"Wavin' Flag" as written by Keinan Warsame, Will Adams, David Guetta, Phillip Lawrence, Bruno Mars and Jean Deval....
When I get older, I will be stronger
They'll call me freedom
Just like a waving flag

When I get older, I will be stronger,
They'll call me freedom, just like a Waving Flag,
And then it goes back, and then it goes back,
And then it goes back

To the throne, stronger than Rome
But violent prone, poor people zone,
But it's my home, all I have known,
Where I got grown, streets we would roam.
But out of the darkness, I came the farthest,
Among the hardest survival.
Learn from these streets, it can be bleak,
Accept no defeat
Surrender retreat

So we struggling, fighting to eat and
We wondering when we'll be free,
So we patiently wait, for that fateful day,
It's not far away, so for now we say

When I get older, I will be stronger,
They'll call me freedom, just like a Waving Flag,
And then it goes back, and then it goes back,
And then it goes back

So many wars, settling scores,
Bringing us promises, leaving us poor,
I heard them say, love is the way,
Love is the answer, that's what they say,
But look how they treat us, make us believers,
We fight their battles, then they deceive us,
Try to control us, they couldn't hold us,
'Cause we just move forward like Buffalo Soldiers.

But we struggling, fighting to eat,
And we wondering, when we'll be free
So we patiently wait, for that faithful day,
It's not far away, but for now we say,

When I get older, I will be stronger,
They'll call me freedom, just like a Waving Flag,
And then it goes back, and then it goes back,
And then it goes back

When I get older, I will be stronger,
They'll call me freedom, just like a Waving Flag,
And then it goes back, and then it goes back,
And then it goes back

And everybody will be singing it
And you and I will be singing it
And we all will be singing it

When I get older, I will be stronger,
They'll call me freedom, just like a Waving Flag,
And then it goes back, and then it goes back,
And then it goes back

When I get older, I will be stronger,
They'll call me freedom, just like a Waving Flag,
And then it goes back, and then it goes back,
And then it goes back

When I get older, when I get older
I will be stronger, just like a waving flag,
Just like a waving flag, just like a waving flag
Flag, flag, just like a waving flag


Lyrics submitted by rymert19

"Wavin' Flag" as written by Philip Lawrence Jean Deval

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC, SHAPIRO BERNSTEIN & CO. INC.

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    Song MeaningThe song is about Africa...he is Somalian and so it's about the struggles in his Country. The song could easily be transfered to almost any country in Africa (my husband is from Zimbabwe and he really relates to the song).

    I think the basis of the chorus is him saying: Someday, the country will be free, strong and better...and the "and then it goes back" meaning he either goes back to reality or the situation will go back to the same, which happens over and over in African countries.

    The verses are just talking about the struggles of people living in African countries (for him, Somalia)
    k86on January 21, 2011   Link
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    General CommentK'naan is great!! And this is one of his best songs! My interpretaion: struggles in life

    SUPPORT K'NAAN!
    mikesgotniceiceon July 20, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis is a really good song. Its probably about United States flag. lol idk. thats what i think though. maybe about slavery. but this is a really good song it makes me wanna wave my hands left and right.
    PassTheWordon July 08, 2010   Link

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