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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
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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
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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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    UnregisteredOct 8, 2014 at 12:51 am
    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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    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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    UnregisteredFeb 25, 2012 at 3:47 am
    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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