Hawai`i We Will Return - Words & Music by: E. Keali`i Blaisdell

Imagine there's a place, a beauty beyond compare
And of people, who'd give their love to you and me
A place where it used to be to raise your family
But now Hawai`i, is not Hawai`i anymore

From the Ko`olau's to the Wai`anae range we have missed you
From Koke`e to Mauna Kea this was our home
From our valleys to the ocean is where my people roamed
We will return to you again

Hawai`i was once our kingdom, our lands were vast and green
And now there's buildings and people everywhere
Annexation was the key to overthrow our monarchy
That's why Hawai`i is not Hawai`i anymore

Source: E. Keali`i Blaisdell Album "Keeping It Traditional" - This song was written as a message. Over the years Hawai`i has changed since the first missionaries arrived. The Hawaiian people have lost everything to big business and government and the United States seems to have forgotten about our native people. Copyright 2005