Aloha Friday: YouTube ‘Lava’ Covers

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A long, long time ago, there was a volcano….

Tutu, Ella, and me in Hawaii. Photo Melody Mooney.

We took our daughter to see the Disney-Pixar animated movie Inside Out last weekend. Like so many, we instantly fell in love with the short before the feature, “Lava.” Having family in Hawaii, we felt very connected to the sweet island love story. Ella has been wanting me to sing the volcano song so she can make up a Hula for her Tutu (grandmother), who she misses every day. I took to looking online for some links to the “Lava” song.

Here are a few YouTube covers of the song that my Facebook friend Kuana Torres Kahele, who is the voice of Uku the volcano in “Lava,” posted to his page.

Sharing these beautiful songs of “Lava” for Tutu and you on this Aloha Friday:

Kelli Marie (the last one) even breaks down the ukulele chords for you. Try this, using the ukulele strum pattern Down, Down, Up, Up, Down, Up:

Intro: C (x4)

I have a dream…

I hope will come true…

That you’re here with me…

C … C7
And I’m here with you.

F … C
I wish that the earth, sea, and sky up above-a…

G … C
Would send me someone to lava!

From the Pixar Wiki:

“Lava” directed by James Ford Murphy and produced by Andrea Warren. It is described as a “musical love story taking place over millions of years that is inspired by the isolated beauty of tropical islands and the explosive allure of ocean volcanoes.” The story follows the love story of two volcanoes, Uku and Lele. It features a song, “Lava”, which is written by Murphy and performed by Kuana Torres Kahele and Napua Greig, who voice the two volcanoes.

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