Today, I’d like to share my favorite Tagore song with you guys. I love this song so much because I can relate to it and it motivates me. The name of the song is Ekla Chalo Re and below is a video where you can listen to the song in the voice of Shreya Ghosal. These are the lyrics in English (borrowed from Wikipedia), Tagore’s own translation:

If they answer not to thy call walk alone

If they are afraid and cower mutely facing the wall,
O thou unlucky one,
open thy mind and speak out alone.

If they turn away, and desert you when crossing the wilderness,
O thou unlucky one,
trample the thorns under thy tread,
and along the blood-lined track travel alone.

If they do not hold up the light when the night is troubled with storm,
O thou unlucky one,
with the thunder flame of pain ignite thy own heart,
and let it burn alone.