Friday, August 2, 2013


A brave person ... is the one who dares to face with courage the things that others spend their whole lives running from.

M.Farouk Radwan

Last week, while parading the Billboard website to find out how the latest releases were faring on the charts, I discovered Sara Bareilles.  Her album, The Blessed Unrest, debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200.  An article spotlighting this singer-songwriter gave me the itch to find out more.  Without a doubt, this was partly because of  "Brave", the album's lead single.

Now what's better than the music video?  The lyric video!

The music video is wonderful.  The acting ‒ or lack thereof ‒ is great.  But for me though, it's all about the music.  Sara's singing is on point, and I love the way that her voice meshes with the instrumental, whose sounds follow each other pleasantly.  But to be honest, I really prefer the lyric video.  The words just take everything to a deeper level.

Some lyrics that spoke to me:

You can be the outcast / Or be the backlash of somebody's lack of love / Or you can start speaking up

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 

And since your history of silence / Won't do you any good / Did you think it would?

And then there's the chorus:

Say what you want to say / And let the words fall out / Honestly / I want to see you be brave

A true delight.

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