Hawaii ’78

Ua mau ke ea o ka aina i ka pono Hawai’i*
Ua mau ke ea o ka aina i ka pono Hawai’i

How would they feel
would their smiles be content
rather then cry
cry for the gods, cry for the people
cry for the lands that were taken away
and in it you’ll find Hawai’i

Ua mau ke ea o ka aina ka pono Hawai’i

How would they feel
would their smiles be content
rather then cry
cry for the gods, cry for the people
cry for the land that was taken away
and in it you’ll find Hawai’i

Ua mau ke ea o ka aina i ka pono Hawai’i
Ua mau ke ea o ka aina i ka pono Hawai’i

*the constant, wet rain gives life to the land and brings goodness/change to Hawai’i


Pearl Jam
Honolulu 12/2/06
Release: 2006
Lyrics: Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
Music: Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
[audio:hawaii78.mp3]
Updated: December 12, 2006 — 3:19 am

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  1. WHO GAVE YOU THE INTERPRETATION?
    UA MAU KE EA O KA AINA I KA PONO=”THE LIFE OF THE LAND IS PERPETUATED IN RIGHTEOUSNESS”

  2. I was born and raised in Hawaii, by the Hawaiian fire gods.

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