I’ll forever on my stomach lie.
I’ll nod my head till I die.
I’ll remain a lizard while Chief Ume’s wealth accumulates.
Because I have made that way my fate.
If in life I were to spend a century.
It’ll be in the small box where he has put me.
I am doomed and doomed forever.
All because of my stupid desire for twenty naira.
I’ll forever be fed with crumbs a few.
While my mouth craves for rice and stew.
I’ll keep wanting to be out-fitted.
But I’ll forever be stark-naked.
I must be dead by now, they, my family, must believe.
But a lizard in this world am I, who would believe?
In the hard way have I learnt my lessons.
But forgiven can never be my sins it seems.
I am a three-year old lizard.
Three years have I lived, a human lizard.
The longer my life gets.
The bigger and fatter Chief gets.
A human lizard will I remain.
And this, nothing can change.
Forever on my stomach will I lie.
Nodding my head till I die.