Sunday, September 25, 2011

Colors of the wind

Pocahontas, Colors of the Wind
Pokahontas, Ralēen ba lēyuc
( Pocahontas, colors (of) the wind )

1. 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 ...

iab pédéva neokasai
meadanian érain péxféd
mî pé auniai obaahl
a felē eneot fe
ân neokasai yahl felē
bal ta dan yecin siadrain péneot sa?
péneot sa...

(me you-believe ignorant
places many you-went,
say your true it-must-be
but I I-not understand
that ignorant, I-am I
is-it the things simple most you-not know?
you-not know)

2. 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

meadanian péféd wî otiahb pétade
graŵi kajmalēli baahl ân lēlét
a ivin ta pelan wî ta ankoan
ĵewabin olēlét, wî lēenabin olēlét ra

(places-to you-go and them you-take
ground dead it-is to/for to-have
but every the rocks and the animals
lives they-have, and souls they-have truly)

3. 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

kémâ kémai kaahl, nu fî
ân kamaxsin wî kama ŵhé ohî pé
a fî ân ŵhé neousai péma
pétemasan frn ta dan, otiahb péxenot sa

(Person person(adj.) he-is, only if
that he-thinks and he-does as habit your
but if that as/like stranger you-do
you-will-learn of the things, them you-past-not know)

4.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?

bal gator péxbra malēîb naulé îbúian?
bal gator nahxian skra aen ka péxbas?
bal pémuca ŵhé mîn ta ĵuĵan?
bal pétonas ŵhé ralēen ba lēyuc?

(is-it never you-heard call (of the) wolf moon-to?
is-it never cat-to because smile his you-asked?
is-it you sing as voices (of) the mountains?
is-it you-paint as colors (of) the wind?)

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