Die Wind
Kobus! Lyrics


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Ek ken 'n ou, ou liedjie
Van lewenswel en weë
Van lank vergane skepe in die kelders van die see

Die woorde is vergete
En tog die deuntjie draal
Soos vaag bekende grepies in 'n baie ou verhaal
Van swerwers sonder rigting
Van soekers wat nooit vind
En eindelik was almal maar net kinders van die wind

Gesigte, drome, name
Is deur die wind verwaai
En waarheen al die woorde is sou net 'n kind kon raai

Van swerwers sonder rigting
Van soekers wat nooit vind
En eindelik was almal maar net kinders van die wind

En van swerwers sonder rigting
En van soekers wat nooit vind




En eindelik was almal maar net kinders van die wind
En eindelik was almal maar net kinders van die wind

Overall Meaning

The song "Die Wind" by Kobus! is a melancholic and reflective tune about the unpredictability of life and the transience of human experience. It speaks about a forgotten song that carries an elusive melody, reminiscent of a distant past and long-lost ships in the deep sea. The lyrics suggest that even though memories may fade and words may be forgotten, certain melodies have the power to linger on and evoke a sense of nostalgia or longing.


The song also alludes to the metaphorical idea that we are all like wanderers without direction, seekers who never truly find what they're searching for, and ultimately, children of the wind. The wind represents an uncontrollable force that shapes our lives, like it shapes the dunes of the desert. It transforms our faces, dreams and names, and blows away our words in a whisper. Despite the impermanence and fleeting nature of our existence, the song suggests that we are all connected through this common thread of being children of the wind.


Line by Line Meaning

Ek ken 'n ou, ou liedjie
I know an old, old song


Van lewenswel en weë
About life's joys and woes


Van lank vergane skepe in die kelders van die see
Of long lost ships in the depths of the sea


Die woorde is vergete
The words have been forgotten


En tog die deuntjie draal
Yet the melody lingers


Soos vaag bekende grepies in 'n baie ou verhaal
Like faintly familiar lines in a very old tale


Van swerwers sonder rigting
Of wanderers without direction


Van soekers wat nooit vind
Of seekers who never find


En eindelik was almal maar net kinders van die wind
And ultimately, everyone was just children of the wind


Gesigte, drome, name
Faces, dreams, names


Is deur die wind verwaai
Have been blown away by the wind


En waarheen al die woorde is sou net 'n kind kon raai
And where all those words have gone, only a child could guess


En van swerwers sonder rigting
And of wanderers without direction


En van soekers wat nooit vind
And of seekers who never find


En eindelik was almal maar net kinders van die wind
And ultimately, everyone was just children of the wind


En eindelik was almal maar net kinders van die wind
And ultimately, everyone was just children of the wind




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