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Poetry Friday: Little Voice by Sara Bareilles

It's everything I am and what I'm not
And all I'm trying to be
This is the part where I spit it all out
And you decide what you think of me
I'm not trying to be complicated
I'm never waiting to get the last laugh
But I've been handing out benefits of the doubt
And I'd like a little bit back

It's just a little voice
And if you're listening
Sometimes a little voice
Can say the biggest thing
It's just my little voice I've been missing

Looking over the precious moments
It hurts, don't it?
They can cut both ways
No amount of remembering the better things will make the bad ones go away
But I've been broken and the one to blame
So my savior is self-defense
Taught me to sing what I can't say

It's just a little voice
And if you're listening
Sometimes a little voice
Can say the biggest thing
It's just my little voice I've been missing

- Little Voice by Sara Bareilles

Sara wrote this song years ago. It became the theme song and title for the new show.
Click here to listen to the original version.
Watch Sara's recent live performance of the theme version.
Check out Sara's new recording of the song, from the just-released album More Love.

The original song has a bridge/lyrics that the theme song does not:

I will be loud
I'm coming out to tell you words are not enough
I will be loud
I'm coming out to tell you noise is not enough
It's the reason you whisper
You love her alone
We've been handed the mountaintops to scream from and we still don't

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