• Song:

    Waving Flag

  • Artist:

    Avril Lavigne

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Avril Lavigne feat. Other Canadian artists such as
K'naan, Nelly Furtado, Sam Roberts,Pierre Bouvier, Tyler Connolly, Kardinal Offishall, Jully 

Black, LIGHTS, Deryck Whibley, Serena Ryder, Jacob Hoggard, Emily Haines, Hawksley Workman, 

Drake, Chin Injeti, Ima, Pierre Lapointe, Elisapie Isaac, Esthero, Corb Lund, Fefe Dobson, Nikki 

Yanofsky, Matt Mays, Justin Nozuka, Mad Child and Justin Bieber.
Arkells, Lamar Ashe, Broken Social Scene, Torquil Campbell, Canadian Tenors, Aion Clarke, City 

and Colour, Tom Cochrane, Jim Cuddy, Jim Creeggan, Kathleen Edwards, Dave Faber, Jessie Farrell, 

Colin James, Pat Kordyback, Brandon Lehti, Colin MacDonald, Jay Malinowski, Stacey McKitrick, 

Suzie McNeil, Stephan Moccio, Kevin Parent, Josh Ramsay, Red 1, Hayley Sales, James Shaw and 


Waving Flag
Young Artists For Haiti

Here's the video link if you want to watch

Key: C then D

Tuning: Standard EADGBe

Chords Used:
C -   x32010
G/B - x2x033
Am -  x02210
G -   320003
F -   133211
C/E - 032xxx
Dm -  xx0231
D -   xx0232
Bm -  x24432
A -   x02220

Intro: C-F-Am-G- 

K'naan Speaks
C (x32010@1)                    F (133211@1) It started out as my song
              Am (x02210@1) Gbut (320003@1)then it became their song
                      Call (x32010@1)of these artists' song
         F (133211@1)         Am (x02210@1)        Gand (320003@1)it's going to be haiti's song

Chorus 1:
CWhen (x32010@1)I get older
FI (133211@1)will be stronger
AmThey'll (x02210@1)call me freedom
Gjust (320003@1)like a Waving Flag

Verse 1:

C (x32010@1)              G/BBorn (143121@7)to a throne older than Rome
Am (x02210@1)            Ga (320003@1)Violent prone poor people zone

Nelly Furtado:
F (133211@1)              C/EBut (x3111x@5)it's my home all I have known

Sam Roberts:
Dm (xx0231@1)              GWhere (320003@1)I got grown but now it's gone

Avril Lavigne:
C (x32010@1)                 G/B (143121@7)           
out of the darkness and came it card fest
Am (x02210@1)                    Gthreatening (320003@1)my buried survival

Pierre Bouvier
F (133211@1)                        C/EFractured (x3111x@5)from streets and broke all my dreams

Tyler Connolly:
    Dm (xx0231@1)                     Gnow (320003@1)feels like defeat, don't red should retreat,

Refrain 1:
       C (x32010@1)       G/BSo (143121@7)we struggling fighting to eat and
   Am (x02210@1)      GWe (320003@1)wondering when we'll be free
F (133211@1)                C/Ewe (x3111x@5)cannot wait for some fateful day
     Dm (xx0231@1)            GIt's (320003@1)too far away so right now we say

Chorus 2:
C (x32010@1)              FWhen (133211@1)I get older I will be stronger
Am (x02210@1)                    G (320003@1)                CThey'll (x32010@1)call me freedom,just like a Waving flag
                 F (133211@1)                   AmAnd (x02210@1)then it goes back and then it goes back
                 GAnd (320003@1)then it goes back oh oh oh

Verse 2:

C (x32010@1)          G/BSo (143121@7)many wars settling scores,

Deryck Whibley:
Am (x02210@1)                           GAll (320003@1)out we've been through and now there is more

Serena Ryder:
F (133211@1)              C/EI (x3111x@5)heard them say love is the way

Jacob Hoggard:
Dm (xx0231@1)               GLove (320003@1)is the answer that's what they say

Emily Haines:
    C (x32010@1)                        G/BBut (143121@7)we're not just dreamers of broken down river

Hawksley Workman:
Am (x02210@1)                   GHow (320003@1)can we reach us if they're--- too routine far

F (133211@1)                   C/E (x3111x@5)                    DmThis (xx0231@1)can't control us no they couldn't hold us down

Chin Injeti:
                       GWe (320003@1)may pick it up even though we're still

Refrain 2:
       C (x32010@1)          G/BSo (143121@7)we struggling no folder i should eat
   Am (x02210@1)          GWe (320003@1)wondering but tounge for redeem
   F (133211@1)                C/Ewe (x3111x@5)patiently wait for some other day
     Dm (xx0231@1)            GIt's (320003@1)too far away so right now we say

(Repeat Chorus 2 twice)


Canadian Rapper named Mad Child:
               Chow (x32010@1)can do the media stop covering
     G/Bit's (143121@7)little help from the government
      Amwe (x02210@1)forget about the people who is struggling
     GI'm (320003@1)so nevrous and awful now and then and
F (133211@1)                     C/Eno (x3111x@5)see we don't have to wait for things
              Dmto (xx0231@1)break apart  if you weren't involve
  Gbefore (320003@1)it's not too late to start
C (x32010@1) You probably think that it's
    G/Btoo (143121@7)far to even have to care
Am (x02210@1)                           G (320003@1) well take a look the way you lived
what if it happened there
F (133211@1)                             C/E (x3111x@5) You have to know that urge to make
                   Dma (xx0231@1)change lives but then we can be
                   Ga (320003@1)reason that they see the blacks rise again

(Repeat Chorus 2 sang by Stacey Mckitrick)

Chorus 3: Modulate from C to D
D (xx0232@1)              GWhen (320003@1)I get older I will be stronger
Bm (x24432@1)                     A (x02220@1)                DThey'll (xx0232@1)call me freedom, just like a Waving flag
                 G (320003@1)                   BmAnd (x24432@1)then it goes back and then it goes back
                 AAnd (x02220@1)then it goes back oh oh oh


Justin Bieber:
D (xx0232@1)G (320003@1)  When I get older
Bm A
   When I get older
D (xx0232@1)G (320003@1)  I will be stronger
Bm (x24432@1)name="chord_x02220@1">A                    D(hold)
   Just like the waving flag

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