Ka Hana Ia A Ke Aloha - Words & music by Charles E. King

Ua ʻike no ʻoe ua ʻike no au
Ua ʻike like hoʻo kāua
Na hana huʻi koni a ka puʻuwai puʻuwai
Ka ʻiniki wela hoʻolau wili ka
Kāua e ʻike nei

Pehea hoʻi ia a e maha ai e maha ai
Mehe ala a he hoʻokahi no hana a e pono ai
Aia no a ʻike i na maka o kuʻu lei kuʻu ipo nohea
Kuʻu loko
Ua kamaʻāina naʻe hoʻi kāua
O ka hana ia a ke aloha
O ka hana ia a ke aloha

Pua nani ka wehi hoʻi
A ka manaʻo e liʻa nei
I hoa kui lima no ke ano ahiahi ahiahi
Ua ʻike no au ua ʻike no ʻoe loku hala ʻole a

You know and I know too
We both know
The active throbbing in the heart
The burning pinch and the confusion
We both know

Why not let it rest
It seems that there is only one thing that could help
That is to see the face of my darling
My love, sweetheart
But we both know very well that
That is the way of love
That is the way of love






Source: King's Songs of Hawaiʻi - Translated by Mary Pukui Copyright 1942 Charles E. King