Colors Of The Wind

Album: Pocahontas soundtrack (1995)
Charted: 21 4
Play Video
  • 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 Writer/s: Alan Menken, Stephen Laurence Schwartz
    Publisher: Walt Disney Music Company
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 2

  • Siahara Shyne Carter from United States"Colors of the Night" ;p
  • Siahara Shyne Carter from United StatesWhatever the meaning It's fantasytic HAHAHAHA I've heard this when I was 10 or 12 and It's already famous and I forgot about Pocahontas movie but The song is still fresh in my mind
see more comments

Editor's Picks

Classic Metal

Classic MetalFact or Fiction

Ozzy, Guns N' Roses, Judas Priest and even Michael Bolton show up in this Classic Metal quiz.

The Punk Photography of Chris Stein

The Punk Photography of Chris SteinSong Writing

Chris Stein of Blondie shares photos and stories from his book about the New York City punk scene.

Dave Mason

Dave MasonSongwriter Interviews

Dave reveals the inspiration for "Feelin' Alright" and explains how the first song he ever wrote became the biggest hit for his band Traffic.

Jason Newsted (ex-Metallica)

Jason Newsted (ex-Metallica)Songwriter Interviews

The former Metallica bassist talks about his first time writing a song with James Hetfield, and how a hand-me-down iPad has changed his songwriting.

Adam Schlesinger of Fountains of Wayne

Adam Schlesinger of Fountains of WayneSongwriter Interviews

The guy who brought us "Stacy's Mom" also wrote the Jane Lynch Emmy song and Stephen Colbert's Christmas songs.

Matthew Wilder - "Break My Stride"

Matthew Wilder - "Break My Stride"They're Playing My Song

Wilder's hit "Break My Stride" had an unlikely inspiration: a famous record mogul who rejected it.