'n Derderangs burger
Marianne Weber Lyrics


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Hij had heel z'n leven gezwoegd en geschouwd
En altijd z'n plicht trouw gedaan
Toen kreeg hij ontslag
Want men vond hem te oud
Hij kwam naast het leven te staan
En zij die hem altijd tot steun was geweest
Hij miste haar nu in zijn oud zijn het meest
Hij was één van die vele bejaarden
Die niets meer ter wereld bezat
En niemand kwam ooit aan hem vragen
Of hij soms wat hulp nodig had

Ach hij voelde zich eenzaam verlaten
Die eenzaamheid deed hem zo'n pijn
Hij was er zichzelf om gaan haten
'N Derderangs burger te zijn

De eenzaamheid kon hij niet aan op den duur
Geen mens trok zich iets van hem aan
En toen op een dag
Vond men hem in de schuur
Hij had zich van 't leven ontdaan
Een briefje lag naast het portret van z'n vrouw
Ik was zo alleen daarom kom ik bij jou

Hij was één van die vele bejaarden
Die niets meer ter wereld bezat
En niemand kwam ooit aan hem vragen
Of hij soms wat hulp nodig had

Ach hij voelde zich eenzaam verlaten
Die eenzaamheid deed hem zo'n pijn




Hij was er zichzelf om gaan haten
'N Derderangs burger te zijn

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of the song "n Derderangs burger" by Marianne Weber tell the heartbreaking story of an elderly man who dedicated his entire life to hard work and duty, only to be dismissed from his job because he was considered too old. This sudden dismissal left him feeling disconnected from life, especially since the person who had always supported him, likely his wife, was no longer there for him in his old age.


The man, now one of many elderly people without anything of value in the world, found himself ignored and isolated. Nobody bothered to offer him help or support, further emphasizing his sense of loneliness and abandonment. This loneliness grew so painful that he began to resent himself for being relegated to the status of a third-rate citizen, overlooked and disregarded by society.


Unable to bear the weight of his solitude any longer, the man ultimately chose to end his own life. He was found in a shed, having taken his own life, leaving behind a note next to a picture of his wife expressing the overwhelming loneliness that led to his tragic decision. Despite his struggles and cries for help, no one had reached out to offer him the assistance or companionship he so desperately needed, highlighting the crushing effects of isolation and neglect on individuals, especially the elderly.


The repeated mention of the man being one of many forgotten elderly people who lacked support or care serves as a poignant commentary on the societal neglect and disregard faced by aging individuals. The lyrics powerfully convey the pain and despair experienced by those who feel abandoned and overlooked in their later years, emphasizing the importance of compassion, connection, and support for those most vulnerable and in need. The song serves as a poignant reminder of the deep emotional impact of loneliness and the devastating consequences it can have when individuals feel unseen and unheard in their struggles.


Line by Line Meaning

Hij had heel z'n leven gezwoegd en geschouwd
He had worked hard and diligently his whole life, always fulfilling his duties.


En altijd z'n plicht trouw gedaan
And he had always faithfully carried out his responsibilities.


Toen kreeg hij ontslag
Then he was dismissed from his job.


Want men vond hem te oud
Because they deemed him too old.


Hij kwam naast het leven te staan
He felt left outside of life.


En zij die hem altijd tot steun was geweest
And she who had always been his support.


Hij miste haar nu in zijn oud zijn het meest
He missed her the most in his old age.


Hij was één van die vele bejaarden
He was one of the many elderly individuals.


Die niets meer ter wereld bezat
Who had nothing left in the world.


En niemand kwam ooit aan hem vragen
And no one ever asked him.


Of hij soms wat hulp nodig had
If he needed any help.


Ach hij voelde zich eenzaam verlaten
Oh, he felt lonely and abandoned.


Die eenzaamheid deed hem zo'n pijn
That loneliness caused him so much pain.


Hij was er zichzelf om gaan haten
He had started to hate himself for it.


'N Derderangs burger te zijn
For being a third-rate citizen.


De eenzaamheid kon hij niet aan op den duur
He couldn't bear the loneliness in the long run.


Geen mens trok zich iets van hem aan
No one cared about him.


En toen op een dag
And then one day.


Vond men hem in de schuur
They found him in the shed.


Hij had zich van 't leven ontdaan
He had taken his own life.


Een briefje lag naast het portret van z'n vrouw
A note lay next to his wife's portrait.


Ik was zo alleen daarom kom ik bij jou
I was so lonely, that's why I come to you.




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