Israel Kamakawiwo'ole - Henehene Kou 'Aka Lyrics




[Hawaiian]

Henehene kou 'aka
Kou le'ale'a paha
He mea ma'a mau ia
For you and I

Ka'a uila mākēneki
Hō'onioni kou kino
He mea ma'a mau ia
For you and I

I Kaka'ako mākou
'Ai ana i ka pipi stew
He mea ma'a mau ia
For you and I

I Waikīkī mākou
'Au ana i ke kai
He mea ma'a mau ia
For you and I

I Kapahulu mākou
'Ai ana i ka līpo'a
He mea ma'a mau ia
For you and I

Ha'ina mai ka puana
Kou le'ale'a paha
He mea ma'a mau ia
For you and I

[English]

Your laughter is so contagious
It's fun to be with you
Always a good time
For you and I

The streetcar wheels turn
Vibrating your body
Always a good time
For you and I

To Kaka'ako we go
Eating beef stew
Always a good time
For you and I

To Waikiki we go
Swimming in the sea
Always a good time
For you and I

To Kapahulu we go
Eating seaweed
Always a good time
For you and I

Tell the refrain
It's fun to be with you
Always a good time
For you and I





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Israel Kamakawiwo'ole Henehene Kou 'Aka Comments
  1. Deanna Rapozo

    Love this song ❤️💙❤️

  2. leimanaang

    Henehene Kou ʻAka (For You And I) -

    Henehene kou ʻaka
    Kou leʻaleʻa paha
    He mea maʻa mau ia
    For you and I

    Kaʻa uila mākēneki
    Hōʻonioni kou kino
    He mea maʻa mau ia
    For you and I

    I Waikīkī mākou
    ʻAu ana i ke kai
    He mea maʻa mau ia
    For you and I

    I Kapahulu mākou
    'Ai ana i ka līpoa
    He mea maʻa mau ia
    For you and I

    I Kakaʻako mākou
    ʻAi ana i ka pipi stew
    He mea maʻa mau ia
    For you and I

    Haʻina mai ka puana
    Kou leʻaleʻa paha
    He mea maʻa mau ia
    For you and I

    Your laughter is so contagious
    It's fun to be with you
    Always a good time
    For you and I

    The streetcar wheels turn
    Vibrating your body
    Always a good time
    For you and I

    To Kakaʻako we go
    Eating beef stew
    Always a good time
    For you and I

    To Waikīkī we go
    Swimming in the sea
    Always a good time
    For you and I

    To Kapahulu we go
    Eating seaweed
    Always a good time
    For you and I

    Tell the refrain
    It's fun to be with you
    Always a good time
    For you and I

  3. 김영신

    유크파티 레츠고!!

  4. DawnPeez

    Bruddah IZ forever... Just like this song. ❣️❣️

  5. Lina Langi

    Only IZ could make a hundred year old song relevant 20 years after his death! Love you IZ!!!

  6. Lourdes Augusto

    Maravilhoso maravilhoso bravo belo lindo iz Irael Kamakawiwo ole eu Lourdes Augusto 2019 em Portugal quero conhecer Você lindo somos amigos eternamente

  7. Strait_MurkBOI

    I remember dancing this for mayday at school

    Princess Autumn BTS

    RavenStar81 I am doing this but singiit on mayday which is tomorrow for me

  8. Johnathon Green

    All of you 107 people who have "Disliked" IZ's song needs a new education! And...don't forget...I am ARMED!!!

  9. The kawaii potato which is also a BTS fangirl

    I have this song for mayday😊

  10. Bailey Rodriguez

    I finally know how to play this song

  11. F M

    I love IZ❤️👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍🤙🤙🤙🤙🤙🤙🤙🤙🤙🤙🤙🤙🤙🤙🤙🤙🤙🤙🤙🤙🤙🤙🤙🤙🤙🤙🤙🤙🤙🤙🤙🤙🤙🤙🤙🤙🤙🤙🤙🤙🤙🤙🤙🤙🤙🤙🤙🤙🤙🤙🤙🤙🤙🤙🤙🤙🤙🤙🤙❤️

  12. mayramarzi11

    2019 and still playing

  13. Baltazár Vacula

    A csoda volt Israel! Imádom, szeretem, tisztelem!

  14. Lyla Cambridge

    He is Hawaii to me.....this peaceful voice

  15. Forrest Benson

    Nothing like a little IZ to take the edge off.

