E Le Galo Oe / Liliu Le Taimi

Jewel Toloa, Vaniah Toloa | 36 comments

A song of gratitude, a tribute to someone who’s blessed and guided a young life.

Liliu le taimi se’i o’u fai atu

ua sui lo’u olaga
Se’i e fusi ma opo mai ita te le’i malaga
E pei se talatui mai lo’u agaga
ua motusia la ta mafutaga
E le galo oe
seia uma la’u manava
E le galo oe
seia uma la’u manava

[1st verse – Male]
Sa e ta’ita’i lo’u lima
i ala o le Tusi Paia
ina ua ou matua na ou
liuliu atu i le pia
E ui lava ina e le fiafia
ae sa e le tuulafoaia
O lou alofa ua
ala ai lenei manuia

[Chorus]
Liliu le taimi se’i o’u fai atu
ua sui lo’u olaga
Se’i e fusi ma opo mai ita te le’i malaga
E pei se talatui mai lo’u agaga
ua motusia la ta mafutaga
E le galo oe
seia uma la’u manava
E le galo oe
seia uma la’u manava

[2nd verse – Female]
Ua e ta’ita’i lo’u lima
i ala o le Tusi Paia
Fautuaga teuteu i le loto le ua savalia
Maligi loimata o le fiafia
aua sa e le tuulafoaia
O lou alofa ua ala ai lenei manuia

[Chorus]
Liliu le taimi se’i o’u fai atu
ua sui lo’u olaga
Se’i e fusi ma opo mai ita te le’i malaga
E pei se talatui mai lo’u agaga
ua motusia la ta mafutaga
E le galo oe
seia uma la’u manava
E le galo oe
seia uma la’u manava

[BRIDGE]
[Female]

Lenei ua tuai

[Male]
Ua masa’a le ipu vai

[Female]
Ua le toe mafai

[Male]
Ua masa’a le ipu vai

[Unison]
Ae sau ia e alu ia manuia lau malaga
O le a ou nofo
a ua malamalama o’u ala
O le a ou nofo
a ua malamalama o’u ala

[Chorus]
Liliu le taimi se’i o’u fai atu
ua sui lo’u olaga
Se’i e fusi ma opo mai ita te le’i malaga
E pei se talatui mai lo’u agaga
ua motusia la ta mafutaga
E le galo oe
seia uma la’u manava
E le galo oe
seia uma la’u manava

[repeat chorus til’ fade]

submitted by Neta AkaLivah

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36 Comments

  1. Maria

    Oyee!! dis is mah favourite song of every samoan song>>>>
    it has a meaning in it so u should listen to it . it good for you and your life !!!!

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  2. Catherine

    its mah favourite song…it was dedicated to me when i was leaving Samoa last year. From all of my school mates nd family. Its the best! =]

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  3. Julie

    Hey, I would like to have the translation i know some of the words but not all and I have the other song on myspace and would really like to know those words. My samoan is not that good. 🙂 thanks. Where can I get the translation.??…
    Julie

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  4. Sonya

    E ese lou fiafia i lenei pese.
    Na a’o mai e le teine o Anome.
    Malo lava Vaniah.
    Soifua

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  5. Barbie

    chyah babee…this is mah favorite song 2…
    My quote is:The best is forgiven, The present
    is settled, The future awaitz within our handz!!!!
    yeii,yeah!!! NEWAIIZE, datz all i can say…Bye

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    • tausalasamoa

      you mean the past?

  6. shanghaimuts

    i stumbled upon this song while browsing youtube for other stuff and was quickly drawn to the song through its lovely tune. even tho’ i’m not samoan, but rarotongan (living in shanghai, china), i could make out some of the words therefore get the gist of the song. manaia le pese!

    polynesian music rocks! keep up the good work.

    zhe shou ge hen hao ting. xie xie!

