Young Artists For Haiti - Wavin' Flag Lyrics

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

Born from a throne
Older than Rome
But violent prone
Poor people zone

[Nelly Furtado:]
But it's my home
All I have known

[Sam Roberts:]
Where I got grown
But now its gone

[Avril Lavigne:]
Out of the darkness
In came the carnage
Threatening my very survival

[Pierre Bouvier of Simple:]
Fractured my streets
And broke all my dreams

[Tyler Connolly of Theory of a Deadman:]
Now Feels like defeat to wretched retreat

So we strugglin'

[Kardinal Offishall:]
Fighting to eat

And we wonderin'

[Kardinal Offishall:]
If we'll be free

[Jully Black:]
We cannot wait for some faithful day
It's too far away so right now I'll say

[All - Chorus:]
When I get older
I will be stronger
They'll call me freedom
Just like a waving flag
And then it goes back
And then it goes back
And then it goes back

Ahhho ahhho ahhho

So many wars settling scores

[Deryck Whibley of Sum 41:]
All that we've been through
And now there is more

[Serena Ryder:]
I hear them say love is the way

[Jacob Hoggard of Hedley:]
Love is the answer that's what they say

[Emily Haines:]
But were not just dreamers
Of broken down grievers

[Hawsley Workman:]
Our hand will reach us
And we will not see ya

This can't control us
No it can't hold us down

[Chin Injeti:]
We gon pick it up even though we still struggling

[Pierre Lapointe:]
Au nom de la survie (In the name of survival)

And we wondering

[Pierre Lapointe:]
Battant pour nos vies (Fighting for our lives)

We patiently wait
For some other day

[Fefe Dobson and Esthero:]
Thats too far away so right now I say

[All - Chorus:]
When I get older
I will be stronger
They'll call me freedom
Just like a waving flag
And then it goes back
And then it goes back
And then it goes back

When I get older
I will be stronger
They'll call me freedom
Just like a waving flag
And then it goes back
And then it goes back
And then it goes back

[Drake - Rapping:]
Uhh... well alright
How come when the media stops covering
And there's a little help from the government
We forget about the people still struggling
And assume that its really all love again nahh
See we don't have to wait for things to break apart
If you weren't involved before it's never too late to start
You probably think that it's too far to even have to care
Well take a look at where you live what if it happened there?
You have to know the urge to make a change lies within
And we can be the reason that they see the flag rise again

[Nikki Yanofsky, Drake:]
When I get older
I will be stronger
They'll call me freedom
Just like a wavin' flag

And then it goes back

[Justin Nozuka:]
And then it goes back

[Nikki Yanofsky:]
Then it goes back

[Chorus - All:]
When I get older
I will be stronger
They'll call me freedom
Just like a waving flag
And then it goes back
And then it goes back
And then it goes back

When I get older
I will be stronger
They'll call me freedom
Just like a waving flag
And then it goes back
And then it goes back
And then it goes back

[Justin Bieber:]
When I get older
When I get older
I will be stronger
Just like a waving flag

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Young Artists For Haiti Wavin' Flag Comments
  1. Jefuri

    Jejak 8 February 2020, sudah 10 tahun yang lalu

  2. Rosalyn Lanit

    I don't know why am i crying 😭
    Some part of my heart melting like candle😭😭

  3. Riyadi D'middle

    is there anyone watching in 2020?:(

  4. Alex Nguyen

    crazy how fast years pass by...

  5. Shahen Hakobyan

    Last girl killed it

  6. Shivam Vats

    Just wow

  7. Almando Jeanbaptiste

    I love Haïti

  8. Almando Jeanbaptiste

    HAÏTI hmmmm.

  9. nataly flores

    Listening in 2020 the nostalgia is real!

  10. Ikhsan F

    drake without beard and justin bieber whe he was young :v

  11. Casen Clarke

    This song inspired me to help the ones in need Can you let everyone see the flag rise once again and I don’t know how I can but I know you can.

  12. Luthando Nqakala

    These guys did a great job remixing this damn

  13. Teidra

    Yah.. I’m still here.

    2020 listeners?!

  14. Abdul Mohamed

    He is Canadian originally from Somalia

  15. Emman Felices

    I can't imagine that JB haha

  16. Madison Thorne

    For you guys saying knaan is somolian he is technically a Canadian immigrant
    He was born in Solomia but now has a Canadian citizenship after fleeing a civil war in 1991

  17. Ambers没啊我

    Canadian voices really do sound entirely different to Americans in a way..

    William Hutt

    @Yeet ‘n Greet I'm Canadian and 9/10 I can tell if someone is American or not. as you know in America they have that "Tang" in their voice in the far south well the 1s in the north have it too be it much lighter and differs from regions (you really don't notice it unless you truly listen intently). it also helps that they pronounce some words differently from us.

