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Sat, Sep 8, 2012 at 5:51 AM By: IcyTaylorSwift

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Taylor Swift choked back tears at the 2012 Stand Up To Cancer telethon on Friday night, where she performed a brand-new song. The track, titled “Ronan,” is in memory of a 3-year-old boy who died last year of neuroblastoma. Swift was inspired to write the song after reading a blog post by Ronan’s mom, Maya Thompson, who has a co-writing credit on the song. “Ronan” is available for purchase on iTunes, with all the proceeds going to cancer-related charities.

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"Ronan" is a charity single released on September 8, 2012 by American country pop artist Taylor Swift to iTunes Stores. Swift wrote the single based on a blog she read of a four year old boy who had died from cancer. Swift wrote the song, with co-writing credit going to Maya Thompson, the mother of the boy. Swift first performed the song live for Stand Up to Cancer in September 2012, and all proceeds of the single go to help fight cancer. The title of the song is the boy's name, Ronan.

Rónán is an Irish language male given name meaning "little seal" (Rón meaning "seal", and -án being a diminutive suffix). Swift wrote the song after reading Maya Thompson's blog. Thompson is the mother of four year old Ronan Thompson, who died in 2011 of neuroblastoma. He was treated at the Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children's Hospital. Swift credits Thompson's mother as the co-writer of the song. It was released to the US iTunes Store shortly after the Stand Up to Cancer telethon ended and all proceeds of the single go towards cancer charities. Scott Borchetta, president and CEO of Big Machine Records, has confirmed via Twitter that the song is not included on Swift's upcoming album, Red, as Swift had chosen the song for the telethon after the tracks were considered and that they "may have to rethink" adding it to the album.

Ronan Lyrics

I remember your bare feet,
Down the hallway,
I remember your little laugh,
Racecars on the kitchen floor,
Plastic dinosaurs
I love you to the moon and back,

I remember your blue eyes,
Lookin' into mine,
Like we had our own secret club,
I remember you dancin',
Before bed time,
Then jumpin' on me wakin' me up,
I can still feel you hold my hand,
Little man,
And even the moment I knew,
You fought it hard like an army guy,

Rememeber I, leaned in and whispered to you,
Come on baby with me,
We're gonna fly away,
From here,
You were, my best, friend,
For years,

I remember the drive home,
When the blind hope,
Turned to cryin' and screamin',
And why, flowers fell up in the worst way,
Don't know what to say,
To a beautiful, your dyin',
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,
And whispered in your ear,

Come on baby with me, we're gonna fly away,
From here,
Out of this curtain, this room, oh this house of grey,
We'll just disappear,

Come on baby with me, we're gonna fly away,
From here,
You were my best, friend,
For years,

And what if I'm standin' in your closet,
Tryin' to talk to you,
And what if I can't the hand-me-downs you don't fit into,
And what if I really thought, some miracle would see us through,
But maybe the miracle, wasn't 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, for years,

I remember your barefeet, down the hallway,
I love you to the moon and back,


  1. LaLuna13 avatar

    On Fri, Oct 5, 2012 at 5:58 AM, LaLuna13 said:

    Me too soo sad thank you Ronan you are a true inspiration I. Wil think of him all to day!

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