Player 23 Lyrics

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Album: 
Afrika Sonsak
Song Year: 
2006
Genre: 
Pop
Language: 
Afrikaans
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There are 22 manne, in a rugby team today.
1 to 8 the vories, 9 to 15 agterlyn.
16 to 22, the manne on the bench.
But someone tough is missing, someone famous and intense.
Jan, Jan, Jan, is die soul van die span.

Every Saturday at the game, pak hy alles wat hy kan.
Brannas nartjies, sy kitaartjie, gasbraai boerewors en bun.
And he shouts vol uit sy bors uit: "I am here for you my span"
And the team shouts "Player 23 "We are here for you ou Jan".
Jan, Jan, Jan, is die soul van die span.

22 manne in a rugby squad.
But the 23rd oke is a genuine stud.
His name is Jan, he is every team's dream.
Player 23, there's a Jan for every team.

His locker is a sacred space, to where ou Victor runs.
And there he puts his signed picture: "Groete van ou Jan"
Spot him at the supermarket - hoop maar hy's 'n sport.
As he signs his bum, Kankowski: "Said I'm never gonna stort".
Jan, Jan, Jan is die soul van die span.

Waiting for his turn to gooi-Jan's stick goes in the trash.
But Schalkie grabs the precious prize and ads it to his stash.
At the shoestore Jan is posing, in his bright new orange crocs.
And the okes can hardly wait, to replace their rugby togs.
Jan, Jan, Jan, is die soul van die span.

22 manne in a rugby squad.
But the 23rd oke is a genuine stud.
His name is Jan, he is every team's dream.
Player 23, there's a Jan for every team.

It's a story about two manne, from different Provincial spanne.
They often did compete to be the mainkop of the street.
So they eyed each other skeef, wondering who's the biggest fan.
They checked each others boerewors to see who is the man.
Elton and Jan, die soul van die span.

Driving to the game, Elton brags with his tjor.
But Jan drives by and goois a wave, and Elton smiles no more.
The kole are just right for them, and the struggle still goes on.
It's a showdown at the stadium, it's Elton versus Jan.
Elton and Jan, is die soul van die span.

It's a story about two manne, legends of the game.
From Gauteng to the Cape, will remember their names.
It's Elton and Jan, die soul van die span.
Player 23, the Bokke makes us one.

Player 23, the Bokke makes us one.