Introduction

Bryan Adams and Nelly Furtado co-wrote the popular song “Bang the Drum.” It is the Olympic anthem. The song was sung as a tribute to the athletes present at the 2010 Winter Olympics at BC Stadium in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada by two prominent Canadian artists, Bryan Adams and Nelly Furtado.

About The Poet

Bryan Adams is a singer, songwriter, music producer, composer, guitarist, photographer, philanthropist, and animal rights activist from Canada. He was born in Kingston, Canada, on November 5, 1959. In 1991, he received a Grammy Award, a Golden Globe Award in 2007, and a Juno Award in 2008.

Nelly Kim Furtado is a Canadian singer and songwriter who was born on December 2, 1978, to Portuguese parents. With her debut album, ‘Whoa, Nelly!’ she established herself as an international performer.

Theme Of The Poem

“Bang the Drum” is a call for the athletes who realize that it’s time to sprint like the winds and pursue their dreams. The poem is about a struggle to see a dream come true. Banging the drum refers to expressing enthusiasm and public support for them. The song’s purpose is to motivate athletes to do their best on the track and on the field.

Poem

You and I             
Together we reach for the sky
It's not about winning
It's all about playing the game
From the East
From the West
Each of us trying our best
Chasing a dream
Burning to follow the flame

From near            
From far
It's clear, wherever you are
This is your moment
Your time to run like the wind
Dream big
Aim high
Even believe you can fly
Give it your all
Let the Games begin

Bang the Drum a little louder  
So the whole world can hear
the whole world can hear
Jump up a little higher
so the whole world can see ya
the whole world can see ya

Bang the Drum a little louder   
So the whole world can hear
the whole world can hear
Sing the song a little louder
So the whole world can hear
the whole world can hear

Sing the song a little louder          
so the whole world can hear
the whole world can hear
Bang the Drum a little louder
For the whole world to hear
the whole world to hear
Bang the Drum a little louder     
so the whole world can hear
the whole world can hear
Sing the song a little louder
so the whole world can hear
the whole world can hear (Repeat) 

Bang the Drum!

Bryan Adams and Nelly Furtado wrote the song “Bang the Drum.” It is a tribute to the athletes that competed in the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

The song opens with an invitation to reach for the sky as a team. Athletes from all over the country had assembled to participate. It is much more important to participate in and play a fair game than it is to win it. 

Each of the individuals is working hard to achieve their goals. The authors advise banging the drum as loudly as possible and singing the song so loudly that everyone in the world can hear it, no matter where they are. It’s time to dream big and go for the stars. It is necessary to have faith in oneself. The author urges people to jump higher because everyone can see them. The song proceeds in a cheerful manner.

The athletes are encouraged to focus on their life’s purpose throughout the song. It also encourages people to dream big and high while maintaining their self-esteem. The song inspires the athletes to dream big, set lofty goals, run like the wind, believe in their skills to fly, and enter the games with a positive attitude. 

The song-writers continuously and genuinely request that the singers sing the song of oneness and bang the drum of sportsmanship louder and louder to signal the start of the games and to captivate the entire globe with the spirit of pursuing and fulfilling goals.