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Joost Klein

Joost Klein is a musician, writer and artist from Leeuwarden, whose energetic style combines elements from mainstream pop with happy hardcore and pop punk.

The artist has been praised for his poetic lyrics combined with catchy beats that capture the spirit of youth. In the Netherlands, Joost tours regularly with his band and has played festivals like Lowlands and Pinkpop. In November, he gave two sold-out concerts at Amsterdam’s 6,000-capacity AFAS Live. 

Recently, Joost won the prestigious Popprijs 2023, which is awarded annually in the Netherlands to the band or artist that has had the most impact in Dutch pop music that year.

Last summer, Joost had a number one hit in Germany, Switzerland and Austria with Friesenjung. The song has had over 100 million streams worldwide and won Best Song in Germany's 1LIVE Krone radio awards.

Music video

Live performance

Lyrics of Europapa

Europe let’s come together!
(Euro-pa-pa, Euro-pa-pa)
It’s now or never!
I love you all!
(Euro-pa-pa, Euro-pa-pa)

Welkom in Europa
Blijf hier tot ik doodga
Euro-pa-pa, Euro-pa-pa

Welkom in Europa
Blijf hier tot ik doodga
Euro-pa-pa, Euro-pa-pa

Bezoek m’n friends in France
Of neem de benen naar Wenen
Ik wil weg uit Netherlands
maar m’n paspoort is verdwenen

Heb gelukkig geen visum nodig
Om bij je te zijn
Dus neem de bus naar Polen
Of de trein naar Berlijn

Ik heb geen geld voor Paris
Dus gebruik m’n fantasie
Heb je een eurootje please
Zeg “merci” en “alsjeblieft”

Ik ben echt alles kwijt
Behalve de tijd
Dus ben elke dag op reis
Want de wereld is van mij

Welkom in Europa
Blijf hier tot ik doodga
Euro-pa-pa, Euro-pa-pa

Welkom in Europa
Blijf hier tot ik doodga
Euro-pa-pa, Euro-pa-pa

Euro-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa
Euro-pa-pa-pa
(Hey)
Euro-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa
Eu-ro-pa!
(Hey)

Ich bin in Deutschland
Aber Ich bin so allein
Io sono in Italia
Maar toch doet het pijn

Ben aan het vluchten van mezelf
Roep de hele dag om “help!”
Ja ik geef zelfs mensen geld
Maar d’r is niemand die me helpt

Ik hoef geen es-car-gots
Hoef geen fish ‘n chips
Hoef geen paella, no
Ik weet niet eens echt wat dat is

Zet de radio aan
Ik hoor Stromae met “Papaoutai”
Zal niet stoppen tot ze zeggen
“Ja, ja, dat doet-ie goed ey!”

Welkom in Europa
Blijf hier tot ik doodga
Euro-pa-pa, Euro-pa-pa

Welkom in Europa
Blijf hier tot ik doodga
Euro-pa-pa, Euro-pa-pa

Euro-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa
Euro-pa-pa-pa
(Hey)
Euro-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa
Eu-ro-pa!

Euro-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa….

Welkom in Europa jongen!
(Hey)
Eu-ro-pa

Aan het einde van de dag
Zijn we allemaal mensen
Mijn vader zei me ooit
Het is een wereld zonder grenzen

Ik mis je elke dag
Is wat ik stiekempjes fluister
Zie je nou wel pa
Ik heb naar je geluisterd
Europe let’s come together!
It’s now or never!
I love you all!

Welcome to Europe
Stay here until I die
Euro-pa-pa, Euro-pa-pa

Welcome to Europe
Stay here until I die
Euro-pa-pa, Euro-pa-pa

Visit my friends in France
Or take a long walk to Vienna
I want to leave the Netherlands
But my passport is gone

Fortunately don't need a visa
To be with you
So take the bus to Poland
Or the train to Berlin

I have no money for Paris
So use my imagination
Do you have a euro please
Say "merci" and "please"

I lost everything
Except time
So am travelling every day
For the world is mine

Welcome to Europe
Stay here until I die
Euro-pa-pa, Euro-pa-pa

Welcome to Europe
Stay here until I die
Euro-pa-pa, Euro-pa-pa

Euro-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa
Euro-pa-pa-pa
Euro-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa
Eu-ro-pa!

Ich bin in Deutschland
Aber Ich bin so allein
Io sono in Italia
but still I feel pain

Am running from myself
Calling for "help!" all day long
Yes I even give people money
But there is no one to help me

I don't need es-car-gots
Don't need fish 'n chips
Don't need paella, no
I don't even really know what that is

Turn on the radio
I hear Stromae with "Papaoutai"
Won't stop until they say
"Yes, yes, he does that very well ey!"

Welcome to Europe
Stay here until I die
Euro-pa-pa, Euro-pa-pa

Welcome to Europe
Stay here until I die
Euro-pa-pa, Euro-pa-pa

Euro-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa
Euro-pa-pa-pa
Euro-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa
Eu-ro-pa!
Euro-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa….

Welcome in Europe boy!

At the end of the day
we are all human beings.
My father told me once that
the world has no borders.

I miss you every day
is what I whisper to myself.
You see, dad,
I did listen to you.