Tom MacDonald – Cancer lyrics

Everybody knows someone who’s sick
40 percent will get cancer, only half’s gonna live
Your mom and your dad and your sister stand inside a room
And someone won’t survive it, do you hope it isn’t you?

I swear that cancer has a cure but they’re refusin’ to make it
They done like 40 years of research, 90 billion in donations
We’ve been runnin’ for the cure and wearin’ ribbons for ages
Why are people still goin’ through radiation? It’s crazy
Hundred billion dollar industry, they can’t afford to end it
And nobody wants to die, our only option is to spend it
We’d give anything to stick around for just another second
Give a fortune to the doctors who promise they can extend it
The profits are astronomic, the hospitals and the clinics
Are fillin’ coffins with dollars, it’s awful, let’s just admit it
We’re all human, we’ll keep on fightin’ ’cause it’s how we survive
But it’s scary ’cause we don’t know where we’ll go when we die

Don’t give up and know you’re strong
Show them all your fire
The days are hard the nights are long
But you are a fighter
When it’s dire you burn brighter in the dark
You’re a survivor when you’re tired
You hold tighter, you have heart

Nothin’ matters if you don’t have your health
All the money in the world doesn’t help
The good might go to heaven and the bad might go to hell
But no one wants to leave here, you can tell
And cancer touches everyone, it’s in our genetics
And our world’s become so toxic, it’s all carcinogenic
We’ve polluted the water, the air, the food we’re ingestin’
It’s full of hormones and poison, our population’s infected
They sell us cigarettes and liquor, built a business on addictions
We’ve been payin’ them to kill ourselves, we’re dyin’ to keep livin’
It’s the system, it’s a prison, we keep tryin’ to beat it
We get cancer from keepin’ all our demons a secret
And our insurance don’t cover the things we need to defeat it
And even if it does we then we might die from the treatment
Our best defense is livin’ like we do not know what cancer is
Fight it if you have it and pray that there’s somethin’ after this

Don’t give up and know you’re strong
Show them all your fire
The days are hard the nights are long
But you are a fighter
When it’s dire you burn brighter in the dark
You’re a survivor when you’re tired
You hold tighter, you have heart

You won’t know how to be brave until you chose to fight when you’re afraid
And you can’t experience strength until you’ve struggled to carry the weight
And you won’t know why you have faith until you look the Devil in his face
And you don’t know what you can take until you realize you didn’t break

Don’t give up and know you’re strong
Show them all your fire
The days are hard the nights are long
But you are a fighter
When it’s dire you burn brighter in the dark
You’re a survivor when you’re tired
You hold tighter, you have heart