Taute Lo’u Au

Le La Oso Band, Tiamaa | 11 comments

This poet is eloquently expressing fear that this love might be over.

Sau ia oe taute lo’u au se’i fai sau tala

O tumau pea ita i sou lagona i le mafutaga
O ou foliga ma ou fofoga fiafia mata’ata’ata
O lo’o tumau pea oe la’u rosa, la’u fua matala
O lo’o tumau pea oe la’u rosa, la’u fua matala

Ou te manatua le tumua i si o’u mafaufau
O se mea manogi oe ina ia fai o se pine fa’amau
Sa ‘ou musu ne’i le tau la’ua mo’omo’oga
A ‘o alo atu lau afioga pele ia ‘oaoga
A ‘o alo atu lau afioga pele ia ‘oaoga

A e ui i lea o le a ou fa’atali pea
Se upu e pa’u mai i lou fofoga oe o la’u manamea
Ua e tu’u i fa’amatalaga e le aoga
A e te le o manatua o lo’u pologa i le timu ma le la
A e te le o manatua o lo’u pologa i le timu ma le la

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11 Comments

  1. natasha saelau

    one of the dearest love songs i’ve ever heard…brings back memories!!

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  2. PRINCEOFASAU

    The most Beautiful Samoan Love Song Ever written. I Will Love this song Forever.

    Malo Tiama’a, you’ve done it again.

    GOD BLESS OUR SAMOA.

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  3. IVANA FA'AVAVAU MALIVAO

    THIS SONG BRINGS BACK MEMORIES EVERYTIME I HEAR IT…SEE THE TIAMA’A IS MY DAD’S FAMILY FROM TOAMUA IN WESTERN SAMOA AND EVERYTIME MY DAD GETS DRUNK AT A PARTY OR ANYWHERE HE GETS UP N SINGZ IT N I JUS FELL IN LOVE WITH IT NOW IM OLDER N WEN WE HAVE FAMILY GATHERIN I ALWAYZ SING IT N MY UNKOZ N AUNTS ALWAYZ SAY IM LIKE MY DADDY LOL LOVE U TIAMA’A

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  4. Maila.

    love dis song. its a classic. always brings back good memories of home.

    =)

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  5. lottybabes x

    thiss snq reminds meh ov the dayz were dad and hiss bruvas be drinkinq in the garage lolss… good memoz

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  6. aftasiata

    THIS SONG BRINGS BACK MEMORIES EVERYTIME I HEAR IT. EVERYTIME MY FRIENDS AND i GOT DRUNK AT A PARTY OR ANYWHERE I GETS UP AND SINGS IT, AND I JUST FELL IN LOVE WITH IT. ONE OF THE DEAREST LOVE SONGS I’VE EVER HEARD….BRINGS BACK MEMORIES!! THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SAMOAN LOVE SONG EVER WRITTEN. IT ALWAYS BRINGS BACK GOOD MEMORIES OF HOME SWEET HOME. MAHALO TIAMA’A. GOD BLESS YOU AND GOD BLESS OUR SAMOAN NATION.

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  7. Niss

    Taute and Sosefina of are the same person. She is a beautiful Samoan woman who stole the heart of a man who got the (one) composer of the two songs to compose these love songs for her. Among family members, she is known as “Josie”. Small world, huh?

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  8. Niss

    “Sosefina” is NOT a Fijian song. It is a Samoan song and it has a sister song: “Taute…” And yes, Taute and Sosefina (Josie) are one and the same.

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  9. Tavitamisiluti

    O.M.G luv dis song;)<3<3<3

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  10. Merry tati

    loving this right now , ireally do love it.

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  11. Terry Torsky

    Would love to see the lyrics to this song in English!

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