The truth is so boring you gotta pretend a little
The antidote is more colorful the rainbow that end in Skittles

from Talib Kweli (Ft. Norah Jones) – Soon the New Day Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Being colorful with a story is embellishing it, basically lying to make it more exciting.

Also possibly a codeine use reference, because people have been known to put jolly ranchers and other candy into sizzurp, giving it either a pink or purple color.

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