Loimata e maligi

03:36
Te Vaka
2002
Opetaia Foai

Story

In memory of the 19 young girls who lost their lives when a fire broke out in the Motufoua boarding school on the Island of Vaitupu, Tuvalu in 2000

Tuvalu language

Lyrics

LOIMATA E MALIGI (Let the tears fall down)
Opetaia Foa'i

Loimata e maligi
Toku loto fanoanoa
Ko galo atu
A fakapelepele

Omai te fakamafanafanaga
Solo te mae tenei
Ko galo atu
Na tamafine

Faigata fakamalamalama
Tino gafulu ma te toko iva
Ave ai te lumanai
A te atunuku

Loimata e maligi
Toku loto fanoanoa
Ko galo atu
A fakapelepele

Let the tears fall down
My heart is filled with sorrow
For we have lost
Many loved ones

Let the healing flow over me
and wash this pain away
For we have lost
Many of our young women

It¹s hard to understand
That 19 lives were taken
And along with it
The future of a small nation

Let the tears fall down
My heart is filled with sorrow
For we have lost
Many loved ones

 

   

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