Nâ Lila Aloha

Lyrics of Love


This page is dedicated to those who, rather than cursing the darkness,
will
light a candle.

Collected here are beautiful lyrics of aloha, romance, ka `âina, and life.

I will wander back here to read them again and again, seeking their wisdom, and feeling their joy, passion, and depth, and drinking deeply, their beauty.

I invite you to join me.

 

Nâ Lila Aloha

Lyrics of Love

Song Title / Composer

 

Mehe ipo nohenohea i ka poli.

A fair sweetheart in the arms.

Ka Ua Loku, by Alfred Alohikea

 

Hu`i e, hu`i `eha,
Hu`i konikoni i ka pu`uwai.

Aches, aches and pains,
Aches throbbing in the heart.

Hawaiian Rough Riders

 

He `ohu i ka lei hali`a


`Ala mapu i ke anuhea


Hea mai i ke aumoe
Moemoeâ, moe mâlie, i ka poli e.

Adorned with a lei of fond recollection
A permeating fragrance that comes sweetly
Beckoning to me in the sleep of the night
Dream, sleep gently, there in the heart.

Lei Hali`a, by Puakea Nogelmeier

 

Me `oe ke aloha bonito
A hiki aku wau i laila la
Konikoni i ku`u pu`uwai.


Aloha bonito to you,

To whom I go
With throbbing heart.

Hâlona, by J. Elia

bonito = pretty in Spanish

 

Nani lua `ole.

Beautiful, without equal.

Palisa (Paris)

 

Hô mai, `oni mai
Kô aloha ma nêia.

Come, fly hither
To your beloved.

Manu `Ô`ô (Honey-eater)

 

Walea ana `oe me ke onaona,
Ku`u lei hulu mamo pili i ke anu.

Delight with the sweet one,
With my mamo feather lei in the coolness.

Kâne`ohe, by Abbie Kong

 

Mai kali `ê nô ka
lâ `a`e.


Ka lâ `âno ka lâ maika`i.

Don't wait until another day.


Today's a good day.

Ka Bana Kinai Rama (Rum-Quenching Band)

 

`Akahi ho`i au la `ike
I nâ la`i `elua;
`Elua mâua i ka la`i la
Wai kâpîpî i ka pali.

Finally I have known
Twofold peace;
We two in peace
Liquid sprinkling on
the cliff.

Koni Au I Ka Wai (I Throb for Liquid), by King Kalâkaua

 

Nou e Kawaipunahele
Ku`u lei aloha mae `ole
Pili hemo`ole, pili pa`a pono.

For you Kawaipunahele
My never-fading lei

Never separated, firmly united.

Kawaipuna-hele (The Favorite Water), by Keali`i Reichel

 

Hoa hele, hoa moe,
Hoa i pâ`ani.

Friend to go with, friend to sleep with,
Friend to play with.

Ku`u `Îlio (My Dog)

 

Aia `ike lihi o ka `âina
Kahi a ke aloha i walea ai.

Glimpses of the land

Where love finds delight.

Kâne`ohe, by Abbie Kong

 

 

Nâ ke Akua e mâlama mai iâ `oe.

 

God protects you.

Hawai`i Aloha (Beloved Hawai`i) by the Rev. Lorenzo Lyons

 

 

Eia au la e ke aloha

 

Here I am, O Love

Adios ke Aloha (Adios, My Love), by Prince Lele-iô-Hoku

 

Eia iho nô e ka `olu
Ke `ala kûpaoa
Lawa pono kou makemake
E manene ai kou kono

Here sweetness
Heady fragrance
Enough for your desires

And your tingling body

`Ahulili, by Scott Ha`i

 


Kôkohi i ka `ono

unahe i ka poli.


Hold the delicious moments that they
may soothe the heart.

Kôkohi (To Hold Forever), by Queen Lili`uokalani

 

Home pumehana
i ke aloha.

Home, warm with love.

Old Plantation, by M.J. Montano

 


Ahi wela mai nei loko
I ka hana a ke aloha
E lalawe nei ku`u kino
Konikoni lua i ka pu`uwai


Hot fire is here within
The act of love
Overpowers my body
And my throbbing heart

Ahi Wela (Hot Fire), by Lizzie Doirin and Mary Beckley

 

Ânehe au e ki`i
I pua kau nô ku`u umauma.

I come quietly to find
A flower to place upon
my heart.

Puna Paia `A`ala (Puna's Fragrant Glades), by Lili`uokalani

 

 

Hia`ai ka mana`o ke `ike aku.

 

I delight at the very sight of you.

Ka `Ano`i Pua O Uka (My Cherished Blossom of the Upland), by `Iliahi Paredes

 

 

`Oli nô au i nâ pono
lani e.

 

I rejoice in the blessings of heaven.

Hawai`i Aloha (Beloved Hawai`i) by the Rev. Lorenzo Lyons

 

Ilihia ho`i au i kô leo

I ka pane `ana mai me ka nahenahe.

I will be thrilled by your voice
And your soft answers.

Ka Moa`e, by Solomon Hiram

 

E inu i ka wai a kena

E ku`u aloha, e ôn mai.