    Yeet ‘n Greet

    William Hutt I do notice that. I think in talking I find Canadians voice sounds a little more annunciated and lifted. But people from the northern USA can sound pretty similar, and hey Minnesotans talk with that stereotypical “Canadian” accent. And in the US there is obviously a wide range of very strong and distinct accents. But for singing, I find it harder to notice. Heck when I was a kid my mom thought that Coldplay were Canadian and they’re British lol

    Yeet ‘n Greet

    William Hutt the part I was asking is because Amber said they sounded “entirely different”, and I didn’t notice how their voices sounded THAT different from your run-of-the-mill American pop stars from that era.


    Yeet ‘n Greet I really don’t know how to explain the difference between the two. But it’s there. And tbh, I think Canadians overall have a better sounding voice than Americans.. (not that Americans are bad)haha

    Yeet ‘n Greet

    Ambers没啊我 thank you for your feedback! I find accents to be really neat, and there are so many variations. Sometimes it’s hard to pinpoint what, especially because I live in Canada and see so much American entertainment it’s harder for me to notice the difference

  18. pamela soriano

    Nostalgic 💓

  19. Dharanidharan vr

    Love for this song never from india🇮🇳

  20. Junior Benjamin


  21. loser5858

    So proud of all Canadians 😀✌🏻

  22. samantha wilson

    3:02 who is she??

    Tyler The Piano Man

    Nikki Yanofsky. She was known for singing "I Believe" which was a promotional song for the 2010 olympics in Vancouver.

    samantha wilson

    @Tyler The Piano Man thank you ☺

  23. Parisa Singh

    So emotional!!!

  24. Adventures with a Football

    Guess now we need one Australia😭😭😭

  25. Michel Jin

    Ugh those haters tho it’s so sad

  26. Michel Jin

    I love this song
    I don’t know that many people in this song
    But their all Canadian
    It was made for good
    And it sounds so good
    It’s sad how it happened
    But at least it’s for a good purpose
    Remember when Justin Bieber’s voice was so sweet and pure
    Remember when drake wasn’t singing songs like in my feelings and passion fruit
    And everyone else sounds so good too

  27. Saule Tp

    3:01 She sends goosebumps every time.. what's her name?

    Sharvani Rao

    She's awesome! Her name is Nikki Yanofsky

  28. Saule Tp

    I grew up to great artists! My word. #Nostalgia

  29. مش معقول

    waving flag💙🇸🇴

  30. hasan ali

    2020 listeners??

  31. Shayne Ritter

    Do one for Haiti but not New Orleans, poor NOLA got hit again around the same time years later

  32. Jennifer Vangchhia

    🖤🖤🖤 Avril 🖤🖤🖤

  33. xuanbao Xb2103


  34. Drey Manipis

    2020 UPTOP! :)) Who's still listeningg? :)

  35. Some One

    I showed this to 10 of my friends.


    5 of them: AHHHH ITS DRAKE

    2 of them: Hey I know most of those people.

    1 of them: Wow it’s so emotional and moving that all these artists came together to sing for Haiti and raise money for them. I’m so proud to be a Canadian.

    My own survey proves only 1 in 10 Canadians actually care

  36. Ahmad Ammar

    Nikki's part, literal goosebumps

  37. Karan Chaitanya

    Where my 2020 peeps at?

  38. Gokul Chandrasekar

    Love :)

  39. Bianca Kwai

    2020 anyone this was nearly a decade ago

  40. Anne Orelus

    La meilleure pour moi

  41. Anne Orelus

    La meilleure pour moi

  42. John Cena Memes

    The fuck happened to music in 10 years?

  43. Sherly Etienne

    Kote ayisyenm yo jodi a fè 10ans, remèsye God la psken la tjou nou pap janm bliye jou sa

  44. Becky Ridderikhoff

    I’ll be the first 2020 comment!!!!

  45. Keenan Rayne

    Would’ve been awesome to see Drake and Classified collab on the rap part

  46. Cassandra Castillo

    @3:01 Nikki Yanofsky!!! She's amazing!!! I love her and her amazing voice!!! 💘💘💘💘💘💘❣❣❣❣

  47. Paulinha Fernandes

    2020 😍

  48. Kyle Ecker

    Any chance someone can give me the list/names of all the artists? #please

  49. Nolan Ireland

    Who's here with me?!
    Like now if listening in that time period

  50. Jeric Hernandez

    Bruno mars wrote this song 😭❤️❤️❤️

  51. windpro

    Its hard to believe it will be 10 years this Sunday since Haiti was brought to its knees by the earthquake. I traveled there a couple of months later to shoot a documentary and what I experienced still haunts me. Wavin' Flag became the theme song for the world-wide relief effort that rallied to the devastated country. It played constantly on the radio while I was there & it seemed to offer a glimmer of hope amid the carnage - the idea that We could actually come together as one people and do something truly remarkable there. The song still brings back visceral memories & to this day, I can't hear it without tears running down my face.

