"Colors Of The Wind" as written by Stephen Schwartz and Alan Menken....
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 the 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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"Colors of the Wind" as written by Stephen Laurence Schwartz Alan Menken

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Walt Disney Music Company, Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentI luv belting out along to this song :P It's such a great song to sing along to and has such a great idea and hidden meaning...

    GO DISNEY

    ~Vampy
    vampirella666on March 10, 2005   Link
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    General Commentoh it's a beautiful song! so pure and good as disney:D
    garbanieleon November 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song makes great use of using words in the literal and figurative at the same time, and then having the two different meanings convey meaning that fits in perfectly with the message of the song.
    rocconorthon September 13, 2008   Link

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