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I like black and white
Dreaming in black and white

You like black and white
Run runaway.
See chameleon lying there in the sun

All things to everyone nur
Runaway.
If you're in the swing
Money ain't ev'rything

If you're in the swing
Run
Runaway.
See chameleon lying there in the sun
...
If you got a crush
Don't beat about the bush

When I got a crush
Run
Runaway.
See chameleon lying there in the sun
...
Run
Runaway.
Oh
Now can't you wait
Love don't come on a plate

Oh
Now can't you wait
Run
Runaway.
See chameleon lying there in the sun
...
Run
Runaway
Run
Runaway
Run
Runaway.



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    UnregisteredNov 16, 2013 at 1:36 am
    I think it's straight forward. It's saying not be blend in like a chameleon and be everything everyone expects you to be. It's a call to run away from responsibilities and commitments and do your own thing. This is made especially clear when the song tells you not to beat around the bush when you have a crush, just run away instead. I've seen people say this is an attempt at reverse psychology but I'd rather take the message at face value. It's not one you see a lot, and running away from life and tie-downs is a fun thought to entertain for 3 minutes and 44 seconds.
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    UnregisteredApr 25, 2012 at 10:41 pm
    I would have to agree but i think hes just realizing life is more then just what they see on tv and the chamelions shows that you can change!
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    UnregisteredMar 10, 2012 at 5:09 am
    He believes life is just black and white until he realises that like love it can change just like a chameleon can change its colours. The world isnt black and white

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