Ripi ripīa – Ngeri

 

He ngeri mō te mate

Ripi ripīa

Ripi ripīa

Haehae

Ripi ripīa

Haehae

Tuakina

Paranitia te upoko o te ngānara kai tangata

Ue hā

He aha te tohu o te  ringarīnga?

He kawakawa

Tukua ki raro  ki a hope rā

He Korokiō

Ko te whakatau o te mate

Ue hā, Ue hā

 

An emotional expression for our ones passed

We obtain the obsidian rock from Ruapehu

And lacerate ourselves in pain and anger

The portall Is open for a safe return

As we cast  aside

all negativity

Kawakawa enhances

The process

As our loved ones return

Formally to their origin

Of wellbeing