Havili

by Te Vaka

Released 2011
Warm Earth Records
Released 2011
Warm Earth Records
Winner 2nd Place in ISC awards
Nominated for “Best Pacific Group”
Nominated for Best Pacific Language album”

16 page Booklet with Lyrics and Translations
  • 04:02 Lyrics
    Havili

    HAVILI (Blowing breeze)
    Lyrics & Music - Opetaia Foa'i

    He huiga matagi
    kua havilivili
    fakaputu katoa
    au mea totino tuai

    ma tago fetogi kehe uma
    liliu ki lalo o foliga
    fakanoanoa e iku
    e maua e koe
    lahi ni mea e mata fiafia ai

    Kafai kua maua
    he malo silisili
    maua uma ia mea lelei
    hula ve he mea ofogia

    Ni itu kaiga vavega
    ea koe na fakaaliga
    e filifili e koe tau fano
    ta toe kamata
    lolomi la taku uo
    ke atea


    Kua toe kui
    i te mea hau ai koe
    Havilivili

    A wind of Hope
    is blowing our way
    gather up all
    your old belongings

    and throw them away
    turn that frown
    upside down and soon
    you will find
    much to smile about

    when you find it
    you will fully recover
    discover all that is good
    like magic they will appear

    it's some kind of miracle
    predictions become your own
    you choose then you go
    press clear my friend
    let's start over again

    returning to where
    you came from.

       

    © Spirit of Play Productions/Opetaia Foa'i

  • 03:46 Lyrics
    Taku uo pele

    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

  • 04:32 Lyrics
    Luga ma lalo

    LUGA MA LALO (Over and Under)
    Lyrics & Music - Opetaia Foa'i

    Ko au e i luga
    ko au e i lalo
    ka ko au lava
    te fakatonua
    hea te mataloa
    e he ko iloa

    E fano ma nofo
    I toku maliega
    ni malo na valakaua
    tataki te kupu tamotu
    oku manakoga
    oi oti te ala

    tiketike I fouvale
    kikila I te lalolagi
    nuku kehe ka hohoko
    kafai e fofou ki ei

    I'm over
    i'm under
    But i'm still in control
    for how much longer
    I really don't know

    I come and go
    as i please
    but my invited guests
    their mumbled accents
    take my attention
    from my one direction

    riding the revolution
    looking at the world
    different lands are uniting
    if they keep to their wishes

       

    © Spirit of Play Productions/Opetaia Foa'i

  • 02:31 Story
    Vevela
  • 03:24 Lyrics
    Logo te pate

    LOGO TE PATE (Listen to the Pate)
    Lyrics & Music - Opetaia Foa'i

    Ke manatua
    Faiga iena
    te luelue
    te malohi
    ina hiva

    Ke manatua
    Faiga iena
    te fiafia te malie
    ina hiva

    Hau la ke ta o
    kuku mai to lima
    Hau la ke ta o
    hau ta hihiva
    Hau la ke ta o
    kuku mai to lima
    Hau la ke ta o
    ko koe taku pele e fofou ai au

    Tamilomilo fakatamilomilo
    e kua ninimo toku ulu
    Tamilomilo fakatamilomilo
    toe fai toe fai ke manino

    Katakata mai
    hihiva mai
    fakalogo ki te pate aue
    ma te luelue

    Do you remember
    when we did all that
    the sway
    the energy
    expressed in the dance

    Do you remember
    when we did all that
    the joy and sweetness
    expressed in the dance

    come on let's go
    give me your hand
    come on let's go
    come let's dance
    come on let's go
    give me your hand
    come on let's go
    you are the only one that I wish for

    Round and round spinning round
    hey my head's getting dizzy
    Round and round spinning round
    do it again it'll soon clear

    Smile my way
    keep on dancing
    listen to the pate
    and keep on swaying

     

     


    © Spirit of Play Productions/Opetaia Foa'i

  • 04:06 Lyrics
    Moemiti

    MOEMITI (Dreams)
    Lyrics & Music - Opetaia Foa'i

    Puke ke mau
    au moemitiga
    na he tukua
    he tukua lele ke to
    e opoi ai manakoga
    na mea e fakamoemoe ki ei
    alatahi ki te malo

