(+Lyrics + meaning + translation) Music review: Son of the soil by Yonda

Yonda is a Nigerian artist signed to DMW (Davido Music Worldwide.)

What is the song Son of the Soil by Yonda all about?

Son of the soil means to be raised/work in a particular environment for long. To be a citizen of a country, and possibly never grew out of the soil.

In the song “Son of the soil,” Yonda refuses to be weighed down by anyone. Instead, he said he will learn from whatever is done to him, which will, in turn, bring success/blessings his way.

In essence, if they throw stones at him, rather than pick offense and throw it back on them, he would collect them, and use them to build an empire.

Yonda also talks about his personality. He refers himself to a country child “Son of the soil.” Being the son of the soil, he understands the way of life in Nigeria, how people are fiercely struggling for wealth and power. He also refers to himself as a religious child who can’t be gotten by the enemy because God is strongly protecting him. 

Lastly, he also sings about people receiving mercy from other people only if sent to them by God.

Meaning of some words

To be a lesson means to learn from one’s past mistakes, and you ensure that those mistakes are not repeated. To gain experience from previous actions and know what to do when next you experience the same thing.

To sound like a broken record means to keep repeating something countless times. 

Lyrics to Son of the soil by Yonda

Intro

Classic

Call me Yondreezy

Chorus

You are not my enemy

You are a lesson

You sound like a broken record to me

You are not my enemy

You are a lesson

You are not my friend

You are a blessing

You sound like a broken record to me

Verse 1

Mummy, I sold my birthright for nothing

I wanna buy you gold before you grow old

Buy you every homes on your road

(Call me Yondreezy, hmm)

Chorus

You are not my enemy

You are a lesson

You are not my friend

You are a blessing

You are a blessing

You are a, you are a blessing

Verse 2

The heaven I hear about, the devil they talk about

Free mercy, Illuminati is not a clout

 I try to understand that life is a rat-race

Pre-chorus

So, I need a brown skin dog for an iron god

Brown skin dog for an iron god

Meta lokan omo ijo (Three in one, a religious/congregation child.)

Emi meta lokan, son of the soil (Me, three in one, son of the soil.)

Chorus

You are not my enemy

You are a lesson

You are not my friend

You are a blessing

You are a blessing

You are a, you are a blessing

Blessing blessing

 

Verse 3

Ito oni kin soto o (One’s entire story can’t all be shared.)

Mi o gbodo puro o (I can’t lie.)

Ajobi kan ole s’anumi (My siblings can’t pity me.)

Eni Oluwa ransi lon s’anu eni (It is only if God sent someone to you that the person can pity you.)

Ota k’ori mi (The enemy did not see me.)

Oluwanioje e oh yeah yeah yeah (But God did not allow them)

Ota k’ori mi (The enemy did not see me.)

Oluwanioje eh oh yeah yeah yeah (But God did not allow them)

Ota k’ori mi (The enemy did not see me.)

Pre-chorus

So, I need a brown skin dog for an iron god

Brown skin dog for an iron god

Meta lokan omo ijo (Three in one, a religious/congregation child.)

Emi meta lokan, son of the soil (Me, three in one, son of the soil.)

Call me Yondreezy

Chorus

You are not my enemy

You are a lesson

You are not my friend

You are a blessing

You are a blessing

You are a, you are a blessing

Outro

So, I need a brown skin dog for an iron god

Brown skin dog for an iron god

Meta lokan omo ijo (Three in one, a religious/congregation child.)

Emi meta lokan, son of the soil (Me, three in one, son of the soil.)

Duration: 2 Minutes 50 seconds

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