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  7. shaka

    this song id very pretty i did a dance to this song for an assembly for Internatinal week

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  8. ROOSERIA

    ******* THIS SONG IS REALLY NICE, AND GREAT THOUGH. A SONG FOR THOSE WHO PASS AWAY…….. <<<<<<>>>>>>> IA MANUIA LE FA’AMOEMOE PE AFAI E TOE FAI SEISI CD FOU………
    SOUIFUA

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  9. Nella

    OMG ifinally found ths sonq`!

    this th best sonq outt`!!!!
    mwahsz

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  10. sarafina

    hey dis song is my fav……….

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  11. shinezzedah

    diz song roxx!!! it has a loveley meaning to it.. ! peace out!!!!

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  12. Na'i

    wow…this song remind my husband when we sleep every night…we always sing this song before we sleep….we always sing this song to let our daughter fall asleep…

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  13. Giovanni Kaisarina Vaimauga

    i luv this one song… mah ex.boyfriend always dedicate this song to me… everytym i think or hear this song i wanna break down and cry… this is the best samoan song that vaniah toloa ever written… its a gudbye song and iots also lyk a luv song… its the best ever…

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  14. sally.p

    thank you for the song it was amazing and feel me happy

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  15. mitzz

    R.I.P Malie Toa! dis song is for you!:(

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  16. malaesilia685

    We luv dis SONG!!!!!!!!!!!! ME AND MY SISTERS LISTEN 2 IT ALL DA TIME AND WE LOVE IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!! AMAZING JOB VANIAH!!!!! SOIFUA!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  17. Shanice

    hae wat ub

    diz cive meh summ ov mah old dym memori

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  18. Leoh Rosaless

    um….dis dude is half samoan half tokelaun….

    nd yeah io ko ko he Fakaofo

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  19. fAiThY

    AYE I LOVE THIS SNG..I REMEMBER MAH FADDAH AWAISZ USETO PLAY THIS WILE WE GO KRUISING..I LOVE MY DADDRY:))

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  20. diva

    iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii llllllllllllllllllluuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv vvvvvaaaannniiiiaaahhhh toloa this song means alot 2 me………..

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  21. stella

    this is an alrite song

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  22. lila

    this song is like amazing to my heart…lol…love this song…

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  23. pisah

    ohh…seki ahh le song..love it..
    its like a special song for some1
    really special ey…

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  24. Ena Tiai

    ii remember dancing this song or my grandmas funeral.. I MISS U MAMA!!!!
    ~!R3$T iiN P@R@Dii$3!~

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  25. zyah petelo

    i love this song and its dedicated to my lovely young cousin who passed away yesterday.. i miss you lama petelo..the faalogogaka kid..love you always and forever in our hearts will rimember you…look down on us from above and guide each nd everyone especially your mum and your two beautiful sisters……..alweis and forever in our hearts..ARNOLD LAMA PETELO…danx vani nd jewel..

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  26. anna

    OMG…i love this song

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  27. cuttiebooty

    The best is forgiven,
    The present
    is settled,
    The future awaitz within our hands..

    i love this song, everytime i hear this song, always remind me of my cousin my dearest BRENDAN FAANUNU ASIATA, my dearest cousin, dearest brother n most of all my dearest bestfriend, oh hell i missed you every second, never a day widout you,
    i know ur in gods hand but i wish u were sdil hea wid me..
    gone but never forgotten,
    lots of memories wid u the most faalogogaka of our family. everytime i listen to this song remind me of u coz u always sing this song on grandmas grave at the cemetery :'( how sad…..

    ohh well,, i will se u again

    love you always <3

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  28. Brad Bridges

    I would love to play this song with my Ukulele group. Can anyone tell me where I can find the chords or music for this song please??
    Thanks
    BB

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  29. Lanuola

    I have always loved this song since I was young…I still love all the songs from vaniah toloa!!!

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  30. lanuola

    I would also like to know the chords for this song in guitar so I can play it for my level 1 performance..plse

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    • Hendrik

      hi 🙂 i’m indonesian…
      i like this song !… but can somebody translate it for me 🙂
      Thanks

  31. cynthiajane

    i LOVE DIS SONG I KEEP singing over and over wif my cuzins

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  32. KeLLie

    Until I finish my stomach??

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    • hamogeekgirl

      Lol… Depending on how you pronounce it, manava can either mean stomach or breath/breathe.

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