31 Days: Day 28 “song”

My very favorite writer anthem is Brave by Sara Bareilles

When I’m struggling, this baby goes full volume and I sing my heart out.

Can you not identify? The hurt of letting the words settle in your skin?? It truly is a physical pain. Sometimes that shadow does win, but writing always unlocks that cage I make for myself.

Her words are a challenge to me: Show me how big your brave is!

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 the 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


Everybody’s been there, Everybody’s been stared down by the enemy

Fallen for the fear and done some disappearing, Bowed 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


2 thoughts on “31 Days: Day 28 “song”

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  1. Thanks for posting this, Ruth! I have put this song on full volume too and even used it (many moons ago) for a blog post myself. I loved the music video that went with it (lots of different people dancing in their unique ways).
    Your “31 Days” posts have been wonderful to read – so proud of your commitment and grateful for your insights. Write on!

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  2. Her video is fantastic!! I didn’t even know her music existed until one of my kids teachers did a song lyric of the week and this was one. I was hooked! 🙂 thanks for the encouraging words, Denise!❤️


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