I Stand


Release Date: January 29, 2008
 Label: Warner Brothers Records
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Tracklist and Lyrics

01. I Stand
Written by: Idina Menzel & Glen Ballard

When you ask me
Who I am
What is my vision
Do I have a plan
Where is my strength
Have I nothing to say
I hear the words in my head
But I push them away

Cause I stand for the power to change
I live for the perfect day
I love till it hurts like crazy
I hope for a hero to save me
I stand for the strange and lonely
I believe there’s a better place
I don’t know if the sky is heaven
But I pray anyway

And I don’t know what tomorrow brings
The road less traveled
Will it set us free?
Cause we’re taking it slow
These tiny legacies
I don’t try and change the world
But what will you make of me

I stand for the power to change
I live for the perfect day
I love till it hurts like crazy
I hope for a hero to save me
I stand for the strange and lonely
I believe there’s a better place
I don’t know if the sky is heaven
But I pray anyway

With the slightest of breezes
We fall just like leaves
As the rain washes us from the ground
We forget who we are
We can’t see in the dark
And we quickly get lost in the crowd

I stand for the power to change
I live for the perfect day
I love till it hurts like crazy
I hope for a hero to save me

I stand for the power to change
I live for the perfect day
I love till it hurts like crazy
I hope for a hero to save me
I stand for the strange and lonely
I believe there’s a better place
I don’t know if the sky is heaven
But I pray anyway

02. Better To Have Loved
Written by: Idina Menzel & Glen Ballard

If the sun went down tomorrow
And it never came back
And the city went quiet
And we fade to black
I won’t have a single regret
And I wouldn’t trade a thing
Cause I never knew I could feel
What I feel inside of me

Better to have loved
Than never loved at all
Better to have dreamed
Than never taken the fall
Better to have held you and let you in
Than never to have touched your skin
Better to have hurt and screamed and cried
Fallen to the earth for a trip to the sky
Better to have loved…you

I knew all the time I was taking a chance
When I’d stand there at the edge of the cliff
And no one was holding my hand
Well the wind blew strong
And the clouds rolled in
And I felt us lift off the ground
Yes I bared my soul and I dared to go
Knowing one day you might let me down

Better to have loved
Than never loved at all
Better to have dreamed
Than never taken the fall
Better to have held you and let you in
Than never to have touched your skin
Better to have hurt and screamed and cried
Fallen to the earth for a trip to the sky
Better to have loved…you

I gave you everything
But you have said goodbye

Better to have loved
Than never loved at all
Better to have dreamed
Than never taken the fall
Better to have held you and let you in
Than never to have touched your skin
Better to have hurt and screamed and cried
Fallen to the earth for a trip to the sky
Better to have loved
Better to have loved…you

03. Brave
Written by: Idina Menzel & Glen Ballard

I don’t know just where I’m going
And tomorrow it’s a little overwhelming
And the air is cold and I’m not the same anymore
I’ve been running in your direction for too long now
I’ve lost my own reflection
And I can’t look down if you’re not there to catch me when I fall

If this is the moment I stand here on my own
If this is my right of passage that somehow leads me home
I might be afraid but it’s my turn to be brave
If this is the last chance before we say goodbye
at least it’s the first day of the rest of my life
I can’t be afraid ’cause it’s my turn to be brave

All along all I ever wanted was to be the light when your life was daunting
but I can’t see mine when I feel as though you’re pushing me away
Well, who’s to blame?
Are we making the right choices?
Cause we can’t be sure if we’re hearing our own voices
As we close the door even though we are so desperate to stay

If this is the moment I stand here on my own
If this is my right of passage that somehow leads me home
I might be afraid but it’s my turn to be brave
If this is the last chance before we say goodbye
At least it’s the first day of the rest of my life
I can’t be afraid ’cause it’s my turn to be brave

