Day #6 – Song Appreciation – “Brave” Sarah Bareilles

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So here it is… day #6 of my 365 day blogging challenge showcasing another of my Unofficial Anthems “Brave” by Sarah Bareilles. Brave to holds a special meaning to me as it talks about the autonomy that we as humans must take in our journey to what is the story of our lives. Brave shows the intimacy between two friends, showcasing the belief system that one person can have for another persons journey through life.

My self given Unofficial Anthems. In my 3 parts, we have been talking about two songs that my heart strings pulling whenever I hear them being played.

“Brave” – Rewritten Interpretation

You know you’re better than you portray yourself to be.
You’re beautifully elegant
You’re loving
But what your not is;
You’re not brave enough to see yourself how it is that I see you.

You take on the rules and the ways that others want you to live
Adopting their spewed out principles
You have no autonomy
No real identity that defines who you are.

I want you to breathe
I want you to see who it is that you can be
I want you to hear me
And I want you to know
That you for your everything
Is who I love.

You are uniquely beautiful
Your heart is more pure than gold
Someday soon
I hope that you will grow to be
The person that you long to be.

Half living your life
Saving face for those you love
Never exploring you
What it is that you’re capable of
Makes you loyal
And a truly trusting soul
But who it is that I see standing before me
Is someone who is looking for themselves in a crowded room.

I want you to breathe
I want you to see who it is that you can be
I want you to hear me
And I want you to know
That you for your everything
Is who I love.

You are uniquely beautiful
Your heart is more pure than gold
Someday soon
I hope that you will grow to be
The person that you long to be.

I just wanna see you live your life your way
Free from expectations
Free from restraints
Free from the holds

That is holding you back.
You were born to soar
Higher than the clouds in the sky
You were born to be the candles
That lights the way in the darkness

I want you to breathe
I want you to see who it is that you can be
I want you to hear me
And I want you to know
That you for your everything
Is who I love.

You are uniquely beautiful
Your heart is more pure than gold
Someday soon
I hope that you will grow to be
The person that you long to be.

Breathe and live
Soar and be free
Hear me, my friend
You are pure loyalty
In the friendship that I love…

Let go and break free
Soar and be free
Let you become the person that you were meant to be.

By
Tanya Kelly


When I undertake An exercise in “music appreciation” and the re-write of the songs that I showcase, I undertake a question and answer questionnaire that I use to help me understand my thoughts and feelings of the Songs that I write about.

Here is the questionnaire that I wrote on the song “Brave” by Sarah Bareilles.

“Brave” by Sara Bareilles

1. What does the title of the song tell you it is about?

The title of the song is Brave… it tells me about the strength and the courage that a person should possess in order to get through a given moment in their life.

The inner strength that everyone should own in their own life’s autonomy.

2. Read or listen to the song quietly. What is happening?

What is happening in the words of the song Brave is a person screaming to their friend that they are wanting to see their inner courage roar to life and stand convicted in their own stance and own the courage to talk above the voices that discount their choices that they want for their own lives.

Wondering in a loud voice “I wonder what would happen if you say what you wanna see” giving themselves permission to speak up and own their wants… “letting their words fall out!

3. What is your first impression of the song? My impression of the dong Brave

My first impression of Brave is of “Yes finally someone is screaming out to another person… “you have the right to be and do what you want… that it’s your life… that “your history of silence won’t do you any good” a friend begging for the truth to be told … give them your truth and your right to be who you want to be with both guns.

Friend to friend wanting to see the growth in their words bring them to a place in this world where the only thing that matters is the friends wants, and them finally grabbing their wants with both hands and finally giving themselves permission to have their wants without fear of reprise from others.

All in all, I believe that “Brave is a power anthem that gives the friend in need a gift of words that could be used to empower them to reach out and take their wants and bring them to life.

4. Now read the song a second time. Notice how it is punctuated. Do any images

stand out to you? Is there a rhyming pattern? What is it? Is there a noticeable rhythm to the words?

For me the rhythm of the song “Brave” is just like the feeling a person would get why they become enthusiastic about something… the unrested beat of a person’s heart that beats stronger and harder when singing the chorus “I just wanna see you, I just wanna see you brave.”

A friend screaming in time with the beat of their heart the empowerment that sing encouragement and empowerment… enabling the receiver to see the journey that they could see in their future if they were to just take the days of struggling to be who they had always wanted to be and turning them into a sense of entitlement… pushing through the backlash and the hurt of the words of others .. staring down the enemy… and finally spilling what it is that they want for themselves and their life.

The rhythm of written lines like

“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?”

Is used to draw out the convincing words that would give the receiver the strength and loving compassion that screams get up and take what it is that you want…

5. Is there an obvious meaning to the song?

There certainly is an obvious meaning to the song “Brave”… Brave is a some that screams empowerment to another person standing up for what it is that they want… standing up against the thoughts, feelings and actions of another and taking their wants and needs to the forefront of their life and putting themselves and their wants first… first and for the first time in their life.

6. Is there an implied meaning?

Is their an implied meaning to the song “Brave” yep absolutely there is… & that is; everyone deserves to see their wants, needs and dreams come to them in their lifetime… without fear or conviction of another person. Each person has their own right and entitlement to love, life and happiness.

So Tomorrows Daily Blog Post

Signed
Author. Tanya Kelly
365daysomethings.wordpress.com

Brave Video Url – www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUQsqBqxoR4

 

Ps. I Have edited last night daily blog post (day #5 – Song Appreciation – “Unwritten” Natasha Bedingfield showing the questionnaire that I did for this song)

2 thoughts on “Day #6 – Song Appreciation – “Brave” Sarah Bareilles

  1. Wow Tanya I am so impressed. The thoroughness and clarity to which you dissect and reassemble the song is moving. I can say that I have never given such thought to a song. I am more i like it, I don’t like it, it moves me, I want to hear it again.
    Your writing is so eloquent. I respect your talents and I hope you do to.
    Hugs,
    Lauren

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