Taku uo pele

03:46
Te Vaka
2011
Te Vaka

Lyrics

TAKU UO PELE (My dearest friend)
Lyrics & Music - Opetaia Foa'i

Fakafetai mo to alofa
te gali ona taimi
heoli lahi te fiafia
kiki ki luga ve he matagi
meake ve he lalolagi a tatou

Taku uo pele
hau la ke ta hiva
taku uo pele pele
mavae ai taua

Manatua na aho
kua galo atu
te faikakata ma te fiafia
e he mafai na puli
oku mafaufau
tatagi loto alofa i loto

Taku uo pele
toe tahi la te ta hiva
taku uo pele pele
toe tahi hiva taua

Talohia fetaui taua
I te lumanaki
manuia to faiva
malaga ki ko
hiki ki luga
fai pea na alofa
na ko koe lava
I toku loto

 

thank you for your love
for the best time
we had one hell of a time
kicking up a storm
like we owned the world

My dearest friend
come lets dance
my dearest friend
before we part

Remember the days
that have passed by
how we laughed with joy
they will always remain
in my mind as
love resounds
in my heart

My dearest friend
just one more dance
my dearest friend
one last dance for us

I hope we meet again
in the future
I wish you well
on your journey
where ever that may be
with high regard
love will always remain
with just you in my heart

 

   


© Spirit of Play Productions/Opetaia Foa'i

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