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  1. Lakalaka

Lyrics

Lakalaka Written by Opetaia Foa'i and Matatia Foa'i

INTRO CHANT:
MAOPOOPO MAI
HAKALOGO MAI MAIA
MAOPOOPO MAI
HALOGO HALOGO
LAKALAKA MAI

VERSE 1
KO TATOU KATOA ,
KO TENEI KAIGA
KO TATOU ALOHA
E KEKEHE TE LAGONA

VERSE 2
KO TATOU OLAGA
KO TENEI VAEGA
KO TENEI ALOHA
E KEKEHE TE MANAIA

PRECHORUS:
POTOPTOGA KI NA
KE MAKEKE MAKEKE UMA
ATUNUKU TAHI LOTO KI NA

CHORUS:
LAKALAKA TO VAE TENA
LAKALAKA OU FOLIGA
LAKALAKA LOTO FIAFIA
LAKALAKA MAI LA

CHORUS 2
LA LAKALAKA KI TUA KI MUA
LA LAKALAKA KI LALO KI LUGA

VERSE 3
KO TAGATA KATOA
KO TAGATA KAIGA
KO TAGATA ALOHA
E KEKEHE TE LAGONA

MALE CHANT:
EH EH FAKATU MAI LA
FAKATU MAI NA LIMA
HOHO HIKI NA VAE
HAKAHAKA TATOU UMA

WOMEN;
LUELUE KO TE LUE LAVA I TOKU MAFAUFAU

MALE:
TU MAI NA LIMA HOHO HIKI NA VAE
HAKAHAKA TATOU UMA

WOMEN;
HIKIHIKI NA VAE NA LIMA
TOKU TINO FIA TAMILOMILO

ALL:
TU MAI LA KOUTOU UMA
HAU LA HAU LA TATOU HIVA




Intro chant:
Gather around
Listen up
Gather around
Listen listen
Stepping this way

Verse 1
It’s all of us together
We are family
All this love shown
Is different and beautiful

Verse 2
Our way of life
Expressed in this group
All this love shown
Is different and beautiful

Prechorus:
When we unite
It’s strong stronger together
One land one heart

Chorus:
Stepping lively with your feet
Stepping and expressing with your face
Stepping with a happy heart
Stepping this way

Chorus 2
Stepping to the back to the front
Stepping low and high

Verse 3
All the people
The people are all family
The love of our people
Has a different kind of feeling

Male Chant:
Hey Hey stand up
Get your hands up
Move and lift your feet
lets dance together

WOMEN;
swaying only the sway is on my mind

Male:
Get your hands up
Move and lift your feet
lets dance together

Women:
Lift your feet and hands
my body wants to spin around
All:
Let’s see you all stand
c’mon c’mon let all dance together

© Spirit of Play Productions/Opetaia Foa'i