LYRICS OF ALOHA: Sleeping Giant

Above Wailua Bay lies the Sleeping Giant mountain. It’s a wonder of this world, so lonely looking at the sky.

When a rain cloud passes by, tears fall from his eyes. I live just below his tummy. I had to compose a song for him. Hope he will have a Happy New Year.

Sleeping Giant

There’s a mountain called the Sleeping Giant about Wailua Bay. People come from miles around to see him every day.

Although he sleeps he seems to be looking at the sky, and when a raincloud passes by tears fall from his eyes.

Chorus: Sleeping Giant slumber warm in the summer nights, Sleeping Giant lonely one may your days be bright.

The time for you go quickly by a million years or two, you’re a wonder of this world, may your dreams of love come true.

Sleeping Giant, Sleeping Giant, may your dreams come true.

Sleeping Giant, Sleeping Giant, may your dreams come true.


Larry Rivera has been an entertainer and songwriter 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.

  1. YuCalJoe January 2, 2022 6:14 am Reply

    Aloha, Larry! Love your music! Mahalo!

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