"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".
  • In the Craig of the Creek episode "The Other Side: The Tournament", Kelsey briefly sings the main melody of this song.

Videos

References

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"Amalgam" • Atop the Sea Spire" • "Battle at the Underwater Temple" • "The Cave" • "Connie's Theme" • "Dad Museum" • "Dance of Swords" • "Desert Glass" • "Drop the Strawberry" • "Fight, Flight, or Love" • "Funland Arcade" • "Gimme Gimme" • "Glitch City" • "Golf Quest Mini OST" • "Heart of the Pyramid" • "The Heaven Beetle" • "The Heaven Beetle (reprise)" • "The Hill" • "Holo Pearl" • "I Am Lapis Lazuli" • "Lapis' Tower" • "Let Me Out" • "Lion's Ocean" • "Lion's Theme" • "Love Like You (The Ocean Returns)" • "luv u (Greg's Theme)" • "Meat Beat Mania: FLAMBÉE!" • "Meat Beat Mania: Over Easy" • "Mirror Gem" • "Mirror Match" • "Monster Buddy" • "Monster Spelunkin'" • "The Mother" • "Night Drive" • "Opal" • "Overgrown Brambles" • "Pearl's Theme" • "Peedee's Blues" • "Purple Puma and Tiger Millionaire" • "Q 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 N" • "Road Killer" • "Rose's Fountain" • "Rose's Room" • "Spaced Out Beats" • "Steven's Shield" • "Strawberry Battlefield/The Sleeping Pyramid" • "Sugilite Returns" • "Synchronize/Sugilite" • "Take My Hand" • "Teens of Rage" • "That's Unusual!" • "Time Thing" • "Underwater Temple" • "Water Damage" • "The Waterfall"

Season 1B:

"After These Messages" • "Alexandrite" • "Almost There" • "Alone Together" • "Be Cool at the Club" • "Blast Off!" • "Collusion" • "Death Rag" • "Decisive Path" • "Defective" • "Fusion Disco" • "Future Vision" • "Greg on the Beach" • "Half A Story / Connie to the Rescue" • "I'm Still Here" • "Let's Build A Spaceship: Part 2" • "Lion's Mane" • "Malachite" • "Moonlit Battlefield" • "Night Drive 2" • "No Home Boys" • "Paradise" • "Paronaldo Activity" • "Peridot" • "The Pitch Got Delayed" • "Return to the Beach/Jasper" • "Reunion" • "Rose's Theme" • "Sadie & the Beast" • "Secret Team" • "Snerson Interrogation" • "Steven's Confession" • "Twilight Run" • "UUU Fanfare / Let's Build a Spaceship: Part 1" • "Waterfall Training Montage" • "Watermelon Battle" • "Watermelon Steven" • "We Were the Best" • "Weatherbomb" • "Young Gems"

Season 2:

"Amethyst's Theme" • "Blue Diamond" • "Enticement" • "Escaping the Colony / Feelings of Love" • "Gem Shards" • "Good Morning (SU Remix)" • "Happy Birthday Steven / 5750 Years Ago" • "Little Peridot" • "luv u dad (And Garnet)" • "Mother and Daughter" • "Pearlbot vs. Peribot" • "Peridot and Steven" • "Peridot in the Rain" • "Peridot's Escape" • "Reconciliation" • "Robolympics" • "Sardonyx" • "Sky Arena / Let Me Do This For You" • "The Rebels / Garnet's First Fusion" • "The Answer" • "Strength and Forgiveness" • "Theme from An Endless Romance" • "We are Malachite" • "Yellow Diamond" • "Young Gems"

Season 3:

"Bismuth's Forge" • "Bismuth's Return to the Battlefield" • "The Breaking Point" • "The Cluster / Gem Drill" • "Collaboration / Malachite VS Alexandrite: Part 1" • "The Confrontation" • "Consolation (Steven & Amethyst's Fusion Dance)" • "Dire, Dire Drift" • "Duel of the Quartz Soldiers" • "The Final Drift" • "Futurisms" • "Get Loose" • "Hello, House!" • "Hit the Diamond" • "I'll Protect You" • "Inside The Cluster" • "Lapis' Flight" • "Lars for the Day" • "Macho Trance" • "Malachite VS Alexandrite: Part 2" • "Meep Morps" • "Objective Invention" • "Show Me What You Got" • "Smoky Quartz" • "Somewhere Alone At Sea" • "Steven VS Amethyst" • "Steven's Restaurant" • "Steven's Rituals"

Season 4:

"Andy's Flight" • "Aquamarine & Topaz" • "Baby's First Glow" • "Battle in Aquamarine's Ship / Steven's Sacrifice" • "Famethyst" • "Good Influences" • "Hit That Bird!" • "Holly Blue Agate" • "Jorge's Band/Breath Of Fire" • "Lion's Desert" • "No Gem Wars At The Table" • "One Big Super Right" • "Onion Gang" • "Sardonyx Tonight! Medley" • "Stevonnie's Anxiety" • "Smoky Quartz Meets Sardonyx" • "Stevonnie's Anxiety" • "STOP" • "Storm in the Room" • "Tension in the House" • "That Will Be All" • "Ube!" • "You Like That, Little Man?" • "The Zoomans"

Season 5:

