Popular singer Taylor Swift will include an emotional song about a cancer patient in her upcoming album 'Red' (Taylor's Version)
The song tells the story of a four-year-old boy's journey with fatal cancer and the singer took permission from Ronan Thompson's mother Maya Thompson to include it in her remastered album, reports Wion news.
Maya revealed that Swift had emailed her and asked for her permission to include the single. Taylor originally released the song in the year 2012 and performed the song for 'Stand Up to Cancer telethon.'
"She is and will always be one of the things I hold dearest to my heart, and her beautiful words will remain private," Maya said.
Swift said that she recently completed the re-recording of my 4th album, Red. In part of the email, she wrote, "Red was an album of heartbreak and healing, of rage and rawness, of tragedy and trauma, and of the loss of an imagined future alongside someone. I wrote 'Ronan' while I was making Red and discovered your story as you so honestly and devastatingly told it. My genuine hope is that you'll agree with me that this song should be included on this album. As my co-writer and the rightful owner of this story in its entirety, your opinion and approval of this idea really matters to me, and I'll honour your wishes here."
''Tears sprang to my eyes," Maya recalled. "It took me an hour to absorb the words in front of me. I cried while sharing the news."
In the blog, Maya then addressed her son, saying Taylor has anchored you to this world so you will never be lost, and now she has ensured you will forever be safe in a new, permanent home. She is once again giving a voice to the often voiceless, bereaved parents of the world as well as childhood cancer which deserves so much more funding than it gets.
A month back, Swift announced her 2012 album 'Red' will be her next re-recorded album. She took her Twitter and announced that the re-recorded version of the album is set to release on Nov. 19 and will feature all 30 songs that were originally meant to go on her fourth studio album.