Fresh Tunes: Taylor Swift – ‘Ronan’
During the Stand Up 2 Cancer telethon last Friday night (September 7th), country sweetheart Taylor Swift debuted an emotional new song entitled ‘Ronan.’
Swift was inspired to write ‘Ronan’ by a three-year-old boy of the same name after reading about his condition from his mother, Maya Thompon, 33, who co-wrote it alongside her. Thompson began to blog about her son’s condition in August 2010 when he was diagnosed with neuroblastoma.
Posting about writing ‘Ronan’ with Taylor, Thompson said: “‘My calmness soon turned to complete and utter frozen shock when these words came out of her mouth. ‘I wrote a song for Ronan.’ ‘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.”
Sadly, Ronan passed away in May 2011 after losing his battle with the illness.
However, he will live on forever in the song and during it’s debut performance, Swift made thousands of viewers break out into tears as she delivered the lyrics with a guitar and drum in the background.
Looking like she wanted to cry herself, she sang, “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. … Come on baby with me, we’re gonna fly away from here / You were my best four years.”
Her voice wasn’t the best that it’s ever been but we could tell that she wanted to cry so it’s more than understandable. ‘Ronan’ is now available on iTunes and all profits will go towards fighting cancer.
Watch Taylor Swift Perform ‘Ronan’ Below: