"Proud" as written by Heather Small and Peter John Vettese....
I look into the window of my mind
Reflections of the fears I know I've left behind
I step out of the ordinary
I can feel my soul ascending
I am on my way
Can't stop me now
And you can do the same

What have you done today to make you feel proud?
It's never too late to try
What have you done today to make you feel proud?
You could be so many people
If you make that break for freedom
What have you done today to make you feel proud?

Still so many answers I don't know (there are so many answers)
Realize that to question is how we grow (to question is to we grow)
So I step out of the ordinary
I can feel my soul ascending
I'm on my way
Can't stop me now
You can do the same

What have you done today to make you feel proud?
It's never too late to try
What have you done today to make you feel proud?
You could be so many people
If you make that break for freedom
What have you done today to make you feel proud?

Yeah, we need a change, yeah
Do it today, yeah
I can feel my spirit rising
Change, yeah, we need a change, yeah
So do it today, yeah
'Cause I can see a clear horizon

What have you done today to make you feel proud? (make you feel proud, lemme hear ya, lemme hear ya)
So what have you done today to make you feel proud?
'Cause you could be so many people
Just make that break for freedom
So what have you done today to make you feel proud?


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"Proud" as written by Peter Vettese Heather Small

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  • +1
    General CommentThe reason why people think of this as a "Gay Pride Song" is because it was Brian and Michael's song on the TV show Queer As Folk. Anyone that loves that show will automatically group it in with that show and Gay Pride. I am not gay myself, but I love the show and I love the song.
    The song played during the first and last show of the series.

    That's all.

    An amazing song. One of my favorites.
    thatsboxyon May 25, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song. Ever since I saw it on "Queer As Folk." Well, I guess I heard it.

    Anyways, great gay-pride song, but also a great just overall empowerment song.
    xdarkentrieson September 10, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentactually im a straight teenage male and i love this song and personally find it empowering so aparently this song has the power to inspire the gay community and the straight community, clearly not entirely secular ;) Yeah babble aside, wonderful soing im a big fan
    ThomasTommoTommyon June 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentRIP to Jane Tomlinson who passed away today after a 7 year battle with cancer.

    You were an amazing woman Jane, you inspired so many to push themselves, to strive for the "impossible"...

    You'll be sorely missed in so many circles, i can only say that i'm sorry i never had the honour of meeting you in person.

    news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/west_yorkshire/…
    joe1982_yorkon September 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song since it's the theme song of the Biggest Loser and makes me think of that show, and I think it fit the show really well.
    suchaheroon December 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI've never really paid attention to this song until recently.

    My life wasn't going so swell. I was down in the dumps. I heard this song, and the message I got was that "you could be so many people" as in you can achieve anything, you can be anyone you want to be. But to do that you need to do something and it's never too late. It certainly inspired me, ever since that day I have focused to do at least 1 thing every I can look back on and say I was proud of myself for doing that today. Sometimes it's only a small victory, but it all helps.
    robertfnwon May 09, 2017   Link
  • -1
    General CommentGay pride song? I don't see it. Not sure why this is considered a gay pride song. No lyrics in it that point it out.

    I think it's a song about life and how everyone grows. We are all born into a world in which most cases we're bombarded with politics, religious doctrine, etc.

    At some point in everyone's life, they start questioning ("Realize that to question is how we grow") what they were brought up to believe and begin a search for truth because they're no longer satisfied with the old ways ("Reflections of the fears I know I've left behind"). They might even end up challenging the majority and what it believes ("I step out of the ordinary/ I can feel my soul ascending").

    To me, that's what the song is about. It's more spiritual than it is gay pride I think. That's how I related to it.
    Nathan54ABon April 15, 2008   Link
  • -2
    General CommentOne more thing. Lets remove the gay pride meaning from the song. We don't want to turn it negative.
    Nathan54ABon April 15, 2008   Link

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