Song Lyrics

ABADEO

Vocals by Caleb Ross Meryl Cassie, Michelle Ang, Dwayne Cameron, Sarah Major, John Williams, and Matt Prime

I wanna make you the right one,
Don’t wanna be lonely,
Smile, cause you know we’re getting on.                                                                              

I wanna make you my bright one,
Why be a stranger when we know,
We belong, yeah we belong.
Waiting for you has taken all my life,
Such a long time, I went out of my mind.

Chorus
Eh oh, abadeo, abade,
Ne ne ne ne neh oh, abadeo, abadeo,
Ne ne ne ne neh oh, abadeo, abadeo,
Ne ne ne ne neh oh, abadeo, abadeo.

I need you to be on my side,
The one and only reason,
It’s good to be alive.

I need you to be in my sight,
I wanna be with you,
Feeling everything will be alright,

Waiting for you has taken all my life,
Such a long time I went out of my mind.

Repeat Chorus x5

ABE MESSIAH

Vocals by Michelle Ang, Ari Boyland, Dwayne Cameron, Meryl Cassie, Daniel James, Jennyfer Jewell, Jaimee Kaire-Gataulu, Sarah Major, Antonia Prebble, Caleb Ross, Ryan Runciman, Victoria Spence, Vanessa Stacey, Ashwath Sundaresan, Michael Wesley-Smith and Ella Wilks.
Accompanied by Lota Nuu Choir
Directed by Inglese Ete & The Wellington Sinfonia – Katie Bonnar, Tari More, John Williams, and Matt Prime

Liberty, this is our destiny,
Liberty, this is our destiny.
As long as we’re, keeping our dignity,
As long as we’re, keeping our pride.

We can all, build a new history.
We can all, build a new history.
Feeling like, something has set me free,
Knowing I, belong in the tribe

I believe, you and I,
That together with the guiding light.

Chorus
Abe Messiah Eeya,
I’ll be here for you night and day.
Abe messiah, Eeya,
Ohh, Just look this way.

I can dream, my heart is telling me,
I can dream, my heart is telling me.
I have seen this new world of love and peace,
I have breathed, the air of life.

We’ve arrived and can do anything,
We’ve arrived and can do everything.
Now’s the time, for us to celebrate,
Now’s the time, to be alive.

I believe you and I,
That together with the guiding light.

Repeat Chorus
Ooh, just look this way. (x2)

Repeat Chorus x3

BANGING THE DRUM

Vocals by Meryl Cassie, Victoria Spence, Sarah Major, Vanessa Stacey, Dwayne Cameron, Katei Bonnar, and Tari More

What a difference a day makes,
There’s a change in the weather.
One minute it was stormy,
Now the sun shines forever.

I dream of a new world,
A change is going to come again.
Yesterday I hadn’t met you,
Now will it ever be the same. (Be the Same)

Chorus
Keep on banging the drum,
Keep on singing the song,
That’s what we’re gonna do, yeah.
And the rhythm goes on,
Keeps moving along,
To the sound of you.

I used to be lonely,
And I never felt right.
Now you put a spell on me,
And I feel so good inside.

I’m without an alibi,
And arrested by your smile.
I don’t want to say goodbye,
I just want you to stay awhile. (Stay awhile)

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I’m trying to be something that you wanna hold,
When you’re in need.
I’m trying to be someone who is always there,
Always there for you.

Repeat Chorus x2

BEEP BEEP

Vocals by Caleb Ross, Dwayne Cameron, Danny James, Meryl Cassie, Michelle Ang, Victoria Spence, and Katei Bonnar

Spread it all out,
Spread it all out,
Give it all the time,
That you think you need.

You and I know,
You and I know,
You’ve got to live your life,
Do what you believe.

Right from the start,
Right from your heart,
Listen to the rhythm,
Of the funky beat.
Let it all go,
Let it all go,
Feel it in your head,
Running to your feet.

