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Here’s where I list quotes, lyrics, anecdotes, etc. that struck me, left an impression on me, inspire me, make me laugh

Song Lyrics: Brave by 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
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

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

And since 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
See you be brave

I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you

I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you

 

 

It’s a wonderful song with an even more wonderful message.

 

Below is Sara’s live performance of this song. I actually love this version better than the original. The piano as the only accompaniment lends a stronger delivery for a performance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Song Lyrics: Breathe Again by Sara Bareilles

 

Car is parked, bags are packed, but what kind of heart doesn’t look back
At the comfortable glow from the porch, the one I will still call yours?
All those words came undone and now I’m not the only one
Facing the ghosts that decide if the fire inside still burns

All I have, all I need, he’s the air I would kill to breathe
Holds my love in his hands, still I’m searching for something
Out of breath, I am left hoping someday I’ll breathe again
I’ll breathe again

Open up next to you and my secrets become your truth
And the distance between that was sheltering me comes in full view
Hang my head, break my heart built from all I have torn apart
And my burden to bear is a love I can’t carry anymore

All I have, all I need, he’s the air I would kill to breathe
Holds my love in his hands, still I’m searching for something

Out of breath, I am left hoping someday I’ll breathe again

It hurts to be here
I only wanted love from you
It hurts to be here
What am I gonna do?

All I have, all I need, he’s the air I would kill to breathe
Holds my love in his hands, still I’m searching
All I have, all I need, he’s the air I would kill to breathe
Holds my love in his hands, still I’m searching for something
Out of breath, I am left hoping someday I’ll breathe again
I’ll breathe again
I’ll breathe again
I’ll breathe again
I’ll breathe again
I’ll breathe again…

 

Sara Bareilles is one of my favorite artists in the whole world! She’s simply amazing. That first line, oh, it’s just evocative and completely heartfelt.

 

Here’s the song if you’d like to hear it.

 

 

 

Song Lyrics: “Mine would be you” by Blake Shelton (covered by Julia Sheer)

 

 

What’s your all-time high, your good as it gets?

Your hands down best ever make-up sex?

What’s your guilty pleasure, your old go to?

Well if you asked me, mine would be you

 

What’s your worst hangover, your best night yet?

Your 90 proof, your Marlboro Red?

The best damn thing you lucked into

That’s easy boy, mine would be you

 

Mine would be you

Sun keeps shining, back road flying

Singing like crazy fools

Making up our own words

Laughing ’til it hurts

Baby, if I had to choose

My best day ever

My finest hour, my wildest dream come true

Mine would be you

 

What’s your double dare, your go all in?

The craziest thing you ever did?

Plain as your name in this tattoo

Look on my arm, mine would be you

 

Mine would be you

Sun keeps shining, back road flying

Singing like crazy fools

Making up our own words

Laughing ’til it hurts

Baby, if I had to choose

My best day ever

My finest hour, my wildest dream come true

Mine would be you

 

What’s the greatest chapter in your book?

Are there pages where it hurts to look?

What’s the one regret you can’t work through?

You got it baby, mine would be you

Yeah you got it baby, mine would be you

 

Mine would be you

Taillights fading

Daylight breaking

Standing there like a fool

When I should’ve been running

Yellin’ out something

To make you wanna hold on to

The best love ever

Boy, can you tell me

The one thing you’d rather die than lose?

‘Cause mine would be you

Mine you be you

 

The story was simple and yet a little heartbreaking. And the imagery just takes you to that moment. Beautiful.