Mata Pupula

Punialavaa, Tenari | 4 comments

Samoan version of Art Garfunkel’s Bright Eyes

Sa ou le moe lelei

Mata’utia le miti nei
Ua sua tutu’i tele mai le tai, ua lolovai
A ua fa’auli le tafalagi
Malama maoa’e i le lagi
Leai se na iloa le pogai ua mafua ai
E la’u miti ua fai

chorus: Mata pupula e mumu pei se afi
Aisea e mumu ai ma mou
Pe faapefea na e pupula malosi ae fa’afuase’i ona mou
Mata pupula
Sa ou va’aia se ata
Ua lafoia i le po
Punitia ai mauga ma le sami, ua pogisa
Le matagi ua agi malosi
Le la ua le vevela
Leai se tasi na iloaina ua mou atu ai
Lana i ona foliga

chorus x2

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  1. Dee

    Love this song, but did you know that this song talks from a Moekolo’s point of view? lol lol lol.

    • Julius

      Search for Simon and Art Garfunkel – Bright Eyes. You will understand.


      It’s a dream, dream exploring the world of death!
      If listen to the lyrics it’s pretty scary visually the setting of the dream

  2. Kevin Coutts

    It very good


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