Dealing with Cancer Playlist

Anyone remember mix tapes? I miss making them…

I have to attend a band competition thing for my son this morning so have less time to blog today. Those who followed some of my previous blog projects may know I like to create small playlists now and then. I thought I would create my first playlist for DadAgainstCancer today. This playlist is five songs I have found on YouTube to explain the cancer experience through song.

Fights Song – Rachel Platten

Up first is a pop song that really doesn’t fall withing the realm of music I usually listen to. But it is an inspirational kind of song for fighting cancer. And more importantly it includes the lyric “wrecking balls inside my brain” throughout the song. This is exactly how my brain fog (chemo brain) feels at times.

Mission – Lupe Fiasco

This is a track I just discovered a few days ago.┬áRapper Lupe Fiasco created a song I should actually do a whole post about because he nails the whole cancer experience. In particular I keep the lyric “I could have died but I came out fighting” in my head since hearing this song.

Jim Croce – Time In A Bottle

Dealing with cancer means confronting the fact you are mortal and the end could come soon. This song comes to mind when I think about the possibility my time with my wife could end; which I don’t want to happen! If I could save time in a bottle I would spend every moment with my wife and kids.

Cancer – My Chemical Romance

This is a sad song and so emotional. Somehow this song actually helps keep depression away; probably because it takes depression head on. “Cause the hardest part of this… is leaving you”……

Live Like You Were Dying – Tim McGraw

This song just hits way too close to home… This one kinda brings a tear for me. Actually I almost named this blog Fumanchu as a hat tip to this song…..

Bonus Track – With A Little Help From My Friends – Joe Cocker

This isn’t really a song about cancer or the cancer experience. But it does seem to be helping me get through my cancer experience. Plus Cocker somehow took a great Beatles song and turned it into something EPIC!

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