Lava Lyric

Lava” is a heartfelt ballad by James Murphy for the 2014 Disney•Pixar short film of the same name. It narrates the tale of Uku, a volcano seeking love through song.

The song’s beauty and emotion earned it an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song in 2015. Released on February 25, 2014, it reached number 19 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, delighting audiences and critics alike. A timeless love story that leaves a lasting impression.

[Intro]

Narrator : [Kuana Torres Kahele]

A long long time ago there was a volcano

Living all alone in the middle of the sea

He sat high above his bay watching all the couples play

And wishing that he had someone tooAnd from his lava came this song of hope that he sang

Out loud every day for years and years

Living all alone in the middle of the sea

He sat high above his bay watching all the couples play

And wishing that he had someone too

And from his lava came this song of hope that he sang

Out loud every day for years and years

Uku (The lonely Volcano): Kuana Torres Kahele

I have a dream I hope will come true

That you’re here with me and I’m here with you

I wish that the earth, sea, the sky up above-a

Will send me someone to lava

Years of singing all alone turned his lava into stone

Until he was on the brink of extinction

Until he was on the brink of extinction

But little did he know that living in the sea below

Another volcano was listening to his song

Every day she heard his tune her lava grew and grew

Because she believed his song was meant for her

Now she was so ready to meet him above the sea

As he sang his song of hope for the last time

Another volcano was listening to his song

Every day she heard his tune her lava grew and grew

Because she believed his song was meant for her

Now she was so ready to meet him above the sea

As he sang his song of hope for the last time

[Uku]

I have a dream I hope will come true

That you’re here with me and I’m here with you

I wish that the earth, sea, the sky up above-a

Will send me someone to lava

Will send me someone to lava

[Narrator]

Rising from the sea below stood a lovely volcano

Looking all around but she could not see him

He tried to sing to let her know that she was not there alone

But with no lava, his song was all gone

He filled the sea with his tears and watched his dreams disappear

As she remembered what his song meant to her

Looking all around but she could not see him

He tried to sing to let her know that she was not there alone

But with no lava, his song was all gone

He filled the sea with his tears and watched his dreams disappear

As she remembered what his song meant to her

[Lele (Love interest of Uku)]

I have a dream I hope will come true

That you’re here with me and I’m here with you

I wish that the earth, sea, the sky up above-a

Will send me someone to lava

Oh they were so happy to finally meet above the sea

All together now their lava grew and grew

No longer are they all alone with aloha as their new home

And when you visit them this is what they sing

[Outro: Uku and Lele]

I have a dream I hope will come true

That you’ll grow old with me and I’ll grow old with you

We thank the earth, sea, the sky we thank too.

I lava you

I lava you

I lava you

That you’ll grow old with me and I’ll grow old with you

We thank the earth, sea, the sky we thank too

I lava you

Here are some additional details about the song:

  • The song was written by James Murphy and produced by Bret McKenzie.
  • The song was recorded at Capitol Studios in Hollywood, California.
  • The song features a solo piano accompaniment.
  • The song was released on the Lava soundtrack album on February 25, 2014.
  • The song was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song in 2015.

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