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Jan Smit - Lifelong friends for ever
Lyrics and music: Jan Smit en Simon Keizer
(2005)

Jan Smit - Vrienden voor het leven
Tekst en muziek: Jan Smit en Simon Keizer
(2005)


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Dutch song Jan Smit - Vrienden voor het leven
with lyrics, music, video and English translation songtext


picture garland guirlande symbol of dutch song translated English translation

Eventually you'll find out
In life you need a good old friend
In good and bad times, you shall need a pall, a mate
'Cause the course of your life
Can be hard and troublesome
You might fall down and have to get back on your feet

Je komt erachter, vroeg of laat
Een goede vriend, een beste maat
Je hebt ze nodig, in het goede en in 't kwaad
Want de weg van 't bestaan
Is soms heel onaangenaam
Er wordt gevallen en meteen weer opgestaan


picture garland guirlande symbol of dutch song translated English translation

I have friends for life, to lean on
In times of sorrow, joy
Friends can give you things that money
Can never ever buy
Certain friends make you shrieking with laughter
They're so funny that time will fly by
Other friends relieve pain and support you
When you don't know where to go

Ik heb vrienden voor het leven
Gesteund door lief en leed
Wat een vriend aan mij kan geven
Is geld niet aan besteed
Je hebt vrienden waarmee je kan lachen
En waardoor je de tijd snel vergeet
Of een vriend die de pijn kan verzachten
Als je 't even niet meer weet


picture garland guirlande symbol of dutch song translated English translation

Without words you notice soon
This friend truly understands
All that counts is having confidence and trust
In this strong group of friends
We can read each other's eyes
We get together, having great fun in the pub

Zonder woorden merk je snel
Deze vriend begrijpt me wel
Goed vertrouwen is het enige wat telt
Zelfs een blik zegt genoeg
Voor die hechte vriendenploeg
Er wordt gelachen met z'n allen in de kroeg


picture garland guirlande symbol of dutch song translated English translation

I have friends for life, to lean on
In times of sorrow, joy
Friends can give you things that money
Can never ever buy
Certain friends make you shrieking with laughter
They're so funny that time will fly by
Other friends relieve pain and support you
When you don't know where to go

Ik heb vrienden voor het leven
Gesteund door lief en leed
Wat een vriend aan mij kan geven
Is geld niet aan besteed
Je hebt vrienden waarmee je kan lachen
En waardoor je de tijd snel vergeet
Of een vriend die de pijn kan verzachten
Als je 't even niet meer weet


picture garland guirlande symbol of dutch song translated English translation

Certain friends make you shrieking with laughter
They're so funny that time will fly by
Other friends relieve pain and support you
When you don't know where to go
Where to go

Je hebt vrienden waarmee je kan lachen
En waardoor je de tijd snel vergeet
Of een vriend die de pijn kan verzachten
Als je 't even niet meer weet
Niet meer weet



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picture garland guirlande symbol of dutch song translated English translation



Jan Smit (1985) is a Dutch singer and songwriter from Volendam (province North-Holland). He is reckoned among the 'Eel-sound'/'Palingsound' with others of the large amount of bands and singers from the fishing-village Volendam (like: The Cats, BZN, Piet Veerman, Jan Keizer, Carola Smit and Nick & Simon). The 3JS are also from Volendam, but have a different sound.

Jan Smit (chosen from the Volendam boy's choir) had a hit with the band BZN when he was only 10 years old. A year later his solo single, 'I sing this song just for you'/'Ik zing dit lied voor jou alleen' (1997), was an instant number 1 hit. His five following songs (all written by BZN) were also successful in Belgium, Germany, Austria, Italy and France (where he sang German and French). But his success in the Netherlands diminished.

In 2005, 20 years old, he tried to make a comeback with the reality-soap 'Simply Jan Smit'/'Gewoon Jan Smit' (2005-2008. Above song 'Friends for lifetime'/'Vrienden voor het leven' (2005) was used as tv-tune. It scored high viewing numbers and won the public price Golden Ring for best television series.

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In the following years Smit scored many hits, like 'Laura' (2005); 'When the morning has arrived'/'Als de morgen is gekomen' (2006); and 'Cupid'/'Cupido' (2006). His success remaines until today and he released over 20 records. He is also part of the German 'Schlager'-band Klubbb3. Their first album became Platinum and in 2017 this trio won the German award The best band of the year.

The above song was in the Top 40 for 18 weeks and was voted into the Top 2000 (traditionally broadcasted on the radio the last week of the year) seven times.

In the clip of 'Friends for lifetime'/'Vrienden voor het leven', many family members and friends are shown, including his parents, his sisters Monique and Jenny, manager Jaap Buijs, friends Kees Tol, Nick Schilder and Simon Keizer; and also locations in the fishing-village Volendam.

The reality-soap also ment the start of the career of two of his friends, the duo Nick & Simon (Simon Keizer is co-author of above song).

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