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Pocahontas – Colors Of The Wind lyrics

You think I'm just an ignorant savage
And you've been so many places; I guess it must be
But still I cannot see, if the savage one is
How can there be so much that you don't know?
You don't

You think you own whatever land you land on
The earth is just a dead thing you can claim
But I know every rock and tree and creature
Has a life, has a spirit, has a

You think the only people who are people
Are the people who look and think like
But if you walk the footsteps of a stranger
You'll learn things you never knew you never

Have you ever heard the wolf cry to the blue corn
Or asked the grinning bobcat why he
Can you sing with all the voices of the
Can you paint with all the colors of the
Can you paint with all the colors of the wind?

Come run the hidden pine trails of the
Come taste the sun-sweet berries of the
Come roll in all the riches all around you
And for once never wonder what they're

The rainstorm and the river are my brothers
The heron and the otter are my
And we are all connected to each other
In a circle in a hoop that never

How high will a sycamore grow?
If you cut it down then you'll never
And you'll never hear the wolf cry to the blue corn
For whether we are white or copper skinned
We need to sing with all the voices of the mountain
We need to paint with all the colors of the

You can own the earth and still
All you'll own is earth
You can paint with all the colors of the

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    This song to me says that the earth is more than just grass and dirt. It's a beautiful habitat and home to so many things. And you can have all the money in the world but of you don't appreciate all the wonders of the earth you'll basically have nothing. And those who can't think of the earth as anything but dirt, are the ignorant savages. The earth is free and it's that thing that we all take for granted. We sometimes need to just step outside and just soak up all the beauty this world has to offer and not wonder how much money you can get for a tree, or killing an animal.
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  • u
    Colors of the wind is often uninterpreted because people do not understand what the main chorus verse means. When it says "until you can paint with all the colors of the wind" it means that until you can pay more attention to something a little more intrinsic than our beings, we have no right to call the land our own. See, pocahontas' tribe and people were very in touch with nature and the world around them. So when people like captain john smith come along and change up the whole story, then you can understand why she is singing about this.
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  • u
    Colors of the wins is in reality the way that all native Americans feel. It is the earth, the sky, the moon, and the sun from which they gather most of their spirits, and the animal habitat of this great earth is also precious to them.

    Then along came the white man and destroyed almost all of this with their greed for vast areas of land and for the metals taken fro mother earth. Leaving nothing behind but openings and scabs.
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  • u
    This song speaks of all that we miss out on when we arrogantly think we know all the answers. The song speaks to the Caucasians when they first arrived, but not in a patronizing way. Instead, the song speaks as an elder to a child and tries to open their minds to what they will miss if they destroy things for reasons that do not serve life.
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    Mary Ann Ocampo Rivera
    This song was trying to tell us to appreciate and give important in our nature which is the intrinsic beauty in the world. Because of civilization, we thought that we are more knowledgeable and has good things in life than those ethnic group, but the truth are they were the most wise and worth living people in our society as they take care all good natural resources and develop it in natural way. We should open our eyes to the priceless beauty of earth, take care, value and appreciate it.
    - Mary Ann Ocampo Rivera
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