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Tuesday, February 5, 2008

my turn to be brave




sometimes i hear a song and there is no question that but that i am in love with it. my friend reuben (thank you very much, reuben) made a cd for the holidays and this song was on it. i couldn't read the cd for a long time, so i could never figure out who it was.

then when bryan and marc were in town for ub2, we were driving around and they heard it and commented on it in the same vein i had been thinking. is it a broadway song? i know her voice. is it from wicked?

well the answer is a partial yes to all those. it's idina menzel. she wrote the lyrics to this tune i believe. it's her 1st solo album. i know her from "rent" and from "wicked". she has a tremendous voice. it's got a dramatic quality that cuts deeply. here are the lyrics. tell me you don't love this song, too...

I 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 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

If this is the moment I stand here on my own
If this is my right 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, whose 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

If this is the moment I stand here on my own
If this is my right 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

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 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 it's my turn to be brave



3 comments:

Proud Fanzel said...

It's actually not her first solo album - she released one on her own label, and one with Hollywood Records. Oh, and you're correct, she did write the song :)

Marc said...

AMAZING! How can one person be so talented and beautiful? (Actually, Lannie Garrett is the only one I know who qualifies)
I am BUYING THIS ALBUM TODAY.

Sheria said...

I listened to this fabulous vocalist over at Marc's blog. He stated that you had posted the lyrics, so of course I came over, listened again while reading the lyrics. She's also a fabulous songwriter. I definitely will add her CD to my collection.

I recommend that you check out a singer by the name of Alice Smith. I think that you might like her.

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