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"Stronger Than You" is a song featured in "Jail Break". It was written by Rebecca Sugar and sung by Estelle. Garnet sings it while she fights against Jasper on the Gem Warship after Steven helps her reform.

The song is available to stream on Spotify and the demo is available on Jeff Liu's SoundCloud stream.

Lyrics

This is Garnet.
Back together.
And I'm never going down at the hands of the likes of you because I'm so much better.
And every part of me is saying "Go get her".
The two of us ain't gonna follow your rules.
Come at me without any of your fancy tools.
Let's go, just me and you.
Let's go, just one on two.
Go ahead and try and hit me if you're able.
Can't you see that my relationship is stable?
I can see you hate the way we intermingle.
But I think you're just mad 'cause you're single.
And you're not gonna stop what we made together.
We are gonna stay like this forever.
If you break us apart, we'll just come back newer.
And we'll always be twice the gem that you are.
I am made
O-o-o-o-of
Lo-o-o-o-ove.
O-o-o-o-of
Lo-o-o-o-ove.
Lo-o-o-o-ove.
Lo-o-o-o-ove.
This is who we are.
This is who I am.
And if you think you can stop me,
Then you need to think again.
'Cause I am a feeling,
And I will never end,
And I won't let you hurt my planet,
And I won't let you hurt my friends.
Go ahead and try and hit me if you're able.
Can't you see that my relationship is stable?
I know you think I'm not something you're afraid of,
'Cause you think that you've seen what I'm made of.
But I am even more than the two of them.
Everything they care about is what I am.
I am their fury. I am their patience.
I am a conversation.
I am made O-o-o-o-of
Lo-o-o-o-ove.
O-o-o-o-of
And it's stronger than you.
L-o-o-o-ove.
O-o-o-o-of
L-o-o-o-ove.
And it's stronger than you.
Lo-o-o-o-ove.
O-o-o-o-of
Lo-o-o-o-ove.
And it's stronger than you.
O-o-o-o-of
Lo-o-o-o-ove.
Lo-o-o-o-ove.

Sapphire's Song

"Sapphire's Song" is a vocal, lyric-less song sung by Sapphire in the beginning of "Jail Break" while in her cell on the Gem Warship. It follows the same melody from "Stronger Than You"'s chorus.

A Word from the Composers

Surasshu

"This definitely qualifies as a career highlight for me! The song was composed by Rebecca Sugar, and an initial demo arrangement was made by Jeff Liu, which Estelle sang over. Estelle is one of my favorite modern R&B singers, so this was a daunting and yet enticing proposition to arrange.

Taking Jeff’s arrangement as a guideline, we really wanted to emphasize the euphoria of Garnet being reformed. Rebecca told us to capture the feeling of “there’s no way she could lose”. I also felt that the new Garnet design warranted a new Garnet bass sound (for those of you keeping score: where Pearl is piano, Garnet is represented by synth bass), so this was a great opportunity to showcase it. I also felt like the bridge needed a synth solo, so I went all out on this one!

Aivi did a fantastic job adding to this arrangement by making the string sections magical (especially at the end when the song turns dramatic) which were then beautifully performed by Jeff Ball. Everybody did such a great job with this song, and I’m extremely proud of the final result.

Thank you all for watching the season finale! Tune in tomorrow for “Full Disclosure”!"[1]

Jeff Liu

"Here's the demo I arranged for Stronger Than You! Rebecca wrote and recorded the vocal and omnichord tracks, and I put everything else together in Logic. We used this track to figure out the timing for the action sequence and for Estelle to sing to. Aivi and Surasshu then made it a billion times more awesome for the final version!"

Rebecca Sugar

"The Stronger Than You DEMO! By me & Jeff Liu! Jeff was trying to figure out this rhythm that I couldn't quite pin down, you can hear me tapping it out on the table in the background of this track!"[2]

