True Colors
Cyndi Lauper

You with the sad eyes
don't be discouraged
oh I realize
it's hard to take courage
in a world full of people
you can lose sight of it all
and the darkness inside you
can make you fell so small

But I see your true colors
shining through
I see your true colors
and that's why I love you
so don't be afraid to let them show
your true colors
true colors are beautiful
like a rainbow

Show me a smile then
don't be unhappy, can't remember
when I last saw you laughing
if this world makes you crazy
and you've taken all you can bear
you call me up
because you know I'll be there

And I'll see your true colors
shining through
I see your true colors
and that's why I love you
so don't be afraid to let them show
your true colors
true colors are beautiful
like a rainbow


Sony (1986)

Written by Billy Steinberg
and Tom Kelly

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Princess-C's Pick! 
Up Close and Personal:

Cyndi Lauper    ( 22 June 1953)
ne Cynthia Ann Stephanie Lauper

Girls just want to have fun and show their true colors and in doing these things Cyndi Lauper has entertained us fully with her  very unique style while making our world a better place with her successful social activism!

Cyndi Lauper is an award winning American (born in Brooklyn, NY) singer, a theatre actress and a prominent human rights activist who  "became a household name in the mid-eighties with the release of the album, She's So Unusual and became the first artist in history to have four top ten singles released from one album. " 1

"Cyndi Lauper was one of the biggest stars of the early MTV era, selling five million copies of her debut album, She's So Unusual, as well as scoring a string of four Top Ten hits from the record, including the major hits "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" and "Time After Time." Lauper's thin, girlish voice and gleefully ragtag appearance became one of the most distinctive images of the early '80s, which helped lead her not only to the top of the charts, but also to stardom. Throughout America, there were numbers of teenage girls dressing like Lauper and using "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" as an anthem, a call to arms for self-expression. At first, her music was a bright, colorful new wave fusion of a number of styles, including new wave, post-punk, reggae, pop, and funk. Both her music and her appearance helped popularize -- and just as importantly, sanitize --- the image of punk and new wave for America, making it an acceptable part of the pop landscape." 2

True Colors was Cyndi Lauper's 2nd album (released in 1986); it peaked at #4 on the Billboard 100 and contained three high-charting singles, including the title track "True Colors" (which become her second platinum number-one hit), "Change of Heart" (#3) and a cover of Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On" (#12).

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Over the course of her career, Cyndi would eventually release 11 albums, over 40 singles, and she has sold more than 50 million albums worldwide.

In the summer of 2007, Cyndi Lauper launched the True Colors Tour 2007 for Human Rights which advocated equal rights for the GLBT community.  Along with other artists, she toured the United States and Canada disseminating information purple "Erase Hate" wristbands from The Matthew Shepard Foundation. A dollar from every ticket sold was donated to the HRC and the tour helped to secure the passage of the Matthew Shepard Bill which was made a law in October of the same year.

Genre: Pop Rock, Dance-pop, New Wave

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