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The only rock song that I'm aware of about the pain and horror of Alzheimer's Disease - and escape from it. Written about an imagined conversation with a suffering loved one. This song is dedicated to the memory of Breda Mahony.


I don’t need us to talk
Talk never fixed anything
I would rather just walk away
From the news that they bring

It was never a fault
That I ever thought you could have
Always making me cry
When all I need is to laugh

There’s a man in the room
But I don’t know who he is
He’s been changing his tune
But have I made him like this

I can’t give what you want
And you can’t be what I need
You’re trying to teach me to write it down
When I don’t know to read

There’s a time and a place
But I can’t find my way back inside
Read the message that’s etched upon my face
It’s a sign of the turning tide

Some say that there’s no over
That there’s only begun
Like a voice screaming clear in your head
Singing “You’re better off dead”
You’ll know when the right moment comes

Yeah you’ll know when the right moment comes


from You are the Big Bang, released February 19, 2016



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