Canadian award-winning singer and songwriter, Tara Shannon, has written and performed a new song for Advance Care Planning in Canada’s #SpeakUp campaign. It hits streaming platforms on Friday, April 24, 2020.

SAY‘ encourages people across Canada and beyond our borders to have important conversations with their loved ones. Do not assume you know what care they wish to receive in the event of accident or illness. Take the time to speak up and talk about what matters most to you.

As Tara Shannon says, “It can feel daunting to have those kinds of discussions…almost like we might be tempting fate…but when the care wishes are known beforehand, it really does make it easier for your loved ones and healthcare professionals when the time comes.”

Listen to the song and allow it to help open up the conversation. Then visit advancecareplanning.ca to use the online interactive workbook or print a copy to work through the questions with your loved ones.

 


SAY
H. McLean/T.Shannon

I know you love the sound of rain
That it’s milk and never cream
And when you need your space
You go ahead and make it

I know all your favourite shows
That it’s the Beatles over Stones
But when there’s flowers by your bed
You can’t say what you never said
So what have you never said

Tell me
Everything you want
Everything you need
Every what if you can think of
Darlin’ speak up and say
Say, say everything
Say, say, say everything

So what’s in your heart when it breaks
It’s okay to feel afraid
Tell me what would be your way if the whole world was listening
Cause darlin’ I’m listening

Tell me
Everything you want
Everything you need
Every what if you can think of
Darlin’ speak up and say
Say, say everything
Say, say, say everything

Cause no one lives forever
No one wins if we pretend
Say it now instead of never
What do you want in the end

Tell me
Everything you want
Everything you need
Every what if you can think of
We just speak up and say
Say, say everything
Say, say, say everything