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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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On May 15th, 2013 10:08 am (UTC), katyhh commented:
I think, "Princess Enough" makes a stronger title ...
Love it :)
(also, missing you ...)
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On May 15th, 2013 01:25 pm (UTC), ericcoleman replied:
Yeah, I agree.
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On May 15th, 2013 03:53 pm (UTC), smoooom commented:
Awesome song, you made me tear up with out hearing it. I agree with Katy Princess Enough is a stonger title.
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On May 16th, 2013 12:10 pm (UTC), pickledginger commented:
A wonderful song!
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On May 17th, 2013 03:52 pm (UTC), batyatoon commented:
Yes. That.

*approves MIGHTILY*
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On May 21st, 2013 08:08 pm (UTC), maeve_the_red commented:
Nice one. Given how little time I have to spend on t'internets I missed the petitions to restore Princess Merida (sp?) to her original form, and only found out about her Disneyfication via overhearing it on Women's Hour (yep, busy and middle-aged, that's me); I only knew about the original because my 4-year old niece loves 'Brave', so we had to watch it together, an experience I found surprisingly pleasant.

I like both titles, with a slight preference for the one you've given the song currently.

Feel free to send me a link to the petition, please!
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