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We Know The Way Lyrics

Sailing boats at sunset

Disney’s animated film Moana (2016) has many memorable songs. We Know The Way features Moana’s tribe singing as they sail the ocean. The tribe sings about knowing the way to sail the great wide ocean between islands by reading the stars at night.

The song was performed by the talented Opetaia Foa’i and Lin-Manuel Miranda with lyrics by Foa’i Opetaia Tavita.

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We Know The Way Lyrics

Tatou o tagata folau e vala’auina
E le atua o le sami tele e o mai
Ia ava’e le lu’itau e lelei

Aue, aue
Nuku I mua
Te manulele e tataki e
Aue, aue
Te fenua, te malie,
Nae ko hakilia mo kaiga e

We read the wind and the sky when the sun is high
We sail the length of the seas on the ocean breeze
At night, we name every star
We know where we are
We know who we are, who we are

Aue, aue
We set a course to find
A brand new island everywhere we roam
Aue, aue
We keep our island in our mind
And when it’s time to find home
We know the way

Aue, aue
We are explorers reading every sign
We tell the stories of our elders in a never-ending chain
Aue, aue
Te fenua, te mālie
Nā heko hakilia
We know the way

List of Moana Songs

Check out more songs Lin-Manuel Miranda worked on for the film Moana. 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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