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“I Want to See You Be Brave” is the first single from the third studio album by Sara Bareilles. The Blessed Unrest. GayNet calls it the “uplifting gay anthem you’ve been waiting for.”

From the lyrics:

You can be amazing. You can turn a phrase into a weapon or a drug. You can be the outcast or be the backlash of somebody’s lack of love. Or you can start speaking up.

Nothing’s going to hurt you the way words do when they settle ‘neath your skin. Kept on the inside, no sunshine. Sometimes a shadow wins.

But I wonder what would happen if you say what you want to say

Honestly, I want to see you be brave. Say what you want to say, and let words fall out. …

Everybody’s been there. Everybody’s been stared down by the enemy. Fallen for the fear and done some disappearing, bowed down to the mighty.

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 … .

More from Gay.Net:

The infectious song, which the pop performer wrote with fun. lead guitarist Jack Antonoff, was actually inspired by one of Sara’s close friends, who was struggling with coming out of the closet. …

The appropriately upbeat and energetic video features folks of all ages, races, and sizes breaking loose and dancing like there’s no tomorrow in public settings like the mall, the gym, and on the street.

Here’s the official video:

And here’s the lyric video:

I think this is a great follow-up from yesterday’s post, Riot Against LGBTs at Anti-Homophobia Rally, with the video of a mob attacking a vehicle in which LGBT activists, rallying for the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, were leaving. The bravery shown by those activists is something to inspire anyone working on getting out of the “cage where you live.”