Story Behind The Song

I've wanted to write a really good one-word-title ballad for ages, and suddenly I got the idea of "Courageous" for a title. Not easy, but this is what I came up with ... and I love it! I hope you do too...

Song Description

The guy recognises that his bad points have caused trouble for the couple, but together they got through it all ... with sheer courage!

Song Length 3:04 Genre Pop - Easy Listening, Pop - Standards
Tempo Very Slow (Under 70) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Serene, Delighted Subject Pride, Relationship
Similar Artists Frank Sinatra, Simon & Garfunkel Language English
Era 2000 and later


I hold myself in the warmth of your arms every night,
And I feel lucky to know I'm alive.
We've had some times that were bad as life could make them,
But we came through, babe, and we'll survive.

Darkness fell on you, when I was feeling blue -
Stormy skies and thunderclouds were all we sometimes knew.
But still we struggled on when all but hope was gone,
Though we'd waged a war that never seemed to end -
I call that courageous, my friend.

When things go wrong in your life you may be all alone,
But if you're lucky there's someone to care.
I let you down oh so many times, my baby,
But you still loved me and you were there.

Night-time turned to day, when you said you would stay -
Even when I let you down you never ran away.
We'd hold on to our dream however bad things seemed,
'Cos we had to stick together till the end -
I call that courageous, my friend.

Yeah, that is courageous, my friend,
That's truly courageous, my friend,
Really courageous, my friend.

Copyright (c) 2007 John Lord. All Rights Reserved.
(John W. Handscombe, Member of the Performing Right Society, London, England).

Lyrics John Lord Music John Lord
Producer John Lord Publisher Unsigned
Performance John Lord Label N/A
This track is on 2 Member Playlists
Playlist Creator Playlist Name Date Added
audiqueen My Top Songs 9/23/2010
CAMERON INGRAM My Top Songs 9/10/2007

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