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K'naan: Waving Flag [LYRICS] (When I get older I will be stronger) [EN/FR]

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Published on Jun 20, 2010

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( Wavin' Flag, when I grow older )

When I get older, I will be stronger.

They'll call me freedom,

just like a waving flag.

And then it goes back. (x3) oh! / oh! / 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.

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, but 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.

Tried to control us, they couldn't hold us

cause we just move forward like Buffalo Soldiers.


And everybody will be singing it,

and you and I will be singing it,

and we all will be singing it.

Comments • 436

Laya Rebustillo
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James Wisdom
I miss this kind of music, today's music just doesn't have the same quality and meaning that it did just a few years back...
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Kolo Kayla
Whoa, I love this song so much it gives me goosebumps every time when the song says," When I get older, I will be stronger.." AHAHHAHAHAHHWHWYWHECKJEREJKFJHSHQGDISJCHSNIXSHJBCBUEFIEFHFIE I LOVE THIS SONGGGGGG!!!!!!
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Shayne Valentino
I listened to this around 3rd grade or 2nd, now I'm 7th lol
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acetic -
I did this song when i was in 1st grade now im in 7th...WHEN I GET OLDER I WILL BE STRONGER THEY CALL ME FREEDOM JUST LIKE A WAIVING FLAG
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Dariusz Przybylski
😊GOOD MORNING😊 🌟☁🌟☁☁🌟☁🌟 ☁🌟☁🌟🌟☁🌟☁ 🌟☁🌟☀☀🌟☁🌟 ☁🌟☀💛💛☀🌟☁ ☁🌟☀💛💛☀🌟☁ 🌟☁🌟☀☀🌟☁🌟 ☁🌟☁🌟🌟☁🌟☁ 🌟☁🌟☁☁🌟☁🌟 😊MY🌻SUNSHINE😊
Estermont Sinclair
still waiting for the french lyrics.
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amara rae
Oh lorddd at the end of every year in elementary school we would have a massive field day and play this.... My heart awe
Uskeye
Keeping this comment section alive!
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greatest gamer123
This song makes me cry
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