"On 'True Colors' I had this verse and it was written about my mother: 'You've got a long list with so many choices, a ventriloquist with so many voices, and your friends in high places say where the pieces fit, you've got too many faces in your makeup kit, but I see your true colors shining through,' then it went on with the same chorus that the song has.'' - Billy Steinberg (songwriter)
''That chorus has tremendous universal appeal, it could be sung by anyone to anyone. It could be a parent to a child, a friend to a friend, could be for or about anyone. On the other hand, the lyric to the verse Billy wrote, although it's very poetic and very interesting, it seems to be specifically about someone with friends in high places.'' - Tom Kelly (songwriter)
"I realized it had to be a voice that whispers to you. A voice that's almost childlike so it will speak to the softest, most gentle part of a human being. It's a voice whispering to you, telling you it's going to be OK." - Cyndi Lauper
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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