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True Colors
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Album: Glee: The Music, Volume 2
Glee: The Music, The Complete Season One
Glee: The Music, Best of Season One
Released: November 25, 2010
By: Cyndi Lauper
Sung by: Tina Cohen-Chang with New Directions
Place: The April Rhodes Civic Pavilion
Episode: Hairography

True Colors by Cyndi Lauper is featured in Hairography, the eleventh episode of Season One. It is sung by Tina with New Directions providing back-up.

They each wear a different colored solid t-shirts, to reinforce the lyrics and meaning of the song. It is sung after Will decides not to use "hairography" in their setlist for Sectionals.

During the performance, there are some glances in directions. Finn looking towards Rachel and vice versa, Kurt looking towards Finn, and Puck and Quinn looking towards each other.

Lyrics

New Directions Girls (New Directions Boys):
Hah, ah ah, hah, ah ah, hah, ah ah, ah ah (Ahhhhhh)
Hah, ah ah, hah, ah ah, hah, ah ah (Ahhhhhh)

Tina:
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 still inside you
Can make you feel so small
But I see your

Tina with New Directions:
True colors

Tina with New Directions Boys (New Direction Girls):
Shining through (Aaaahh)

Tina:
I see your

Tina with New Directions Boys (New Direction Girls):
True colors (Aaaahh)

Tina with New Directions:
And that's why I love you

Tina with New Directions Boys (New Direction Girls):
So, don't be afraid to let them show (Aaahh, aahh)
Your true colors (Aaaah)
True colors (Aaah) are beautiful

New Directions Girls (New Directions Boys):
(Tina: Like a rainbow) Hah, ah ah, hah, ah ah, hah, ah ah, ah ah (Ahhhhhh)
Hah, ah ah, hah, ah ah, hah, ah ah (Ahhhhhh)

Tina (New Directions):
Show me a smile then (Haah, haah)
Don't be unhappy (Haah)
Can't remember when (Haaaaaah)
I last saw you laughing
If this world makes you crazy (Haah, haah)

Tina with New Directions:
And you've taken all you can bear

Tina (New Directions):
You call me up (Haaaaah)
Because you know I'll be there
And I'll see your

Tina with New Directions (Tina):
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)

New Directions Girls (New Directions Boys):
Hah, ah ah, hah, ah ah, hah, ah ah, ah ah (Ahhhhhh)
Hah, ah ah, hah, ah ah, hah, ah ah (Ahhhhhh)

New Directions:
Haah, haah, haah

Tina (New Directions):
(Haaaah) I can't remember when I last saw you laughing

Tina (New Directions):
If this world makes you crazy (Haah, haah)
And you've

Tina with New Directions:
taken all you can bear

Tina (New Directions):
You call me up (Call me up)
Because you

Tina with New Directions:
know I'll be there

Tina with New Directions (New Directions):
And I'll see your true colors
Shining through (Tina: I see you shining through)
I see your true colors
And that's why I love you (Tina: That's why I love you!)
So, don't be afraid (Be afraid) (Tina: To let them show)
Your true colors
True colors

(Tina: And I'll see your) true colors
Shining through (Tina: Yeah!)
I see your true colors
And that's why I love you
So, don't be afraid (Be afraid) to let them show
Your true colors
True colors

Tina:
True colors are beautiful like a rainbow

New Directions Girls (New Directions Boys):
Hah, ah ah, hah, ah ah, hah, ah ah (Ahhhhhh)

Trivia

  • This was the very first released New Directions song where there is only one lead/soloist.
  • The cast described this performance as therapeutic to sing a song like that for people who are going through tough times.
  • This was the first and only released solo by Tina in Season One.
  • On the Glee Live 2011 tour, Jenna sang this song instead of Naya singing Valerie when she fell sick for one tour date.
  • This song was featured on episode 8, "Believability," of The Glee Project's first season as a homework assignment judged by guest mentor Jenna Ushkowitz.

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Videos

Cyndi Lauper - True Colors(04:07)
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GLEE - Full Performance of True Colors(01:58)
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True Colors - LA 5-22-10(02:27)
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