Still, officials say that they have to be prepared, and that it is not an endorsement of separation.
Lyrics, according to a list of guiding principles issued by the committee, must include the south's history, land, people, struggle, sacrifices, destiny, flag and history.
You can read the BBC website story here.
The committee have been coy as to their ties to government, but the mood on the streets seemed in support.
It should also include a mention of the Old Testament book of Isaiah, verse 18 ( "Go, ye swift messengers, to a nation scattered and peeled, to a people terrible from their beginning hitherto; a nation meted out and trodden down, whose land the rivers have spoiled!").
It's not the most cheerful basis for a tune, but hopefully the musicians can give the message a funky beat.