"Chartreuse" as written by Sebu Simonian and Ryan Merchant....
We painted our faces
We were at resting place in for the light
I must admit on that resting site
We looked alright

But now it's just traces
As we fade in black and white
We put make up on with no light
We're too uptight (too uptight with you, too uptight)

Color me this way
Color me that way
Color me inside out
Color me upside down

Color me this way
Color me that way
Color me inside out
Color me upside down

To show my true colors
I must first be exposed to the light
I trust first then secondly fight
With all my might

I've blown my cover
In plane view I'm as plain as you
But you can't
Deny my huge red blue chartreuse

Color me this way
Color me that way
Color me inside out
Color me upside down

Color me this way
Color me that way
Color me inside out
Color me upside down

Color me this way
Color me that way
Color me inside out
Color me upside down

Color me this way
Color me that way
Color me inside out
Color me upside down


Lyrics submitted by dodgerblue, edited by neushoez, Chugway

"Chartreuse" as written by Sebu Simonian Ryan Merchant

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    We painted our faces
    We were at resting place in for the light
    I must admit on that resting site
    We looked alright-
    *I think this stanza means that these people wore a mask daily by painting their faces & they took some time to rest their bodies and minds away from the world. Although they looked alright from the outside they still needed time to really be alright.

    But now it's just traces
    As we fade in black and white
    We put make up on with no light
    We're too uptight (too uptight with you, too uptight)

    *I think the next stanza means now that they've had plenty of time to rest their mind & body they start to come into contact with who they really are due to their isolation period away from the world. They see the darkness they live in...is one that they've created on their own & so they continue in the darkness while applying their painted mask on their face but are also too uptight to see that they themselves are the problem.

    Color me this way
    Color me that way
    Color me inside out
    Color me upside down
    Color me this way
    Color me that way
    Color me inside out
    Color me upside down

    * The Hook is saying show me your true colors every which way!

    To show my true colors
    I must first be exposed to the light
    I trust first then secondly fight
    With all my might

    I've blown my cover
    In plane view I'm as plain as you
    But you can't
    Deny my huge red blue chartreuse

    *The last 2 stanza are saying in order to achieve being YOURSELF you must first be honest with SELF & then you fight when NEEDED. They now see that they are no better than anyone else but still and yet you can not deny them of their big huge personality.

    Mzhiphopon August 27, 2018   Link

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