Do you know of any songs about Cancer?

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  1. spartucusjones profile image92
    spartucusjonesposted 8 years ago

    Do you know of any songs about Cancer?

    I am in the process of composing a hub about songs that deal with the topic of Cancer. I already have a few, but I was wondering if anyone else is aware of any.

  2. cperuzzi profile image94
    cperuzziposted 8 years ago

    Yes, actually I do.

    There is quite a good song called "Cancer" off of My Chemical Romance's Black Parade album.  Given that the entire album has a death theme about it and that the lyrics and instrumentals are excellent, the topic of cancer coming up in the collection was no surprise.

    1. spartucusjones profile image92
      spartucusjonesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks. I am familiar with that song and it was one of the ones that I was considering for my list. I agree that considering the theme of the album, a song about cancer is no surprise.

  3. FatFreddysCat profile image99
    FatFreddysCatposted 8 years ago

    On Joey Ramone's first posthumous solo album, "Don't Worry About Me," there's a song called "I Got Knocked Down (But I'll Get Up)" that doesn't mention cancer directly but it was obviously written while he was battling his illness because it mentions "sittin' in a hospital bed... I want my life... this really sucks."

    1. spartucusjones profile image92
      spartucusjonesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I am a huge Ramones and Joey fan, so I am not sure how I forgot that one. Thanks for the feedback, it will definitely be included in my list.

    2. FatFreddysCat profile image99
      FatFreddysCatposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Just read your hub about Cancer songs and was glad to see that Joey's song not only made the list, but you illustrated it with a pic of his tombstone. Nice work. R.I.P. Joey!

    3. spartucusjones profile image92
      spartucusjonesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for giving it a read! I definitely had to include Joey's song. Outside of the fact that I am a huge Joey and Ramones fan, there is the fact that it is one of the few songs where the individual directly deals with their own cancer.

  4. e-five profile image96
    e-fiveposted 8 years ago

    Sufjan Stevens' "Casimir Pulaski Day" from his Illinoise album is about someone with bone cancer.... http://www.youtube.com/#/watch?v=CXxYvlVWbG8

    1. spartucusjones profile image92
      spartucusjonesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I have heard this song before but I never thoroughly listened to the lyrics and never made the connection about the subject matter. Thanks for sharing.

  5. JoshBoutwell profile image71
    JoshBoutwellposted 8 years ago

    Nas' song "Dance" is a pretty touching song about his mother who died of cancer.

    1. spartucusjones profile image92
      spartucusjonesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the recommendation, I will definitely take that into consideration.

  6. MissJamieD profile image55
    MissJamieDposted 8 years ago

    There's a country song called Sara Beth (I believe) that is about cancer. Very sad, I almost cry every time I hear it. It's sung by Rascal Flatts.

    1. spartucusjones profile image92
      spartucusjonesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I think my list is just about complete now, but I will still check it out. Thanks for the suggestion.

  7. LoisRyan13903 profile image68
    LoisRyan13903posted 8 years ago

    There is a song called Christmas Shoes.  I can't remember whp sings it.  It is about a boy who asks a man for some money so he can buy his mother a special set of shoes for Christmas.  She is dying of Cancer and he wants her to have these shoes.

    1. spartucusjones profile image92
      spartucusjonesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I appreciate the suggestion. My list is just about complete, but I will check it out.

  8. profile image0
    Motown2Chitownposted 8 years ago

    Two country hits about Cancer:

    Live Like You Were Dying - Tim McGraw
    (I'm Gonna) Love You Through It - Martina McBride

    1. spartucusjones profile image92
      spartucusjonesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for sharing those recommendations. I am vaguely familiar with the songs, but because I am not a country fan not overly familiar. Even though my list is just about complete, for the sake of being objective I will give them a re-listen.

    2. profile image0
      Motown2Chitownposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I'm not a huge fan of the seconf.  The first one I'd almost use as my life's constitution.  smile

  9. josephbarrett profile image58
    josephbarrettposted 8 years ago

    Cancer by My Chemical Romance.... This song makes me cry everytime I listen to it...Its so emotional and beautiful especially if cancer has affected your life the memories that come with this song touch me.

    1. spartucusjones profile image92
      spartucusjonesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      It is a emotionally powerful song which I was already planning on using for my list. Thanks for sharing!

  10. spartucusjones profile image92
    spartucusjonesposted 8 years ago

    I will like to thank everyone for there input, it was helpful. I just completed my hub on the subject:
    http://spartucusjones.hubpages.com/hub/ … out-Cancer

 
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