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Single of The Day: Young Artists For Haiti – Wavin’ Flag
Single of The Day

Single of The Day: Young Artists For Haiti – Wavin’ Flag 

PhotobucketLagu Wavin’ Flag milik K’Naan awalnya adalah salah satu track yang terdapat di album Troubadour. Kemudian lagu ini semakin naik daun berkaitan dengan hajatan olahraga terbesar di dunia, FIFA World Cup 2010 di Afrika Selatan tahun ini. Maka celebration mix dibuat untuk dicap sebagai lagu resmi piala dunia tersebut. Selanjutnya, David Bisbal menambahkan vokalnya dalam bahasa Spanyol untuk lagu ini dan terciptalah Coca Cola Spanish Celebration Mix-nya. Terakhir, gempa yang terjadi di 12 Januari lalu di Haiti masih menggugah nurani tak kurang dari 50 artis dari Kanada untuk menyanyikan lagu Wavin’ Flag sebagai bentuk solidaritas kemanusiaan.

Versi yang mereka gunakan adalah versi original yang liriknya sedikit diubah dan temponya sedikit lebih dilambatkan. Para artis ini berkumpul di The Warehouse Studio di kota Vancouver, British Columbia pada tanggal 18 Pebruari untuk merekam suara mereka. Lagu ini diproduseri oleh Bob Ezrin dan sudah dirilis sejak 12 Maret. Berikut pernyataan sang produser mengenai lagu ini. “With the wealth of young artists coming out of Canada, it was obvious that this is something we had to do. K’naan’s lyrics in Wavin’ Flag embody the pain, passion and determination of the Haitian people and lend the hope of a brighter future. The response from the artists has been sensational, and I am so proud that together we may help to make a difference.”

Meskipun dalam daftar nama kontributor lagu ini jauh lebih banyak yang tidak kita kenal, bukan berarti menyurutkan minat untuk menikmati lagu ini. Apalagi tambahan rap yang diberikan Drake untuk lagu ini cukup memberikan perbedaan yang berarti. Video untuk lagu ini juga sama seperti lagu-lagu charity untuk Haiti sebelumnya, menampilkan sesi rekaman para artis dan potongan-potongan gambar dari keadaan yang terjadi di Haiti. Untuk memberi bantuan melalui Young Artists For Haiti, silahkan kunjungi www.facebook.com/youngartistsforhaiti. Dan terima kasih killerhiphop.com atas lirik berikut. Enjoy this one, people.
(Ai Hasibuan / CreativeDisc Contributors)

Lyrics
[All]
When I get older
I will be stronger
They’ll call me freedom
Just like a wavin flag

[K’naan]
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 Plan]
Fractured my streets
and broke all my dreams

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

[All]
So we strugglin’

[Kardinal Offishall]
Fighting to eat

[All]
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 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 x3)

Ahhho ahhho ahhho

[Lights]
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 (?)

[Drake]
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)

[all]
and we wondering

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

[All]
We patiently wait
for some other day
[Fefe Dobson and Esthero]
thats too far away so right now we say

[All – Chorus]

[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 their flag rise again

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

[Matt Mays]
and then it goes back
[Justin Nozuka]
and then it goes back
[Nikki Yanofsky]
Then it goes back

[Chorus – All]

[Justin Bieber]
When I get older
When I get older
I will be stronger
just like a waving flag.
[End]

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