For they could not love you
But still your love was true

And when no hope was left in sight

On that starry, starry night

You took your life, as lovers often do

But I could have told you, Vincent

This world was never meant for one

As beautiful as you

– Don McLean, “Vincent”

I don’t believe in magic but I do believe in you

And when you say you believe in me
There’s so much magic I can do

– Don McLean, “Birthday Song”

gham is kadar badhe ke main ghabraa ke pee gaya,
is dil ki bebasi pe, taras khaa ke pee gaya.
thukraa raha tha mujhko badi der se jahan,
main aaj sab jahan ko thukraa ke pee gaya.

ग़म इस क़दर बढ़े, के मैं घबरा के पी गया
इस दिल की बेबसी पे, तरस खा के पी गया |

ठुकरा रहा था मुझको, बड़ी देर से जहां
मैं आज सब जहां को, ठुकरा के पी गया |

— Sahir Ludhianvi, “Pyaasa