“Savages” is a song from the 1995 Disney animated film “Pocahontas”. The song is performed during a climactic scene in the film, where tensions rise between the English settlers and the Native Americans, who are viewed as “savages” by the English. The song presents two opposing views of the same conflict, with the English singing one part and the Native Americans singing the other. The lyrics of the song highlight the misunderstandings and prejudices on both sides, and the ultimately tragic consequences of the clash between the two cultures. “Savages” was composed by Alan Menken, with lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, and is performed by a large ensemble cast of singers.
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