In Bengali the word shoi means a female friend. This word is repeated several times in the song.
The poet tells his female friend,like her he also wants to talk about his inner feeling.
He says O my friend I wish to talk about my inner feeling like you.
Sitting with your feet spread out in the corner,
you talk to each other’s ear,
sometimes you cry,sometimes laugh.
I sit and watch you!
O friend O my friend,
like you I wish to express my feeling.
O friend you have your inner feeling,
where is mine?
What am I going to say about her,
which happiness or which sorrow,
I don’t have words,I have nothing to say,
still I feel the desire to talk ceaselessly.
O friend I am surprised to think,
you have so much to talk about.
I sit alone in the evening,
with eyes full of tears,
if someone asks the reason for my tears,
I stay quiet.
O friend,O my friend,
like you I wish to express my feelings!