"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 wavin' flag
When I get older I will be stronger
They'll call me freedom just like a wavin' flag
And then it goes back, and then it goes back
And then it goes back, oh

Born to a throne, stronger than Rome
A violent prone, poor people zone
But it's my home, all I have known
Where I got grown, streets we would roam

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, but for now we say

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

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 wavin' flag
And then it goes back, and then it goes back
And then it goes back, and then it goes

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

And then it goes

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

Oh, oh, oh

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

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

When I get older
When I get older
I will be stronger
Just like a wavin' flag
Just like a wavin' flag
Just like a wavin' flag
Flag, flag
Just like a wavin' flag


Lyrics submitted by rymert19

"Wavin' Flag" as written by Keinan Abdi Warsame Jean Guillaume Daval

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG Rights Management, 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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