Chameleon Boy
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I change my color for you
I shed my coat with caution
I lack the beauty you display
See here they are the bruises
Some were self-inflicted
And some showed up along the way
So I nod my head
I'm ready for the world to see
The secret I kept here inside
The man you thought I'd be
Slip into coma calm
The coma where I calm myself down
Here comes excuses
Why I let you down

Chorus:
Stand by for another breakdown
Sound off the alarm
Is this the chameleon boy
I swore I wouldn't become?
Chameleon boy
Chameleon boy

So now we've come upon
The hardest thing I've ever done
It's telling you that I'm a mess
What sort of mess, I mean
A self-destructive gasoline
The kind that strips you of your best
And while I play instead
The way that most would end up dead
You sleep alone at home
And wish that I were in our bed
With this I'm telling you
My color changes back to blue
How do I ask you this?
Help me through

Chorus:
Stand by for another breakdown
Sound off the alarm
Is this the chameleon boy
I swore I wouldn't become?
Stand by for another breakdown
Sound off the alarm
Is this the chameleon boy
I swore I wouldn't become?
Chameleon boy
Chameleon boy

I try to think of all the people I looked up to
While growing up, who would I be?
Now the twisted part: where did all our idols end up?
They've all passed away

Stand by
It's the chameleon boy
Stand by, someone stand by
It's the chameleon boy

I think I'm strong enough
I know I'm strong enough to change
Watch my color change
"This next song is...probably the most personal song I've ever written.  In the last year, I think I've had five friends pass away from substance abuse.  This is for them."

-Justin on Argue With A Tree

Chameleon Boy was different from most of the songs on History For Sale, in that it was one of the few that began as 5591 songs.  It was actually an electronica song first.
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