Boy George always looks so totally depressed in pictures from this time (1983). Times might have been hard, but his songs made me happier, even if I were only hearing them over the weekend on the weekly hit show on TV.
The song is about standing up for yourself. If you don’t, and if you’re always hiding yourself like a chameleon in somebody else’s ways, or opinions, you’ll never be true. Nature has a way to pay you back: the karma.