The Day That They Hear Us

These are the lyrics of the song written by Shannon Curtis to highlight the plight of those of us living with stage IV metastatic breast cancer.

I know today you were too tired

For feet to ever reach the floor

I’m here to tell you it’s alright, I’ve been there before

Today I woke up with a mission

Today my strength will carry you

I’ll tell your story, make them listen, turn try into do

Until the day that they hear us

Until the day that our lives are counted

I will lay down shoulder to shoulder with you

I am determined to save your life

Together our voices won’t die

Until the day that they hear us

We’ve had to let go of so much

We know how it’s dangerous to dream

And this is not some pretty party dressed in pink

So every day I get to wake up

I’ll be a voice demanding change

To you and all those lying here: Our lives mean something

Until the day that they hear us

Until the day that our lives are counted

I will lay down shoulder to shoulder with you

I am determined to save your life

Together our voices won’t die

No this is not some pretty party

A cure won’t come wrapped up in pink

To you and all those lying here: Our lives mean something

Until the day that they hear us

Until the day that our lives are counted

I will lay down shoulder to shoulder with you

I am determined to save your life

Together our voices won’t die

Today’s the day that they hear us”

These words resonate with me so very much since advocating for research dollars to be allocated for MBC can often feel like screaming into the void. Knowing that there are some people listening, some people out there who will carry the torch after those of us living with this terminal disease, helps more than anyone knows.

When will they hear us?

When will they allocate the funds we need to research?

When will my life matter enough?

10 thoughts on “The Day That They Hear Us

  1. This reminded me a little not of Twenty One Pilot’s “I’ll Go With You” song.

    I think you posted on this before, but I see breast cancer items for sale everywhere. If they’re pocketing the majority of the money I’m going to scream.

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