talis_kimberley (talis_kimberley) wrote,
talis_kimberley
talis_kimberley

SONG: When I was Brave

Yes, I've signed the petitions. Yes, I liked her the original tomboy version too. But then, I would. I was such a tomboy myself as a girl... toying with alternative title 'Princess Enough'. Which do you think is the better title?

Usual thing... link and share if it takes your fancy. If I can shape up the tune maybe I'll get a scratch of it for Bandcamp.



WHEN I WAS BRAVE


In this dress I can run when I want to
In this dress I can ride so fast
In this dress I can use my bow
And I always hoped this dress would last
One day sure I’ll be older, one day
I’ll have charge of my grown-up life
That’s out there in the future waiting
Now it’s the bow and the wind and the knife and -

Didn’t I run? Didn’t I ride?
Didn’t I loose my arrows well?
Isn’t that just how girls behave?
And wasn’t I strong? Wasn’t I smart?
Wasn’t I who you used to be -
Back when I was brave?

Now this isn’t me, this isn’t right
This isn’t who my mirror shows
This isn’t even how I stand
I used to be strong, I used to be smart
Now where are my bow and arrows?
They’ve taken the courage from my hands

Didn’t I run? Didn’t I ride?
Didn’t I loose my arrows well?
Isn’t that just how girls behave?
And wasn’t I strong? Wasn’t I smart?
Wasn’t I princess enough for you -
Back when I was Brave?

And wasn’t I strong? Wasn’t I smart?
Wasn’t I princess enough...
Back when I was Brave?

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Words & music by & © Talis Kimberley 15th May 2013 
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