“We Are Caribou” is a fantastic children’s song that expresses many important ideas about life. The words are simple and Powerful, but still manage to be very memorable. On first listen, the song seems like just any other children’s song. But it is actually a message for us all; it speaks of how we should feel, why we are here on the earth, and what our priorities are. This song also teaches children some valuable lessons that they can carry with them into adulthood We Are Caribou.
If We Are Caribou was written for adults, the lyrics would be, “Keep your chin up; proud to stand; proud to look upon the brave.” The message seems to come across loud and clear: You have courage to face the world, you have the strength to stand up for what you believe in; you have the knowledge and skills to overcome adversity. What an excellent lesson to learn. This song also says, “The best gifts of nature are not found on land, or sea, or air, they are found deep within.” This teaches children the importance of feeling strong enough to overcome fear of the unknown; and the importance of believing in things that can’t be proven right now but might be true someday.
One of the most interesting parts of this song is when the bear says to the boy, “What do you know about bears? Do you know their kind? Where did you get that knowledge?” The boy responds, “I don’t know a lot about bears.” The bear then continues to tell the boy about all of the different animals he has hurt; where he keeps the injured animal, and so on.
In another part of the song, the bear is going to teach the boy about courage; by telling him that sometimes fear is necessary for survival. This part of the song is especially good advice because sometimes people try to avoid fear, but they only make things worse. This song is a great reminder of how using fear or staying away from situations that might make you scared is not necessarily a good idea.
Finally, in the last stanza of the song, the bear states that he will meet again with the boy and his family at the end of the year. This is obviously a positive sign, since this represents a happy song about how people should spend their time on earth; along with a promise to meet again in the coming year. If you want to teach your kids values that go along with this kind of song, then you should certainly include this one in your home music collection. It is definitely a quality song for any children to learn.
Overall, this is a very good lesson for parents to teach their children. The bear is definitely an interesting character; he stands for strength and courage. He also teaches the boy that even though he is afraid; there is still hope for him to be better than the bears. The beautiful lyrics reflect on the importance of hope and endurance as important traits to live by. It is a nice song that will definitely get you and your family thinking about how to continue living; even after all those animals have been put to sleep.