Die Land
Jay Lyrics


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Waar gaan jy speel met jou maatjies?
Waar gaan jou spore toe waai?
Waar gaan jy val gaan jy opstaan en huil en
Waar gaan jy staar na die sonsak wat myle strek?

Wat los ons oor vir ons kinders?
Wat gaan ons eendag kan wys?
Wat is nog reg of verkeerd wil ek weet wat maak ons as jare se sweet te vergete gaan?

Ek los vir jou die son en die see en die land my kind
Belowe jy sal my aan die einde vind
My vlag sal aanhou waai en die sade sal ek saai vir jou
En jou veilig hou

Ek los vir jou die son en die see en die land my kind
Die Here hoor my ons sal 'n lewe vind
My vlag sal aanhou waai en die sade sal ek saai vir jou
Ek belowe jou
Die land behoort aan jou

Wat het geword van die liefde?
Wat het geword van die droom?
Trane van duisende val op die sand
En die bome net sterker laat groei in die landery

Ek los vir jou die son en die see en die land my kind
Belowe jy sal my aan die einde vind
My vlag sal aanhou waai en die sade sal ek saai vir jou
En jou veilig hou

Ek los vir jou die son en die see en die land my kind
Die Here hoor my ons sal 'n lewe vind
My vlag sal aanhou waai en die sade sal ek saai vir jou
Ek belowe jou
Die land behoort aan jou (Die land behoort aan jou)
Ek belowe jou

Ek los vir jou die son en die see en die land my kind
Belowe jy sal my aan die einde vind
My vlag sal aanhou waai en die sade sal ek saai vir jou
En jou veilig hou

Ek los vir jou die son en die see en die land my kind
Die Here hoor my ons sal 'n lewe vind
My vlag sal aanhou waai en die sade sal ek saai vir jou
Ek belowe jou




Ek belowe jou
Die land behoort aan jou

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Jay's song "Die Land" are a reflection on the country and what it means for future generations. The chorus speaks to a parent's concern for their child and what they will inherit. The lyrics ask questions about where one will go and what one will do, hinting at a feeling of uncertainty and a need to establish a sense of direction. The imagery of the sun, sea, and land provide a sense of familiarity and comfort, as if these are the things that will remain constant in an ever-changing world. The line "die land behoort aan jou" (the land belongs to you) repeats throughout the song, highlighting the idea that the country is a precious inheritance that must be preserved for future generations.


The verse that stands out the most is the one that asks, "Wat het geword van die liefde? Wat het geword van die droom?" (What has become of love? What has become of the dream?) These lines reflect on the state of the country and seem to suggest that things aren't as they should be. The line "Trane van duisende val op die sand" (Thousands of tears fall on the sand) poignantly describes the collective sadness felt by many as they watch the dream of a better future slip away.


Overall, "Die Land" is an emotional and reflective song that speaks to the desire for a better future and the responsibility that comes with inheriting something as precious as a country.


Line by Line Meaning

Waar gaan jy speel met jou maatjies?
Where will you go to play with your friends?


Waar gaan jou spore toe waai?
Where will your steps lead you?


Waar gaan jy val gaan jy opstaan en huil en
Where will you fall, get up and cry?


Waar gaan jy staar na die sonsak wat myle strek?
Where will you gaze at the sunset that stretches for miles?


Wat los ons oor vir ons kinders?
What will we leave for our children?


Wat gaan ons eendag kan wys?
What will we be able to show one day?


Wat is nog reg of verkeerd wil ek weet wat maak ons as jare se sweet te vergete gaan?
What is still right or wrong, I want to know what makes us forget years of hard work?


Ek los vir jou die son en die see en die land my kind
I leave you the sun, the sea, and the land, my child


Belowe jy sal my aan die einde vind
I promise you will find me at the end


My vlag sal aanhou waai en die sade sal ek saai vir jou
My flag will keep waving, and I will sow seeds for you


En jou veilig hou
And keep you safe


Die Here hoor my ons sal 'n lewe vind
The Lord hears me, and we will find a life


Die land behoort aan jou
The land belongs to you


Wat het geword van die liefde?
What has become of love?


Wat het geword van die droom?
What has become of the dream?


Trane van duisende val op die sand
Thousands of tears fall on the sand


En die bome net sterker laat groei in die landery
And the trees only make the countryside stronger


Ek belowe jou
I promise you




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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@samanthagolding3876

That's awesome Margaret. My dad and I like the Irish and one of the reasons is because with certain things we have quite a bit in common. Do you understand what they are singing? I copied another commenters translation for you in case you'd like it (or haven't seen it already). You can google it too, but it isn't the same. :-)


Andrew Jones

6 days ago (edited)



English Translation



[Steve opening Narration]

"Some of my friends and I got together to share a message of hope.

It's not just about the situation that we are in, but about what we

believe in for our descendants and also yours."



[Bok]

Where are you going to play with your friends?

Where are your footprints going to be covered by the wind?



[Ruhan]

Where are you going to fall? Are you going to get up and cry?

Where will you be standing when the sunset stretches for miles?



[Steve]

What do we leave for our children?

What will we be able to show one day?

I want to know what is still right and wrong.

What do we do when years of sweat and toil is forgotten?



[CHORUS]

I leave you the sun and the sea and the soil my child

I promise you will find me at the end

my flag will keep waving in the wind

the seeds I will sow...for you

and keep you safe



I leave you the sun and the sea and the soil my child

By God, we will find a life

my flag will keep waving in the wind

the seeds I will sow...for you

I promise you, the land belongs to you



[Bobby]

What happened to the love?

