Can you stay up to see the dawn?
In the colors of Benetton

from Vampire Weekend – Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

He compares the sunrise palette to the Eighties United Colors of Benetton advertising campaign

Strange resonance well after the fact when Benetton acknowledged responsibility for spring 2013 Bangladesh worker death incident — compare to “dress yourself in bleeding madras” on “M79”

Also reinforces the awkward contrast of childhood and sexual maturity — “Can you stay up” might be asked after you spend the night with someone, but is typically something you’d say to a little kid

“in the colors of benetton” also sounds like “in the cover of a beneteau”, beneteau being a brand of sail boats, perhaps suggesting that they’re waking up on a beneteau, in the shade of the sail.

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