Wavin' Flag by K'nann

"Wavin' Flag" is a song by Somali-Canadian artist K'naan from his album Troubadour. This page provides information about the song and links to the lyrics and the official video.

Wavin' Flag by K'nann


Beginner and intermediate students.

Facts about the song

  • Song:
    Wavin' Flag

  • Album:
  • Date of release:
    March 18, 2009
  • Genre:
    World music, Reggae fusion
  • Length of the song:
    3 minutes and 41 seconds.
  • Writers:
    Keinan Abdi Warsame
  • Produced by:
    Kerry Brothers, Jr., Bruno Mars

Interesting information about the song

The original single of "Wavin' Flag" appeared originally on his album Troubadour. The lyrics of the original version are about the struggle of refugees displaced by war, with references to K'naan's native Somalia, in comparison to the later version used for the World Cup, where the lyrics were rewritten in more celebratory tone.

The video

The Video

The lyrics

Full lyrics of this song

Language points

The song includes many interesting language points:

Eexpressions that may be useful to students:

  • When I get older I will be stronger
    They'll call me freedom, just like a waving' flag

Source: Wikipedia

More lyrics here

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