The first all black regiment for the US Army was nicknamed ‘The Buffalo Soldiers’
K'naan suggests that the people are stronger than to be controlled by the leaders of conflict — to “move forward” and fight back against corruption, like the Buffalo Soldiers.
This might also refer to Bob Marley’s song, Buffalo Soldier.
This line also suggests to the listener that this song isn’t only about Somalia. It’s also a problem for the United States and other countries. The whole verse could be understood to be more universal.
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