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Sara Barrielles 'Brave' 22.3.21

Monday 22nd March

Sara Beth Bareilles  born December 7, 1979 is an American singer-songwriter, actress, author, and producer. 

I found this song when I was looking for songs with inspirational lyrics. When I saw the video to this and listened to the words I thought it was an incredible song. I didn't really know the singer so I started looking at all of her live performances on YouTube and realised how amazing she is.  Also, if you look back at last week, there is a video of her doing a cover (this means singing your own version of a well known song) of Carole King's 'You've got a friend. Carole is in the audience and even she is impressed. This song is an original and has been written by Sara. Here are the lyrics (words):


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 

Sara Bareilles - Brave (Official Video)