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Don’t run, stop holding your tongue

Maybe there’s a way out of the cage where you live
Maybe one of these days you can let the light in
Show me how big your brave is

Say what you wanna say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave

With what you want to say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave

Innocence, your history of silence
Won’t do you any good
Did you think it would?
Let your words be anything but empty
Why don’t you tell them the truth?

I’ve loved Sara Bareilles and her music ever since I was first introduced by my dad (who is responsible for most of my taste in music). She’s a pop artist, but in the loosest sense of the word. Her songs are catchy and fun, but they still have a bit more substance and talent than your average pop artist of today.

My current favorite song of hers is Brave which is her newest release, a single. The lyrics posted above this are from it and I love the message that it sends. It makes me think about all of those times where you want to say what you are really thinking, yet the situation (and your tact) holds you back from saying what needs to be said. What would the world be like if we felt more free to express exactly what we are feeling and thinking? Another situation it brings up is the next year of my life (sorry for the ever occurring references). But here, living with the people I’ve always lived with, speaking in the language I’ve always known I have become a fairly vocal person. I’m opinionated and loud and while that’s not always for the best, it gets me places. My entire personality is going to be altered as I fly over to Germany. I speak about 5 words of German and so freely speaking my opinion is going to be harder for multiple reasons. Not only will I not be able to formulate a sentence that accurately describes what I am thinking for the first few months, but as the ultimate New Girl – in an entirely new country with nobody I know – I’m going to want to be likable. I’m curious to see if this will make me a tad bit quieter in the long run. When I come back will I still be going off on the longest tangents possible or antagonizing my sister over her bad fashion sense? Or will this teach me to hold my tongue when necessary?

For her music video for Brave, Sara worked with Rashida Jones as her director. Rashida, in my opinion is absolutely amazing. She is an actress who played the role of Karen Filippelli on The Office and Ann Perkins on Parks and Recreation along with several other characters in various movies. She is drop dead gorgeous and I would give anything to be her identical twin or maybe just her best friend. Anyways, enough with my obsession over Rashida. She did a wonderful job on the music video and I’ll include the music video and the behind the scenes video right here.

The Music Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUQsqBqxoR4

Behind The Scenes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYC1GMIvwoE

Oh and by the way let’s please take a moment to appreciate their amazing style. I need their wardrobes.

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