And I might still cry
And I might still bleed
These thorns in my side
This heart on my sleeve
And lightning may strike this ground at my feet
And I might still crash
But I still believe

This is the moment I stand here all alone
With everything I have inside everything I own
I might be afraid but it’s my turn to be brave
If this is the last time before we say goodbye
At least it’s the first day of the rest of my life
I can’t be afraid it’s my turn to be brave

04. Gorgeous
Written by: Idina Menzel & Dave Richard Bassett

In a perfect world
In another time
In a far off place
We wouldn’t need to justify
Everything we are
And all that we believe
We could finally be
Whoever we both want to be

And when we can’t be heard
And when we can’t be seen
I will call you close
And you will reach for me

When all of the beauty turns to pain
When all of the madness falls like rain
As long as we crash and we collide
We will be gorgeous, you and I

Through the window pane
Through the bedroom door
The city wants to fight
But it can’t touch us anymore
We have come so far
We have shed our skin
The more that’s taken from us now
The more we have to give

And when we can’t be heard
And when we can’t be seen
I will call you close
And you will reach for me

When all of the beauty turns to pain
When all of the madness falls like rain
As long as we crash and we collide
We will be gorgeous, you and I
And when we are drowning in the noise
I’m gonna stop to hear your voice
As long as we crash and we collide
We will be gorgeous, you and I

And when I lose my faith
In all that’s beautiful
You lift me to this place, oh

When all of the beauty turns to pain
When all of the madness falls like rain
As long as we crash and we collide
We will be gorgeous, gorgeous, yeah
And when we are drowning in the noise
I’m gonna stop to find your voice
As long as we crash and we collide
We will be gorgeous, yeah we will be gorgeous

And when I lose my faith
I don’t know what to do
You lift me to this place
And make me feel so beautiful
As long as you’re right here by my side
We will be gorgeous, yeah, you and I

05. Where Do I Begin?
Written by: Idina Menzel & Glen Ballard

Where do I begin my love
Starting with the things I haven’t said enough of
Starting with the day you changed my life
And ending with the way I feel tonight
Where do I begin

Where do I belong when you’re not here
This is way beyond my darkest fear
I don’t know where I end or where I start
Each mile in between is way too far
Where do I begin

I’ve always counted all my blessings
Knowing you’d defend me
And stand by my side
If only I didn’t lose my senses
Each time I intended
For these words to come out right

Where do I begin my love
Starting with the morning you brought me the sun
Starting with the stars from out of space
You took a few and lit up my face
Where do I begin

I’ve always counted all my blessings
Knowing you’d defend me
And stand by my side
If only I didn’t lose my senses
Each time I intended
For these words to come out right

Where do I begin my love
I always read the last page instead of the first one
Well there’s no need to rush it all in
I love you and I’ll say it again
Where do I begin
Where do I begin
Where should we begin

06. Don't Let Me Down
Written by: Peter-John Vetesse & James Blunt

Where do you go
When you’re alone and in your head
Why do they know you
Is your story painted in red
What do you see
What do you dream when you’re awake
What have they seen of you
Are you afraid of what’s been said

And if time stood still
If you won’t be your witness
No one ever will

I hear a voice that’s in my head
Don’t let me down
Cause I can’t hold the future in my head
So many things I should’ve said
That let me down
Cause I would be a lucky girl
If time stood on its head
Don’t let me down

Don’t let me down
Don’t let them see
These shadows fallin’ over me
Where do you go
When you’re awake and in your head
Why do they know you
Is your story painted in red

And if time stood still
If I can’t be my teacher
No one ever will

I hear a voice that’s in my head
Don’t let me down
Cause I can’t hold the future in my head
So many things I should’ve said
That let me down

And I can’t choose the road ahead
Close my eyes and hold my breath
Hope my little death won’t let me down
And I can’t choose the road ahead
Close my eyes and hold my breath
Hope my little death won’t let me down

