Te Mavaega

04:47
Te Vaka
2009
Te Vaka

Lyrics

TE MAVAEGA (To say goodbye)
Lyrics & Music - Opetaia Foa'i

E pa mai te aso
te mavaega
talohia manuia te malaga
e kua maopoopo
te mavaega
talohia manuia te malaga

Pukupuku na taimi tenei
tena tena
fiafia ma te katakata ki ei
pukupuku olaga tenei
tena tena
fiafia ma te katakata ki ei

E – aoaoa te loto
Te mavaega
Talohia Manuia te Malaga

Pukupuku na taimi tenei
tena tena
ko te aloha ma te agalelei
pukupuku olaga tenei
tena tena
fakamaoni ma amio lelei

E mamaha te loto
kae fofou ai au
ke toe fetaui taua
ki mua

Aganuku
Te aloha
Aga amiolelei
Te mamalu
Te kupu
Ahh tena

The day has come
To say farewell
To wish you well
On your journey
We have gathered
To say farewell
To wish you well
On your journey

Such a short time we have
That that
Just be happy and smile
This lifetime so short
That that
Just be happy and smile

Though my heart is clouded
I’m saying farewell
Wishing you well
On your journey

Such a short time we have
That that
Show love and kindness
Honesty and decency

Though my heart is heavy
My only wish is
That we meet again
Somewhere up ahead

Your Culture
Your Love
Your Spirit
Your Good Intentions
Honour and Dignity
In your word
That is all
That really matters

   

© Spirit of Play Productions/Opetaia Foa'i

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