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I Am Moana (Song of the Ancestors) Lyrics

Moana and Gramma Tala holding hands

Disney’s animated film Moana (2016) has many memorable songs. I Am Moana features Gramma Tala and Moana. On a raft at night, Gramma Tala appears to Moana and encourages her to keep following her calling.

The songs singing voices include the talented Auli’i Cravalho and Rachel House with lyrics by Mancina Mark A and Foa’i Opetaia Tavita.

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I Am Moana Lyrics

Gramma Tala: I know a girl from an island
She stands apart from the crowd
She loves the sea and her people
She makes her whole family proud

Sometimes the world seems against you
The journey may leave a scar
But scars can heal and reveal just
Where you are

The people you love will change you
The things you have learned will guide you
And nothing on Earth can silence
The quiet voice still inside you

And when that voice starts to whisper
“Moana, you’ve come so far”
Moana, listen
Do you know who you are?

Moana: Who am I?

I’m a girl who loves my island
And the girl who loves the sea
It calls me

I am the daughter of the village chief
We are descended from voyagers
Who found their way across the world
They call me

I’ve delivered us to where we are
I have journeyed farther
I am everything I’ve learned and more
Still, it calls me

And the call isn’t out there at all, it’s inside me
It’s like the tide
Always falling and rising
I will carry you here in my heart, you’ll remind me
That come what may
I know the way

I am Moana

List of Moana Songs

Check Billboards article about the record-breaking song on the Moana music album. If you want to see more fun videos and lyrics, then jump back to the Disney Song Lyrics list of movies.

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