Morning of Hope (Le Taeao o Fa'amoemoega)

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Faletuiga/Tina Mata'afa-Tufele
U.S. President Barack Obama

(Written in West Valley, Utah on the occasion of the Inauguration of the President of the United States Barack H. Obama)

Today is the day we have been dreaming of
Across this land of the beautiful
Our wounds have carried us
And illuminated the power of the words
Falling like jeweled water to heal our yesterdays
And lift our spirits and our hearts to the horizon
Of Hope we stand on today....

Today our oceans have met
Brought together by the son of Africa
And Kansas
Raised on the rays of Aloha
And the son of sugar cane cutters and waitresses
Who've known the smell of the earth
In it's most primal
And have breathed in the sweat and blood
Of us all who have contributed
To the building of this nation
This America we now call home

Today we stand together
Today we stand together
Today we stand together

Tasting the salt in our own tears
And the tears of our fellow Americans
Who have walked these long weary miles
To get to that place where freedom was born

Sing now brother James
Sing now sister B
Sing, sing, sing our song
Purple mountains majesty
Above the fruited planes
Of you America

Today we stand together
Today we stand together

With Hope in the palms of our hands
Ready for you
O son of Afrrica
O Son of China
O Son of Europe
O Son of Russia
O Son of Asia
O Son of the Carribean
O Son of the Pacific Islands
O Son of the Arctics
O Son of these Americas

Open our palms
Open our hearts

See 'em fly
Soaring above us all

FA'ASAMOA "O le Taeao o Fa'amoemoega"
(Tusia i West Valley, Utah ina ua fa’apa’ia le ali’I Peresitene o Amerika Le susuga ia Barack H. Obama)

Tusia e Sia Figiel

O le taeao lenei na tatou mitia fa’atasi
I lo tatou Fanua matagofie male matalasi
O manu’a na tatou tauaveina fa’atasi
Ua fa’apupula atiliina
I le mamana o upu na fatu e le fatu solo
Ua tafe pe’i o se Vaitafe o Penina
E fofo ai o tatou taeao ua tuana’i atu
Ma o tatou loto ma o tatou fatu
I le matagofie o le Taeao o Fa’amoemoega
Ua tatou tutufa’atasi ai i le aso

O le taeao lenei ua fetaui ai o tatou Vasa
Tu’ufa’atasiaina e le alo o Aferika
Ma Kansas
Na fafaga I ave o le Alofa
Ma le alo o e na galueina toga suka
Ma e na galulue e tautua le atunu’u I Faleaiga
Ma I latou uma ua iloa le manogi o le ele’ele
I lona amataga
Ma o latou manavaina le afutoto
O ‘i tatou uma na togi le ma’a
Aua le fafauina o lenei Atunu’u
Ua ta’ua o Amerika
Ua ta’ua o lo tatou nu’u

O le taeao lenei ua tatou tutufa’atasi
O le taeao lenei ua tatou tutufa’atasi
O le taeao lenei ua tatou tutufa’atasi

Ma tofo loloto i le masima i o tatou lava loimata
Ma loimata uma o ‘i latou ua ta’ua o o tatou tagata nu’u
Aemaise i latou na tauasa mai I fita ma le faigata
O le ala i le nu’u na tupuga ai le Sa’olotoga

Pese mai la’ia oe le tuagane James
Pese mai la’ia oe le Uso B
Pese, pese, pese mai le tatou pese
I le matalasi ma le matagofie o nei mauga lanu lanulauava
I luga ifo o lenei laufanua
Ua tatou ta’ua o Amerika

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