And if time stood still
If I can’t be my teacher
No one ever will

I hear a voice that’s in my head
Don’t let me down
Cause I can’t hold the future in my head
So many things I should’ve said
That let me down

I hear a voice that’s in my head
Don’t let me down
Cause I can’t hold the future in my head
So many things I should’ve said
That let me down

Cause I would be a lucky girl
If time stood on its head
Don’t let me down

07. I Feel Everything
Written by: Idina Menzel & Glen Ballard

Like a prima ballerina
I tiptoe, tiptoe around you constantly
I hear the water running
Will it wash your tears
Or leak through the ceiling
Make my way up the spiral staircase
Hope to God you had a good day

When you’re furious
When you start to freeze
When you can’t be touched
I feel everything
And when you despair
When you cannot breathe
When you wouldn’t dare
I feel everything
When you’re in ecstasy
But you’re not with me
I feel everything

On a tight rope on a wire
I’ll attempt to jump
Through your ring of fire
I’m waiting all the while
For a glimpse of something
To bring us higher
One little foot in front of the other
Don’t you know I’m afraid of thunder

When you’re furious
When you start to freeze
When you can’t be touched
I feel everything
And when you despair
When you cannot breathe
When you wouldn’t dare
I feel everything
When you’re in ecstasy
But you’re not with me
I feel everything

There’s a fine line
Between love and hurting
And knowing when to walk away

Like a prima ballerina
I will tiptoe, tiptoe around you constantly

When you’re furious
When you start to freeze
When you can’t be touched
I feel everything
And when you despair
When you cannot breathe
When you wouldn’t dare
I feel everything
When you’re in ectasy
But you’re not with me
When you can’t be touched
When you can’t be loved
When you fall apart
When you have no heart
I feel everything

08. Forever
Written by: Idina Menzel & Glen Ballard

We thought we had it all
We thought we’d go unscathed
We thought our love
Would border on infinity
We thought that we were free
The world would disappear
We left ourselves wide open
And we had no fear

But forever came and went
Forever stumbled through
Forever had poor sense of time
And made a mess of me and you
Forever had us fooled
We fell for it again
And now time is standing still
Forever

Lying next to you
But you’re already gone
Too much has been said
And it can’t be undone
It’s so hard to comprehend
When ashes fade to dust
A touch of water
And the iron turns to rust

So forever came and went
Forever stumbled through
Forever had poor sense of time
And made a mess of me and you
Forever had us fooled
We fell for it again
And now time is standing still
Forever came and went

We thought we had it all
We thought we’d go unscathed
We thought our love
Would border on infinity
But forever was ashamed
It stole a little piece of us
To live up to its name
Was really just too much

Forever came and went
Forever stumbled through
Forever had poor sense of time
And made a mess of me and you

Forever came and went
Forever stumbled through
Forever had poor sense of time
And made a mess of me and you
Forever had us fooled
We fell for it again
And now time is standing still
Forever came and went

I thought we had it all
I thought we had it all
Every day
Til the end
You went away

09. My Own Worst Enemy
Written by: Idina Menzel & Glen Ballard

In the roses
In the spring
I remember
There was a time
I wasn’t afraid of anything
But with the lilacs
And the rain
One day you went away
I remember
I forgot everything

My mother’s always trying to tell me
How to be grateful, how to believe
My father’s always trying to say
Baby, you’re beautiful in every way
My lover’s always got me in his arms
Trying to protect me, keep me from harm
So why do I always have to be
My worst, my own worst enemy

In the shadows, in the grace
In the lonely
There is a place
Where we can all hide away
But in the windows of the soul
There is nowhere we can go
If we keep running
Running from our destiny

My mother’s always trying to tell me
How to be grateful, how to believe
My father’s always trying to say
Baby, you’re beautiful in every way
My lover’s always got me in his arms
Trying to protect me, keep me from harm
So why do I always have to be
My worst, my own worst enemy

