Sunday, 22 October 2017

Defying gravity

We'll tell stories of pain and lack
And we'll tell stories of peace in the storm
We'll tell stories of defying first law of motion

We'll tell stories of uncertainty and loss
And we'll tell stories of soaring high
We'll tell stories of defying gravity

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Misunderstood



I called you my love every now and then
We went almost everywhere together
My shoulders were always there for you to lean on
But Titilayo, you should have known I was just being a gentleman

I'm still surprised at how shocked you were
When I introduced you to my girlfriend
But Titilayo, you should have known I only love you like a sister
I'm sorry for the hurt I might have caused you 
Can we still be friends?

 

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Can I trust you with my heart?



Million thoughts running through my head
Million flashes of memories
I’ve had my fair share of pain
I’m not sure of the strength of my heart anymore

Million reasons why I should let this love go
Million reasons why I should give this love a chance
I’m used to being alone
I hope it’s not crazy now that a part of me wants to be with you

There’s just one question on my mind
Can I trust you with my heart?


Live and let live

I hope you know
Doctors fall sick
Pastors get tempted
Bankers run into debt
Celebrities have a life off the screen

In the end
We are all humans
Living in a world full of expectations

Live  and let live


Friday, 4 August 2017

Shades of beauty

I bet you have no idea what I see when I look at you
I bet you don't know what I mean when I say I love you 

I've seen how you spend hours trying to look beautiful
I've seen how you idolize other women that people call beautiful

I don't know how the world sees beauty
But I know you are my perfect definition of beauty


P.S: Everyone is beautiful in his or her own way. Beauty is relative and it's better when it's a function of how the carrier of the beauty sees it as well as what the beholder sees.

There is no standard for beauty; be your own kind of beautiful...or handsome :)


Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Thorns



As you fell on your knees
Saying “I can explain”
The unexplainable hurt I felt at that moment
Is still so fresh
Minutes have rolled into days
But my heart still aches

Tádé, how could you?
How could you forget our vows so soon?
What happened to ‘always and forever’?
What happened to your “Ọlo̒run ló n sọmọ”
And “God’s time is the best”?

So you already have Táǹ̒
The one we’ve been looking for
To think màmá and aunty Ṣadé have been aware all along
Makes me feel like a flower surrounded by thorns
Do they call her mum yàwó wa” too?

Tádé, how could you?
How could you give up on us?
How could you give up on God?


Sunday, 4 June 2017

Drowning in time

Time, the boundless string that binds all
The endless stream that flows in awe
Amazing how the stream flows swiftly from seconds to minutes
With its shores seeming unreachable

Like turbulence at seashore never moves the sea
Man's haste never unsettles time
Yes, they say time waits for no man
I'm wondering, should man rather wait for time

Just yesterday, some said they were in control of the flow
How come all wee see today is their drowning bodies?
They flew on the wings of time in peace
But fell to its wind in pieces

We see footprints as we move
How did those manage to remain on the sands of this ever-flowing stream?
Mystery, like footprints on the rock
Misery, time is a blueprint not to mock

P.S: This is a duet with Mayowa Tijani