Download link: "True Colors" - Improvised Piano Cover.mp3
This song was on the first cassette tape I ever owned - "Summer '87" .. I was 10 years old.. wearing sunglasses and feeling cool.. I still had all my hair haha! "True Colors" & "Time After Time" were my two favourite songs on the tape. I thought Cyndi Lauper was so amazing. I still do. I can still remember being that kid listening to this song.. it gave me a sense of grown-up feelings, a sense of all the beauty in the world.
I didn't realise until recently that this song was actually written by Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly. I always assumed it was Cyndi's song - she certainly made it feel that way. She owned it and she sang it from her heart. It has always moved me and it remains to this day one of my favourite pop songs.. even though as an Aussie I find it difficult to spell colours without the u! I hope you enjoy my little improvised version of this magical song.
"So don't be afraid to let them show
Your true colors
True colors are beautiful
Like a rainbow"