Radio Hula - by Elizabeth Kahau Alohikea

 

He aha nei hana a ka radio
A ka nui manu a`e li`a mau nei
 
 
 
Ua hana `ia `oe me ka no`eau
Na ka `ili puakea piha `akamai
 
 
 
Meha ala no e i mai ana ia`u
Be still malie `oe e ke aloha
 
 
 
Nana i ho`ohui na `ailana
Ike `ia `o Hawai`i no ka `oi
 
 
 
Ha`ina `ia mai ana ka puanna
Be still malie `oe i ke aloha
What does the radio do
That so many birds (people) long for one
 
 
 
You were made with skill
By Caucasians filled with ingenuity
 
 
 
It seems to say to me
Won`t you kiss me softly, my love
 
 
 
It united continents
Now it's known that Hawaii is the best
 
 
 
Tell the refrain
Be very still, you, the one I love