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We Know The Way (Lyrics) – Opetaia Foa’i ft Lin-Manuel Miranda

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We Know The Way – Lyrics

[Intro] [Translation from Samoan]
Tatou o tagata folau e vala’auina We are voyagers summoned by the mighty gods
E le atua o le sami tele e o mai Of this mighty ocean to come
Ia ava’e le lu’itau e lelei We take up the good challenge
Tapenapena Get ready
[Hook 1] [Translation from Tokelauan]
Aue, aue Oh! Oh!
Nuku i mua There is land up ahead
Te manulele e tataki e A bird in flight to take us there
Aue, aue Oh! Oh!
Te fenua te mālie This beautiful land
Nae ko hakilia mo kaiga e The place I was looking for, we will make our home

[Verse 1]
We read the wind and the sky when the sun is high
We sail the length of the seas on the ocean breeze
At night, we name every star
We know where we are
We know who we are, who we are

[Hook 2]
Aue, aue
We set a course to find
A brand new island everywhere we roam
Aue, aue
We keep our island in our mind
And when it’s time to find home
We know the way

[Hook 3] [Translation from Tokulean]
Aue, aue Oh! Oh!
We are explorers reading every sign
We tell the stories of our elders in a never-ending chain
Aue, aue Oh! Oh!
Te fenua te mālie This beautiful land
Nae ko hakilia The place I was looking for
We know the way

 

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