Doodstraf
Kobus! Lyrics


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Doodstraf, bring die doodstraf terug
Doodstraf, bring die doodstraf terug

Ons is vryheid belowe maar het vrees ontvang
Met pyn en trane en begrafnissang
Die reënboog is rooi deurweek met bloed
Op die horison agter die begrafnisstoet
Doodstraf, bring die doodstraf terug
Doodstraf, bring die doodstraf terug
Ons is vryheid belowe maar het vrees ontvang
Ouers paranoïs en kinders is bang
Die ongedeerdes sê dis 'n slegte idee
Maar as die Hel oor hul drumpel trap sal hulle ook skree vir die

Doodstraf, bring die doodstraf terug
Doodstraf, staan saam en eis die doodstraf terug

Noodmaatreels vir 'n noodtoestand
'n Oog vir 'n oog en 'n tand vir 'n tand

Ons is vryheid belowe maar het vrees ontvang
Soos 'n skandvlek Judaskus op elke wang
En as die strome onskuldige bloed aanhou stort
Gaan die mense begin doen wat daar gedoen moet word

Doodstraf, bring die doodstraf terug,
Doodstraf, bring die doodstraf terug,




Doodstraf, bring die doodstraf terug,
Doodstraf, staan saam en eis die doodstraf terug

Overall Meaning

The song "Doodstraf" by Kobus! calls for the return of the death penalty in South Africa. The lyrics express frustration with the current state of violence and crime in the country and imply that the death penalty would serve as a deterrent. The repeated refrain "bring die doodstraf terug" (bring back the death penalty) emphasizes the song's central theme.


The verses highlight the brutal reality of crime in South Africa and the sense of fear it creates. The line "Ons is vryheid belowe maar het vrees ontvang" (we were promised freedom but have received fear) speaks to the disappointment many feel with the post-apartheid era. This sense of disillusionment can be seen in the references to the "red" rainbows and the Judas kiss, which symbolize the betrayal of hope and promise.


The chorus brings the call to action. The repetition, "Doodstraf, staan saam en eis die doodstraf terug" (death penalty, stand together and demand the death penalty), is a call to citizens to demand change and take a stand against the violence.


Line by Line Meaning

Doodstraf, bring die doodstraf terug
Demanding the return of the death penalty


Ons is vryheid belowe maar het vrees ontvang
Promised freedom but received fear


Met pyn en trane en begrafnissang
With pain and tears and funeral songs


Die reënboog is rooi deurweek met bloed
The rainbow is soaked in blood


Op die horison agter die begrafnisstoet
On the horizon behind the funeral procession


Ouers paranoïs en kinders is bang
Parents are paranoid and children are afraid


Die ongedeerdes sê dis 'n slegte idee
The unharmed say it's a bad idea


Maar as die Hel oor hul drumpel trap sal hulle ook skree vir die
But when Hell crosses their threshold, they too will scream for it


Noodmaatreels vir 'n noodtoestand
Emergency measures for a state of emergency


'n Oog vir 'n oog en 'n tand vir 'n tand
An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth


Soos 'n skandvlek Judaskus op elke wang
Like a shameful Judas kiss on every cheek


En as die strome onskuldige bloed aanhou stort
And if the streams of innocent blood keep pouring


Gaan die mense begin doen wat daar gedoen moet word
People will start doing what needs to be done


Doodstraf, staan saam en eis die doodstraf terug
Standing together and demanding the death penalty




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@TheGupp19

KOBUS is echt een geniale band. Voor mij de beste metalband van Zuid Afrika! Groeten van deze Nederlander.

@ovs8691

Make Zuid Afrika great again

@crispycrustytenderflakycrust

Make Noord Transvaal great again

@DDSemBlack

Respect from Russland

@CyanideSovereign

This is interesting. May take some time to get into.

@brendonnel

respek!

@MegaLightmare

Love this...btw I've been looking for Witman but that song is not on here...it's a shame.

@ballietjies

Praise be

@wolfycssnipereye417

Dit is tyd mense!

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