man and so, heartbroken, Ranjha joined a group of ascetics. Takht Hazara is the name of the village that Ranjha originally belonged to. “Leaving Takht Hazara” is often used as an allegory for leaving everything behind.
    Vocabulary:
    • Saambhi (सांभी): To take care of (akin to सम्भालना in Hindi)
    • Muttiyar (मुट्टियार): A young lass ↩︎

  3. I kept thinking of you with each breath
    When someone does to you, what you did to me, you’ll know
    Fairly self-explanatory. I like how AP tends to evoke the same imagery through different metaphors. ↩︎

  4. You’d ask me to get the moon and stars for you
    When you see me in those stars now and think of me, you’ll know
    Gurinder Gill steps in now with a great little metaphor. Talking about “building roads to the moon” and “bringing the stars down”, he says that he did or was ready to do the impossible for her. Yet she broke his heart. So he ends with what sounds like a curse - that when you realise your folly and you miss me, you’ll look at the stars and think of me, that’s when you’ll know how you hurt me.
    Vocabulary:
    • Chann (चन्न): Moon
    • Hethan (हेठां): Below, down
    • Laahde (लाह दे): Bring something down ↩︎

  5. You did not appreciate the things I did for you
    I built a palace in my heart for you
    These lines are entirely metaphorical. AP sings that he built a palace for the girl in his heart. He decorated that palace with pearls he plucked from fragrant flowers. That is, he did some real romantic stuff for the girl. ↩︎

  6. Oh how you’ve left me
    When someone else leaves you, you’ll know
    Again, same idea, new metaphor.
    Vocabulary:
    • Alharhe (अलह्ड़े): Girl (usually a lover) ↩︎

  7. I am lost in the ways of love
    I bore people’s taunts with a smile
    You kicked and stomped over my heart
    When someone does it to your emotions, you’ll know
    And to bring it home, we have two more metaphors for the same idea. The first two lines seem like an ode to Ranjha again. He became an ascetic and people mocked him for giving up his life, all for Heer’s love. But he continued undeterred. ↩︎