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Hi‘ipoi - track 4. Ku‘u Home O Kahalu‘u

(Pulama)
July 26, 2013
By: Jerry Santos

Track 4.  Ku‘u Home O Kahalu‘u  5:57  (Jerry Santos)

As a young man living on the mainland in San Francisco, Jerry Santos wrote this ode to his home in Kahalu‘u on O‘ahu. This beautiful mele of lost innocence, a perennial favorite, was first performed by the original Olomana (Jerry Santos and Robert Beaumont), one of our great inspirations.

Ku‘u Home O Kahalu‘u

By: Jerry Santos

 

 

I remember days when we were younger

We used to catch ‘o‘opu in the mountain stream

‘Round the Ko‘olau hills we’d ride on horseback

So long ago it seems it was a dream

 

Last night I dreamt I was returning

And my heart called out to you

But I fear you won’t be like I left you

Me ke aloha ku‘u home o Kahalu‘u

 

I remember days when we were wiser

When our world was small enough for dreams

And you have lingered there my sister

And I no longer can it seems

 

Last night I dreamt I was returning

And my heart called out to you

But I fear I am not as I left you

Me ke aloha ku‘u home o Kahalu‘u

 

Change is a strange thing

It cannot be denied

It can help you find yourself

Or make you lose you pride

Move with it slowly

As on the road we go

Please do not hold on to me

We all must go alone

 

I remember days when we were smiling

When we laughed and sang the whole night long

And I will greet you as I find you

With the sharing of a brand new song

 

Last night I dreamt I was returning

And my heart called out to you

To please accept me as you’ll find me

Me ke aloha ku‘u home o Kahalu‘u