    Of course the World forgot and now Haiti faces a political and economic crisis on par with the earthquake. 10% of the population - over 1 million people - are facing starvation! And the World barely notices now.

    Please Remember Haiti.

  52. tim w

    The sad part is in five years Haiti will still be exactly the same begging for money while still having babies

  53. Azxr Prince

    Say no to ww3

  54. Enlight Tna

    the best collaboration

  55. Sander Villamor

    I'm here because of ww3 😭😭😭

  56. Erik Årsvoll

    2020 and still one of the greatest songs ever<3
    Who Else is listening in 2020?


    Ako (Me)!


    Yeah it's me

  57. D J

    2020 listeners?


    well it's 2020 still 🔥🔥🔥🔥

  59. Shane Ross

    The guy from hedley has one of the most unique voices in this video


    Agreed. I've seen him and his band live twice before as well. They put on one hell of a show. Even met him before one of their shows. He's one of the best singers I've ever heard live.

  60. Shane Ross

    A decade ago

  61. María Luisa Salazar Muñoz

    2020 we’re still here, chills 🇲🇽

  62. Cj Schmidt

    2020 anyone?? ✌✌❤❤

  63. Altaf Charniya

    Anyone in 2020🙋‍♂

  64. Patrick Arseneault

    usa and the brits did similar things like USA for Africa We are the World 1985 and Do they Know it's Christmas ~ Band Aid 1984 and We Are the World 25 for Haiti usa again

  65. Leka Ha’apai

    Anyone still listening in 2020 ?


    Son Buenos cantantes Cómo subistes El vídeo

  67. Andrés Hernández.

    Simple This is amazing 🤘🏻☝🏻⭐️Haití


    One of my little brothers most favourite songs, miss that little man.



  70. SJL Jr

    i will tell my child,this is the best song

  71. Divine Element

    Fresh into 2020

  72. Vineet Sharma

    And that's the best Drake rap ever ❤️

  73. Betty Chiu


  74. Air Force utility

    This song needs to be revived or smthn

  75. Kheven Stark

    2020 listeners...?

  76. Tyler Murdock

    2020 listeners 🇭🇹. Also herd this song on the radio before seeing the music video an there at the end I honestly remember thinking “who is this chick”

  77. Adaniathallah

    2020 ??

  78. Adrian Collins

    Who's listening to this in 2020?!

  79. enterthehatch2

    Great nostalgia vibe, bunch of my classmates from elementary school are in this video, cool to see some familiar faces from the past :)

  80. J H

    I've never seen so many boring, irrelevant Canadian artists in one place. God, we had such a terrible music scene ten years ago.

  81. Mohamed Abdulkadir

    K'naan is originally from somalia,
    And I proud of him.

    Madison Thorne

    M.A.M P r o d u c t I o n true but he has a Canadian citizenship so we here in Canada are proud to call him one of our own he a Canadian immigrant which most of the Canadian population is made up of

  82. Noel

    Damn, just watching this and all the artists in it just gave me a rush of nostalgia.

  83. Johnathan

    3:01 👀 wow her voice

    Anthony Tufaro

    Who is that singer?

    Albert Grominsky

    @Anthony Tufaro Is that not Nikki Yanofsky

    Anthony Tufaro

    @Albert Grominsky no I guess it is I've never heard of her before. Just trying to find out her voice is amazing. I found out who it was when I scrolled down more. Thanks

  84. Zaid gul Khan

    Fuck how did i missed this?? Why it was not promoted? I only knew the world cup version and the original since 2010. Fuck this brings me chills remembering all these artists and good old days. Im 22 and feeling old is that bad?

    robot xx

    May be you didn't have internet back then. Even I didnt have but I always used to tell my friends with internet to find various versions of Wavin flag because I was a crazy fan of this song.


    Saben Muy bien El inglés Eh te mereces LIKE


    Buen video y Buenos cantantes eh

  87. Leonardo Ali

    this should be the song of the decade

  88. Shiver

    Throwback to when Drake was actually a good rapper in my opinion

  89. Cameron Coates

    I’m surprised Gord Downie wasn’t in this. He should have been in this.

  90. Football Editz

    Dec 2019 anyone

  91. Jama Hussein

    ANYONE FROM 2020 🔥🔥🔥✅✅✅✅

  92. Broken Heart.

    When I was 2 I used to sing the last part thinking it was a girl singing it. Just today did I find out it was Justin bieber

  93. Vedant Khedekar

    Chills.literal chills.

  94. Nerdboy Gaming

    Just amazing how time flew so fast. This was just luke yesterday. ❤️

  95. Seemant Gupta

    Dec 2019...still touches my heart.....