The "Hotel Melanoma" moniker is a metaphor for living with my particular brand of cancer. Except for those lucky few of us deemed "cured", all we cancer survivors are guests of one of the many, many branded hotels in the "Hotel Carcinoma" chain. We can check out any time we like, but we can never leave. Meanwhile, let's be livin' it up; and please support cancer education, prevention, and treatment research.

Tutu Brothers

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Our Day Will Come

It’s National Cancer Survivors Day, and a time to climb out of our silos and remember everyone living with cancer. And to pray for the day when there’s a cure for all. For all of you dwelling at The Hotel Carcinoma, here’s my rendition of “Free Fallin’’” from Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers…

Need a good cure, one for all us
Some free stuff that’s carcinoma’s doom
Need a good cure, crazy with malice
Love courses of Yervoy meds too

It's a long day livin' with the Big C
There's no leeway, runnin' is so hard
And it’s a bad boy, 'cause it don't seem to get cured
It’s a bad boy for breakin' our hearts

Now I'm C, I'm C stallin’
And I’m C, C stallin’

All the vampires stalkin' you with UV
Move best down Mercola’s boulevard
And all those bad boys are landing on the quack shows
All their ‘good’ cures are prone to breakin’ hearts

Now I'm C, I'm C stallin'
Yeah I’m C, C stallin’

I wanna glide down over Mela-land
I wanna write cure’s name in the sky
I wanna free fall out into somethin'
Wanna leave C world for awhile

Now I'm C, I’m C stallin’
Yeah I’m C, C stallin’

Now that C’s, C’s fallin’
Yeah that C’s, C’s fallin’

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