You tried to hide the colour and the shading from my sight
You tried to force my eyes to only see in black and white
You tried to tell me that the self-same rules always apply
But my eyes were washed clean by the tears you made me cry.

Before I leave will you answer me
Why you force your opinions on all you see.
If you wanna be a bigot that's up to you:
Don't take away from others what they know to be true.

I was confused for a while, you took advantage of me
Erasing from my mind all thoughts with which you disagree.
You didn't give me pause to think, you ridiculed my doubts,
Put my soul in the trashcan but forgot to empty out.

Before I leave you will you answer me
Why you force your opinions on all you see.
If you wanna be a bigot then that's up to you:
Don't take away from others what they know is true.

Then I saw something you did and a light came on,
I went through the trash and I knew what you'd done
Now my soul's back in place and my mind's set free,
And all the colours of the rainbow I can see.

Before I leave you, will you answer me
Why you force your own opinions on all you see.
If you wanna be a bigot then that's up to you:
Don't take away from others what they know to be true.

You don't see red when you're drawing blood,
You don't feel red when you say you're in love.
You don't see blue in the sea or sky,
You don't feel blue when you crocodile cry.
You don't see yellow in a bright sun flower,
You don't feel yellow when you're warmed by sun's power.
Purple, orange, brown, grey, green
Things that you have never seen
You only see in white and black
A heart and a soul and a spirit you lack!

I cannot stay 'cos it's killing me,
You're murdering the beauty in all I see.
If you don't want to deal with colour then that is fine,
but don't you dare put a blindfold on these eyes of mine.

Before I leave will you answer me
Why you tried to force me into the world you see
I never wanted to be bigoted or to be like you
Why did you try to take away what I know is true?

Before I leave will you please answer me
Why you force your opinions on evryone you see
If you wanna be a bigot that is up to you
Don't take away from others what they know to be true