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Kahana Sand

Tami Mulcahy
Tami Mulcahy




You sit there in your beach chair

Drinking a pog and rum

I sit here in my beach chair

Thinking you might get me another one


Cause I’m busy reading my trashy novel

Supervising pails and shovels



Oh, Bury me in the Kahana Sand

Let me forever hear my children playing

Where the waves break on the coral reef

And the palm fronds gently swaying


It’s no chores, sunscreen wars

Bodies flying in the surf

The red flag is raising the guard

And I’m just praying nobody gets hurt


And as the sun dips down behind Lanai

The low of conch shell bids goodbye


Chorus repeat



Oh Mahalo Maui

Your Ohana lives in me


As I look across this channel

And think of waters we have crossed

We have fought against the current

Nearly drown in pride and in loss


But we kept our heads above water

To find ourselves, to find each other

Rich in family and friends

Where all other cares drift away on the trade winds


Chorus repeat