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Ronan is a charity single by Taylor Swift, written about a the four-year-old Ronan Thompson, who died in 2011 of neuroblastoma, a form of cancer. It was released on September 8, 2012.

Meaning and Background

Taylor wrote the song after reading a blog about Ronan Thompson, written by his mother Maya Thompson. Ronan was a four-year-old boy who died of neuroblastoma, a form of cancer. After writing it, Taylor contacted Maya Thompson and asked her if it was okay to perform it at a Stand Up to Cancer Show.[1]

Trivia

  • All proceeds went to charities that fund cancer research.

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
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

I remember your blue eyes looking into mine
Like we had our own secret club
I remember you dancing before bed time
Then jumping on me waking me up

I can still feel you hold my hand, little man
And even the moment I knew
You fought it hard like an army guy
Remember I leaned in and whispered to you

[Chorus]
Come on baby with me we're going to fly away from here
You were my best four years

[Verse 2]
I remember the drive home
When the blind hope turned to crying and screaming "Why?"
Flowers pile up in the worst way, no one knows what to say
About a beautiful boy who died
And it's about to be Halloween
You could be anything you wanted, if you were still here
I remember the last day, when I kissed your face
I whispered in your ear

[Chorus]
Come on baby with me we're going to fly away from here
Out of this curtain room and this hospital grey, we'll just disappear
Come on baby with me we're going to fly away from here
You were my best four years

[Bridge]
What if I'm standing in your closet trying to talk to you?
What if I kept the hand-me-downs you won't grow into?
And what if I really thought some miracle would see us through?
What if the miracle was even getting one moment with you?

[Chorus]
Come on baby with me we're going to fly away from here
Come on baby with me we're going to fly away from here
You were my best four years

[Outro]
I remember your bare feet, down the hallway
I love you to the moon and back


Videos

References

  1. “Hey Maya, it’s Taylor Swift…” – ROCKSTAR RONAN - https://rockstarronan.com/2012/09/09/hey-maya-its-taylor-swift/