And why do they say that the children have rights to be free? (To be free)
What about those who I've known
Whose memory still lives inside of me

from K'naan – Fatima Lyrics on Rap Genius


Children do not have much of a choice on their lifestyle, rather their parents and society decides how they live.

And in this case the civil war took the lives of many children that K'naan knew. So they were never free as they were always chained to the war.

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