Trivia

  • The song's romantic theme refers to Sapphire and Ruby's relationship.
  • When Garnet says, "I am their fury, I am their patience", she is referring to Ruby and Sapphire respectively with Ruby being the "fury" and Sapphire being the "patience".
  • The tune of the chorus is the same melody that Sapphire sang while she was in her prison cell.
  • Most of the sounds of conflict (landing hits, hitting the ground/wall) are in sync with the song's tempo.
    • In the area Jasper crashes herself and Garnet into/during the "second part" of the song, the shape in the green orb in the background appears to "dance" to the rhythm, though the movements seem to be at consistent intervals.
  • Throughout the song, Garnet's visor changes in dominant color depending on whose (Ruby/Sapphire) behavior she is representing.
  • The chord progression of the intro of this song is the same as the Grover Washington Jr. song, "Just the Two of Us".
  • Estelle found the meaning of this song to be similar to "Gold" by Spandau Ballet and the theme from Fame.[3]
  • The way Garnet summons her weapon is reminiscent of a type of warm-up exercise called "Bollywood Style", where the dancer drags their hands from their knees and passes through their hair.
  • This song also has similar themes of strength to "Strong in the Real Way".
  • In the Danish version, some parts of the song are sung by Ruby and Sapphire together.
  • At the Comic-Con 2016, when Estelle sings "Stronger Than You" live, she forgets various lyrics (having not sung the song in over a year) and sings "A-a-a-aaaa", instead of "Lo-o-o-ove". [4]

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Soundtracks Season 1A: Amalgam • Atop the Sea SpireBattle at the Underwater TempleConnie (Piano Demo)Dad MuseumDance of SwordsDesert GlassDrop the StrawberryFight, Flight, or LoveFunland ArcadeGimme GimmeGlitch CityGolf Quest Mini OSTHeart of the PyramidHolo PearlI Am Lapis LazuliLapis' TowerLet Me OutLion's OceanLion's ThemeLove Like You (The Ocean Returns)Meat Beat Mania: FLAMBÉE!Meat Beat Mania: Over EasyMirror GemMirror MatchMonster BuddyMonster Spelunkin'Night DriveOpalOvergrown BramblesPearl's ThemePeedee's BluesPurple Puma and Tiger MillionaireQ U A D R I N O M E T R Y - THE SECRET OF THE WAVE LIES IN C R E A T I O NRoad KillerRose's FountainRose's RoomSpaced Out BeatsSteven's ShieldStrawberry Battlefield/The Sleeping PyramidSugilite ReturnsSynchronize/SugiliteTake My HandTeens of RageThat's Unusual!The CaveThe Heaven BeetleThe Heaven Beetle (reprise)The HillThe MotherThe WaterfallTime ThingUnderwater TempleWater Damage

Season 1B: After These MessagesAlexandriteAlmost ThereAlone TogetherBe Cool at the ClubBlast Off!CollusionDeath RagDecisive PathDefectiveFusion DiscoFuture VisionGreg on the BeachI'm Still HereLet's Build A Spaceship: Part 2Lion's ManeMalachiteMoonlit BattlefieldNight Drive 2No Home BoysParadiseParonaldo ActivityPeridotReturn to the Beach/JasperReunionRose's ThemeSadie & the BeastSecret TeamSnerson InterrogationSteven's ConfessionThe Pitch Got DelayedTwilight RunUUU Fanfare / Let's Build a Spaceship: Part 1Waterfall Training MontageWatermelon BattleWatermelon StevenWe Were the BestWeatherbombYoung Gems
Season 2: Blue DiamondEnticementEscaping the Colony / Feelings of LoveGem ShardsGood Morning (SU Remix)Happy Birthday Steven / 5750 Years AgoLittle PeridotPearlbot vs. PeribotPeridot and StevenPeridot in the RainPeridot's EscapeReconciliationRobolympicsSardonyxStrength and ForgivenessThe AnswerThe Rebels / Garnet's First FusionTheme from An Endless RomanceWe are MalachiteYellow Diamond
Season 3: Bismuth's ForgeBismuth's Return to the BattlefieldCollaboration / Malachite VS Alexandrite: Part 1Dire, Dire DriftDuel of the Quartz SoldiersFuturismsGet LooseHello, House!Hit the DiamondI'll Protect YouInside The ClusterLapis' FlightLars for the DayMacho TranceMalachite VS Alexandrite: Part 2Meep MorpsObjective InventionShow Me What You GotSmoky QuartzSomewhere Alone At SeaSteven VS AmethystSteven's RestaurantSteven's RitualsThe Breaking PointThe Cluster / Gem DrillThe ConfrontationThe Final Drift
Season 4: Andy's FlightConsolation/Smoky Meets SardonyxHit That Bird!Jorge's Band/Breath Of FireNo Gem Wars At The TableOne Big Super RightSardonyx TonightStorm in the RoomYou Like That, Little Man?
Other: Ending ThemeRARELYSteven Universe Remix

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