Be Brave (Brave by Sara Bareilles)

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Here's to those of us who are brave enough to speak up for what is right. Here's to those of us who are brave enough to remain resilient in the face of injustice. Here's to those of us who are brave enough to face the world and its flaws, every single day.

Thank you for being brave. ❤︎


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–

 

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, just 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–

 

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

Just wanna see you be brave

Say what you wanna 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 just wanna see you

I just wanna see you

I just wanna see you

I wanna see you be brave