The Marble Steps

                                            Bio

Survivor was the first set of lyrics I ever wrote.  It is based on true events of 2 different families going through a battle with cancer.  The song has been used in 17 states and parts of Canada mostly at Relay For Life.  It came in 2nd for The National RFL Song of the Year a few years ago.  It has received airplay on WPOC, Baltimore's largest country radio station. I hope that when people listen to "Survivor" they can feel the truth and strength of the people that go through this.  

Since writing Survivor, I have been fortunate to write with members of the Little River Band and Michael Schenker Group along with Rick Witkowski of Crack The Sky.  

                             Lyrics                             

SURVIVOR (A SINGLE WORD)  

She wore a blue bandana and baggy tattered jeans.  
Anyone can see she used to fill them better but, now, well no.  
Her sandals barely left the ground  
as she stepped along. 

Her skin was pale as the moon on this hot summer night,  
her expression was that of determination, way past anger.  
Her outstretched arm, was reaching out, reaching down,  
to the hand of her 3-year old daughter.  

And she's walking, for her daughter, for the future,  
to avoid her past happening again.  
On her back, a single word emblazoned,  
on her tee-shirt, Survivor is all it said.  Survivor. 

No more, what happened, it happened.  
No more why, just is, that's all.  
Months ago they were living the dream  
but then the test results came crashing in.  Crashing in. 

First denial, then anger, then fear, now action.  
Mental strength drawn from physical weakness.  
Trying to keep things as they were before  
is more than a full time job.  

And she's walking, for her daughter, for the future,  
to avoid her past happening again.  
On her back, a single word emblazoned,  
on her tee-shirt, Survivor is all it said. 

I try not to be sad, I try to be inspired,  
but forgive me, I just can't help it.  
Watching my wife and daughter walk.  
Watching my wife and  baby walk.  

And she's walking, for her daughter, for the future,  
to avoid her past happening again.  
On her back, a single word emblazoned,  
on her tee-shirt, Survivor.

Children with Cancer Charity         would like to thank
              
Al & Rick
     for donating their song
             
 Survivor
  I am very grateful to them.

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