postheadericon A Real K'naan-drum

Ignore that title. They're featuring K'naan's "Wavin' Flag" quite a bit recently - Haiti relief, the Olympics, the World Cup - and I honestly have no idea what the lyrics mean.

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

And then what goes back? This is the greatest lyric-related mystery since the thing that Meatloaf won't do for love.