Resham Firiri is a love song for a beloved who stays in the mountains. It has the pain of losing somebody and seeking like a baul and singing a melody that echoes in the mountains.
A couple is expressing their love story, reminiscing the memories they have created in the mountains. They are trying to look upon the surroundings and seeking some adventure.
In the first verse,
Resham Firiri, Resham Firiri
Udera Jaau ki, danda maa Bhanjyang
The exact meaning of Resham is silk in English and Firiri means fluttering. The firiri is a typical Nepali word that is used to describe something that flutters around, especially a game which needs natural air to shuffle.
Udera Jaau means, going somewhere by flying. Danda means mountain and Bhanjyang means mountain pass, this line means I want to go to the mountain pass by flying.
Kukurlai kuti kuti, biralo laai suri
Timro hamro maya priti ,dobato maa Kuri.
Kukur means Dog, and Kuti Kuti means Nepali slang term to call doggy. Like puppy, puppy. Timro means yours, MayaPriti means love, dobato maa means in the crossroads and Kuri means waiting. This line means Like puppy, puppy for Doggy and meow meow for the cat, we’ll take our love to the new height waiting in the crossroad.
Eknaale Banduk, Duinaale Banduk, Mirgalaai Takeko
Mirga laai maile takeko hoina, maaya lai dakeko.
Eknaale means one barrelled whereas Duinaale means two barrelled gun. Mirgalaai means towards the deer and takeko means targeted. The sentence means One barrelled gun, two barrelled gun, targeted at the deer.
Mirga laai maile takeko hoina means I m not targetting deer. Mayalai Dakeko means I m calling my beloved. The statement is It’s not the deer I am aiming at but my beloved.
Aakashmaa Jahaaj, Sadak maa motor nabhaye Gaadaa chha.
Yo man jasto tyo man bhaye taagat Gaadhaa chha.
Aakashmaa means Sky and Jahaaj mean aeroplane. Sadak means road and motor nabhaye gaadaa chha means If there is no motor in the road, there is a bullock cart. Yo man jasto tyo man bhaye means if this soul is alike to yours and taagat gaadha chha means the fusion of our power is impeccable. The meaning of this verse is Aeroplane in the sky, motor on the roads, If not then bullock cart, If your heart feels the same as mine then come.
Saano maa sano gaai ko bachchhon bhirai maa ram ram,
Chhodera Jana Sakina Maile, Baru Maya Sangai Jaau.
Saano maa saano means very small or infant, gaai means cow and bachchhon means calf. Bhiraimaa means in the mountain slope ram ram is a slang used to denote something afflicted. Chhodera Jana Sakina maile means I m unable to go by leaving you, baru maya sangai jaau means, but beloved lets go together. The meaning of this verse is, The tiny baby calf is in danger at the precipice. I couldn`t leave, let`s go together, my love.