O Oe O Le Toa

Composed as a tribute to Samoa’s rugby team, this is a song of encouragement and support for warriors heading out to battle.

O oe na ou tauina

e mai le tele o fugalaau
le taofiaina
ua tonu lo’u mafaufau
o alo ma tama fanau
ua sili ese lou naunau
tafetoto ou ala a’o e alo atu e te tau
tafetoto ou ala a’o e alo atu e te tau

Tali: O oe o le toa e te tau mo lou malo
ou te tapuai e ala i le tatalo
ia lalaoa lou liu
ia manuia ou faiva
e lua a’u pelu o lo’u fatu ma le atua

na tau tavita
aua na faau’uina e le tama
na alaga Iosua
aue, ina ia tumau o le la
lona finagalo ia faia
o manuia na o le tau a’a
a a’e malo o oe o se auauna le aoga
a a’e malo o oe o se auauna le aoga

Tali: O oe o le toa e te tau mo lou malo
ou te tapuai e ala i le tatalo
ia lalaoa lou liu
ia manuia ou faiva
e lua a’u pelu o lo’u fatu ma le atua

ia e manatuaina
loimata o matua
le tapuaiga
o le atunuu atoa
ia e loto toa
o ou mama uma na
o’u uso peleina ia lele malie lau ti’a
o’u uso peleina ia lele malie lau ti’a

Tali: O oe o le toa e te tau mo lou malo
ou te tapuai e ala i le tatalo
ia lalaoa lou liu
ia manuia ou faiva
e lua a’u pelu o lo’u fatu ma le atua

Tali: O oe o le toa e te tau mo lou malo
ou te tapuai e ala i le tatalo
ia lalaoa lou liu
ia manuia ou faiva
e lua a’u pelu o lo’u fatu ma le atua
e lua a’u pelu o lo’u fatu ma le atua
e lua a’u pelu o lo’u fatu ma le atua

o’u uso
ou te manana
o le a matou tapuai
ia faatasi le atua ma outou

49 Replies to “O Oe O Le Toa”

  1. man dis song is on2 it I always play it in mah ka’avale or n mah fale magaia le pese its so nice nd lovely seki a le pese

    luv vonch
    4rm magele

  2. i really like this song o eo o le toa. this is the best song i ever heard of.

    oute fiafia i lenei pese aua e manaia le pese toe ma lona uiga e aoga mo tupulaga.

  3. dis is one of my favorite song in samoa.
    man! i miss it becuz i’m here in amerika and no one has a cd of vaniah toloa.
    i also like dis song becuz it reminds me of my uncle Frank Tia’i who died in iraq..
    so, hope dat everyone would here dis song and feel the spirit that is coming from it..
    <<<<>>>>>

  4. Every time I hear this song, a tears tends to form in my eyes. Tears of Pride for my lil bro and all Samoan Toa serving in middle east and tears of sadness for the Toas who did not return home. As the song says:
    “O oe o le toa e te tau mo lou malo
    ou te tapuai e ala i le tatalo
    ia lalaoa lou liu
    ia manuia ou faiva
    e lua a’u pelu o lo’u fatu ma le atua”
    My house and I will be forever grateful and continue to pray for all of the Toas safe return. Remember you carry the hopes of your parents and country on your shoulders and the two most potent weapons that a Toa carries into battle is his Heart and Faith in God.

    Peace

  5. I reckon that all of Vaniah Toloa Songs each hav a meaning. thats why he is one of my best singers. N also Jewel. But 2 me this song is tellin about the way us samoans n people in the bible combine to this day. Ole pese lava lea ele mafai ona avese lana ole pese lea e aonga mo tatou tamaiti laeti ma Autalavou. Faafetai Vaniah mo le pese mania ua e faia. God Bless.

  6. hey: waz up wel i do like diz song bcoz it always reminds me with the tears of sadness of our country so dnt try ignore diz song my lil niece sing it everytime just kip it up boy

  7. this is a very nice song. it means alot to me cause i have alot of relatives serving the US ARMY. listening to this song gives me a warm feeling that they will still return back safe and sound in our home island of American Samoa….i would like to send all my love to the “TOA O SAMOA” here and aboard….BE SAFE AND RETURN BACK HOME…..lol……….THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. seki a le pese lea m
    my family loves to sing dis song in da car going to the beach
    just love vaniah toloa and his sister jewel

  9. i really love diz song.. i do understand samoan but wen it gets to samoan respectful words i dont understand bt i have feeling dat itz about samoa country and also our parents…i cn feel it evn i dnt understand sum samon words bt i ask god to make me understand so i keep reading until i do understand it….love it

  10. THIS SONG IS THE BOOMB, IT MIGHT MEANS A LOT TO ALL US SAMOAN BECAUSE IT TRULY TELLS US THE MEANING OF THE SAMOAN COUNTRY
    LLOOOOOOOOOOOVE THIS SSSOOOOOONG MAAAAAAAAN
    I TRULY RESPECT EVERYWORDS IN IT
    AND IT MEANS A LOT TO ME
    SO PLEASE DO RESPECT OUR COUNTRY AND DO’NT RUIN IT FOR US
    LOOOOOOOOLSS
    REWA

  11. dude ; we’re doinq this fer tha samoan festival tommorow ! ihts qunna bk at tha Market Creek Plaza place[; its not a sonq to dance to ihf yu wunt alot of clappers.. but our actions are hella bomb ma niqqa[x love iht tho !! CH00- H000000 !

    1. i kno rite hes so awesome thanx cuz love ya!!!!!!!!!!!from all the samoan family

  12. i know samoans have da best songs but espically o oe ole toa bruvo 4 da samoans bruvo!!!!!!hahahaha luv all samoans. samoa 4 life, peace out buddies…………………………..c u next year i dont even no hu im talkin 2.hahahaha!!!

  13. wat a beautiful song..
    lol me n dah boizz are singing this song next week for church n school,, how awesome lol.

    keep it up vanz..

    keep_it_real

  14. hey cuz ! ur really awesome keep up da good work. malo le taumafai love youz!!!!from all the maori peeps.

    1. Thank you Buxter 🙂 I know that was a random question. It’s just that I once knew a Samoan song, when I lived in Hawaii that went something like “Tauina, Tauina, Tauina, uina, uina ai.” I have always thought the “uina” part was a play on words. But now I’m wondering what that all means. Do you know the song? How would you translate that line? I’m so happy you wrote. Fa’afetai!

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