ESL Video Quiz: syoneda: Wavin' Flag: K'naan

Quiz by: Sharon Michiko Yoneda
Quiz #: 16913
(ESL Category: listening) Canadian of Somalian ancestry changes his original lyrics for Somalia for FIFA World Cup
adjective forms: comparatives 40647





Wavin' Flag

Give me freedom, give me fire
Give me reason, take me higher
See the champions take the field now
You define us, make us feel proud

In the streets our heads are liftin'
As we lose our inhibition
Celebration, it surrounds us
Every nation, all around us

Saying forever young
Singing songs underneath the sun
Let's rejoice in the beautiful game
And together at the end of the day, we all say

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

So wave your flag, now wave your flag
Now wave your flag

Give you freedom, give you fire
Give you reason, take you higher
See the champions take the field now
You define us, make us feel proud

In the streets our heads are liftin'
As we lose our inhibition
Celebration, it surrounds us
Every nation, all around us

Saying forever young
Singing songs underneath the sun
Let's rejoice in the beautiful game
And together at the end of the day, we all say

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

So wave your flag, now wave your flag
Now wave your flag, now wave your flag
Now wave your flag, now wave your flag
Now wave your flag

We all say, when I get older I will be stronger
They'll call me freedom just like a wavin' flag
When I get older I will be stronger
They'll call me freedom just like a wavin' flag

So wave your flag, now wave your flag
Now wave your flag, now wave your flag
Now wave your flag, now wave your flag
Now wave your flag

And everybody will be singing it
And we all will be singing it


songwriter: K'naan

performed by: K'naan

date released: 2008 by K'naan; rerecorded for Coca Cola sponsorship for FIFA World Cup, 2010, in South Africa

"Wavin' Flag" is a song written and performed by Somali-Canadian artist, K'naan. He wrote the lyrics for his native land, Somalia, with aspirations for freedom and peace for its citizens.

After the 2010 Haiti earthquake, a remake of the song by a supergroup of Canadian artists, credited as Young Artists for Haiti, became a charity single again in Canada reaching #1 on the Canadian Hot 100 in its own right.

The song became a truly international hit when it Coca-Cola chose it for the promotional anthem for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, hosted by South Africa.

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