Dink Jy Nou?
Kobus! Lyrics


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In die kronkelgange van my verstand
Loop bloos en uitbundig hand aan hand
Ontelbaar deure om oop te maak
En kussings om aan die slaap te raak

In die dobbelsale van jou verstand
Loop vroom en onheilig hand aan hand
Ontelbaar keuses in die dobbelspel maar jy dink
Nie voor jy spring nie en so stook jy jou hel

Op die growwe paaie van ons bestaan
Ry strak gesigte in die stadige baan
Hul oë skop styf as sirenes loei
Hul oë draai weg as kinders bloei

Is daar ontsnapping uit die doolhof van foltering?
Malhuis van die werklikheid? Karnaval van verbeelding?

Dink jy nou?
Dink jy nou?
Koue kobus
Dink jy nou?





Te moeg vir die lewe
Te bang vir die dood

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of the song "Dink Jy Nou?" by Kobus! are about the inner workings of the mind and the choices that people make. The singer discusses the different paths that one can take in life and how each choice leads to a different outcome. In the first verse, the singer describes his own mind as a labyrinth with many doors that need to be opened, and pillows on which to rest. The second verse describes the mind of another person, who is unable to make decisions without first taking risks in the "dice halls" of the mind.


In the chorus, the singer questions whether there is a way to escape the maze of torture, madness, and imagination. The phrase "Dink jy nou?" is repeated several times, which translates to "Are you thinking now?" or "Do you think now?" in English. The final lines of the song suggest that the singer is tired of life but afraid of death.


Overall, the song speaks to the choices people make and the different paths they take in life. It questions whether those paths are the right ones, and whether there is a way out of the struggles that come with them.


Line by Line Meaning

In die kronkelgange van my verstand
Inside the twisting corridors of my mind


Loop bloos en uitbundig hand aan hand
Blushingly and exuberantly walk hand in hand


Ontelbaar deure om oop te maak
Countless doors to open


En kussings om aan die slaap te raak
And pillows to fall asleep on


In die dobbelsale van jou verstand
In the gambling halls of your mind


Loop vroom en onheilig hand aan hand
Piously and wickedly walk hand in hand


Ontelbaar keuses in die dobbelspel maar jy dink
Countless choices in the game of chance, but you think


Nie voor jy spring nie en so stook jy jou hel
Not before you leap, and so you stoke your own hell


Op die growwe paaie van ons bestaan
On the rough paths of our existence


Ry strak gesigte in die stadige baan
Tightly held faces on the slow lane


Hul oë skop styf as sirenes loei
Their eyes kick tightly as sirens blare


Hul oë draai weg as kinders bloei
Their eyes turn away as children bloom


Is daar ontsnapping uit die doolhof van foltering?
Is there an escape from the labyrinth of torture?


Malhuis van die werklikheid? Karnaval van verbeelding?
Madhouse of reality? Carnival of imagination?


Dink jy nou?
Do you think now?


Dink jy nou?
Do you think now?


Koue kobus
Cold kobus


Dink jy nou?
Do you think now?


Te moeg vir die lewe
Too tired of life


Te bang vir die dood
Too scared of death




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Comments from YouTube:

@KOBUSmusic

Not new KOBUS. In fact, its the OLDEST of ‘em all. 2003

@TheGuitarNewby

Whaaaat!! Nuwe KOBUS! Ek sien dit nou eers bra, kak mal.

@hankystanky4749

Would you be able to upload the song- Ons is saam. I absolutely love your slower more acoustic sounding songs. Not to say that I don't love the hard-core albums, but these hit hard in such a different way with the superb use of emotive language.

@Johannicus

New material? I have been waiting since 2008 for this!

@KOBUSmusic

Its not new. In fact its the first, oldest video we ever did as KOBUS.

@sonjavanrensburg2609

Nice Kobus .. net 1 song!

@shawnofthedead4174

Is this a new song? Dude, been waiting for some new shit from you guys forever

@KOBUSmusic

Nope. It is, in fact the very first, oldest video we ever did as KOBUS.

@stacydewet

💜🖤🤘

@stacydewet

So many beautiful familiar faces, from our lives in this video

Famiglia 💜

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