    He tukua fai ke mau
    moemitiga
    pe hea fai ke mau
    puipuiga

    Taofi mau ki au
    moemitiga
    tuha pe hea te ikuga
    taofi au puipuiga
    tena te tau
    malo pe heai e vena
    ona ola ki tatou

    Alatahi tenei te olaga
    alatahi te gali o tenei

    Heai he havali manumalo
    i te tahi itu
    na ko te loto tiga
    ma fenua oge
    te vevela malohi o te la
    tiaki ai mea uma
    mea uma e alofa ai koe ki ei



    Seize and Hold on tight
    to your dreams
    never let them go
    they connect to all
    that we wish
    all that we hope for
    the one road we can win

    Hold tight
    to your dreams
    no matter what
    hold on
    defend it

    Hold on tight
    to your dreams
    no matter the consequences
    hold your defences
    this is the prize
    win or lose
    this is how we survive

    one road for life
    one road for good

    There's no victory march
    down the other end
    just despair and
    barren land
    where the sun burns hard
    and you surrender
    all that you love

       

    © Spirit of Play Productions/Opetaia Foa'i

  • 03:53 Lyrics
    Tu i fea

    TUI I FEA (Where do I belong?)
    Lyrics & Music - Opetaia Foa'i

    Ma i he manavaga
    ina kua uma
    taunuku i te tumutumu
    luga o te mauga
    oi toe kamata
    aue aue

    Ko au e tu i fea
    e he kitea
    te mauga na fakatauemu koe
    e he paea

    Galo nei koe i kina
    I to hikomaga
    te lagi te tai moana
    kua he hafia

    Te fakatamilohaga
    heai ma he ikuga
    kake koe luga o te mauga
    kitea i te tahi

    Kitea atu koe i galuega
    mautinoa malohi
    kae i loto tau moe
    ko lagona
    he muhumuhuga
    ko au e tu i fea?

     

     

    And with a sigh
    when it's over
    you arrive at the top
    of the mountain
    then you start over again
    oh! oh!

    Where do i belong?
    It's just out of sight
    the mountain will taunt you
    it's just out of reach

    Are you lost where you are?
    When all around
    is sky and sea blue
    are you confused

    This merry-go-round
    has no end
    you climb to the top
    of the mountain
    only to see another

    I see you in your daily work
    so confident and so strong
    but in your sleep
    I hear you whisper
    where do i belong?

       

    © Spirit of Play Productions/Opetaia Foa'i

  • 02:34 Story
    Taumalo
  • 04:03 Lyrics
    Lovely world

    LOVELY WORLD
    Lyrics & Music - Opetaia Foa'i

    And with a sigh
    when it's over
    E heai he haolotoga
    aua te pepelo
    Vagana holoi mata
    e mataga te lalolagi

    He malolo ke leva
    e lahi mea fia fai
    na leo e fakalogia
    te fakamatakutaku

    E iei toto i te fola
    ulu valea ma fatu tafetoto
    e fetoho mo he lelei
    ifo ki te mahini
    tena te matai

    It's a lovely world
    when there's freedom
    from these lies
    it's a lovely world
    when we wipe the sleep
    from our eyes

    Te lalolagi te manaia
    kafai e he iei e he iei
    te lalolagi te mataga
    kafai e iei ei e iei ei
    we still got time

    There's no freedom
    because of lies
    til' we wipe the sleep
    from our eyes
    there's no decency in the world

    Can't rest for long
    there's so much to do
    for the noise we hear
    is relentless fear

    There's blood on the floor
    Foolish heads and bleeding hearts
    will always want more
    worshipping the machine
    now their master


    It's a lovely world when
    there isn'tany lies and indecency.
    It’s a terrible world
    when there are is.

