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Monday, May 25, 2009

I love this song by Vanessa Williams. I hardly heard other songs from her but this song is really worth talking about. The lyrics are touching and of course the song is as melodious as ever. A good track by Vanessa, and is added to my list of favorites :-)



You think I'm an ignorant savage
And you've been so many places
I guess it must be so
But still I cannot see
If the savage one is me
How can there be so much that you don't know?
You don't know ...

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?
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


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5 Comments:

  1. AngelBaby said...
    I love this song, it is just wonderful and very inspirational. I had to listen to it twice just because it is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing this.

    Love and Blessings,
    AngelBaby
    life's journey said...
    This is one of my favorite song. I almost post it today but I change my mind. Maybe next week hehehe. Mine is posted...TC
    Carleen said...
    This song always makes me cry, but I love it! Thank you for sharing it today. Happy MM to you!
    Syari said...
    I love this song Nisha. Love the movie a lot too. There was a guy here who said I looked like pocahontas, mia ha ha ha. Just my hair maybe.
    bluedreamer27 said...
    i love this song

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