Deze Niet

       Bomb the houses, maar deze niet
       Burn the cities, maar deze niet
       Break some windows, maar deze niet
       Steal a car, maar deze niet

       Just do anything you like
       Rob a bank or steal a bike
       You can take whatever you want
       Maar deze niet

       Rape a girl, maar deze niet
       Shoot a dog, maar deze niet
       Mug an old lady, maar deze niet
       Crash a party, maar deze niet

       Just do anything you like
       Rob a bank or steal a bike
       You can take whatever you want
       Maar deze niet

 

These lyrics need some explanation.

For those of you that don't speak Dutch:
"maar deze niet" means "but not this one".

At some point all the storage rooms in the building where Stan lived were burgled, except the one that belonged to Stan's family. On the wall by the door someone had chalked "DEZE NIET" ("Not this one"). Apparently whoever organised the burglary wanted to make sure that Stan's stuff was left unharmed.

This was much appreciated, and the words "Deze niet" became a magic spell that was written on most of the instruments, amps and speakers to prevent them from getting nicked. It worked.