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Album: We As Human (2013)

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  • This song speaks to anyone who's seen a loved one fight a debilitating disease, a subject matter that hits very close to home for We As Human frontman Justin Cordle. "My nephew, Tyler, had cancer, and I wrote that song after he passed away," he explained. "He was only three years old and it was hard time for me and my family. I was on the road a lot while he was fighting his cancer, and I'd tried writing a song for him a few times."

    Finally Cordle found the inspiration he needed in Tyler's mother: "She said something that will stay with me forever: 'People are really sorry about Tyler losing his battle with cancer. But I don't think he lost his battle with cancer; he won his battle, and he's with his creator, and the cancer is dead,ʼ" the vocalist recalled. "To hear that from a woman who had just lost her son was amazing to me. It was really heavy."

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