Sometimes people say I’m courageous
They say it’s a thing they wish was contagious
I love them for thinking that this could be true
But someone please tell them their thinking’s askew

I’m really not brave, not even a little
I’m up and I’m down and I’m sometimes quite brittle
I don’t always act like I want me to act
I say things and do things I want to take back

I married the person who I’d like to be
She’s brave and she’s true and she’s worth three of me
She’s partly a wife and she’s partly a nurse
She said it and meant it-for better or worse

If you should see her, this favorite of mine
Tell her she’s brave…and then tell her she’s fine