Mele A Ka Puʻuwai - Words and music by Brandon ʻIliahi Paredes
 

He manaʻo he aloha ē
No ke konikoni a ka puʻuwai
Haʻo ana i kou nani ë
Kou aloha pauʻole i na pualei
 
Me ka la e noweo nei
Kaʻi ana ma ke ala pono o ke ola ē
Punia i ka hana ē
Ulu mahuahua e mohala i kou nani ē
 
Puana ke aloha ē
No ke konikoni a ka puʻuwai
Haʻo ʻana i kou nani ē
E maliu mai ʻoe e hoʻi e hoʻi mai
A thought, an upwelling of affection
For the pulsing emotions in the heart
Missing the beauty that you are
And the boundless love that you bestow
 
Like the glow of the sun in its heaven
Guiding along the pathways of life
Tasks and responsibilities surround you
Further developing the full bloom of your beauty
 
Express the deep affection
For the pulsing emotions in the heart
Missing the beauty that you are
Take heed, come back, return to us


Source: Keali'i Reichel album "Melelana" Copyright 1999 Punahele, Inc