Brave is Sara Bareilles’ new single for her upcoming album.
The title seems to be a give away on what the song is all about. Midst its inspirational and motivational tone, I am more interested in how it suggests the power of words. A word is but a small element that makes up a statement or a story. One word suggests an array of meanings and one placed after another could mean so much more. It can convey feelings and emotions and beliefs. It can be a weapon, a shield, an armor, an amulet.
Words can hurt, liberate, and inspire.
Listen to the song. What words went right through you?
*Lyrics from the song