"The Ancient Kindergarten" • "Aquamarine Subdues Topaz" • "The Ball / Alone Together (Reprise)" • "Best Friends Forever" • "Blue Diamond's Onsen" • "Blue Diamond's Remorse" • "Confronting Yellow Diamond" • "The Crystal Gems VS Blue Diamond" • "Diamond Reunion" • "Encouragement (Steven & Pearl's Fusion Dance)" • "Everything's Pink" • "Falling! / Smoky Quartz" • "Family" • "Find My Phone" • "Garnet & Steven Get Painted & Chase a Cat" • "Going Deeper" • "Goodbye Lars / Home At Last" • "Healing Nephrite" • "Homeworld Waltz" • "I Don't Wanna Be Alone" • "I Miss You (She Took The Barn)" • "I Now Pronounce You Garnet" • "I'm Not Sorry" • "Inner Mind / I Am Pink Diamond" • "Integrity (Steven & Garnet's Fusion Dance)" • "Jungle Moon" • "Kevin Party" • "Lapis Leaves" • "Lars of the Stars" • "Lars... ?" • "Launching the Legs" • "The Legend of Rose Quartz" • "Lion's Secret" • "No One Can Know (Pearl & Pink Diamond's Secret)" • "Obsidian" • "Orbservatory" • "The Off Colors" • "Pearl... ?" • "The Pebbles" • "Pink Lars" • "The Question" • "Rainbow Quartz 2.0 / We Fused!" • "The Return Home" • "Rose & Pearl On Earth" • "Ruby Alone" • "Ruby's Decision" • "Sapphire's Anger" • "Shorty Squad in the Kindergarten" • "Steven Meets Pink Steven" • "Steven and the Wolf" • "Steven the Wedding Planner" • "Sunstone" • "The Train Home" • "The Trial: Pt. 1 (Green Zircon)" • "The Trial: Pt. 2 (Blue Zircon)" • "Unity (The Crystal Gems' Fusion Dance)" • "VROOM" • "Watermelon Steven's Adventure" • "When I Go Back" • "White Diamond" • "Yellow Diamond's Sauna" • "Yellow Diamond's Sorrow"

Other:

"Ending Theme" • "Pearl Remix" • "RARELY" • "Steven Universe Remix"
Attack the Light soundtracks "Title" • "Battle Theme" • "Indigo Caves" • "Strawberry Battlefield" • "The Desert" • "Sunken Sea Spire" • "Red Temple" • "Boss Battle" • "Level Up!"
Save the Light soundtracks Songs:
"Saved the Light"

Soundtrack:

"Bismuth's Forge" • "Boss Battle!" • "Hessonite and the Prism"
Steven Universe: The Movie soundtracks "The Tale of Steven" • "Once Upon a Time" • "Message to the Universe" • "Let Us Adore You" • "Home Sweet Home" • "Happily Ever After" • "The Arrival" • "Other Friends" • "One on One" • "system/BOOT.pearl_final(3).Info" • "With Friends Like These" • "Crystal Gem Huddle" • "Who We Are" • "Hijinks Will Ensue" • "Isn't It Love?" • "Search Party" • "Echoes of Friendship" • "No Matter What" • "Our Handshake" • "No Ordinary Injector" • "Disobedient" • "Let's Duet" • "Independent Together" • "Running Out of Time" • "Feelings Flooding Back" • "A Special World" • "Drift Away" • "Found" • "Downward Spiral" • "True Kinda Love" • "The Missing Piece" • "Change" • "Not Good at All" • "There’s No Such Thing as Happily Ever After" • "Are We Interrupting Something?" • "Let Us Adore You (Reprise)" • "Finale"
Steven Universe Future soundtracks "Being Human" • "Bismuth Consultation" • "Bluebird" • "Cactus Steven" • "Cake For One" • "Cam's Camshafts" • "Come On Down to Little Homeschool" • "Cracking Under Pressure" • "Dad Museum 2.0" • "A Different Life" • "Dogcopter 6: Till Death Do We Bark" • "Dr. Maheswaran" • "Empathy (Pearl & Volleyball's Fusion)" • "Everything Is So Bright" • "Family Together" • "Farewell, Crystal Gems / Being Human" • "Farewell, Dad" • "Farewell, Friends" • "Garden of Friends" • "Happy Welcome Back Day" • "He Needs Us This Time" • "I Am My Monster" • "I Am Shell" • "I'd Rather Be Me (With You)" • "I'm A Fraud..." • "Ice Cream à la Pie" • "Lars, Stop!" • "Little Graduation" • "Little Homeschool" • "Looking Forward" • "More Like Siblings" • "Mr. Universe" • "My Little Reason Why" • "Onion's House of Horror" • "Out Of Patience" • "Peridot & Steven Productions" • "Pink Steven" • "Please, Don't Follow Me" • "Prince Pearl" • "The Proposal" • "Scout Ruby / Scholar Sapphire" • "Shining Through" • "Smoky to the Rescue" • "So Many Rose Quartzes" • "Spinel Is So Much Better Now" • "Steven & Connie" • "Steven Tag" • "Steven VS Jasper Rematch" • "Steven's Gonna Propose!" • "Steven's Here To Help" • "Sunstone's Safety Zone" • "Three Day Montage" • "The Tidying Song" • "Time to Show Steven Some Love" • "Ultimate Steven Tag" • "Wy-Six and Friends" • "Yellow's Reconstructive Work" • "Your Best Friend, Rainbow"
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