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Logo Te Pate


Te Vaka Lyrics

 

Logo Te Pate Lyrics

Logo Te Pate Song Lyrics


Ke manatua
Faiga iena
te luelue
te malohi
ina hiva
Ke manatua
Faiga iena
te fiafia te malie
ina hiva
Hau la ke ta o
kuku mai to lima
Hau la ke ta o
hau ta hihiva
Hau la ke ta o
kuku mai to lima
Hau la ke ta o
ko koe taku pele e fofou ai au
Tamilomilo fakatamilomilo
e kua ninimo toku ulu
Tamilomilo fakatamilomilo
toe fai toe fai ke manino
Katakata mai
hihiva mai
fakalogo ki te pate aue
ma te luelue

Translation:

Do you remember
when we did all that
the sway
the energy
expressed in the dance
Do you remember
when we did all that
the joy and sweetness
expressed in the dance
come on let's go
give me your hand
come on let's go
come let's dance
come on let's go
give me your hand
come on let's go
you are the only one that I wish for
Round and round spinning round
hey my head's getting dizzy
Round and round spinning round
do it again it'll soon clear
Smile my way
keep on dancing
listen to the pate
and keep on swaying



June, 20th 2017
"Logo Te Pate" by Te Vaka is a vibrant and energetic song that ceebrates the joy and communal spirit of dance and music in Pacific Island culture. The lyrics, sung in a Polynesian language, evoke the vivid imagery and sensations associated with traditional dance and rhythms.

The song begins with a call to remember the past times of dancing ("Ke manatua"), hihlighting the sway ("te luelue") and the energy ("te malohi") inherent in their dance. This recollection isn't just about the physical movement but also about the emotions and the spirit that the dance encapsulates – joy ("te fiafia"), sweetness ("te malie"), and the strong communal bond it fosters.

The chorus, "Hau la ke ta o," is an invitation to join in the dance, to become part of the communal experience. The act of giving hands ("kuku mai to lima") symbolizes unity and connection, which is a significant aspect of many Polynesian cultures where community and shared experiences are highly valued.

The song further describes the experience of dancing ("hihiva") and being in a state of happiness and bliss. The lyrics "Tamilomilo fakatamilomilo" describe the dizzying effect of spinning in dance, suggesting a sense of losing oneself in the rhythm and the moment, which is a common feeling in the midst of energetic dancing.

Listening to the pate (a type of drum) and continuing to sway to its rhythm underscores the importance of music and rhythm in Polynesian culture, acting as a unifying force that brings people together and creates a shared experience.

Overall, "Logo Te Pate" is a celebration of dance, music, and community in Pacific Island cultures. It emphasizes the joy, unity, and the vibrant energy that dance brings, connecting people to each other and to their cultural heritage.

Only the listening of a song itself evokes the feeling that you are located on some at least Hawaiian islands if not Polynesian, but looking at the translation of the lyrics of it becomes clear what bright people from the animated movie ‘Moana’ live on the islet. They are happy with every day that deities provide them. They are free to dance and to wish that this dance would continue as long as it takes to receive the pleasure from this passion.
In the lyrics, it is also said that there is a dancing person who wants to take a hand from the companion to dance along, as he is the only one who is desired now.

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