I am a bird in water, a whale on sand
I am the flood, the fire, the oil spill
I'm feeling scared and I am overwhelmed
And so I don my mask and finger bells

Sh-Sh-Sh-Shara now get to work
Sh-Sh-Sh-Sh-Sh-Shara this is going to hurt

Be brave dear one
Be changed or be undone
Be brave dear one
Be changed or be undone
Undone

I am a slave, I'm under house arrest
I am the beater, I am beaten for less
Than being punk and feeling anger swell
And so I don my beaded dress and finger bells

Sh-Sh-Sh-Shara now get to work
Sh-Sh-Sh-Sh-Sh-Shara this is going to hurt

Be brave dear one
Be changed or be undone
Be brave dear one
Be changed or be undone
Undone

It's so hard, it's so heavy
To be hungry, to be happy
It's so light, it's so easy just to be
It's so hard, it's so heavy
To be hungry, to be happy
It's so light, it's so easy just to be

Oh God, what would you do with me
Oh God, what's my responsibility
God, what would you do with me
Oh God, what's my responsibility

Sh-Sh-Sh-Shara now get to work
Sh-Sh-Sh-Sh-Sh-Shara this is going to hurt

Be brave dear one
Be changed or be undone
Be brave dear one
Be changed or be undone

Now be brave, dear one
Be changed, be undone
Be brave, dear one
Be changed
Be changed
Be changed
Changed


Lyrics submitted by mulletwing, edited by Mundus

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    General CommentPretty simple: she's singing to herself (she's Shara Worden) to give herself courage.
    Uraniumon June 13, 2013   Link
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    Song MeaningThe song is aimed at her, but it's more specific than just giving herself courage. She sings about how she feels uncomfortable, like she doesn't belong where she is. Based on most of the lyrics I feel like she's singing about depression. It's hard to be hungry and happy, it's easier just to be. She's disconnecting from her emotions, like it hurts or it's a struggle just to feel anything. But she knows she has to, and she knows she has to change if she wants to live her life, so she forces herself to. Puts herself under house arrest, beats herself by being angry. Or being anything really.

    Maybe donning her mask, dress, and finger bells is a metaphor for writing music? Like, performing helps her cope with the shit she goes through, like it's happening to someone else and not her. At least, that's what I get from the song.
    jacano5on July 23, 2013   Link

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