Vaitaimi Mihia

04:25
Te Vaka
2007
Te Vaka

Story

Dedicated to my brother Rimoni who passed away on the 4th of May 2006 - Opetaia

Lyrics

VAITAIMI MIHIA (Missing Moments)
Lyrics - Opetaia Foa'i, Music - Opetaia Foa'i/Malcolm Smith

E foliga ki taua ke heavea
Ke pa atu kua tuai
Kua atafia na mea e taua
Taimi lelei fakatahi
Fakaali na uiga

Mafai liliu fakatamilo
I tauhaga e hau mauagia
Te fiafia na mea maua

Fakafiafia ko na uiga vena
Ke kata ke pehe ma tahao
Ni mea faigofie
Na alofa vena
Te faigata fakaaliga ki tatou

Kafai kua na ko
Tautahi ki taua
Vaitaimi mihia kua heai
Kae malamalama
Na kupu na mea e tatau na fai
Tauhi te va o taua
E he faigata

Fokotahi te mea e fai nei
Fakauma tenei fakanoanoa
Holoi na loimata mai oku mata
Kae tu malohi
Mo te mea kua ko iloa

It seems we have to wait
Until it's too late
To realize what we had
The good times together
Showing
What we meant to each other

I can turn it around
Do the best I can
And in years to come discover
All the joy in what I have

And when we are alone
Those missing moments gone
We come to understand
Words we should have said
Things we should have done
It's so simple
But we make it hard

Only one thing to do
Make this sorrow disappear
Wipe the tears from my face
Stand up for what I know

The good times with those I love
Means more to me today
To laugh and sing and play
These are simple things
But they mean forever to me

 

   

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