Friday, April 16, 2010

Official World Cup Anthem: Wavin' Flag

"Wavin' Flag (Remix)" by Canadian emcee K'Naan has been selected as the Official 2010 World Cup Anthem. It represents a meteoric rise to the top for the rapper/singer who is in the mould of great acts like M.I.A. & K-Os. The song was first featured in it's original version on his 2009 album "Troubadour", and while he does not rap on the record it reperesents a fantastic victory for hip-hop music.

The specially altered lyrics written by K'Naan go as follows:

Give me freedom, Give me fire
Give me reason, Take me higher
See the champions, Take the field now
Unify us, make us feel proud

In the streets, our hands are lifting
As we lose our inhibition
Celebration, it's around us
Every nation, all around us

Sing forever young,
Singing songs underneath the sun
Let's rejoice in the beautiful game
And together, every 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
And then it goes back, and then it goes back
And then it goes back , and then it goes ...

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