Trots Afrikaans
Jay Lyrics


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Kyk in my oë, lees my gedagtes
Ek weet dis vuil, maar jy's so pragtig
Soos bier op 'n warm dag
'n vuur op 'n Saterdag
(hey!)
Jy is vir my soos, 'n skyfie melktert
'n potjie beesstert
Daar's net een soos ekke, local is mos lekker

Soen frans, eet Italiaans
Kuier soos die Iere, ignoreer die bure
Flirt Spaans, raas Amerikaans
Dans Braziliaans maar bly trots Afrikaans
Bly trots Afrikaans
Bly trots Afrikaans

Vryf oor my rug, en bietjie laer af
Niks hou ons terug -die dansvloer deur draf
Soos bier op 'n warm dag
'n vuur op 'n Saterdag
(hey!)
Jy is vir my soos, 'n nat koeksuster,
Daar's net een soos ekke, local is mos lekker!

Soen frans, eet Italiaans
Kuier soos die Iere, ignoreer die bure
Flirt Spaans, raas Amerikaans
Dans Braziliaans maar bly trots Afrikaans
Bly trots Afrikaans
Bly trots Afrikaans

Staan op aandag aangemeld
Enkels word gebreek op die rugbyveld




Staan op aandag aangemeld
Daar's net een soos ekke, local is mos lekker!

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Jay's song Trots Afrikaans speak to the pride and joy that comes with being a South African who embraces their culture and heritage. The opening lines "Kyk in my oë, lees my gedagtes / Ek weet dis vuil, maar jy's so pragtig" translate to "Look into my eyes, read my thoughts / I know it's dirty, but you're so beautiful." This suggests that although the singer acknowledges the flaws and complexities of their culture, they still find it beautiful and worth celebrating.


The chorus encourages listeners to embrace the diversity of other cultures ("Soen frans, eet Italiaans / Kuier soos die Iere, ignoreer die bure / Flirt Spaans, raas Amerikaans / Dans Braziliaans maar bly trots Afrikaans") while also remaining proud of their own heritage. The line "daar's net een soos ekke, local is mos lekker" translates to "there's only one like me, local is always lekker," emphasizing the uniqueness and importance of their own culture.


The verses also include imagery that highlights different aspects of South African culture, such as "potjie beesstert" (a traditional stew), "die rugbyveld" (a popular sport in South Africa), and "nat koeksuster" (a fried pastry). These references demonstrate the richness and diversity of South African culture and why it is worth celebrating and taking pride in.


Line by Line Meaning

Kyk in my oë, lees my gedagtes
Look into my eyes, read my thoughts


Ek weet dis vuil, maar jy's so pragtig
I know it's dirty, but you're so beautiful


Soos bier op 'n warm dag
Like beer on a hot day


'n vuur op 'n Saterdag
A fire on a Saturday


(hey!)
Expressive interjection


Jy is vir my soos, 'n skyfie melktert
You're like a slice of milk tart to me


'n potjie beesstert
A pot of beef stew


Daar's net een soos ekke, local is mos lekker
There's only one like me, local is always better


Soen frans, eet Italiaans
Kiss like the French, eat like the Italians


Kuier soos die Iere, ignoreer die bure
Party like the Irish, ignore the neighbors


Flirt Spaans, raas Amerikaans
Flirt like the Spanish, rage like the Americans


Dans Braziliaans maar bly trots Afrikaans
Dance like the Brazilians but stay proud of being Afrikaans


Bly trots Afrikaans
Stay proud of being Afrikaans


Vryf oor my rug, en bietjie laer af
Rub my back a little lower


Niks hou ons terug -die dansvloer deur draf
Nothing holds us back - we run through the dance floor


Jy is vir my soos, 'n nat koeksuster
You're like a wet doughnut to me


Staan op aandag aangemeld
Stand at attention, registered


Enkels word gebreek op die rugbyveld
Ankles get broken on the rugby field


Daar's net een soos ekke, local is mos lekker!
There's only one like me, local is always better!




Writer(s): johan oberholzer

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