Music Monday - "Brave"

There are times when we have something we want to say, but for one reason or another, we bite our tongues and keep it to ourselves. There are times when we are used and hurt by the same people over and over again; and all we want to do is tell them that how they are treating us is wrong and that we aren't going to stand for it anymore. And yet something inside of us keeps it inside, bottling it up for their benefit.

As I write this, I am thinking of one specific person in my life who has given everything and then some to the people in her life but she gets nothing but resentment back. For years she has kept her feelings to herself and rarely tells anyone 'no'. When I was younger, I didn't notice the emotional toll that this had on her, but now I do and it makes my heart break for her. This woman has done nothing but helped people who have in turn stabbed her in the back and walked all over her without any concern for her and how she feels.

 So mom, if you're reading this; this song is dedicated to you. I want you to be able to tell people how you feel for once. I want you to be able to get it all out and for the first time ever, do something for yourself and don't think about how it'll hurt someone else's feelings. Tell people how you feel and let them know that you matter too.
To my readers, please do this as well. If you're sitting there thinking that you don't let your voice be heard enough. Or if you think that you've put aside your own needs for someone else for too long, read and listen to this song. Be brave and tell people how you feel. Be brave and take some time for yourself. 

* The words in bold are lyrics that I think are inspiring. 

"Brave" - Sara Bareilles 

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
And 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
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
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

Love,
Becca

4 comments:

  1. Hey I have a quick question about your blog, could you email me when you have a chance? Thanks! -Cam

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  2. Hi Cam,
    I don't have your e-mail address. Is there any way you could ask over the comments?

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  3. I absolutely love this song and its beautiful message. It's really inspiring, ain't it? SAY WHAT YOU WANNA SAY

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  4. Great song, great blog entry! Thank you for this, I love it! :)

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