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Interesting lyrics
OP: May 21, 2020, 04:45:43 PM
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There's a loving in your eyes all the way
If I listen to your lies, would you say
I'm a man without conviction
I'm a man who doesn't know
How to sell a contradiction
You come and go, you come and go

Karma, karma, karma, karma, karma chameleon
You come and go, you come and go
Loving would be easy if your colors were like my dreams
Red, gold, and green, red, gold, and green

Didn't you hear your wicked words every day
And you used to be so sweet, I heard you say
That my love was an addiction
When we cling, our love is strong
When you go, you're gone forever
You string along, you string along

Karma, karma, karma, karma, karma chameleon
You come and go, you come and go
Loving would be easy if your colors were like my dreams
Red, gold, and green, red, gold, and green

Every day is like survival (survival)
You're my lover, not my rival
Every day is like survival (survival)
You're my lover, not my rival

I'm a man without conviction
I'm a man who doesn't know
How to sell a contradiction
You come and go, you come and go

Karma, karma, karma, karma, karma chameleon
You come and go, you come and go
Loving would be easy if your colors were like my dreams
Red, gold, and green, red, gold, and green

Karma, karma, karma, karma, karma chameleon
You come and go, you come and go
Loving would be easy if your colors were like my dreams
Red, gold, and green, red, gold, and green

Karma, karma, karma, karma, karma chameleon
You come and go, you come and go
Loving would be easy if your colors were like my dreams
Red, gold, and green, red, gold, and green

Karma, karma, karma, karma, karma chameleon
You come and go, you come and go
Loving would be easy if your colors were like my dreams
Red, gold, and green, red, gold, and green


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I'm especially interested in this lyric:

I'm a man who doesn't know
How to sell a contradiction

In your opinions could you possibly apply to those who have learned to "sell contradictions" and therefore avoid the negative waves of karma?

The whole song seems to be able someone who hasn't learned to rise above Karma yet, but that understands that it is possible. But I could be wrong.

Thoughts.
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Re: Interesting lyrics
#1: May 22, 2020, 07:23:48 PM
Superficially, it's a love song to somebody in particular (lover at the time).   :-\

I'm assuming it's a boy, Boy George is 'talking' to.  ;)

His lover has loving 'eyes all the way' (convincing... looks genuine all the time), but he lies (contradiction). 

George knows he lies to him.  If he listens to the lies (goes along with), he wonders if his lover would be encouraged further in his lies, by thinking George has no 'conviction' (firm belief either way) - and has no recognition of the contradiction being played.

But George sees the contradiction.  'come and go'

Hard to love this dude, he thinks, when all his own dreams are warm and vibrant, towards an ideal he carries in his heart (red gold green... warm half of spectrum). 


 
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#2: May 22, 2020, 07:25:50 PM
Oh, forgot about him saying he doesn't know how to sell a contradiction.  His lover can sell the contradiction, but he can't (heart on sleeve).
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#3: May 22, 2020, 07:41:49 PM
Didn't take a lot of notice of Boy George back in the day, but these lyrics fit well with the persona he was projecting at the time, now I think about it (vulnerable, unsure, cutesy, harmless).

So the lover is the karma chameleon because he keeps changing (his colours... warm/cold).  Comes/goes... good/bad, black/white, positive/negative.  Keeps earning and spending 'karma points'. 
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In your opinions could you possibly apply to those who have learned to "sell contradictions" and therefore avoid the negative waves of karma?

The whole song seems to be able someone who hasn't learned to rise above Karma yet, but that understands that it is possible. But I could be wrong.

Thoughts.

It's like... do good and do bad in equivalent amounts and you get neutral karma.  You neither progress or regress, just a wavering balance.  When you pass, you find there was no real progress (beyond further experience) from that life.  Further experience should produce further awareness.   

His lover hasn't learned to rise above the negative components of his conduct.  George is more aware than he is, because he can see all that, while the lover believes he's fairly convincing in his hypocrisy (unaware of what others see in him).  George pens a song (or gets one penned) to tell of his pain metaphorically, perhaps hoping the lover wakes up to himself a bit (probably in vain). 

I don't think we can rise above karma per se, since that's the 'measure' of progression, but we can rise above negative karma.
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