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

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 name.

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

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

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

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

How high will a sycamore grow?
If you cut it down then you'll never know
And you'll never hear the wolf cry to the blue corn moon
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 wind

You can own the earth and still
All you'll own is earth until

You can paint with all the colors of the wind

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    UnregisteredAug 25, 2012 at 5:26 pm
    Nature is earths beauty. Earth didn't make money, mother nature made animals and plants and humans. We are connected in some form and way. We should respect the ones who live with us and breath the air we breathe. Paint with the colors of the wind, live you surroundings and look at nature as if it has meanings and love. Everything has something even it is nothing.
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    primarocker1Oct 16, 2008 at 4:17 pm
    I love this song so much. I am Apache Indian so it's kinda a given that I would love this song. It's also really powerful to me.
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    UnregisteredAug 1, 2014 at 2:17 am
    When I saw the movie it blew me away because I really listened to what she was saying to him and then I just fell in love with this song. It has so much meaning to it. And plus Pocahontas is my favorite princess so I love her as well. Ooh and I loved the that she sang this song. She really touched my heart. And Chickasaw so that's an Indian tribe. That's about all I can say about this song. But I'm not done. And plus Pocahontas is my favorite Disney movie. I love the way Pocahontas stood up to save her people. Someday I want to be just like her. She's so brave I honestly love her attitude. She's always in a good very awesome mood. She's so loving. And there couldn't be an any better princess than her.
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    UnregisteredApr 26, 2012 at 12:09 am
    Its about how we shouldnt look at aomething and just assume what it is. We cant just pass it off as something unimportant. If you look closely everything is truly connected by one hoop. It doesnt matter where your from or who you are or what you look like, its about whats inside. -redroseshavethorns
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    UnregisteredMar 6, 2012 at 6:46 pm
    I think colours of the wind is trying to show that no matter what status you are in society or how rich you are or how smart. I think it's trying to show that 'everyone is equel, but some people are more equel than others'. This is a quote that you could accosiate with this song. It represents that everyone is equel, but it is your opinion of the world that, in the end, that makes you special. From rebecca holyland

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