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When I get older
I will be stronger
They'll call me freedom
Just like a wavin' flag(x2)

And then it goes back (x3)
Oh

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

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 strugglin')
Fighting to eat
(And we wonderin')
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 x3)


Ahhho ahhho ahhho

So many wars, settling scores
Bringin' 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 battes
Then they deceive us
Try to control us
They couldn't hold us
Cause we just move forward
Like buffalo soldiers
(But we strugglin)
Fighting to eat
(And we wonderingg)
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 (3x)

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 (3x)
Ahhhooo ahhhoooo ahhhooo

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
Woah woah woah

When I get older
I will be stronger
They'll call me freedom
Just like a wavin' flag
(And then it goes back (3x)

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 (3x)
A oh a oh a oh


When I get older
When I get older
I will be stronger

Just like a wavin' flag (3x)
Flag(x2)
Just like a wavin' flag



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  • u
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    UnregisteredJan 24, 2012 at 7:28 am
    Really touching, if you could understand the real meaning behind the this song... Though m not from that part of the world but i can still feel the pain tht they went through... Thanks to this song...!!
  • u
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    UnregisteredDec 16, 2011 at 3:05 am
    And then it goes back. Ahhhoo ahhooo. Fifa world cup theme song: wavin' flag. Olympics 2010 theme song: wavin' flag. That song is sweet! And then we go back.
  • SirGAWD
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    SirGAWDJul 21, 2010 at 10:39 pm
    This song is so good and it must have got K'naan crazy money because it was on of the themes for the 2010 olympics and it was the main theme for the Soccer championships. It is such a good song but I think that it was partially destroyed when they even thought about having that little knob gobbler justin beiber do a small part on it.

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