K’naan - Wavin' Flag Lyrics

K'naan Troubadour cover art
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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
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 T.I.A.
  • 2 ABC's (feat. Chubb Rock)
  • 3 Dreamer
  • 4 I Come Prepared (feat. Damian Marley)
  • 5 Bang Bang (feat. Adam Levine)
  • 6 If Rap Gets Jealous (feat. Kirk Hammett)
  • 7 Wavin' Flag
  • 8 Somalia
  • 9 America (feat. Mos Def & Chali 2na)
  • 10 Fatima
  • 11 Fire in Freetown
  • 12 Take a Minute
  • 13 15 Minutes Away
  • 14 People Like Me


  • Credits
    publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC , SHAPIRO BERNSTEIN & CO. INC. , SONY ATV MUSIC PUB LLC, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUB GROUP , Universal Music Publishing Group, WARNER CHAPPELL MUSIC INC
    writers: Jean Guillaume Daval, Keinan Abdi Warsame, Peter Gene Hernandez, Philip Martin Ii Lawrence
    album: Track 7 in album Troubadour
    release date: 2009-2-24
    popularity : 85 users have visited this page.
    genres: Hip Hop Rock Pop
    styles: Conscious/Pop Rap
    length: 3:41
    producer: Kerry Brothers and Bruno Mars
    engineer: Ari Levine
    writer: Jean Daval, Philip Lawrence, K’naan, Bruno Mars
    Album Information
    country(area): Canada
    format: CD
    script: Latin