Pökarekare ana
ngä wai o Waiapu,
Whiti atu koe hine
marino ana e.
marino ana e.

E hine e
hoki mai ra.
Ka mate ahau
I te aroha e.
aroha e.
aroha e.

Tuhituhi taku reta
tuku atu taku rïngi,
Kia kite tö iwi
raru raru ana e.
raru raru ana e.
raru raru ana e.

E hine e
hoki mai ra.
Ka mate ahau
I te aroha e.
aroha e.
aroha e.

Whati whati taku pene
Kua whati taku pene
Whiti atu koe hine
marino ana e.
marino ana e.

Ka mate ahau
I te aroha e.
aroha e.
aroha e.

If You're frightened of dying, and you hold on,
you'll see Devils tearing your life away.
If you've made your peace,
then the devils are really angels.
And you're free again, from the Earth.


Lyrics submitted by Denouement

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    General CommentThis is probably a Maori love song, written by a soldier. (From symbionproject.com)

    The translated lyrics (from sadena.com) are as follows:

    They are agitated
    the waters of Waiapu,
    cross over girl
    'tis calm.
    'tis calm.

    Oh girl
    return to me,
    I could die
    of love for you.
    for you.
    for you.

    I have written my letter
    I have sent my ring,
    so that your people can see
    that I am troubled.
    that I am troubled.
    that I am troubled.

    Oh girl
    return to me,
    I could die
    of love for you.
    for you.
    for you.

    shattered my pen.
    broken, my pen has been
    I could die
    of love for you.
    for you.

    I could die
    of love for you.
    for you.
    for you.
    Denouementon April 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe last bit, in english, is a quote from the movie Jacob's Ladder.
    Pandoruson February 20, 2007   Link

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