SINGLE PREMIERE: Sara Bareilles – “Brave” (+ Lyrics)

My "Brave" face.

My “Brave” face.

Alright, all you Sara Bareilles fans, gather ’round. Her new single is about to premiere, a song called “Brave”. It’s the first single from her forthcoming third full-length studio album, due later this summer. Want a taste?

I’ve heard the full song, and I will say the song is very much different from a lot of her previous material. It’s, well, for lack of a better word, a “brave” choice to put out as the first single. There’s a really good energy about it; it’s extremely upbeat and has a great message to it. The verses are fast-paced (except for the second half of the second verse) and chorus, post chorus and middle 8 are sung at a more normal tempo. It’s rhythmic, it’s fun, it’s catchy. It’s going to be one of those anthem that gets picked up by social groups and I think it would serve a great purpose in some sort of anti-bullying campaign. It’s very, very good. Just don’t expect your usual Sara “I’m gonna write a song to bash my label, rawr” Bareilles leadoff single.

Lyrics should be correct, but if anything needs any correction, let me know. Enjoy!

Listen to “Brave”.

“BRAVE” (3:40)
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[Verse 1]
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

[Chorus x2]
Say what you wanna say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave

[Post-Chorus x2]
I just wanna see you (x3)
I wanna see you be brave

[Verse 2]
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

[Chorus x2]
Say what you wanna say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave

[Middle 8]
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?

[Chorus x2]
Say what you wanna say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave

[Post-Chorus x3]
I just wanna see you (x3)
I wanna see you be brave

I just wanna see you (x3)

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Stay tuned for updates…

2 Comments

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2 responses to “SINGLE PREMIERE: Sara Bareilles – “Brave” (+ Lyrics)

  1. Lisa

    I absolutely love love love this song.. It’s become my favourite..

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