What happened to the dream?



[All]

The tears of thousands fall on the sand

making the trees grow stronger in the fields



[CHORUS] x2

I leave you the sun and the sea and the soil my child

I promise you will find me at the end

my flag will keep waving in the wind

the seeds I will sow...for you

and keep you safe



I leave you the sun and the sea and the soil my child

By God, we will find a life

my flag will keep waving in the wind

the seeds I will sow...for you

I promise you, the land belongs to you



@chrisnel2291

In honour of my father who served in 32 Buffalo Battalion in Angola in the early 80s.

I just want to to say that although Australia is far from a Christian nation. I do however respect the way Australian society for the most part takes an individual on their merits not their skin colour. I feel a sense of harmony here in that respect.

Perhaps a harmony not so different from when people of colour trekked with the original trek Boers. Surely these original trek Boers also took these people of colour on their merits. They probably had to, just to survive TOGETHER.

Likewise, This whole Australian experience has reinforced and solidified what my father taught me about 32 Battalion as a little boy speaking of how the blood on the sand and in the Bundu bush of Angola did not care for your skin colour,rather merit demonstrated TOGETHER.

My father was very passionate about looking after fellow soldiers of his former platoon especially those languishing in Pomfrets unhealthy conditions.

The reason I bring these things up is not unrelated.

South Africa will become a HAVEN FOR CHRISTIANS.

In the spirit of who my father fought with and for In Angola with 32 Battalion and finally in the merit based racial harmony I’ve experienced in Australia.

If you’re reading this, and the time comes for South Africa to be a Christian Haven.

Plz don’t turn away Christians of colour and REALLY break the chains the WORLD has given the Afrikaner. Prove them wrong boet!



@chrisnel2291

@@carlogiel Regarding Australia. I have lived here for 12 years now. Came here as a family of four. Now it’s only me left.

I sometimes sit in an empty field or by the beach ALONE. I am amazed at what a beautiful country this(Australia)is and how much it FEELS like South Africa.

This realisation makes me so sad. In my mind I hear the voices of my Family speaking and laughing in Afrikaans then slowly fading away never to be FELT again.

My Afrikaner family is no longer in my life here and I miss speaking my first language .

In honour of my father who served in 32 Buffalo Battalion in Angola in the early 80s.

I just want to to say that although Australia is far from a Christian nation. I do however respect the way Australian society for the most part takes an individual on their merits not their skin colour. I feel a sense of harmony here in that respect.

Perhaps a harmony not so different from when people of colour trekked with the original trek Boers. Surely these original trek Boers also took these people of colour on their merits. They probably had to, just to survive TOGETHER.

Likewise, This whole Australian experience has reinforced and solidified what my father taught me about 32 Battalion as a little boy speaking of how the blood on the sand and in the Bundu bush of Angola did not care for your skin colour,rather merit demonstrated TOGETHER.

My father was very passionate about looking after fellow soldiers of his former platoon especially those languishing in Pomfrets unhealthy conditions.

The reason I bring these things up is not unrelated.

South Africa will become a HAVEN FOR CHRISTIANS.

In the spirit of who my father fought with and for In Angola with 32 Battalion and finally in the merit based racial harmony I’ve experienced in Australia.

If you’re reading this, and the time comes for South Africa to be a Christian Haven.

Plz don’t turn away Christians of colour and REALLY break the chains the WORLD has given the Afrikaner. Prove them wrong boet!



All comments from YouTube:

@mariskarabie5955

Ek kry 'n fisiese pyn in my hart as ek na hierdie lietjie luister, dit breek my hart dat ons generasie iets moet deergaan wat ons nooit angeraak het nie. ek smeek God vir ons veiligheid en ek vrees vir my oom's en tannie's se lewens, ek vrees vir my boetie en my ma en my familie wat op 'n plaas boer. Ek raak stil elke aand en kyk op want ek weet dit is al waarvandaan ons hoop kom. Ek wens almal wil ophou lelike kommentaar lewer op dinge wat net goed bedoel is. Ons sal eendag een wees in God ek bid dit in Jesus naam, Amen.

@magdag9135

Sterk wees, Ons hoef niks nie te vrees nie want ons glo mos. Ek dink hierdie liedjie het groot waarde en gaan nog 'n groot rol speel in die toekoms.Alle ere aan Ons HEMELSE VADER

@magdag9135

Amen

@augustinogeorgecloete8050

Yes this country is dangerous i just went out for a drink last night and got attacked for no reason our citizens has gone mad

@louisevanderlinde8590

Beter kon ek dit nie sê nie. Hierdie kommentaar verteenwoordig so baie van ons mense se gevoelens.

@jeffmasson6260

Ek ook...die song is my alles......begrip jip....seer and all.....xxxx just breathe.....mooiste sang ooit en dan feeslied

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@lelomvelase1114

This song makes me proud to be Afrikaans... and I'm Zulu

@leangerber2724

Lelo Hofmeyr

@dutchskyrimgamer.youtube2748

Die taal Afrikaans behoort aan jou net soos die taal aan my behoor. Jy kan trots wees op Afrikaans, en jy kan trots wees op die wonderlike Zoeloetaal en -cultuur.

@braamhanekamp1725

I just love this comment! Positive for our beloved country and people!

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