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True colors (Artists Against Bullying) (Canadian)

To raise awareness about bullying, Simple Plan’s Pierre Bouvier, Hedley’s Jacob Hoggard, Lights, Kardinal Offishall, Fefe Dobson, Alyssa Reid, Walk Off The Earth, and Autotune The News have covered Cyndi Lauper’s 1986 hit “True Colors” under the banner “Artists Against Bullying.”
Proceeds being donated to Kids Help Phone - a Canadian counseling service for children and youth.

You can also listen to this song on "Teachers Care", a touching video made at Lindsay Place High School, in Pointe Claire, Quebec (Canada).

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
And the darkness inside you makes you feel so small.

But I see your true colors shining through
I see your true colors, that’s why I love you
So don’t be afraid to let them show your true colors
Your true colors are beautiful
Like a rainbow
(Oh oh oh oh, Oh oh oh oh, Oh oh oh oh)
Like a rainbow
(Oh oh oh oh, Oh oh oh oh, Oh oh oh oh)

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 see your true colors shining through
I see your true colors, that’s why I love you
So don’t be afraid to let them show your true colors
True colors are beautiful (Cheer up!) like a rainbow.

I see your colors though they appear to be different
You should never be afraid because your difference is the difference
We live in a time where to be yourself is hard
And the way you really feel can leave you emotionally scarred
But stay strong, stand firm and never back down
Being yourself is the only way to act that
(Like a rainbow)
Trust me, I’m a fighter and a lover
But the only time I fight is to reveal my true colors
You know
(Oh oh oh oh, Oh oh oh oh, Oh oh oh oh)

I see your true colors shining through
I see your true colors, 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
Like a rainbow
Your true colors, yeah
Your true colors, yeah
I see them, your true colors
You with the sad eyes.

Upload and comments by Marimistasin.

DON'T BE DISCOURAGED= /dɪsˈkʌrɪ/ Don't feel disheartened or dispirited; don't give up, keep fighting.

REALIZE= Become conscious or aware of something.

TAKE COURAGE= Be brave, feel encouraged.

LOSE SIGHT OF=  (Figurative) To forget about an important idea or a fact because you are thinking too much about other things;no longer be focused on.

DARKNESS= Blackness, (figurative) negativity.

FEEL SO SMALL= To feel unimportant, inferior or humiliated.

TRUE COLORS= The real you, showing who or what you really are.

SHINING THROUGH= (Figurative) clearly seen; to appear clearly.

DON'T BE AFRAID TO LET THEM SHOW YOUR TRUE COLORS= Don't be scared of showing yourself the way you are.

BEAR= Support or tolerate.

CALL ME UP= Phone me.

CHEER UP!= (Interjection) Don't be sad! Become happier.

APPEAR= Become visible.

EMOTIONALLY SCARRED= Deeply affected or marked in an emotional way; having traumas from the past.

NEVER BACK DOWN= Never withdraw from your position or opinion.

TRUST ME= Believe me, have faith in me.

TO REVEAL MY TRUE COLORS= To let others see your real identity.

The video itself, released during Bullying Awareness Week, is quite similar to the one created by bullying victim Amanda Todd, as she held up cue cards telling her heartbreaking story. The 15 year old's suicide a month later became a horrible reminder for Canadians, and the world, of the terrible potential results of targeted bullying.

 
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