Taylor Swift‘s ability to write a tear jerking, gut wrenching song cannot be denied. Usually the 22-year-old tugs at your heart with breakup anthems of love that has faded into nonexistence. This time she’s taken on cancer with the debut of “Ronan” at the Stand Up for Cancer telethon. Taylor co-wrote “Ronan” with Maya Thompson, the mother of Ronan who died of cancer at the age of four. “Come on baby with me, we’re gonna fly away from here/You were my best four years,” she sings.
It’s remarkable that singing from Maya Thompson’s perspective about such a sad story didn’t result in teardrops flowing during her live performance. Maya wrote Taylor a love letter in the voice of her beloved Ro as a token of appreciation. “A love letter to you? Yes. A love letter to you, from me because I know that angels are real,” reads the letter. Taylor released the song on iTunes with all of the profits being donated to cancer charities. The golden heart of Taylor Swift is reason number 1,273 we adore her.
Prepare For the Gut Punch of Taylor Swift’s “Stand Up to Cancer” Ballad “Ronan” [Popdust]
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