FANDOM


"Born to Be Brave" is a song from "Homecoming", the fifth episode of the first season of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series. It's performed by Dara Renée and Olivia Rodrigo as her characters Kourtney and Nini, respectively. An acoustic version featuring the whole cast was released prior to the release of the show and was later included on the series soundtrack.

Summary

The song is performed by Kourtney and Nini after a girls night out with Miss Jenn (Kate Reinders).

Meanwhile, the East High students enjoy Homecoming.

Lyrics

Kourtney:
Don't need a king I got my crown
Don't need a hero to lift me off the ground
I built this heart, it's beating loud
Won't let no bad blood ever bring us down

Keep flying higher, fight like a fighter
What if I'm everything that I will ever need?
A queen messiah, a strong survivor
Even the worst days won't get the best of me

'Cause I was born to be brave
I know who I am inside
And I won't apologize
Made my mistakes
And they gave me wings to fly
To my castle in the sky

Nini:
I used to feel like I was lost
It's like my phone's navigation was turned off
But it's the road I stumbled on
That led me right to the place where I belong

Keep flying higher, fight like a fighter
Yeah, I am everything that I was meant to be
A blazin' fire that's getting brighter
Don't need nobody here that don't believe in me

'Cause I was born to be brave
I know who I am inside
And I won't apologize
Made my mistakes
And they gave me wings to fly
To my castle in the sky

Let my hair down and let it go
No more running, I run this show
Way up here, yeah, the view is gold

Born to be brave
Now I'm standing miles high
Like castles in the sky

Kourtney & Nini:
Bosses and queens, stand up on your throne
Know who you are, this is your kingdom
Legends at heart, individuals
Go make your mark, be original

'Cause I was born to be brave
I know who I am inside
And I won't apologize
Made my mistakes
And they gave me wings to fly
To my castle in the sky

Let my hair down and let it go
No more running, I run the show
Way up here, yeah, the view is gold
Kourtney:
'Cause I was born to be brave
Kourtney & Nini:
Now I'm standing miles high
Like castles in the sky
Like castles in the sky

Kourtney:
Don't need a king I got my crown
Don't need a hero to lift me off the ground
Ricky:
I built this heart, it's beating loud
Won't let no bad blood ever bring us down

Carlos:
Keep flying higher, fight like a fighter
What if I'm everything that I will ever need?
Ashlyn:
A queen messiah, a strong survivor
Even the worst days won't get the best of me

Ashlyn:
'Cause I was
Kourtney, Ricky, Carlos & Ashlyn:
Born to be brave
I know who I am inside
And I won't apologize
Made my mistakes
And they gave me wings to fly
To my castle in the sky

E.J.:
I used to feel like I was lost
It's like my phone's navigation was turned off
Gina:
But it's the road I stumbled on
That led me right to the place where I belong

Big Red:
Keep flying higher, fight like a fighter
Yeah, I am everything that I was meant to be
Nini:
A blazin' fire that's getting brighter
Don't need nobody here that don't believe in me

Nini:
'Cause I was
Kourtney, Ricky, Carlos, Ashlyn, E.J., Gina, Big Red & Nini:
Born to be brave
I know who I am inside
And I won't apologize
Made my mistakes
And they gave me wings to fly
To my castle in the sky

Let my hair down and let it go
No more running, I run this show
Way up here, yeah, the view is gold

Born to be brave
Now I'm standing miles high
Like castles in the sky

Ricky: 1, 2, 3, 4
Big Red: Let's go!

Kourtney, Ricky, Carlos, Ashlyn, E.J., Gina, Big Red & Nini:
Bosses and queens, stand up on your throne
Know who you are, this is your kingdom
Legends at heart, individuals
Go make your mark, be original

'Cause I was born to be brave
I know who I am inside
And I won't apologize
Made my mistakes
And they gave me wings to fly
To my castle in the sky

Let my hair down and let it go
No more running, I run the show
Way up here, yeah, the view is gold
'Cause I was born to be brave
Now I'm standing miles high
Like castles in the sky
Like castles in the sky

Videos

v - e - d
High School Musical Logo
Media
Films: High School MusicalHigh School Musical 2High School Musical 3: Senior YearSharpay's Fabulous AdventureHigh School Musical 4

TV Series: High School Musical: Get in the PictureHigh School Musical: The Musical: The Series
Video games:Work This Out!Sing It!Sing It! 3Senior Year DanceSing ItDisney Sing It: Pop HitsDisney Sing It: Party HitsDisney Sing It: Family Hits
Music: High School Musical (Soundtrack)High School Musical 2 (soundtrack)High School Musical 3: Senior Year (soundtrack)Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure (soundtrack)High School Musical: The Musical: The Series (soundtrack)High School Musical: The ConcertHigh School Musical Hits RemixedHigh School Musical 2: Non-Stop Dance PartyHigh School Musical: Be MineHigh School Musical: The Collection

Characters
HSM: Troy BoltonGabriella MontezSharpay EvansRyan EvansChad DanforthTaylor McKessieKelsi NielsenZeke BaylorJason CrossMartha CoxMs. DarbusJack BoltonMrs. Montez

HSM2: Thomas FultonLucille BoltonVance EvansDarby EvansBoiThe Sharpettes
HSM3: Tiara GoldJimmy ZaraDonnie DionCharlie DanforthMrs. DanforthPrincipal Matsui
SFA: Peyton LeverettRoger EllistonTiffani DestinAmber Lee AdamsGill SammsNeal RobertsBerry TaylorMr. GonzalesMrs. Gonzalez

Locations
East High SchoolBolton HouseholdMountain Ski ResortLava SpringsStanford University
Songs
HSM: Start of Something NewGet'cha Head in the GameWhat I've Been Looking For + (Reprise) • Stick to the Status QuoWhen There Was Me and YouBop to the TopBreaking FreeWe're All in This TogetherI Can't Take My Eyes Off of You

HSM2: What Time Is It?FabulousWork This OutYou Are The Music in Me + (Reprise) • Humuhumunukunukuapua'aI Don't DanceGotta Go My Own WayBet On ItEverydayAll for One
HSM3: Now or NeverRight Here, Right NowI Want It AllCan I Have This DanceA Night to RememberJust Wanna Be with YouThe Boys are BackWalk AwayScreamSenior Year Spring MusicalHigh School MusicalJust Getting Started
SFA: Gonna ShineMy Boi and Me + (My Girl and Me) • Walking on SunshineBabyNew York's Best Kept SecretThe Rest of My Life
HSMTMTS: I Think I Kinda, You KnowWonderingA Billion SorrysAll I WantBorn to Be BraveTruth, Justice and Songs in Our KeyOut of the OldRole of a LifetimeJust for a MomentThe Medley, The Mash-Up

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.

Fandom may earn an affiliate commission on sales made from links on this page.

Stream the best stories.

Fandom may earn an affiliate commission on sales made from links on this page.

Get Disney+