"Brave" as written by Idina Menzel and Glen Ballard....
Don't know just where I'm going
And tomorrow, it's a little overwhelming
And the air is cold
And I'm not the same anymore
I've been running in your direction
For to long now
I've lost my own reflection
And I can't look down
If you're not there to catch me when I fall

[Chorus]
If this is the moment I stand here on my own
If this is my rite of passage that somehow leads me home
I might be afraid
But it's my turn to be brave
If this is the last chance before we say goodbye
At least it's the first day of the rest of my life
I can't be afraid
Cause it's my turn to be brave

All along all I ever wanted, was to be the light
When your life was daunting
But I can't see mine
When I feel as though you're pushing me away
Well who's to blame, are we making the right choices
Cause we can't be sure if we're hearing our own voices
As we close the door even though we are so desperate to stay

[Chorus]

And I might still cry
And I might still bleed
These thorns in my side
This heart on my sleeve
And lightening may strike
This ground at my feet
And I might still crash
But I still believe

This is the moment I stand here all alone
With everything I have inside, everything I own
I might be afraid
But it's my turn to be brave
If this is the last time before we say goodbye
At least it's the first day of the rest of my life
I can't be afraid
Cause it's my turn to be brave


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"Brave" as written by Idina Menzel Glen Ballard

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  • +2
    General CommentI agree, NonStopDance. She's been dependent for too long on this other person and is finally plucking up the courage to leave. It's nothing against this other person, she just wants to try standing on her own for once. That's how I've always interpreted it.
    superfedoraon July 19, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI agree..so beautiful

    and I might still cry
    and I might still bleed
    these thorns in my side
    this heart on my sleeve
    and lightning may strike this ground at my feet
    and I might still crash
    but I still beleive

    This is my favourite part of the song...x
    deedee38on January 14, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a beautiful song. I can't wait for the album that comes out in january. I just love Idina.
    jdeppsfavfan1on November 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJust my interpretation...
    'I've been running in your direction for too long now
    I've lost my own reflection
    and I can't look down if you're not there to catch me when I fall'

    You are close to a friend/gf/bf/etcand have become reliant on them, you do know want to do anything without them, they give you confidence, and do not want to try something new if they will not be there to help you (catch you if/when you fall)

    Just a thought
    NonStopDanceon August 01, 2009   Link
  • 0
    Translationthis song is about a girl whose been clinging to someone and is realizing it's time to be brave and stand on her own. she's going to mess up and she's going to fall but if she's brave she'll try again and stand up.
    MaskedAvataron January 30, 2014   Link

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