Till my hope took it's last breath I sat in my cocoon - the safe haven of the mother's womb
Dreaming Of the blue of the sky Love in my mother's eye The water and the puddle where I'll play wet and joy
Of the vast fields where I'll chase the birds The sweet sugarcanes, the green plantains The chuckles of children, playing around me in circles or girds
I would be born in God's own country I'll raise my trunk to wave For I'm the embodiment of Lord Ganesha the lord of prosperity and fame
Today, there are no blue skies, no fields or sugarcane For the ones who worship us, have put us to shame All the chuckles, all the merry making with the villagers Burned to death with firecrackers!
They served a pineapple, put me on debt Humanity exists! was my faith As the sooth and smoke choked me to death What human race has become, I thought and wept I kept blessing them for their kindness, till I met my early death I kept hoping for once they feel our pain, till my hope took it's last breath!