Wavin’ flag    (video)    (acoustic)

 

         C                    F

    When I get older, I will be stronger,

     Am                                G                          C

    they'll call me freedom, just like a wavin' Flag. - - -

 

      C                   F

When I get older, I will be stronger,

 Am                                G                         C

they'll call me freedom, just like a wavin' flag,

                             F                                Am

and then it goes back, and then it goes back,

                             F      G

and then it goes back, ooh.

 

       C                          G

1. Born to a throne, stronger than Rome,

   Am                       G

    a violent prone, poor people zone.

      F                       Am

    But it's my home, all I have known,

         F                            G

    where I got grown, streets we would roam.

 

      C                            G

2. Out of the darkness, I came the farthest,

    Am                               G

    among the hardest survival.

       F                                  Am

    Learn from these streets, it can be bleak,

          F                          G

    accept no defeat, surrender, retreat.

 

                  C            G

    So we struggling, fighting to eat and

           Am               G

    we wondering when we'll be free.

                 F                       Am

    So we patiently wait for that fateful day,

          F                        G

    it's not far away, so for now we say...        +  CHORUS

 

     C                       G

3. So many wars, settling scores,

     Am                              G

    bringing us promises, leaving us poor.

    F                           Am

    I heard them say, love is the way,

     F                              G

    love is the answer, that's what they say.

 

            C                                   G

4. But look how they treat us, make us believers,

    Am                                G

    we fight their battles, then they deceive us.

      F                        Am

    Try to control us, they couldn't hold us,

                Dm                                     G

    cause we just move forward like Buffalo Soldiers.

 

                    C            G

    But we struggling, fighting to eat and

           Am                G

    we wondering, when we'll be free.

                 F                        Am

    So we patiently wait, for that faithful day,

          F                         G

    it's not far away, but for now we say ...

 

      C                   F

When I get older, I will be stronger,

 Am                                G                         C

they'll call me freedom, just like a wavin' flag,

                             F                                Am

and then it goes back, and then it goes back,

                             F              G

and then it goes back, and then it goes.       +  repeat CHORUS 

 

     C    - G - Am - G - F - Am - F                   G

+ Ooh...                                       And everybody will be singing it !

      C                        G                 

    Ooh, and you and I will be singing it !

Am            G                             -  F  Am    F     G 

    And we all will be singing it,        ooh, ooh, ooh.

 

      C                   F

When I get older, I will be stronger,

 Am                                G                         C

they'll call me freedom, just like a wavin' flag,

                             F                                Am

and then it goes back, and then it goes back,

                             F               G

and then it goes back, and then it goes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      C                   F

When I get older, I will be stronger,

 Am                                G                         C

they'll call me freedom, just like a wavin' flag,

                             F                                Am

and then it goes back, and then it goes back,

                             F      G

and then it goes back, ooh.

 

   C        G                    - Am     G

+      When I get older,         when I get older,

F  Am                        - F    G                         C

     I will be stronger,         just like a wavin’ flag.

      G                        Am   G                         F

    Just like a wavin’ flag, just like a wavin’ flag.

     Am    F     G                         C

     flag, flag, just like a wavin’ flag.

 

    (K’naan)