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Thread #57244   Message #904203
Posted By: sharyn
05-Mar-03 - 04:23 PM
Thread Name: songs about disabilities
Subject: RE: songs about disabilities
Abby and CapriUni, nice to make your acquaintance. I liked the "How long have you been in a wheelchair sequence, especially the "Wheelchairs-R-Us" bit. Usually when people ask me "What is wrong with you?" I just tell them I have brain damage. It is technically true and it stops them cold (If they are friendly and say something like "I was wondering why you walk like that" I say, "Because it is the only way I can. I have cerebral palsy. If they ask "What's that?" I explain.

Why don't I write songs about being disabled? Because I am usually too busy writing songs about things that interest me like lost love, cowboys, not liking to work, etc. and learning lots of traditional songs to sing. But if a "disability song" ever pops up I'll send it along.