Yes, They Slap Court Judges In The Land Of Honour (Part 2), By Niyi Osundare

Slam shut the gate
The Barbarians are here again
Say, slam shut the gate
The Barbarians are here again
Their Stone Age shrieks and dumb insight
Lend a tune to our air of running pain

Behold this Medieval darkness
So soon after our rousing Renaissance
Hah, this Medieval darkness
So soon after our rousing Renaissance
Painful irony now, the “Land-of-Honour” tag
The news never comes today without its newsance

Days of dread, nights of terror
Shivering streets enslaved by fever
Alas, days of dread, nights of terror
Shivering streets enslaved by fever
The Id of Amin is out with its cannibal Ego
Dissident skulls in his capacious freezer

The people went to the market
They forgot their mind at home
Yes, the people went to the market
They left their minds at home
The gold which claimed their fortune
Is nothing more than a tinsel chrome

Here once again our season of shame
The Fountain of Knowledge a cesspool of weeds
Agbaga*!, here once again, our season of shame
The Fountain of Knowledge a cesspool of weeds
A rabid thug is back in the saddle
Another vulgar ride on our precious name

*Alas



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