Rū Ana Te Whenua

by Alien Weaponry

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On 29 April 1864, some 230 Maori defenders dug themselves into the hilltop at Pukehinahina (Gate Pa - Tauranga) awaiting the heaviest artillery bombardment the British army has ever delivered. The ensuing battle would see a crushing defeat for the 1700 strong British forces and would change the course of history.

This song is dedicated to our great great great grandfather who fought and died defending the hill at Pukehinahina (Gate Pa).
His name was Te Ahoaho.

lyrics

Rū ANA TE WHENUA - Lyrics

Whakarongo mai rā ... Whakarongo mai rā!
Whakarongo mai rā ... Whakarongo mai rā!
Whakarongo mai ki te tangi o nga pū i runga i te taumata a Pukehinahina.

Rū ana te whenua

Katakata te uira
Homai te ahi
Ki te waharoa
Hī!
Katakata te uira
Homai te ahi
Ki te waharoa
O te taniwha

Kua tae mai nga mate (x4)
Kei te hē!

Nga iwi ki raro
I roto nga rua

Kua tae mai nga mate (x4)
Kei te hē!

Aue ... nga roimata ē ...
Aue ... kua mate nga tangata
Aue ... e reringa roimata ē ...
Aue ... e reringa toto ē ...
I runga i te wai ū o Papa-tū-ā-nuku

Rite kohu, ngaro nga iwi
Oi i te mate!

Haumi ē, hui ē, tāiki ē!

Haumi ē, hui ē, tāiki ē! x4

credits

released July 1, 2017
Produced By Tom Larkin
Mixed by Samuel K Sproull at Studios in The city Melbourne.
Recorded at Roundhead Studios New Zealand.

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Alien Weaponry New Zealand

ALIEN WEAPONRY is a three piece metal band whose style has been
influenced by old school thrash and hardcore
Members are:
Lewis de Jong - Guitar/Vocals
Henry de Jong - Drums
Ethan Trembath - Bass
AW was formed in 2010 by brothers Henry and Lewis de Jong, who
have been listening to bands like Metallica, Anthrax and Pantera since
birth and started writing songs before they learnt the
alphabet
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