“My Reason to Be Brave”?

Lyrics to Brave

I like to write the lyrics out for you, so you see the poetic prisms paper placed

Wake up, wake up the sun cannot wait for long
Reach out, reach out before it fades away
*You will find the warmth when you surrender
*Smile into the fear and let it play

*You wanna run away, run away
*And you say that it can’t be so
You wanna look away, look away
But you stay cause its all so close
*When you stand up and hold out your hand
*In the face of what I don’t understand
*My reason to be brave!

Hold on, hold on so strong
Time just carries on
All that you thought is wrong is pure again
*You can’t hide forever from the thunder
*Look into the storm and feel the rain

You wanna run away, run away
And you say that it can’t be so
You wanna look away, look away
But you stay cause its all so close
When you stand up and hold out your hand
In the face of what I don’t understand
My reason to be brave!
Oh, oh, oh

GROBAN, JOSH / SALTER, THOMAS / KREVIAZUK, CHANTAL  Read more: Josh Groban – Brave Lyrics | MetroLyrics

Good Morning. If you’ve followed me long enough, you know I have a strong visceral response to certain  music. A couple of dear friends, family and I went to one of those “theater concerts” recently for Josh Groban. He was larger than life. He is classically trained, so his music resonates deeply with 10 years of playing the violin for me. I melt into the perfect pitch of every note and the passion in the pauses.

I sat there in my wheel chair, literally shaking. I felt like he was singing it to me. You will see some of the lyrics are in bold, those are the poetic strikes at my heart. This post is like laying my heart out on the paper. I don’t mind telling you the the words are swimming off the page with the liquid of dry tears  that hold every word I write is wet with my witness to pain.

There is never a day that I don’t want to run away. Intense pain will do that to you, it gets so hot, you wanna run away and say it can’t be so. . . Josh talks about in the face of what he does not understand. . .his reason to be brave.

I don’t comprehend how I endure this, even in my worst moments, tears drowning my vision and legs trembling with fear and angst. The only response I have to the reason I am to be brave is. . . LOVE. I’ve never known a grip on me this tight. It refuses to give up and let me run away. It’s relentless. Even when I struggle to get lose, I’m held here. It’s the grip of that love that is my reason to be brave. It’s the grip of the love I have for my husband and my four daughters that is cinched tight in a passion for life that intensifies every day. It’s that grip of love that is my reason to be brave.

The love, in my reason to be brave, is captured closely in Josh’s voice, passion and lyrics in this song, I so love, “Brave.” Thank you for sharing this song with me.

New American Standard Bible 
And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7

22 thoughts on ““My Reason to Be Brave”?

  1. Tracey, you daily inspire me. I find myself with my heart at once heavy and floating after reading your post and listening to Josh. Yes, you ARE so brave, and your sharing with us compels us (at least, me!) to strip down to the raw materials of bravery in our own lives. LOVE is it, as you have so heart-wrenchingly acknowledged. LOVE, in all its expression, in many ways, shapes, and forms, is our reason to be brave. I love you, my friend.

    • Thank you Judy for your warm encouraging words. The concept of “brave” is certainly not what I feel, perhaps in many circumstances, it forges out of love because that is the only choice one can make. That dynamic in and of itself is a miracle. I love you too, twe

  2. Tracy, I remember when you posted this song a while back, I loved it so much that I down loaded it on my i-pod. Whenever I play it, I always think of you. Yes, this is your song my friend.

    • Sherry, I knew I had posted it before :). I needed it again, so in it went again. And my heart posture is so different in how I responded to it. Thanks for reading, twe

  3. My love for you is endless and this is so inspiring. I cherish your love for me. I still hear you say, Do your heart homework. I am still having to work on my heart and your voice is so loud and clear when I give in.


    • Hi Elaine, I was just thinking about you today. I’ll email asap. Listen to your heart’s guidance as long as you are dancing with the Holy Spirit. Thank you for your kind words! I love you, too twe

  4. Mrs. Tracey… I can truly identify (on another level)… I’ve asked myself why and the answer I keep coming up with is Love. I don’t know how to do it differently. All I know how to do is love. So I will love. Thanks so much for sharing!!!

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