(Languages: English, Yoruba)

Woke up one Sunday morning
Told my daddy “I’m leaving home
I’m going off to the city tomorrow
Even though I don’t know where to go”
Daddy said “Son, don’t be a fool!
‘Cause life in the city is unbelievable
You could get broken, Oh, you’re just a little boy!
And you may never find your way”
And I said “I know I could get lost, I know I could get broken
forgive me father but I’ve got to take a chance
Oh I’m already gone so just

Pray for me, (Gbàdúrà Fuń Mi) — same translation
Pray I find my way, k’ori bamise (that I may have good fate)
Oh! forgive me father, but I got to take a chance
Oh I’m already gone so just, pray for me (Repeat)

“Hello daddy, how’re you doing?
Hope mama’s doing OK
It’s been four years and eleven months now
Mo gbo pe Adukpe ti dagba (I heard Adukpe has grown up)
Olorun (By God), it was true what you said to me
That life in the city is unbelievable
Had to struggle just to get by everyday
And I could barely find my way
Sugbon, mo mope mo le sina, o da mi loju
(But, I know I can get lost, I am sure of this)
Mo ri pe aiye le, aiye yi soro
(I can see the world, it is a difficult world)
Forgive me father, but I’ve got to take a chance
Oh I’m already gone so just

(Refrain)

Repeat: Pray for me
Bori ba dolola lola O (Oh, If fate becomes a wealthy man tomorrow)
Emi ma de be O (I shall get there)
Gbadura ki n serere O (Pray that I may become successful)
Oh I’m already gone so just
Pray for me x2
K’ori bamise (I hope I have a good fate)
Oh I’m already gone so just
Pray for me

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