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Monday, June 19, 2017

Daily Boom 80's Throwback: Cyndi Lauper - 'True Colors'

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"You with the sad eyes

Don't be discouraged
Oh I realize
Its 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 feel 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"

When Cyndi Lauper first exploded on the scene I was in middle school and her crazy "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" persona totally worked for me and my friends. The mid-80's meant that absolutely anything went fashion wise and dressing for attention was kind of a way of life. Back then you were either Madonna's fan or Cyndi's. It was an either or kind of thing. Like, you also had to choose between Michael Jackson or Prince. I liked Cyndi, but Madonna was my girl.

Then the fall of 1986 happened and True Colors was released.and at least part of it was different. Older and more grown up, like me. I still loved Madonna more BUT I loved this album. The visuals for the video to the title track are still stunning to me, to this day. Crazy synth and outrageous fashion always has a place in pop music but every now and then a stripped down ballad is everything. Check out "True Colors" below and soak up the magic that still exists in it. 


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