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Where You Are Lyrics

Young Moana giving Pua coconut water

Disney’s animated film Moana (2016) has many memorable songs. Where You Are features Chief Tui, Sina, and the Villagers singing about appreciating where they are.

As her father the Chief, takes baby Moana around the island she grows older and matures into a young woman. She learns the traditions of her tribe in dancing and their main resource the coconut tree.

The song was performed by the talented Christopher Jackson, Rachel House, Nicole Scherzinger, Auli’i Cravalho, and Louise Bush with lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Opetaia Tavita Foa’i.

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Where You Are Lyrics

Chief Tui: Moana, make way, make way!
Moana, it’s time you knew
The village of Motunui is
All you need

The dancers are practicing
They dance to an ancient song
(Who needs a new song? This old one’s all we need)

This tradition is our mission
And Moana, there’s so much to do
(Make way!)
Don’t trip on the taro root
That’s all you need

We share everything we make
(We make)
We joke and we weave our baskets
(Aha!)
The fishermen come back from the sea

Moana: I wanna see

Chief Tui: Don’t walk away
Moana, stay on the ground now
Our people will need a chief
And there you are

Chief Tui, Sina: There comes a day
When you’re gonna look around
And realize happiness is
Where you are

Chief Tui: Consider the coconut
(The what?)
Consider its tree
We use each part of the coconut
That’s all we need

Sina: We make our nets from the fibers
(We make our nets from the fibers)
The water is sweet inside
(The water is sweet inside)
We use the leaves to build fires
(We use the leaves to build fires)
We cook up the meat inside
(We cook up the meat inside)

Chief Tui: Consider the coconuts
(Consider the coconuts)
The trunks and the leaves
(Ha!)
The island gives us what we need

Moana: And no one leaves

Chief Tui: That’s right, we stay
We’re safe and we’re well provided
And when we look to the future
There you are

You’ll be okay
In time you’ll learn just as I did
Chief Tui, Sina: You must find happiness right
Where you are

Gramma Tala: I like to dance with the water
The undertow and the waves
The water is mischievous
Ha! I like how it misbehaves

The village may think I’m crazy
Or say that I drift too far
But once you know what you like, well
There you are

You are your father’s daughter
Stubbornness and pride
Mind what he says but remember
You may hear a voice inside
And if the voice starts to whisper
To follow the farthest star
Moana, that voice inside is
Who you are

Villagers: We make our nets from the fibers
(We weave our nets from the fibers)
The water is sweet inside
(A real tasty treat inside)
We use the leaves to build fires
(We sing these songs in our choir)
We cook up the meat inside
(We have mouths to feed inside)

Chief Tui: The village believes in us
(That’s right!)
The village believes
(Ha!)
The island gives us what we need
And no one leaves

Moana: So here I’ll stay
My home, my people beside me
And when I think of tomorrow
There we are

I’ll lead the way
I’ll have my people to guide me
We’ll build our future together
Villagers: Where we are

Moana: ‘Cause every path leads you back to
Villagers: Where you are
Moana: You can find happiness right
Villagers: Where you are
Where you are

List of Moana Songs

Check out this Where You Are video with no lyrics on Youtube after you memorize the lyrics. If you want to see more fun videos and lyrics, then jump back to the Disney Song Lyrics list of movies.

Brandon Crombar

Brandon Crombar

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Brandon established Featured Animation in 2006 to celebrate animated movies. His favorite animated movies include Finding Nemo, Aladdin, and The Lion King. Find out more about me and my movie journey, About Featured Animation.