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Aloha everyone. I live at the foot of the Sleeping Giant, in Wailua Homesteads, and had to go to Coco Palms Resort where I worked for many years. I had to pass Opaeka‘a Falls every day. I have seen many couples looking at the falls and dreaming of their future together. Some fall in love and some have to part. That is how I got the feeling to compose this song, enjoy it.


Opaeka‘a, the waterfalls that call to me,

Beside you we walked in the rain. We

Vowed our love would never die, but soon

The clouds came by, we had to say goodbye.

Opaeka‘a, the waterfalls that call to me,

Memories of you remain, of days ago that

Used to be, when you walked with me, but

Now you’re not with me.

Opaeka‘a, how peaceful and lovely you are,

My heart longs for the same. But I know it

Will never be until you’re back with me,

Opaeka‘a, bring my love back to me,

Opaeka‘a, bring my love back to me.


Larry Rivera has been an entertainer and song writer on Kaua‘i for more than six decades, and shares the stories behind his songs in “Lyrics of Aloha,” appearing once a month in the Sunday edition of The Garden Island. Win prizes and earn an entry in the Vacations Hawai‘i Vegas vacation for two drawing by listening to KONG radio the following Monday and Tuesday between 6 and 8 a.m. and taking part in a contest based on the column.
Source: The Garden Island

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