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"Strong in the Real Way" is a song written by Rebecca Sugar. It was first sung by Pearl, and later by Steven to help himself coach Greg, Sadie, and Lars in the episode "Coach Steven". The song is about Steven idolizing Sugilite, and the song covers how they have different definitions of strength.

This song is also available on Aivi & Surasshu's SoundCloud stream.

Lyrics

[Pearl]

Why do you have to look up to her
Aside from in a literal sense?
Don't you know that a power that big
Comes with a bigger expense?

And can't you see that she's out of control
And overzealous?
I'm telling you for your own good,
And not because I'm-
I can show you how to be strong...
In the real way.
And I know that we can be strong
In the real way.
And I want to inspire you
I want to be your rock
And when I talk
It lights a fire in you
[Steven]

I can show you how to be strong...
In the real way
And I know that we can be strong
In the real way

[Steven and Pearl]

And I want to inspire you
I want to be your rock
And when I talk
It lights a fire in you

I want to inspire you
I want to be your rock
And when I talk
It lights a fire in you

Track Information

A Word from the Composers

"We loved arranging “Strong in the Real Way” - thank you Rebecca for being our, “rock”! There are several people who helped bring this song to life. What you’re hearing is the result of Rebecca’s amazing songwriting, Grant’s blazing guitar playing, Roger’s fierce drum fills, and Deedee and Zach’s inspiring vocals! (I played the piano and synths.) Thank you everyone for your incredible performances!!!"

Chords

Verse 1

  • G, EbM7, Bb, D
  • G, EbM7, Bb, D, C7
  • F, Eb, BbM7
  • B7, Em, C7

Instrumental

  • G, EbM7, Bb, D
  • G, EbM7, Bb, D, C7
  • F, Eb, BbM7
  • B7, Em, C7

Choruses

1

  • G, EbM7, Bb, D
  • G, EbM7, Bb, D, Cm7
  • D7, Gm
  • C7, F, Bb, D

2

  • G, EbM7, Bb, D
  • G, EbM7, Bb, D, Cm7
  • D7, Gm
  • C7, F, Bb, D
  • Cm7, D7, Gm
  • C7, Bb, D7, G

Videos

Trivia

  • Pearl refuses to say 'jealous' in the song, despite it rhyming with the previous line of the verse 'overzealous'.
    • Her jealousy gets exposed in the "Week of Sardonyx" story arc; not only is Pearl jealous of Sugilite's strength but she is also jealous of Amethyst for being allowed to fuse with Garnet - something which both of them greatly enjoy.
  • A portion of the chorus's melody plays near the end of the song "Sugilite Returns".
  • This song is referenced in Attack the Light. Sometimes, while encouraging or healing Pearl, Steven will yell out "You're strong in the real way, Pearl!"
  • This song is referenced in "Know Your Fusion" by Sardonyx.


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Start a Discussion Discussions about Strong in the Real Way

  • In The Real Way, Korean!

    3 messages
    • Not as good as the English version (in my opinion), but still pretty cool to hear it in a different language! Thanks for sharing.
    • Awesome! I agree with Lilduders.
  • Pearl's complex?

    3 messages
    • The last word is jealous. She look embarrassed because she almost admitted that she was jealous of Sugillite. It's possible that Pearl ...
    • I'm believe that she consider herself stronger than Sugilite because she's more smart thar her.And about Rose?Loyalty,just loyalty.

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