N.J.S.A.
Kobus! Lyrics


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Hongersnood, Vigsdood
Dakloos, werkloos, moedeloos, broos
Presidentia, In Absentia
Wanbestuur, vagevuur, ondier, plesier

Orania, Azania
Oggendstond, gifmond, kultuurbom-lont
Obsessie, depressie
Jeugslagting, skoolverkragting, dooie verwagting

Oja, Ons weier om die sondes te dra van jou ma en pa
O ja, Die Lied van die Nuwe jong Suid Afrika

Kuberseks, sms
Pentium-slagaar, ooievaar-rekenaar
Siel beroof, pyn verdoof
Donker dae, donderslae, narkotika

Swaar Metaal, anti-sosiaal
Kritiekskool, woordgoël, KOBUS! hiperbool
Skuldgevoel, modderpoel
Seer, verleer, ontbeer, distansieer





O ja, Knip ons vlerke en ons groei weer 'n nuwe paar
O ja, Die Lied van die Nuwe jong Suid Afrika

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Kobus!’s song N.J.S.A. depict a dark and haunting reality of the societal issues faced by the youth in South Africa. The song speaks of hunger, death, homelessness, unemployment, hopelessness, fragility, and the absence of leadership, amongst other things. The lyrics paint a picture of a country plagued by corruption, mismanagement, and a lack of direction. The repetition of the phrase “O ja, Die Lied van die Nuwe jong Suid Afrika” adds a sense of bitterness and sarcasm to the song, highlighting the frustration and apathy felt towards the current state of affairs.


The song also touches on issues such as cultural tensions, drug abuse, sexual exploitation, technology addiction, and the societal pressure to conform. The lyrics use powerful imagery to capture the pain, anguish, and despair felt by the youth, who are left to bear the consequences of the mistakes made by the previous generations.


In summary, the lyrics of N.J.S.A. reveal the harsh reality of the challenges faced by young people in South Africa today. The song expresses the feelings of despair, frustration, and hopelessness experienced by many, while also highlighting the need for change and a new direction for the future.


Line by Line Meaning

Hongersnood, Vigsdood
Famine and violent deaths


Dakloos, werkloos, moedeloos, broos
Homeless, jobless, hopeless, fragile


Presidentia, In Absentia
Presidentially, in absence


Wanbestuur, vagevuur, ondier, plesier
Mismanagement, purgatory, monster, pleasure


Orania, Azania
Orania, Azania


Oggendstond, gifmond, kultuurbom-lont
Morning hours, poison mouth, culture bomb fuse


Obsessie, depressie
Obsession, depression


Jeugslagting, skoolverkragting, dooie verwagting
Youth slaughter, school rape, dead expectations


Oja, Ons weier om die sondes te dra van jou ma en pa
Oh yes, we refuse to carry the sins of your mother and father


O ja, Die Lied van die Nuwe jong Suid Afrika
Oh yes, the song of the new young South Africa


Kuberseks, sms
Cyber sex, text messages


Pentium-slagaar, ooievaar-rekenaar
Pentium whip, stork computer


Siel beroof, pyn verdoof
Soul robbed, pain numbed


Donker dae, donderslae, narkotika
Dark days, thundering blows, narcotics


Swaar Metaal, anti-sosiaal
Heavy metal, anti-social


Kritiekskool, woordgoël, KOBUS! hiperbool
Critical school, word barrage, KOBUS! hyperbole


Skuldgevoel, modderpoel
Guilt feeling, mud pool


Seer, verleer, ontbeer, distansieer
Hurt, unlearn, lack, distance oneself


O ja, Knip ons vlerke en ons groei weer 'n nuwe paar
Oh yes, clip our wings and we'll grow a new pair


O ja, Die Lied van die Nuwe jong Suid Afrika
Oh yes, the song of the new young South Africa




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