Indulge until you are satiatied
O my love (dear one, beloved), respond to me.

E Ô Mai (Answer Me), by Keali`i Reichel

 

Puana mai ku`u lia
Ka `i`ini o loko
He `i`ini nui ko`u
Nâu e ho`okô mai
I laila ko`u mana`o
E pili aku me `oe
I ka poli pumehana.

Let my desire be known,
this yearning in me.
A deep urge within
only you can satisfy.
My desire is to be adorned by you in your loving embrace.

Hanohano Ka Lei Pîkake (Glorious Garland of Pîkake), by Puakea Nogelmeier

 


E ho`oipo ho`onipo me ke `ala ku`u home,
Ku`u home, ku`u home i ka `iu`iu.


Love and delight and perfume for my home,
My home, my home paradise.

`Âina-hau (Hau Tree Land), by Princess Likelike

 

Mau loa ke aloha
I kô pu`uwai hâmama

He u`i lani `oe
Na`u e mâlama mau


Aia i ka la`i ê
Hemolele i ka mâlie.

Love is everlasting
Because of your generous heart
You are a heavenly beauty
For me to always treasure
Existing in tranquility
Flawless there in the calm.

Mâlie`s Song / Hawaiian Lullaby, by Keali`i Reichel for Doris Mâlie Krauss

 

He aloha pili `ia e ke onaona.

Love united in sweetness.

Ka Moa`e, by Solomon Hiram

 


A`u e ho`oheno nei.


My beloved.

Ka Makani Kâ`ili Aloha, by M.H. Kâne

 

Ku`u ipo henoheno,

Ku`u wehi o ka pô

My cherished sweetheart,
My adornment of the night.

Kawaipuna-hele (The Favorite Water), by Keali`i Reichel

 

Kau ku`u maka iâ `oe.

My eye is fixed on you.

Pua Hînano, by Puakea Nogelmeier

 


Nanea `ia mai ana
ku`u aloha.


My love delights.

Ku`u Pua i Paoa-ka-Lani, by Queen Lili`ukalani

 

Na`u e ke aloha e
kui a lawa.

My love, you are securely bound to me.

Lei `Awapuhi (Ginger Lei), by M. Kealaka`i

 

Pau `ole ko`u ho`ohihi
I ka wailele o Moa`ula
I laila wau la `ike
I ka wai pâ lihi i nâ pali.

My never-ending fascination
In the Moa`ula waterfall.
There I saw, water touching lightly upon the cliffs.

Remember, Be Sure and Be There, by J. Elia.

Moa`ula is a waterfall at Hâlawa, Moloka`i.

 

Pulupê i ka nihi a ka ua
A he anu mea `ole
i ka mana`o

`O ka `ike iâ `oe,
e ke aloha,
Ho`i pono ka `i`ini
iâ loko.

My skin is wet and cold,
Cold does not matter


Because to see you, beloved,
Desire mounts within.

Pulupê Nei `Ili I Ke Anu ( My Skin is Wet and Cold)

 

 

E ka hau`oli `iniki pu`uwai

 

O joy tingling heart

Adios ke Aloha (Adios, My Love), by Prince Lele-iô-Hoku

 

He nani lua `ole

Ku`u wehi o nâ lani

He kilohana `oe

Na`u e pûlama mau

Hô`olu i ka poli ê

Mehana i ke anu ê.

Of unsurpassed beauty
Is my heavenly adornment
You are a finely crafted kilohana
That I shall always cherish
Comforting my heart
Bringing warmth in the cold.

Mâlie`s Song / Hawaiian Lullaby, by Keali`i Reichel

 

E ku`u pua mae `ole

Kau i ka wêkiu

Puîa i ke onaona

Hoehoene i ka poli

Lua `ole i ka maka ê

Pau `ole ke aloha ê.

Oh, my dear unfading flower
Placed in the highest reaches
Permeated with fragrance
Singing softly to my heart
You are unsurpassed in my eyes
And this love for you is never-ending.

Ku`u Pua Mae `Ole (My Unfading Flower), by Keali`i Reichel

 

Lyrical expression is an all-encompassing creative endeavor, for in verse are the twists and turns of our great journey. Our passions, joys, sorrows, our aloha a me `eha, our idle trifles and our most sublime mana`o, are expressed in streams of thought, straits of reason, and seas of emotion. A clever artifice, lyrics are formulated with conscious effort to flow without effort, meticulously crafted to spontaneously evoke, and composed to embody our deepest of thoughts and most tender of feelings.

Through lyrics, we can find ourselves in spite of the swirling darkness. We are gently reminded who we are and all that we dream to be. Lyrics brilliantly illumine even the darkest nights of the soul and we are shown the way…

Home

 

For more Aloha pages:

Aloha: What is It?

Aloha Words

A Glossary of Words of Aloha
(English to Hawaiian)

`Ôlelo No`eau (Proverbs & Poetical Sayings): Aloha

Let Me Call You Sweetheart...

More Terms of Endearment

Hawaiian Valentine's Mini-Lesson

Valentine's Candy Mini-Lesson

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Aloha a hui hou, Leilani

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