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Kokomea Lyrics + Translation

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Intro

I te kokomea (ea, ea) in the sunset glow..

Verse 1

He wā roa e noho tahi ana i te takakau I’ve been single for too long

Heoi me he mana wahine kei te manahau But once I’ve found my woman of mana I’ll be happy

I raro i te rama o te rā me te atarau under the sunshine and the moonlight

Ka waiata ki taku tau, taku tau I will sing to my lover

Me he moko just like a tattoo representing my ancestry,

Ko koe kei roto you flow

i taku toto through my veins

Ki taku ngākau pono filling my heart.

Ka haere atu rā koe if you leave

Heoi anō ka noho tonu kē I’ll be here waiting

Rite ki te rā wehewehe just like when the sun goes away

Ka hoki mai e you’ll come right back to me

 

Chorus

I te kokomea (ea) In the sunset glow

Ka tiro ki a koe ka ea I see you and I am settled

Kokomea (ea)

Ka noho tahi ahakoa ki whea We’ll be together, no matter where we are

Mō āke tonu forever more

E kore e kore e māwhe tō purotu your beauty will never fade

 

I te kokomea (ea) (ea) in the sunset glow

I te kokomea (ea) (ea) in the sunset glow

 

Verse 2 (Olivia in Tokelauan)

 

Na fakatali atu au 

I waited

Na hakili atu ki a te koe 

I searched for you 

O na tūlaga uma hehē 

In all the wrong places 

Na hē ko iloa 

I didn't know

 

Na hē malamalama 

Didn't understand

e hē ko kitea I te pō

Can't see in the dark

Na tupu tō gigila kehe 

Your unusual glimmer started to grow 

 

I toku loto

In my heart

Te la e hopo

The sun rises

o manako 

I want

ke tumau pea

to stay forever

 

Chorus

I te kokomea (ea) in the sunset glow

Ka tiro ki a koe ka ea I see you and I am settled

Kokomea (ea)

Ka noho tahi ahakoa ki whea We’ll be together, no matter where  we are

Mō āke tonu forever more

E kore e kore e māwhe tō purotu your beauty will never fade

 

I te kokomea (ea) (ea) in the sunset glow

I te kokomea (ea) (ea) in the sunset glow

I te kokomea (ea) (ea) in the sunset glow

I te kokomea (ea) (ea) in the sunset glow

 

 

Bridge

Rei - 

Ka katia katia te moe tokomaha I’m done with sleeping around

Koirā tāku i ngā wā o mua that was the old me

Olivia - 

Kāfai e moni ō lagona if your feelings are true

E hauni, hau mai koe I’m ready, come to me

Rei

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E kore ai te rā e tō the sun will not set

Rei and Olivia Unison - 

i tō tāua aroha pūmau on our everlasting love

i a tāua alofa tūmau (tokelau version)

 

Chorus

I te kokomea (ea) in the sunset glow

Ka tiro ki a koe ka ea I see you and I am settled

Kokomea (ea)

Ka noho tahi ahakoa ki whea We’ll be together, no matter where we are

Mō āke tonu forever more

E kore e kore e māwhe tō purotu your beauty will never fade

 

I te kokomea (ea) (ea) in the sunset glow

I te kokomea (ea) (ea) in the sunset glow

I te kokomea (ea) (ea) in the sunset glow

I te kokomea (ea) (ea) in the sunset glow

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