I will live my life my way
Remain steadfast till my hair turn gray.
I will remain adamant;
Tell the girl I love how beautiful she is.
I will walk the street
Cleanse it of its filth.
I will visit a neighbor
Lend them a hand when they are in need.
Yes I will.
Watching through my window sill,
I will send you messages to heal
And get to your door when you are ill.
A life I will
Learning to be the people’s man
Telling the people yes we can,
Having so much for our stomache’s fill.
Tell the whirlwind to remain still
Tell the tide to let the ocean be
And tell the earth to remain calm
We want none of its grumblings beneath our feet.
No more will I be scared of you
Or will I fall on bended knees-
Begging you to let me be.
I will walk straight in front of you
Beat my chest, and call your bluff.
I will wake to the crow of the cock
Every moment with the thought of death.
I will remain willful and wise
Lending a hand to wipe the world of filth.
Like the iroko tree I will remain strong
Never resigning to the cruel hands of defeat.