David Lingabee Songs & Songwriting

Song#: 5

Album
Name of Song: Why Cancer?

Why cancer?,
Why did it come?,
Why did it show its sordid face?,
So deep inside my form.

I have wondered,
Maybe you have too,
Did I deserve such fright?
To come into my view.

Chorus
Can I make it melt?,
Can I make it go away?,
Too many losses abound,
That now grasp me in their way.
______

That loss with little Jake,
He decided I was a flake,
And Jules, she changed her mind,
She found a friend more of her kind.

Men have losses just like us,
They love and lose and prance about,
They feel the hole that’s left inside,
That cancer fills and begins to sprout.

Chorus
Can I make it melt?,
Can I make it go away?,
Too many losses abound,
That now grasp me in their way.

______

Why did I get such a plague?,
Did I love someone in the wrong way?,
Why do I feel it’s just not fair?,
I’m frightened, will the right people care.

I remember when my father died,
I lost his life that I carried inside.
I remember when my son left home,
Would his grip get loose, I sadly sighed.

Chorus
Can I make it melt?,
Can I make it go away?,
Too many losses abound,
That now grasp me in their way.

______

These losses make you empty,
They move in into your mind,
Their pain it seems to hurt too much,
And they’re really hard to find.

Their scars survive as scars do,
And the mind won’t let them go,
Buttons pushed, the pain returns,
Reminders that make it so.

Chorus
Can I make it melt?,
Can I make it go away?,
Too many losses abound,
That now grasp me in their way.

______

We steel ourselves when loss occurs,
As we cry alone with self,
We try to make the load weigh less,
Even though we sorta know.

A loss can go on forever,
Well as long as cells survive,
But then they grow in unusual ways,
And now the cancer thrives.

Loss is quite the killer,
Our cells remember that part,
Our upsets with our family,
Are where it seems to start.

Chorus
Can I make it melt?,
Can I make it go away?,
Too many losses abound,
That now grasp me in their way.

______

3 Responses

  1. visit now says:

    Your tone and enthusiasm really shows in your writing. Great post!

  2. Your ideas and words are straightforward for anyone like me.

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