Cynthia Ann Stephanie "Cyndi" Lauper (born June 22, 1953) is an American singer, songwriter and actress. She achieved success in the mid-1980s with the release of the debut solo album She's So Unusual in 1983, which included four Billboard Hot 100 top five songs: "Girls Just Want to Have Fun," "Time After Time," "She Bop," and "All Through the Night." It became the first album to have four top-five singles by a female, and earned Lauper Best New Artist at the 27th Grammy Awards in 1985. Her success continued with True Colors in 1986, which included two Billboard Hot 100 top ten songs: the number one smash "True Colors" and "Change of Heart," and earned two nominations at the 29th Grammy Awards. more »
Why can't you just be anything you want? Why not?
Why not? I tried to tell you then.
You didn't understand.
They try and pigeonhole you.
Buddy, they don't even know you.
But hang on my dear, dear, John.
Maybe you're not just like everyone, so what, so what.
And there's more to live for,
Than some abbreviated encore, much more, much more.
You can't define yourself in terms of someone else.
You can't say what you're thinking?
But I don't know what you've been drinking.
But don't cry. 'Cause life goes on.
Dear John, you could be anything you want. Why not?
Why you could even be an astronaut, dear John, dear John.
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