Tauale mataku

04:13
Te Vaka
2004
Opetaia Foai

Lyrics

TAUALE MATAKU (Terrifying disease)
Lyrics and Music - Opetaia Foa'i

much pain
much blood
so much love
e mataku lele e lahi lele
fakanoanoa fakanoanoa

haloa ki na loto
tagi tagi ake
toto ona fenua
halalau ake
haloa kina loto
tokalahi laue
o toto ona fenua
tafe tafe ake

e he malamalama fakamalamalama
fakaakoakoga fakaakoakoga
ke fakafeagai ai
e he malamalama fakamalamalama
fakaakoakoga fakaakoakoga
mafai taofi ai

no shame don’t hide
so much pride

he tauale o te olaga
he ko mumuni
tatau faiaina
tauale fou o te olaga
tatau kave kehe
mo na tamaiti nei

much pain
much blood
so much love
its terrifying to see
so much sadness

all those poor souls
crying out like that
as the blood
that taints this land
spreads freely

all those poor souls
quietly screaming
as the blood
that taints this land
runs freely

we don’t understand
and we must understand
the need to educate
just to confront it

we don’t understand
and we must understand
the need to educate
we can defeat it

no shame don’t hide
so much pride

a disease of our time
must not be ignored
it must be defeated
a disease of our time
we must remove it
for our children’s sake

   


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