Lo’u manamea

Our love was beautiful, everything was going so well… and then suddenly things just fell apart. Now what? 🙁

Sa fausiaina lenei alofa
mataupu ou talanoga
vai malu o’u moomooga
faliu maia lau afioga

Ina ua tupua le masaniga
la siilape o sou uiga
e malilie ai ou aiga
le alofa sa tausiaina

Oi dear ea poo lea a sau tali
E mautonu u sau tualasi
faitio mai lau nofo toatasi
e popole ma le maasiasi

Ua e alu ma fai au tala
Le aiga ae fia fua lava
le feagai o oe ma ita
sa lelei tele ou foliga

{ CHORUS }

Lou manamea sei tautala maia ea
poo le a e alu, faapefea. o o
Soia o na pau o lenei olaga
e tutusa ma ni faamatalaga
Ua e seu alofaaga
Tafea ita i le moana

E leaga o lenei olaga
e manatu a e faatauvaa
sili o le oa le tama o aiga
malilie ai lou aiga

A o oe ae sou lagona
E tauia lenei alofa
I se aso pe a umi le ola
Faigata ou manaoga

Alu ia oe a e toe fo’i ita
le tiga ua e tu ai maia
sili o le oti nai o le iuaiga
faatoilalo ma le faalumaina

poo le sei ma le ta feagaiga
a tia ifo maimau tia ita
malu atu e lou tino
fai faafiti ia lililo

{ CHORUS }

5 Replies to “Lo’u manamea”

  1. Ia taua upu ma o ta lagona

    Ina ua tuua le masaniga

    Lea sou lape ma sou uiga
    Le malilie ai lou aiga

    Le mautonu ua sautualasi
    Faitio mai lou nofotoatasi
    Le popole ma le maasiasi

    Ua e alu ma fai ou tala
    Lo’u aiga aafia fua lava
    Le feagai ooe ma ita
    Lalelei tele ou foliga

    Mea tiga ua e tuuai maia
    A ooe ma sou lagona
    Sili o le oti nai loo le uaina

    Natia ifo ae malu tia ita

    Ia mou atu o lou tino
    Faiva o Fiti ia lililo

  2. Malo HGG,

    You’re probably puzzled by the comments I’m leaving years after you’ve posted them. Regretfully I’m only now passing through them and your articles inspire and intrique me so much that I’m reading them all tonight…and searching for more. Do you have any other blogs or a facebook page that I can read up on? I love learning more about our amazing culture and seeing this song almost had me in tears. I had a family reunion in Napier this past Christmas and at the end of 3 wonderful days with the family, we all stood in a huge circle holding hands and sang this song. As I sit here thousands of miles away, it really made me long for the culture I’ve missed out on for almost 30 years. I hope you’ve continued to write or even publish something for others like myself to read to bring us closer to home. Thank you- you have an avid fan.
    xox
    eag264

    1. Oops, posted this message for Hamogeekgirl but somehow replied to Iva. Sorry :/ kinda new here as you can tell lol. I created my profile so I’m a native yay! 🙂

  3. Malo HGG,You’re probably puzzled by the comments I’m leaving years after you’ve posted them. Regretfully I’m only now passing through them and your articles inspire and intrique me so much that I’m reading them all tonight…and searching for more. Do you have any other blogs or a facebook page that I can read up on? I love learning more about our amazing culture and seeing this song almost had me in tears. I had a family reunion in Napier this past Christmas and at the end of 3 wonderful days with the family, we all stood in a huge circle holding hands and sang this song. As I sit here thousands of miles away, it really made me long for the culture I’ve missed out on for almost 30 years. I hope you’ve continued to write or even publish something for others like myself to read to bring us closer to home. Thank you- you have an avid fan. xox eag264

  4. Lol aww hi Eag264. Sorry I just found this comment of yours. Thank you for your kind words. I love learning about our culture and try to share what I can (when I have a moment to write). My blog is here: https://samoan-lyrics.com/manaui/ … but I’m not the most consistent writer, I’m afraid lol..

    I shall endeavour though to do better. Your enthusiasm for what I’ve written so far is inspiring…

    Oh, and thank you for joining the ville!

    Hope to see you around maybe in our forums or even in a blog of your own 🙂

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