     

       

     

    © Spirit of Play Productions/Opetaia Foa'i

  • 04:53 Lyrics
    Tamaiti Uma

    TAMAITI UMA (All children)
    Lyrics & Music - Opetaia Foa'i

       

    kafai e lea mai koe
    ko he mea lelei

    heai he mea lelei e maua ai
    taumafai taumafai
    taofi nei

    te lalolagi
    na leo laititi
    fenua uma o tamaiti
    hea te uiga
    na faiga vena
    ko au e he malamalama

    e la la la la la la lagona
    e na tamaiti uma

    e i fea lafitaga
    faitatagi o tamaiti
    na ko te ogohia
    maligi toto
    o tala piko
    katoa I loto o fenua

    Taua aua taumafai ke maua
    te filemu
    Fakamolemole
    taofi tenei

     

    What about us
    are you thinking of the children
    when you go out to war
    it sounds silly
    when you say it's right


    No good comes from it
    try try
    and stop it now

    Around the world
    the sound of small voices
    children throughout the land
    saying what is it all about?
    We don't understand


    All children have feelings too

    Where is our protection
    the children cry out
    how come?
    we feel pain
    see blood spilt
    hear the lies
    all across the land

    Please make it go away
    please stop this game
    stop it now

    © Spirit of Play Productions/Opetaia Foa'i

  • 03:26 Lyrics
    Manuia

    MANUIA TOU ASO FANAU (Happy birthday to you)
    Lyrics & Music - Opetaia Foa'i

    Ke manuia
    tou aso fanau
    te fiafia
    hihiva ai tatou
    Ke manuia
    tou aso fanau
    koli ki lalo toe
    fiti ki luga

    Te gali o te aso tenei
    fakaali te alofa
    ma amio lelei
    tu fakamanaia
    luelue malie
    fakagali ona hiva

    Fakaali te matagi i toku loto
    tuku koe kae fano ki ei
    fakaali fiafia ai tatou
    hiva mai fakaha te mataku

    Te paia o te aliki
    kavatu kia koe
    he ola lelei
    alofa mo tou kaiga
    e alofa atu foki
    kikila mai la

    Best wishes
    on your birthday
    with joy
    we are dancing
    Best wishes
    on your birthday
    Dance moving down
    then jump back up

    It's a beautiful day today
    to show our love
    in a genuine way
    stand up you're looking good
    shaking ever so sweetly
    so beautiful in the dance

    showing love in my heart
    just let yourself go
    showing joy in our love
    Let's dance there's no hesitation

    Blessings from god
    has given to you
    a wonderful life
    your love for your family
    we love you too
    just watch us now

       

    © Spirit of Play Productions/Opetaia Foa'i

  • 02:50 Story
    Puketu
  • 04:09 Lyrics
    Kofu o lakau

    KOFU O LAKAU (Coat made of trees)
    Lyrics- Opetaia Foa'i & Olivia Foai, Music - Opetaia Foa'i

    Kofugia e mauga
    he kofu o lakau
    tahi mea mai tenei kofu
    tele tele i lo au
    e he mafai ke matala
    oku mata
    va lahi ke ko kitea uma

    Tele o mea o te olaga
    tele atu i lo tatou uma
    hea nei la na faitioga
    e foliga valea a ki tatou
    ahh a ki tatou

    I fafo ki nei ko au
    e haoloto
    e heai tuakoi
    te avanoa
    I te va o mauga ma lakau
    kua galo kua fano kua galo
    oku mahalohaloga

    Na tama mafaufau
    kua lauefa
    I he tama taimi
    kua ko iloa
    lahi mea o te olaga

     

    The mountains are wearing
    a coat made of trees
    just one from this fur
    is much bigger than me
    I can't open my eyes
    wide enough to take it all in

    Theres so much more in life
    so much more than us
    don't our complaints
    now seem silly

    Out here I am free
    the space has no end
    between mountain and trees
    I've lost all pretence

    Small minds broaden
    for a while I realise
    there's so much more
    in life

     

       

    © Spirit of Play Productions/Opetaia Foa'i

NOTES
…”on this melody-stacked album writer-singer Opetaia Foa’i and band seem to have hit a new peak. It is almost as if their relocation from New Zealand to Australia has pulled them back to what they did best. This album (their seventh) finds Te Vaka at a musical peak and Opetaia’s universal concerns — positivity and hope, the loss of friends, the gift of family – make this a heartfelt album on every level”…
Graham Reid – Music from Elsewhere NZ