"Colors of The Wind" as written by and Stephen Schwartz Alan Menken....
You think you own whatever land you land on
The earth is just a dead thing you can claim
But I know ev'ry 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
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 just 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 colors of the wind

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"Colors of the Wind" as written by Stephen Laurence Schwartz Alan Menken

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Colors of the Wind (Pocahontas) song meanings
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    General CommentI love this movie so much! It is so meaningful and amazing with a great message. This song is also extraordinarily powerful. Being Native American myself, I believe like Poccahontis that every single thing from humans to animals to trees to rocks have souls and names just like it says in the song. Whether you believe in evolution or some form of creation, we all came from the same place and thus, we are all connected. Man can learn so much from the animals and the plants and truly all of nature so we mustn't go destroying it or we'll never learn the lessons it has to teach us. Even if we look drastically different, we are all the same and we must appreciate and value one another.
    Aulakausson January 17, 2007   Link
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    General Commentlol, pocahontas is such a hippie.
    plasticskieson May 22, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song! it means so much to me!:)
    Dragon girlon August 25, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm not sure that this song was adapted from this, but I read a letter that an actual Indian Cheif named Chief Seattle wrote to the U.S. government in 1852 that sounds very similar to this song. It brang a whole new meaning to this song after I read it. It's really a very beautiful song that should inspire you to respect the beauty that's all around you more.

    "The earth does not belong to man, man belongs to the earth. All things are connected like the blood that unites us all. Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself."
    LilyBearon May 11, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI LOVE THIS SONG! It's soo sweet. The meaning is self explanatory. It's soo truuueee and I love it!
    UnilluminatedAngelon February 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDon't like the movie, but this song gives me chills.
    So meaningful and beautiful.
    Misseveruson April 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song so much! It has such a powerful meaning to it.
    musicfreak177on May 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell, I just learned about this in my Religion class. Native Americans were often animistic, which means they believed everything had a soul. So, that's where the "Every rock, and tree, and creature has a life, has a spirit, has a name" thing comes from.
    CountryChicadee6on October 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPocahontas used to be my favourite movie. Beautiful music, especially this song. I love the intention, that we are all human, all equal. We need to appreciate nature. But then I did some research and found out the real Pocahontas was actually kidnapped by an American, makes more sense so it was actually a sick adaptation. I can't imagine how Pocahontas's descendants feel now, knowing that their history was sabotaged and turned into a kids movie! Now this beautiful story has lost most of its appeal to me although I may never be able to hate this song. It just seems pure still.
    Sarenaon March 27, 2007   Link
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    General Commentmy favorite animated movie
    Leblancon August 23, 2007   Link

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