Funa

Funa is a term of endearment for your female lover. In this gorgeous love song, this smitten guy just wants to know if she loves him or if she is drifting away. *feels*  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9btNZb-XEw (Punialava'a version) Funa ua e tagi, pe mo a'u au...

Mana’ona’o Fa’aele’ele Naumati

This lyricist is thinking about the time before she left him. Could he have stopped her from going? Can he get her back? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1qzNgJETuc (Five Stars version) Mana'ona'o fa'a'eleele lupe naumati Ina ia e fo'i mai se'i o'u toe tepa tasi Se'i...

Moomooga o lou agaga

(These  lyrics are the Jerome Grey version) Mo'omo'oga o lo'u agaga ia liu ele'ele o lenei vasa Se'i ou alu atu ta te talatala Apa'au e o le tai taeao se'i o'u lele atu ai i luga o ao E leaga sole ua tuai mai o le manuao (Ia la'u pele, ia la'u pele ia la'u pele ia e...

Tina, Tina ea

A very popular tribute song to our mothers and cherishing our families. Tina, Tina ea Oe lagona mai ita Ta fia fo'i atu i le aiga Ta le lava le faigata Ua o se sala o se pagota Le fia va'ai atu i ou foliga Tele mea manaia o le olaga nei Leai lava o se lelei O fiafiaga...

Malu afiafi

"Malu afiafi" refers to the cool of the evening. This lyricist is using that time to ponder about God, Scripture, life and the searing pain of loss. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBnXb4GvcOs Malu afiafi o le aso Le maua se to'a i lo'u loto E o'ona tuitui le alofa Pe...

Ua Ata Mai Le Teine (Pese o le Pagota) / O le Mau

Punialava'a features in this clip, but Jerome Grey also has a version of this song, which is a fun tribute to some serious events in Samoan history. (Jerome Grey version:) Ua ata mai le teine i la matou foeleni Ua tofu matou ma le salu i ele auala tele E faapei o ano...

Ta Te Le Tatatuli

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=giIfb2tRrMY E pupuna mai le lagi lo'u loto ua lilita'i e le tauafiafi ua o'o mai ma le tagi lata ma'ema'e to'atasi i lo'u afeafe fia iai i ou talaane ae ua ta'oto i le aulape fia iai i ou talaane ae ua ta'oto i le aulape Amuia se iole o...

Galoiola Le Feagaiga

This Punialava'a classic uses Biblical imagery to describe the kind of love a marriage should have. Ua iso le taulaumea ma loi fofoga Ae fotu le taututupu o moomooga E faagalo ai masei ai ma fa'amagaloga La'u pele fai mai sau tali i lo'u fanoga *2 Afai e lilo ala o...

Pei o auma e le fiu i fafati

An intimate song for lovers, this one uses beautiful imagery to describe the moments after you've given your soul and body to someone else. (Jerome Grey version) Pei o auma e le fiu i fafati O’u nei mata e le fiu i va’ai Aue le alofa ua tauaso i le maasiasi Ua ou le...

Si fe’e

This fun song comes from a fable about the poor octopus and a mischievous mouse. (Check out Pata's explanation of the story in the comments below.) The second verse, though, is about a game catching land crabs. Si fe'e, si fe'e fau lau fausa fau lau fausa fau ia tele...