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What Would I Do if I Were Brave?

by Ron Kurtus (revised 11 February 2005)

Courage and bravery are admirable character traits. Being held back by fears or doubts can prevent you from getting things you want, from doing things and going places, and from living your life to the fullest. An inspirational song If I Were Brave by Jana Stanfield reflects these thoughts and shows what could happen if only you were courageous and brave enough to try.

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Being brave

Being brave or courageous is an important character trait. Often, people will not do things they would like to do, because they are afraid or have self-doubts. It is important to dream of what you really want and then go out and just do it.

Song lyrics

This message is given in the lyrics of the song "If I Were Brave" that was written by singer Jana Stanfield along with Jimmy Scott. Jana often sings the song in her concerts. The lyrics are presented here with the permission of Ms Stanfield.

Listen to song

You can listen to the song while you read the lyrics.

Part 1

What would I do, if I knew that I could not fail?
If I believed, would the wind always fill up my sail?
How far would I go? What could I achieve,
trusting the hero in me?

Chorus

If I were brave, I’d walk the razor’s edge,
where fools and dreamers dare to tread.
I'd never lose faith, even when losing my way.
What step would I take, today, if I were brave?

What would I do today, if I were brave?
What would I do today, if I were brave?

What would I do today, if I were brave?
What would I do today, if I were brave?

Part 2

What if we’re all meant to do what we secretly dream?
What would you ask, if you knew you could have anything?
Like the mighty oak sleeps, in the heart of a seed,
are there miracles in you and me?

Chorus

If I were brave, I’d walk the razor’s edge,
where fools and dreamers dare to tread.
I'd never lose faith, even when losing my way.
What step would I take, today, if I were brave?

What would I do today, if I were brave?
What would I do today, if I were brave?

What would I do today, if I were brave?
What would I do today, if I were brave?

Bridge

If I refuse to listen to the voice of fear,
would the voice of courage whisper in my ear?

Chorus

If I were brave, I’d walk the razor’s edge,
where fools and dreamers dare to tread.
I'd never lose faith, even when losing my way.
What step would I take, today, if I were brave?

What would I do today, if I were brave?
What would I do today, if I were brave?

What would I do today, if I were brave?
What would I do today, if I were brave?

What would I do today, if I were brave?
What would I do today, if I were brave?

What would I do today, if I were brave?
What would I do today, if I were brave?

Actions

Be brave. Don't be held up by fears. Instead, act to achieve your dreams.

Summary

If you are brave or courageous, you can achieve things about which you dream. You feel better about yourself. You have an admirable character. The lyrics to the song If I Were Brave can inspire you to be brave and courageous.


Achieve your dreams


Resources and references

Ron Kurtus' Credentials

Jana Stanfield

Jana Stanfield is a singer, songwriter and motivational performer living in the Nashville, Tennessee area. Jana combines music with a message that entertains, inspires and encourages. Her mission is to give organizations a "faith-lift," delivering music, humor and a message that makes people feel better about who they are, what they do and why they’re doing it.

"If I Were Brave" was written by Jana Stanfield and Jimmy Scott. © 1998 Jana StanTunes (ASCAP), English Channel Music (ASCAP).

For more information, contact Jana Stanfield at Keynote Concerts, Inc. 888.530.JANA.

Websites

Jana Stanfield website

Character Resources

Audio CDs by Jan Stanfield

Brave Faith

Playing Favorites: LifeSongs

The Trick Is To Learn To Enjoy The Ride

Books

The Musician's Guide to Making & Selling Your Own CDs & Cassettes by Jana Stanfield, Writer's Digest Books (1997), $11.70

Brave: Be Ready and Victory's Easy, a Story About Social Anxiety by Marjie Braun Knudsen and Jenne R. Henderson PhD; Summertime Press (2008) $11.95

Top-rated books on Courage


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