MELANIE
Jay Lyrics


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Hoe vergeet 'n mens jou eerste soen?

Dis wat my kop vir my wou doen.
Dis my hart wat jou nie los nie.
Het ek nie so die tyd gemors nie.
Melanie.
Kom ons maak 'n simfonie.
Ek skryf vir jou die melodie.
Kom sing vir my die harmonie.
Melanie.
Jy sê, jy sal dit vir my wys.
Want hierdie keer kom dit met 'n prys.
Jy breek my hart net weer en weer en weer.
Melanie.
Melanie.

Ek wens jy kan dit vir my vra.
Ek sal jou op my hande dra.
Want jy bly nog steeds my grootste sonde.
Jy smeer die sout terug in my wonde.

Melanie.
Kom ons maak 'n simfonie.
Ek skryf vir jou die melodie.
Kom sing vir my die harmonie.
Melanie.
Jy sê, jy sal dit vir my wys.
Want hierdie keer kom dit met 'n prys.
Jy breek my hart net weer en weer en weer.
Melanie.
Ek het verander, ek wens jy kon my glo.
As 'n man 'n vrou lief het, dan maak ... hy so.
Melanie.
Kom ons maak 'n simfonie.
Ek skryf vir jou die melodie.
Kom sing vir my die harmonie.
Melanie.
Jy sê, jy sal dit vir my wys.
Want hierdie keer kom dit met 'n prys.
Jy breek my hart net weer en weer en weer.
Melanie.
Melanie

Kom sing vir my die harmonie.
Melanie.
Jy sê, jy sal dit vir my wys.
Want hierdie keer kom dit met 'n prys.
Jy breek my hart net weer en weer en weer.




Melanie.
Melanie.

Overall Meaning

In Jay's song "Melanie," the lyrics express the emotional turmoil and longing of the singer, who is trying to move on from his past with Melanie but seems unable to do so. The existential question "Hoe vergeet 'n mens jou eerste soen?" (How does one forget their first kiss?), sets the tone for the rest of the song, which is a contemplative exploration of the ways that memory and heartbreak can linger on and affect one's present and future.


The singer expresses the tension between his head and his heart, saying that his head is telling him to forget about Melanie, while his heart cannot let her go. He regrets wasting time on her and wishes they could make a symphony together, with him writing the melody and her singing the harmony. Despite their past, he still carries a torch for her, wanting her to ask him for anything so that he can show her how much he cares. But at the same time, he acknowledges that Melanie has hurt him repeatedly and that this love comes at a cost.


Overall, "Melanie" is a poignant and introspective song about the complexities of love and memory, and the difficulty of moving on from the past.


Line by Line Meaning

Hoe vergeet 'n mens jou eerste soen?
Jay wonders how someone could forget their first kiss, which they hold so dear in their memory


Dis wat my kop vir my wou doen.
He's trying to forget the kiss in his head but can't seem to do it


Dis my hart wat jou nie los nie.
Jay can't seem to let go of Melanie, despite trying to forget her


Het ek nie so die tyd gemors nie.
He realizes he has wasted time trying to forget her instead of moving on


Melanie.
Repeating Melanie's name signifies how much she still affects him


Kom ons maak 'n simfonie.
Jay wants to create something beautiful with Melanie, despite their past


Ek skryf vir jou die melodie.
He wants to write a song for her, a representation of their relationship


Kom sing vir my die harmonie.
Jay wants Melanie to add her voice to the song, creating a harmonious duet


Jy sê, jy sal dit vir my wys.
Melanie promises to show him something, making him hopeful


Want hierdie keer kom dit met 'n prys.
Jay fears that whatever Melanie will show him, it will come at a cost


Jy breek my hart net weer en weer en weer.
He's been hurt by Melanie before and fears the same will happen again


Ek wens jy kan dit vir my vra.
Jay wishes Melanie would come to him instead of playing games


Ek sal jou op my hande dra.
Jay would do anything for Melanie and wants her to know it


Want jy bly nog steeds my grootste sonde.
Melanie is still the one thing Jay can't resist, and he feels guilty for wanting her despite their past


Jy smeer die sout terug in my wonde.
Melanie's presence in his life both heals and hurts him simultaneously


Ek het verander, ek wens jy kon my glo.
Jay has grown and matured since their past, but he doubts Melanie's ability to see that


As 'n man 'n vrou lief het, dan maak ... hy so.
Jay is willing to do whatever it takes to make things work with Melanie because he still loves her


Kom sing vir my die harmonie.
Repeating the chorus signifies Jay's desperate attempt to make things work with Melanie


Jy sê, jy sal dit vir my wys.
Melanie promises to show him something, making him hopeful once again


Want hierdie keer kom dit met 'n prys.
Jay fears the outcome of whatever Melanie plans to show him this time will come at a cost


Jy breek my hart net weer en weer en weer.
Despite his hopes, Jay fears that Melanie will continue to break his heart repeatedly


Melanie.
Repeating Melanie's name signifies how much she continues to affect him, and his feelings are unresolved




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@drkoracle

Love this song, and the music video but you have to feel deeply sorry for the blonde girl, she picked him up when he was down, loved him when Melanie was friend-zoning him and what did she get for all the effort ? She got to watch the man she loved kiss another woman on her wedding day in front of all her friends and family and then leave her at the altar. Ice cold when you stop to think about it.

@savageadventures987

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@gdthompson9866

Yes, he should have kept with the blonde rather than the stuck-up c*w who didn't want him before.....

@francoisdelarey1

He should have married the blond girl...she is much more beautiful and even should have renamed the song to the blond girls name....lok

@dorrienvenables3057

I concur, leaving the blonde girl at the altar is in bad taste.

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@ColinBrazendale

Lekker Jay! Dis 'n kwaai lekker liedjie en video! Dankie

@principekusanagi4110

Dankie Melanie 🇿🇦♥️✨ I love South Africa

@amymoolman2446

Jay en lianie julle rock!! Sal nou nie praat van mense soos bernice wat julle try julle oorvat nie!

@henniecilliers4337

Awe jay ek like dit super nice my bra

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