Chorus
We’ll all be living it up,
Movin’ on,
Let’s party.
Give it up,
Movin’ on,
Tribe Style.
We’ll all be living it up,
Movin’ on,
Let’s party,
Ready to burst,
It’s the 21st Century show.

If you wanna know how,
I’ll show you right now,
Love is all about,
Sharing what you got.

If you want to hang out,
You gotta get down,
Keep moving to the groove now,
Don’t ever stop.

I want you to be,
My fantasy,
There’s one for every boy,
One for every girl.

High energy,
Setting me free,
It’s up to us,
To build up a brand new world.

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We’ll all be living it up,
Movin’ on,
Let’s party.
Giving it up,
Movin’ on,
Tribe style.
We’ll all be living it up,
Movin’ on.
Let’s party,
Slipping and sliding,
Jumping and jiving,
Let it all go.

Repeat Chorus x3

EVERYWHERE YOU GO

Vocals by Meryl Cassie, Caleb Ross, Katei Bonnar and Tari More

Is it me or my imagination?
I feel uneasy with this crazy situation.
And nobody knows where it’s leading to next,
All we can do is hope for the best.
These kind of things only happen in the movies,
It’s all fools’ gold, all your diamonds and your rubies.
There’s no more books so let’s write a new story,
Of passion and joy and looking for glory.

Chorus
Everywhere that you go,
I’m coming too.
Anywhere that you lead,
I’ll follow you.
Gotta feeling we,
That we’re gonna be alright,
I know that it will.
Anything that you want,
I’ll see it through.
Any place that you’ve been,
I’ll be there too.
Gotta feeling we,
That were gonna be alright,
Alright.

We’ve been full circle, we’ve gone round and round,
The twists and turns, all the ups and downs.
We can get what we want if we just understand,
Everything we do is in our own hands.
Gotta get ahead and find a new solution,
Work together, that’s our resolution.
Gotta be one voice that’s on the attack,
We gotta go forward, never look back.

Repeat Chorus x3

I CAN’T STOP

Vocals by Andrea Sanders & The Beat Girls, Katei Bonnar, and Tari More

You lift me up, you bring me down,
I twist and turn, you spin me round,
Oh you got me.

You take me high when I am low,
You give me space and room to grow,
Oh you got me.

Chorus
I can’t stop thinking about you,
The things you say, the things that you do.
As long as I live, I’ll be there for you,
I’ve no doubts cause our love is true.

You hold me near when I’m away,
And every night and every day,
Oh I want you.

Without you there the sun don’t shine,
The stars don’t glow and nothing rhymes,
Oh I want you.

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You give me a reason to survive,
You wake me up, I feel alive,
Oh you got me.

I can’t sit still, can’t concentrate,
I need you so, I just can’t wait,
Oh you got me.

Repeat Chorus x4 

SPINNING

Vocals by Meryl Cassie, Katie Bonnar, Tari More, and Matt Prime
Rap by Haydn Williams

I got this feeling that I can’t explain,
Outside myself inside I’m the same.
It’s all a drag, life’s re-arranged,
I’m just hanging out.

I don’t know why I feel this way,
All mixed up nothing to say.
I guess I might find that one day,
I stop fooling around.

I really really don’t want to go,
I really really don’t want to stay.

Chorus
My head is spinning round and around,
On the ground now.
Singing to the sound that I’ve found,
That I’ve found now.
My head is spinning round and around,
And I’m down now.
Singing to the sound that I’ve found,
In this town now.

Bridge
Ruffin it up on the party line,
Step in time, (x2)

Don’t want your help or sympathy,
I’m not that person I used to be,
Times have changed, now I’m on my own,
Can’t you see I’m checking out.

I don’t like the way you criticize,
Don’t need you as a friend of mine.
I’m not caught up in your uncertainty,
I’m glad you’re gone, now I can be me.

I really really don’t want to go,
I really really don’t want to stay.

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Don’t like work,
Just wanna play.
Do what I want,
And not what you say.
I know one day,
It’ll come to an end.
But until then,
I won’t pretend.

