Òdò-ògùn flows through a town called Làlánté
A town rich with mother Earth’s bounties
Shocking news have just been unearthed
Kabiyesi prefers the company of men?
Hush! Be quiet! For this might just be a rumour
Just nod your head or click your heels if you understand what I speak of
Whisper subtly, saying it loud could be dangerous
But if Kabiyesi is gay, then he has no honour.
Like wild fire, all over the town, the news spread
People started to wonder, who exactly spends nights in Kabiyesi’s bed?
His chiefs and advisors wanted him dead
Plotting ways to take off his head.
They rallied the people and they stormed the palace
Captured Kabiyesi and disarmed his guards
Only one other man can deliver justice
The oracle of the gods must preside over this.
Faloye’s eyes were red with anger
Kabiyesi’s actions had put the town in grave danger
So he said loudly, “Throw him in the dungeons and find me his lover!
This disgrace of a man shall be king no longer”.
When the skies were pitch black and all were asleep
Two silhouettes began to creep
One whispered “That was so good, even I almost believed!”
Then they looked back one last time at the town they had deceived.