“After all said and done
I do not have the right to direct the
finger of guilt or look of contempt at my guy
For even I can barely see through the spec in my eye
I save this to say that we all have a part to play
Nitoto ati shina, ati gbegbagi, ati kolu’jamba
Sugbon awa yio dide, ao si tesiwaju
Nitoripe, after all said and done
We are still the most resilient country
If we can redefine love and remember the meaning of humanity
Maybe then we can restore the sanity
If we remember to react
To repeatedly refuse to be content with mediocrity
Only then can we be free”
After all said and done is the sixth song off Falz’s album, Moral Instruction. The song is quite peculiar and it is actually closer to being a poem rather than being a song as compared to other songs in the album.
After All Said And Done starts like your typical poem will start. It was laced with varying instrumentals ranging from trumpets to more traditional Yoruba drums The drums, in particular, made us engage with the poem o another level.
The message behind the song is clear and concise. Falz draws inspiration from the popular verse in the bible: Mathew 7:5, "Remove the log out of your own eye, and then you can see clearly to remove the speck out of your brother's eye."
The instrumentals breathe life to the poem making it sound rich and more interesting to listen to. It meant that the rhythm also was good.
The sudden switch to Yoruba in a part of the song would be a problem for non-Yoruba speakers as they will be unable to understand the short message in the line.