Brave Lyrics by Sara Bareilles


Sara Bareilles Lyrics

Brave Lyrics
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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
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

And since 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: BAREILLES, SARA / ANTONOFF, JACK
Copyright: Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Brave Info:

Brave is from Sara Bareilles' fourth studio album, The Blessed Unrest (2013). Brave was released worldwide through digital download on April 23, 2013 as the lead single from the album, through Epic Records.

Brave was co-written by Bareilles and Jack Antonoff from the band fun. in 2011. Antonoff described the song "as a real civil rights anthem at a time when there are no civil rights anthems and there's a giant need for civil rights anthems." Bareilles also discussed the song in many interviews, revealing that she thinks "there's so much honor and integrity and beauty in being able to be who you are, [and] it's important to be brave because by doing that you also give others permission to do the same.

The singer revealed she was inspired to write the song from the struggles that a close friend dealt with in regards to coming out. Bareilles requested Mark Endert to produce "Brave" with the explicit goal of radio airplay, saying, "I want my songs to be played on the radio. But I don't need a radio hit so bad that I'm willing to do anything for it."

On August 10, 2013, pop singer Katy Perry released her single "Roar". Shortly after the release, many accused Perry of copying Bareilles' single "Brave." When Bareilles herself was asked about the controversy between the two songs, she responded: "Katy's a friend of mine and we've known each other a really long time," and was upset that there was a "negative spin on two artists that are choosing to share positive messages." She also mentioned she had known about "Roar" before its release and stated "If I'm not mad I don’t know why anybody else is upset."

From the Album:
The Blessed Unrest (2013)

Released: April 23, 2013

Format:
Digital download

Recorded: 2011

Genre: Pop

Length: 3:39

Writers:
Sara Bareilles
Jack Antonoff

Producer:
Mark Endert

Music video:
"Brave" on YouTube

The music video was filmed in Los Angeles, and premiered May 14, 2013. It was directed by NBC's Parks and Recreation actress Rashida Jones. When asked how did both end up working together, Bareilles said it "happened organically, which is something I've learned is really important to me in terms of my creative endeavors. ... I loved working with Rashida; I thought she was magical. She was so brilliant and creative and visionary and such an awesome person on top of it. I'd like to work with more women like that."

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