  16. Mr sherlock

    Very good song 👍

  17. Gillian Larmond

    Lovely song. IZ had such a beautiful and unique voice. Aloha to all Hawaiians

  18. Mikayla Takabayashi

    I love this song💜

  19. Stephanie Kapuwai

    I live in Hawaii and I like to listen to some hawaiian and this kind of songs.and other songs.and my class and grade is doing hula for this song.

  20. Maylee Moe

    I live in Hawaii and we’re doing this for mayday

    Stephanie Kapuwai

    Hi maylee its raider

    Thomas Ayson

    This is ants from 4th grade

    CIA Gamers

    Omg me to

    Hobis Hands

    Ayy are you in Kumu Draper's class😂😂 And do you Mikey😂😂😂

    Hobis Hands

    Ayy I was in Kumu Perkins class lol😂😂👌🙋‍♀️

  21. Skip Person

    excellent version but I don't think Bradduh Iz wrote it, some sources say traditional, some say Pono Beamer. Plus supposedly about riding around on the old streetcars of Honolulu, long gone before Iz waz born. Amazing album, amazing talent. Aloha Iz.

    Maile Rose

    The song was most likely written between 1901, when electric streetcars came to Honolulu, and 1924, when the Ala Wai canal was built. The second verse refers to the
    "ka'a uila makeneki" or electric streetcar, and the 4th or 5th verse refers to "ai ana i ka lipoa" in Kapahulu.." eating seaweed in Kapahulu, which some say means that you could gather seaweed in Kapahulu. Apparently when the Ala Wai canal was dug out, the shoreline changed with all the material creating a straighter coastline from Diamond Head back towards the rest of Waikiki....

  22. Jericho Berdon

    Braddah iz still being playing 2k18 yessah

  23. Nani Farras

    I love this song

  24. aymee villar

    Beautiful

  25. William Buck

    Love him

  26. This Is Robert

    Perfect song to listen to at work. Or anywhere ever. 🎁

  27. Linda Ruiz

    Love this song

  28. Adrianne Ware

    Braddah IZ kept our Hawaiian culture alive! Now it's up to us to teach our children and our children's children all our beautiful Hawaiian Culture that once was taken away from us by the Missionaries in 1820 & on. Aloha to all!

    Daniel Crescenzo

    Aloha is why those islands were a melting pot long before the imperialists came, the imperialist swine that stole the land are the enemies of humankind, not just oiwi. They did it to all indigenous folk on the mainland too, matter of factly that genocide was why the Queen did not fight, cause she knew the imperialists were not bluffing. My genes are Italian, Irish, Japanese, and my complexion is "haole", my first memories were rainbows between the Ko'olau and Kaneohe bay as my tutu pointed toward Ahuimanu and taught me about King Kamehameha and the battle of Pali Gap. After spending most of my life on the mainland, I still call Hawai'i home and adore it's history and culture. I'd move back in a second, and I'd be standing there with sunburn, haole rot, and blonde hair advocating for sovereignty.

    Aloha is bigger than any ism.

    lanakila

    You all sound like idiots! So frickin typical! You talk like you know it all...you know nothing...bumbling idiots!

    Oliver Lupgaro

    @Nerthus I am not quite sure what you mean. I apologize if you feel that this is a challenge, I just would like to know why you think this or at the very least what you mean.

    Laakona

    [email protected] Crescenzo Stole you land? Who did you steal it from? The Alii gave the land away as wedding presents and dowries when their children married the missionary kids. Alii were stunned at written language and math and encouraged their children to marry the missionary's kids. Remember, the Hawaiians NEVER discovered the wheel.

    Caden Taylor

    Good point brah! Aloha me akua

  29. Truman Green

    such a sweet voice for native Hawaiianns

  30. Ryan Connor

    Rest in paradise brudda iz

  31. DarkMatter mobile gaming

    41 dislikes more like 41 assholes lol love you Iz

  32. SEBASTIAN MICHALOWSKI

    great song, i love u man


    kocham cie kruwa jebana

  33. Fernie Gonzalez

    He's gone! He's gone! 😔😥👎🏽

  34. Carl Guzman

    I love that laugh at the end

  35. goosefarm99

    my favorite song of his! ❤️

  36. Black Acgomes

    Hiper like em 2017 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The best !!!!!!!!!!!!! Beijo do BRASIL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  37. Sedano´s Piano

    490.800 view, 400.000 mine xd

  38. John Healy

    Colletti

  39. gma asuncion

    What the heck

  40. Don't do it Sean

    how did this amazing singer die? :( RIP

    Cameron Rotten Lemon

    @Nina Hauk Yeah he died a true Christian. I didn't know that until I searched up last performance by him or something like thay

