Wavin' Flag (3:40)

Cover of NOW!16

From NOW!16 and 23 other releases

According to Songfacts, Wavin’ Flag was originally released on K’naan’s second studio album, Troubadour. It was the long player’s third single and peaked at #99 on the Billboard Hot 100, the Toronto-raised hip-hop artist’s first entry on the chart. A remixed version was chosen as the official song of the FIFA 2010 World Cup. It features revised lyrics with a new focus on football.

Wavin’ Flag lyrics

When i get older, 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

Born to a 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,
Except 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



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.

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