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Vanessa Williams – Colors Of The Wind lyrics

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

Have you ever heard the wolf cry to the blue corn moon
Or let teh eagle tell you where he's been
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

How high does the 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
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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  • u
    This song is pocahontas making john smith realise that nature is full of life, and joy, and secrets, that it is not purely for someone to claim. It is also to say that the differences between us don't matter; whether it be the colour of our skin, our nationality, or even our opinions. This song is saying that the spirit of the world is connected, in one big circle, in one family. That the world is not cold and dead, that its not something to claim for one's own benefit, but to cherish. To seek out joy.
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  • u
    I like Pocahontas! and the fact that I also like vanessa makes me excited a lot. I like no one I keep my feelings hidden because anyways I have feelings for no one at all. but I love this song and look forward to give this message to someone who will need it. I don't like to write at all I think its a waste of time so I want to tell you something if you are reading this if you see someone who is just the same as the perso in the lyrics, show that one the lyrics and they will learn believe me or not yep yep. bye bye yep those are my favourite words! if you find out how many lletters are in "those words" and actually know what im talking about then you understand what I mean I think! so good luck the one who reads this! and thank you
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    Pierre Rosmond
    Merci a' toi aussi, Sheila, ma chere amie! J'aime beaucoup cette chanson aussi. Je veux pas precher aux autres, au moins, dans cette circonstance; but I really wish that more people would listen and pay attention to the message that is hidden in that song. It is a beautiful song with a very powerful message. You should be able to watch the video as well, Sheila. Just click on Venessa's picture and give your device about 30-45 seconds to download it for you. You will enjoy watching the video, if you have not watched it yet. Anyway, am glad you like it too. Vanessa Williams is a very talented singer.!
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  • u
    The song which is very beautiful in lyrics and melody is about to different cultures. It's about the one person of one culture trying to process and recreate the earth. Whereas this person of another culture understands and see the beauty of nature and the creation that was already given to us to cherish. She pocahontas seeks to show that we are all of one creation and all connected together. To destroy one part of this life is to destroy a part of us. Wonder why the wolf cries to the new moon, or maybe take the time to see the sights of the soaring eagle and ask of him to tell you of the sights that he has seen. And that's only the beginning to understanding the color of the wind.
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  • u
    It's for me so special, because I am falling deeply in love with a man who I barely know, but it all ready feels like I have known him for my whole life. It is difficult, because I haven't told him yet what my feelings are and I don't know how to do that. I hope he's a little bit more patient, I will tell him, I need to because if feels so precious and it is so pure my love for him. I hope he will except it and that he loves me too. For me this will last forever! And with te help of god it will be very special for always. I love you cees and I promiss to tell you within those two upcoming weeks.
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