    Nina maui

    @cameron posey wish he was still alive... he had an amazing voice and soul

    Cameron Rotten Lemon

    @Nina Hauk Yeah IkR

    Indigo Andromeda

    Throughout his life, Kamakawiwoʻole was morbidly obese and at one point weighed 757 pounds (343 kg; 54.1 st) standing 6-foot-2-inch (1.88 m) tall (body mass index = 97.2).[5] He endured several hospitalizations because of health problems caused by his weight.[5] Beset with respiratory, heart, and other medical problems, he died at the age of 38 in Queen's Medical Center at 12:18 a.m. on June 26, 1997.[5] Kamakawiwoʻole was survived by his wife, Marlene Kamakawiwoʻole, and their daughter, Ceslie-Ann "Wehi"

    Porfirio Galo

    shawnt stipe

  41. Bren Saints

    amo muito israel iz ate o fim

  42. E. Lin

    16 dislikes??? = 16 assholes!

    EDUARDO S.

    unbelievable

    Lorna Muise

    16 dislikes........ some people can't recognize quality😃

    P.LAUNAY.DEBNATH

    I like it a lot but I respect the people who does not like it is their right , don't you think?

    DameFuegoAmor

    Has 50 dislikes now

  43. Collin Jackson

    rip is you will always loved for the stories you told through your music and it helps me become a man mahalo and Aloha 🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

  44. Cameron Rotten Lemon

    Is this the original or a remake of another song

    ogre

    orig brah

    takethatthomas

    i think it's actually an older song that iz just got a hold of and redid. some of the lyrics are changed from an older version.

    Cameron Rotten Lemon

    @takethatthomas I remember hearing this song before my grandparents passed away. But it wasn't IZ version of it. It had similar lyrics though

  45. Antonio Masselli

    What a wonderfull singer !!

  46. Desiree Morris

    Rest in paradise 🌺🌺

  47. fred greene

    R.I.P. You are always missed!!!  Your music will live in our hearts!!!!!!  Mahalo Kahakiaka!!!!

    Madison Lewis

    same mahalo and I'm a keiki malaine oka ide oh havaii , I am Hawaiian but raised in Texas

    Makani :P

    Madison Lewis I'm Hawaiian but I was born in Las Vegas Nevada

    Stu Kazzo

    @Makani :P I'm an Italian American haole from NYC and I want this played at my funeral.

  48. jigger ofrum

    Great version of a great song!

  49. Sonia Amaral Taoismo

    GREAT SONG

  50. jpggipng3

    israel nice ...

  51. Sir NOSAJ

    r.i.p. what a great man

  52. Olivia Mancia

    Hawaiian song

  53. Sir NOSAJ

    r.i.p. <3

  54. Nite Shadow

    He mea ma 'a mau ia, for you and I.

    Have a great memorial day weekend everybody! I am outta here!

    Nite Shadow

    You too @Tammy Cook. We're headed to the mountains. It snowed last night so we're taking the boys sledding this weekend! Woo hoo!

    Theresa Puerto- Shuey

    Automatically puts me in “smiling mode".

    Tammy Cook

    @Theresa Puerto it would me to, sounds like you guys are going to have a blast;);)

    Theresa Puerto- Shuey

    Thank you @Tammy Cook!  A special place to help creative juices flow.  : D

    Tammy Cook

    Awwwwww!!!!' That makes me smile;)

  55. Joe Swharta

    our eyes have met
    our lips not yet

    :) I'm going to get you yet
    how much you wanna bet

  56. manon2011knie

    Magnifique : se trouve également sur le "The Best Of" de 2011 (condensé de bons nombres de ses titres.

    Peter-Maria Plakman

    la musique est belle met du baume au coeur mais lui sa voix magnifique

  57. Lus A

    this reminds me of my nana's 80th bday :'( i preformed for her.. RIP nanna.. ILY with all my heart

  58. MentorOfMinos

    Hmmm. I wonder what made him so large? Couldn't have anything to do with the Wal-Martification of Oahu. It's a TRAGEDY to see people LITERALLY paving paradise and putting up parking lots in Hawai'i. There's no decency left in the world. Oh...and yea, your comment was really rude. :\

  59. MentorOfMinos

    Yesssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss brother Iz! Haole and Hawai'ian alike can groove to this music.

  60. leimanaang

    You can find the translation online in english at least. Just search for Henehene Kou 'Aka .

  61. Matthew Diamond

    Top rankin!

