Monday, July 18, 2005

Words

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 mountains?
Can you paint with all the colors of the wind?

Come run the hidden pine trails of the forest.
Come taste the sunsweet 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 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 mountains.
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.

Vocal: Pocahontas (Judy Kuhn) Music: Alan Menken Lyrics: Stephen Schwartz From Disney's Motion Picture "Pocahontas"

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5 Comments:

Blogger Alina said...

I have to watch that cartoon again! I can't believe I missed such beautiful lyrics! Or maybe I had just forgotten about them! Anyway, thanks for pointing them out!

7/18/2005 12:25:00 PM  
Blogger Al Sharief said...

"Pocahontas" is Magical. Great Lyrics. You may know that many Native Amererican Indian worshopped "Mother Earth". Indeed many eco-converts were due to this Disny's production as it taught people the love & respect of "Mother Earth"
Nice "Words" Loul

7/18/2005 02:18:00 PM  
Blogger LouLou said...

Kayla,

Yes the words are so beautiful. Almost like a prayer.

I think my favorite cartoons of all time are Pocahontas then The Little Mermaid.

Al Sharief,

Yes I took a couple of classes on Native American History in the States.

Interesting how all humans of all races all over the world seem to worship in one form of another. This search for God is something instinctive & pretty universal no?

7/19/2005 07:37:00 AM  
Blogger Alina said...

I have to admit, I loved the Little Mermaid! Maybe because, unlike the actual story, the ending is pretty happy! :) OK, I admit it, I'm a sucker for happy endings...

7/19/2005 12:58:00 PM  
Blogger LouLou said...

Kayla,

I know exactly what you mean about happy endings. Am soooo depressed about the new Harry Potter Book because they killed off my favorite character. If someone had told me the book ends like that I wouldn't have read it.

When I want an emotional punch I don't look for it in children's stories. You read those for a laugh & a bit of imagination.

7/19/2005 02:54:00 PM  

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