You say I walk on water
You say I walk on the moon
But it’s never enough
(No it’s never enough, no it’s never enough)
You say I’m only human
It’s all in my head
But it’s never enough
(no it’s never enough no it’s never enough)
One day I’ll find
My alibi

My mother’s always trying to tell me
How to be grateful, how to believe
My father’s always trying to say
Baby, you’re beautiful in every way
My lover’s always got me in his arms
Trying to protect me, keep me from harm
So why do I always have to be
My worst, my own worst enemy

10. Perfume and Promises
Written by: Idina Menzel & Peter-John Vettese

A crack in the smile
But she’s always in style
While she waits
Waving goodbye
But she’s too tired to cry
And she’s wasted
A letter he wrote
But it’s far too exposed
So he throws it away
The sound of regret
As it’s counting the steps back to safe

Don’t wanna leave you with
Perfume and promises
But we’ll never know
Til we capture and bottle it
Cause wouldn’t it be such a shame
If all was wasted

Not an inch of the room
That isn’t in bloom or in light
So we drink till it’s dawn
Every drip till it’s gone
And we’re wasted
It’s a thing of the truth
But we’ll lie and we’ll look
For the perfect escape
And the moment will go
Like melted snow in the rain

Don’t wanna leave you with
Perfume and promises
But we’ll never know
Til we capture and bottle it
Cause wouldn’t it be such a shame
If all was wasted

Stay for another morning
Study the curves of my face
Stay even when we’re unknowing
Stay til they tear you away

Don’t wanna leave you with
Perfume and promises
But we’ll never know
Til we capture and bottle it
Cause wouldn’t it be such a shame
If all was wasted

Bonus Tracks

Let Me Fall (WBR special edition)
It’s October again
Leaves are falling down like rain
One more year’s come and gone
And nothing’s changed
Wasn’t I supposed to be someone
Who can face the things that I’ve been running from

Let me feel
I don’t care if I breakdown
Let me fall
Even if I hit the ground
And if I cry a little
And die a little
At least I know I lived
Just a little
Let me feel
Let me fall

I’ve become much too good at being invincible
I’m an expert at play it safe, and keep it cool
But I swear this isn’t who I’m meant to be
I refuse to let my life fall over me

Let me feel
I don’t care if I breakdown
Let me fall
Even if I hit the ground
And if I cry a little
Abd die a little
At least I know I lived
Just a little
Let me feel
Let me fall

Yes I’m gonna be someone
If I take it as it comes
If I face the things that I’ve been running from
I’ve been running from

Let me feel
I don’t care if I breakdown
Let me fall
Even if I hit the ground
And if I cry a little
And die a little
At least I know I lived
Just a little
Let me feel
Let me fall

It’s October again
Leaves are falling down like rain

I Stand - acoustic (WBR special edition)
See Main Tracklist
Gorgeous - acoustic (iTunes edition)
See Main Tracklist
Brave - acoustic (Barnes & Noble edition)
See Main Tracklist
God Give Me Strength (Borders edition)
Written by: Burt Bacharach & Declan Macmanus

Now I have nothing, so God, give me strength
Cause I’m weak in His wake
And if I’m strong I might still break
And I dont have anything to share
That I won’t throw away into the air

That song is sung out
This bell is rung out
She was the light that Id bless
She took my last chance at happiness
So God give me strength, God give me strength

I cant hold onto her, God, give me strength
When the phone doesn’t ring
And I’m lost in imagining
Everything that kind of love is worth
As I tumble back down to the earth

That song is sung out
This bell is rung out
She was the light that I’d bless
She took my last chance at happiness
So God give me strength

God if He’d grant me His indulgence and decline
I might as well wipe him from my memory
Fracture the spell as he becomes my enemy
Maybe I was washed out like a lip-print on a shirt
See, I’m only human, I want him to hurt
I want him
I want him to hurt

God Give Me Strength
God Give Me Strength
God Give Me Strength