Tamahana

04:04
Te Vaka
2004
Opetaia Foai

Lyrics

TAMAHANA (Tama & Mahana)
Lyrics - Opetaia Foa'i, Music - Opetaia Foa'i & Malcolm Smith

I have always loved you
I hope to for a life time
the promise made
by this heart of mine
hold the line
you know one day I will come
I will come for you

you don’t know what it’s like
for all your hopes to rise
to see them fall again
with the setting sun
in my heart you’re the one
I know one day you will come
you will come for me

I will comfort you
we’ll grow old forever
together in love
to settle in the calm
following loves frown
it’s just you and I
never let you down
I will never let you down

Tamahana
E he galo koe i toku loto (“You will never leave my heart”)
Tamahana
just you and I
for a life time

I will always love you
and not for just this lifetime
the promise made
by this heart of mine

you’re the one
I knew one day you would come
you would come for me

Tamahana
E he galo koe i toku loto
Tamahana
just you and I
for all time

 

 

© Spirit of Play Productions/Opetaia Foa'i

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