Samulai

05:27
Te Vaka
2004
Opetaia Foai

Lyrics

SAMULAI (Samurai)
Lyrics and Music - Opetaia Foa'i

ko au la e taofiofi toku poto
kae Katakata au ki fafo
te Agamalu taofiofi toku loto
manakomia fakamalosiga

kua malamalama tatou ki ei
fakalauefaga o tou malo
tupe lasi o vaka lasi
kua afaina ai oku manatu

te vasa pasifika
nae se nofaoga e o tautai
ka ko nei kua sisi kosolo
e te samulai

ofu mai te gali
fakataga koe i toku fale
se tino faimea-alofa mai fafo
ke pulea se tasi fakai

tau fuafuaga e fakatau toku alofa
ke mafia ai koe o saoloto
se vale lasi se mala lasi
ko faiaina ai oku manatu

gotta hold back what I know
keep my smile on the outside
my dignity is held up inside
in need of some reinforcement

I’ve come to understand
your expanding empire plan
your big cash
your big ships
you know it affects my thinking

the pacific ocean was once
the home of the tautai
now it is being fished
by the Samurai

you come dressed to impress
invite yourself into my home
another gift bearing foreigner
controlling another’s domain

you plan to buy my love
so I give you freedom
to do as you please
a big fool
a big disappointment
you having defeated my thinking

watch out the Samurai

 

   

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