Nahko – Hamakua Lyrics

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[Verse 1] Before Hāmākua
Who the hell were ya?
And do you know by now?
Remember the waiting
For water falling
And concentrating on myself
The quiet ōhi`a
Gave me the fever
To push through cracks and reach for light

[Chorus] `Oe kou ka la`a
E hana i ola honua
Honua, honua

[Verse 2] Before 7 Feathers
Gave me his sweater
I’d be the brave and bear the cold
I found myself seeking
A false understanding
Of what is truth and honesty
I kept on stretching out
All of these blessings
And learned to scream above the rain

[Chorus] `Oe kou ka la`a
E hana i ola honua
Honua, honua

[Verse 3] Before my beloved
Took me for granted
I would face the lions’ den
Through our indecision
I discovered my medicine
People stay and people leaving
For what a better lesson
Than to be open to the messages
Coming through in spurts and mumbles

[Chorus] `Oe kou ka la`a
E hana i ola honua
Honua, honua