  62. silvestre fernandez

    es una pena que hayamos perdido su voz, tan bonita y sencilla

  63. Vertmillion Green Man

    Dumb ass laughed at him for being large even after I told him he is dead.

    Christof Djakovic

    Vertmillion Green Man

  64. thylacine777

    someone sholud make a movie about him!

    DylanDinosaur

    Yes like the Selena movie

  65. Aline Frost

    wonderful song... relaxing, adictive. it makes your problems seem nothing compared to peace and happiness

  66. kuzunkinuts

    I love this man, what a guy! i going to the Islands to meet these guys.Shame he has passed on, but the spirit is strong eh? as said-"what a wonderful world"

  67. Misha MurciaFluyePK

    3 people not live in peace

  68. James Costa

    STFU he just died and he was from Hawaii which im here in hawaii and im hawaiian

    Stephanie Kapuwai

    James Costa same I live in Hawaii and I'm hawaiian

  69. Agustín García Vidal

    Alguien me pasa la traduccion please?? Translation please???

  70. LateMorning ZoneTime

    I don't give crap if his big he is a good singer amazing voice...i'm sad to know that he already past away :(

  71. Denice Laws

    Such a great talent -- you will live forever in our hearts, Bruddah Iz!!!

  72. Roger Christian

    How great this guy makes me feel every time I hear him singing!

  73. jpw

    Iz is so great - "Oh, lunch break!"

  74. Diego Seltzer

    Positive vibrations!

  75. crazydang101

    awsome!

  76. realityisDEAD98

    Two people got confused and accidentally clicked dislike. It's okay; I understand sometimes people make MISTAKES.

  77. Prologue2113

    for you and iiiiiiiii :D

  78. Change Agent Movement

    @MrDewy67 I came to realize, that it doesn't rewally matter what I have (and looks are just another "have"). What is important is what I do.
    Israel has created a most beautiful rendition of a lovely song.This rendition will be listened to,I am sure,100s of years form now.He truly was able to make his world a better place.I wish/hope that I might be able to do one little thing with my life too,that would have a little positive impact on future generations. However,it's very hard to do.

  79. Leon Kennedy


    Henehene kou `aka
    Kou le`ale`a paha
    He mea ma`a mau ia
    For you and I

    Ka`a uila mâkêneki
    Hô`onioni kou kino
    He mea ma`a mau ia
    For you and I

    I Kaka`ako mâkou
    `Ai ana i ka pipi stew
    He mea ma`a mau ia
    For you and I

    I Waikîkî mâkou
    `Au ana i ke kai
    He mea ma`a mau ia
    For you and I

    I Kapahulu mâkou
    `Ai ana i ka lîpo`a
    He mea ma`a mau ia
    For you and I

    Ha`ina mai ka puana
    Kou le`ale`a paha
    He mea ma`a mau ia
    For you and I

  80. Leon Kennedy

    Your laughter is so contagious
    It's fun to be with you
    Always a good time
    For you and I

    The streetcar wheels turn
    Vibrating your body
    Always a good time
    For you and I

    To Kaka`ako we go
    Eating beef stew
    Always a good time
    For you and I

    To Waikiki we go
    Swimming in the sea
    Always a good time
    For you and I

    To Kapahulu we go
    Eating seaweed
    Always a good time
    For you and I

    Tell the refrain
    It's fun to be with you}
    Always a good time}
    For you and I

  81. ericjungleboy

    Henehene kou aka (Your laughter teases me), kou le 'ale 'a paha (Maybe you're just having fun) He mea ma 'a mau ia, for you and I (It's a regular thing for you and I)

  82. charlie2434

    1 dislike, that is one very lonely troll.

  83. Daniel Winter

    @Mextazectaces
    Trolls will be Trolls

  84. Mextazectaces

    Who the hell disliked this? Honestly? What could you possibly have against this song and it's performer?

  85. Cynthia Mikell

    when I listen to this song I think about the day I sat at the top of a hill and looked over Hilo before I went to the airport to move back to the mainland. I miss Hawaii so much! I want to go back so very much. Thank you for posting this. Yes I cry but it helps the memories stay sweet. Aloha

  86. Miki One

    Todos sus temas buenisimos. Que lindo seria reeditarlos y poder acceder a sus CDs

  87. shautora

    O really? Cool, thanx for the info :)

  88. shautora

    Haha, that's pretty cool. I like it!

  89. shautora

    Wait, I just heard something from the recording session! At 1:50, if you listen closely you can here a guy say "Lunch break" =p

    Nuh Uh

    shautora that’s him saying lunch break lmao

  90. infokicker

    me encanta esa cancion
    gracias