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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, 2009
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

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

Tina with New Directions:
See your true colors
Shining through
(Tina: 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

Tina:
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
(with New Directions: And you've taken all you can bear)
You call me up
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)

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

If this world makes you crazy
And you've (with New Directions: taken all you can bear)
You call me up (Call me up)
Because you

Tina with New Directions (New Directions):
Know I'll be there

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
(Tina: So,) don't be afraid (Be afraid)
To let them show
Your true colors
True colors

Tina:
True colors are beautiful like a rainbow!

Trivia

  • This was the 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.

Gallery

Videos

Cyndi Lauper - True Colors04:07

Cyndi Lauper - True Colors

GLEE - Full Performance of <i>True Colors</i>01:58

GLEE - Full Performance of ''True Colors''

True Colors - Glee00:00

True Colors - Glee

Glee - True Colors (Acapella)01:15

Glee - True Colors (Acapella)

True Colors - LA 5-22-1002:27

True Colors - LA 5-22-10

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