Ki te la

04:27
Te Vaka
1997
Opetaia Foai

Story

"This song captures the feelings I had as a child observing the friendliness and genuine care the people around me had for each other." Opetaia

 

Tokelau language

Lyrics

KI TE LA (Shine the sun)
Opetaia Foai/traditional

 

Te mea te manaia
Ko fenua fiafia
Te mea te manaia
Ko fenue fiafia
E i loa ite a?
E loa ite loto e tahi
Te loto fealofani

Ki te la ki te fale
Ki te la mo fenua
Ki te la ki te fale
Mo na tino fiafia
(repeat)

 

The most wonderful thing
to behold is a happy nation
How can you tell?
You can tell by the heart
when the heart is as one
when it is friendly and free

Shine the sun on this house
Shine the sun on this land
Shine the sun for all those
who are friendly and free.

   

© Spirit of Play Productions/Traditional