"Ronan" as written by Taylor Swift and Maya Maria Thompson....
I remember your bare feet down the hallway
I remember your little laugh
Race cars on the kitchen floor
Plastic dinosaurs, I love you to the moon and back

I remember your blue eyes looking into mine like we had our own secret club
I remember you dancing before bed time then jumping on me waking me up
I can still feel you hold my hand
Little man, from even that moment I knew
You fought it hard like an army guy
Remember I leaned in and whispered to you

Come on baby with me
We're gonna fly away from here
You were my best four years

I remember the drive home when the blind hope
Turned to crying and screaming, "Why?"
Flowers piled up in the worst way
No one knows what to say about a beautiful boy who died

And it's about to be Halloween
You could be anything you wanted if you were still here

I remember the last day when I kissed your face
I whispered in your ear

Come on baby with me
We're gonna fly away from here
Out of this curtained room in this hospital
We'll just disappear
Come on baby with me
We're gonna fly away from here
You were my best four years

What if I'm standing in your closet trying to talk to you?
What if I kept the hand me downs you won't grow into?
And what if I really thought some miracle would see us through?
But what if the miracle was even getting one moment with you

Come on baby with me
We're gonna fly away from here
Come on baby with me
We're gonna fly away from here
You were my best four years

I remember your bare feet down the hallway
I love you to the moon and back


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"Ronan" as written by Taylor Swift Maya Maria Thompson

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    General CommentThis tear-jerking song was inspired by a little boy, Ronan, who died in 2011 of neuroblastoma, which is the most common form of cancer in infancy. Taylor wrote the song after reading the blog of Ronan's mother, Maya Thompson, who is credited as a co-writer. Maya began writing in August 2010 when little Ronan was diagnosed and she continued penning her heartrending entries during the nine months that Ronan fought the illness before passing away in May 2011, just three days before he would have turned four. Maya worked through her grief by continuing the blog, writing heartbreaking letters to her late son, whilst also raising money and awareness for childhood cancer causes. Swift debuted the tune on September 7, 2012 during the Stand Up to Cancer telethon. It was made available on iTunes immediately afterwards, with all proceeds going to cancer-related charities.


    Taylor's lyrics are taken completely from Maya's blog entries. The pair met in October 2011, when the singing star invited Maya to her concert at Jobing.com Arena. The grieving mother wrote about her reaction when Taylor told her that she'd penned the song. "My calmness soon turned to complete and utter frozen shock when these words came out of her mouth. 'I wrote a song for Ronan,'" she said "'The tears started pouring down my cheeks as soon as I heard her say those words. But her words didn't stop there. Not only did she write a song for you, but she wanted to know if it would be alright to perform it on the nationally televised show."


    Maya didn't get to hear Taylor's song until she performed it on the telethon. In her blog, she wrote, "It was pretty emotional," adding that hearing her own words set to music was "kind of like reliving it again, but it's something I'll probably always relive."
    musicrocks13on November 11, 2012   Link
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    General CommentTaylor had tears in her eyes when she sang this on the Stand Up to Cancer show. The fact that she gave writers credit to Maya, Ronon's mom, was profound.

    Taylor is amazing how she can create the pay on words and the where she derives her inspiration from. Four years and For years is an example. She also used blog entries from Maya for this song, which is an amazing idea.

    Keep up the great work Taylor
    AzTechGuyon November 01, 2012   Link

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