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Repeat Chorus

THE DREAM MUST STAY ALIVE

Vocal by Rosalind J, Meryl Cassie, and Katei Bonnar

Look into the future what do you see?
I really need to know now is there a place for me?
Tell me where do we go from here?

Take me as you find me for what I am,
And when I make mistakes please understand,
And as long as I know you’re near,
There is nothing for me to fear.

Chorus
Out of the darkness, a light shines,
Burning through the coldest night,
And we can find a way, (Together we’ll make it)
With every step we take, (Moving closer together)
If we’re gonna survive,
The dream must stay alive.

Baby will you hold me when I’m afraid,
See me through the danger ’till the break of day,
If there’s love there’s a chance for me,
Just believe in yourself you’ll see.

Repeat Chorus

And as long as I know you’re near,
There is nothing for me to fear.

Repeat Chorus

Stay alive,
Alive…

THIS IS THE PLACE

Vocals by Dwayne Cameron, Caleb Ross, Danny James, and Matt Prime

Do you believe we could start again?
Be the way we were, we used to be then.
Am I wrong in thinking we could turn back the clock,
And get back what was, get back what is lost,
Oh no.

Bridge
I never knew how much I really needed you too,
And now you’re gone it’s too late cause I’ve lost you.

Chorus
This is the place where we laughed,
Where we danced,
Where we walked in the rain,
Now it’s not the same.
This is the place where you cried,
And I wiped all the tears from your face,
This is the place.

Love has taken a hold over me,
I was mesmerized, but now I can see.
And I remember when we were on fire,
When you told me how you’re never been higher,
So high.

Repeat Bridge

Repeat Chorus

I really wanna hear you call my name,
And tell myself that we can do it again.
It should be really easy, not the end,
We were made for each other,
A friend and a lover.
I really wanna lose myself in you,
No one else could love you the way that I do.
And every time I find somebody new,
That’s when I discover,
There’s nobody other, other than you.

Repeat Bridge

Repeat Chorus x2

Do you believe we could start again,
Be the way we were, the way we were then.

TRIBE SPIRIT

Vocals by Meryl Cassie, Megan Alatini and Monique Cassie

Tribal chanting

Listen to the wind blow,
Look inside what does it show?
Time passing so very slow, I see:

All the tears, all the pain,
Echoes of the past are the same.
The sun shining all of the shame, I see:

Dark clouds across the sky,
Children asking why,
Is there hope above for me?

Where is all the love?
Can that spirit shine within me?
Lighten my life, let it be.

Chorus
The dawn of a new day,
A child is born who will pray?
For hope, peace and love what do they say?

I’m in your heart, fill me.
I’m in your soul, believe in me.
Open your eyes and you will see: me.

Bridge
The gods of time are they yours or mine?
Out of the darkness the light will shine.
The spirit of the tribe is yours and mine.
Out of the darkness the light will shine: shine on me.

Tribal chanting

Repeat chorus

The spirit of the tribe is yours and mine.
The spirit of the tribe is yours and mine.

YOU BELONG TO ME

Vocals by Meryl Cassie, Michelle Ang, Sarah Major, Katei Bonnar and Tari More
Accompanied by Lota Nuu Choir
Directed by Inglese Ete

I’ve been on the run,
Felt like my ship was sinking.
Now look what you’ve done,
Now that my heart is singing.

Everywhere you go,
I just can’t help myself thinking.
It’s better you know,
That to me you are everything.

Bridge
And now for the first time,
I realize and I find.
I don’t have to decide,
What’s wrong what’s right, Because.

Chorus
I love the way,
You make me feel,
That you belong to me,
I belong to you.

My troubles are gone,
With the air that I’m breathing.
And look what you’ve done,
Now that you got me reeling.

You’re on my mind,
With the things that you said to me.
I’m starting to find,
That you touch is my remedy.

Repeat Bridge

Repeat Chorus (x3)

Ain’t nothing wrong cause you belong to me to me.

Repeat Chorus