Punialavaa's official music video for 'Tagi le Atunu'u Pele'
Nanai Viellani Lale Peteru had started writing this song with his father the Rev Lale Peteru during the measles outbreak. Production on the song took a while and while they were working on it they were forced into lockdown.
Nanai said he felt that they needed to change the theme to be more reflective of Covid19 and any type of disaster that could hit our Samoan people.
"For example if another natural disaster were to strike tomorrow the song would be still applicable to the situation." he explained
"The song is from a perspective of looking in from the outside, or from Samoans living abroad or even from the perspecitive of looking back and that we'll never forget our beloved Samoa" Nanai added.
The song talks about weeping for our beloved country, our children who may be directly or indirectly affected by these things but at the end of the song there is the hope that our Lord will always have mercy and he'll never forsake us.
Sing along with the lyrics below -
Nofo i tafa‘ese
E lē galo le nu’u pele.
Lo’u Tofi, mai le Atua Silisili’ese
Samoa, le to’ala; lo’u Fa’asinomaga
Totogo tātupu ma sosolo ai a’a o le Gafa.
Se’i fa’apouliuliga’i le ‘ainaga
Ua ao Samoa le Atua o malama
Se’i fesili atu i Sa Levī, ma Osi Taulaga
Nofo i le lefulefu ma le ‘ie talatala.
Tagi le Atunu’u Pele;
Samoa ua selesele;
Tagi le Atunu’u pele; ua veteia ‘oe e unefe.
Tagi le Atunu’u Pele; fanau ua tōi‘ele’ele.
Le Atua, ia e alofa mai ma apepele.
Samoa i so’o se ta-fa Ia susu’e le fa’amalama Ia ta’alili’o se ‘ava logopapa.
E tali mai le Atua, i ona lava ala
Samoa e tatou Tiu ma Salasala.