Brave

Album: The Blessed Unrest (2013)
Charted: 48 23
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  • You can be amazing
    You can turn a phrase into a weapon or a drug
    You can be the outcast
    Or be the backlash of somebody's lack of love
    Or you can start speaking up
    Nothing's gonna hurt you the way that words do
    When they settle 'neath your skin
    Kept on the inside and no sunlight
    Sometimes a shadow wins
    But I wonder what would happen if you

    Say what you wanna say
    And let the words fall out
    Honestly I wanna see you be brave

    With what you want to say
    And let the words fall out
    Honestly I wanna see you be brave

    I just wanna see you
    I just wanna see you
    I just wanna see you
    I wanna see you be brave

    I just wanna see you
    I just wanna see you
    I just wanna see you
    I wanna see you be brave

    Everybody's been there, everybody's been stared down
    By the enemy
    Fallen for the fear and done some disappearing
    Bow down to the mighty
    But don't run, stop holding your tongue
    Maybe there's a way out of the cage where you live
    Maybe one of these days you can let the light in
    Show me how big your brave is

    Say what you wanna say
    And let the words fall out
    Honestly I wanna see you be brave

    With what you want to say
    And let the words fall out
    Honestly I wanna see you be brave

    Innocence, your history of silence
    Won't do you any good
    Did you think it would?
    Let your words be anything but empty
    Why don't you tell them the truth?

    Say what you wanna say
    And let the words fall out
    Honestly I wanna see you be brave

    With what you want to say
    And let the words fall out
    Honestly I wanna see you be brave

    I just wanna see you
    I just wanna see you
    I just wanna see you
    I wanna see you be brave

    I just wanna see you
    I just wanna see you
    I just wanna see you
    See you be brave

    I just wanna see you
    I just wanna see you
    I just wanna see you

    I just wanna see you
    I just wanna see you
    I just wanna see you Writer/s: Jack Antonoff, Sara Bareilles
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 5

  • Say What You Wanna Say from And Let The Words Fall OutI REALLY Like This Song And It Was Sung By Someone Else Called (IDR The Name) 'Lovey James'(?).
  • Jamal from San Franciscothis song is a first person account and was actually video taped when first presented to executives at Sony, Sara sings like a belle of the ball, way to go girl
  • Hi from At SomewhereIs the song brave a 1st or 3rd hand account
  • Hadassah from United StatesI'm sorry for your loss. I was the exact same way when I lost one of my friends October 2016...except with several months of crying and then it was the song "I won't let go" by rascal flats that helped me...well not really, but I heard it and it was the beginning of my healing. Then one of my friends at church prayed for me and with a lot of encouragement, I am almost back to the way I was before her death. I just want to let you know that you are not alone. God is with us through every breath you take, the easy times and definitely in the hard times. You may not feel him with you all of the time, but know that he is. Just because you can't see or feel something doesn't mean that it isn't there: sometimes it is just waiting for us to find it completely before you can feel it with you all of the time. That's the case with God. You may not see him--you may not feel him, but he is there holding you every second. This poem has really helped me and if you need it, it will linger with you forever: "Footsteps in the Sand"

    "One night I had a dream.

    I dreamed I was walking along the beach
    with the Lord..

    Across the sky flashed scenes from my life..
    For each scene, I noticed two sets of
    footprints in the sand,
    one belonging to me, and the other to the Lord..
    When the last scene of my life flashed before me,
    I looked back at the footprints in the sand.
    I noticed that many times along the path of my life
    there was only one set of footprints.
    I also noticed that it happened at the very lowest
    and saddest times in my life.
    This really bothered me
    and I questioned the Lord about it:
    "Lord, you said that once I decided to follow you,
    you'd walk with me all the way.
    But I have noticed that during the most
    troublesome times in my life
    there is only one set of footprints.
    I don't understand why
    when I need you most you would leave me."
    The Lord replied:
    "My precious child, I love you and would
    never leave you.
    During your times of trial and suffering,
    when you see only one set of footprints, it was then
    that I carried you."
  • Lou from Omaha, NeThe song might be for being brave in coming out, but it has a different meaning for me. The coming out, for me, was the shell of sadness. In one of the darkest moments of sheer sadness over the loss of my most beloved pet, two days after her death, 23 hours of crying, I hear this song and know like a gun it was pointed at my head. It was Minny's way of telling me she's ok, she's in a happy place and looking at me being so sad is hurting her as well. She wants me to be brave so that one day her and I will meet at the Rainbow bridge and walk across together. This song went from something I had never heard before to one of my favorites of all time. And every day, with the help of this song and the love in my heart, I continue to be brave until the day I'm holding my Puppy Face for eternity.
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