"Lucky" The Young Carer Rap





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Published on Jul 2, 2012

CareGiverProject is very excited to present this compelling video designed to shine light on Young Carers. This video highlights the musical talents of Tricky P, a hip hop artist and caregiver. By heightening public awareness, it is hoped that in addition to recognition, funding, support and resources will be made available to young carers from coast to coast. Show your support and Like and Share this video and please subscribe to this channel to be notified when we release new material. Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/@caregiverprjct


Audrey Miller - Executive Producer

Sid Lieberman - Producer/ Creative Director

J. Frank - Associate Producer, Videographer and Music Producer

Tricky P. - Lyrics and Performance

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Vanier Institute of the Family

Young Carers Canada

Hospice Toronto

Alzheimer Society of Toronto

Caregiver Survival Network

Special thanks to Tony, Sarah, AJ and Gordon for sharing their stories.

'Lucky', The Young Carer Rap- Lyrics

My folks drag me outta bed early on a Saturday,
and I hope I could just stay home, hungover alone and sleep all of the pain away
but I know that they would say no, cause we gotta go over to my grandma's place
So I groan, and doze off on the road encased in my own zone contained by my headphones till we pull up in her driveway
I yawn, stretching out my arms
Hopped right outta my seat and grab our bags out of the car
Walk to the porch, Knock on the door,
Wait there for a minute maybe just a little more
While my grams makes her way down to us from upstairs
Her thick glasses tucked in her curly white hair
A grin on her face stretched from ear to ear
So clearly overjoyed just to see that we're here
We sit down to have a chat with her and her sister
They're both over 90 still full of vigour
Me just thirteen with less energy
These ladies are superhuman at least that's how it seems
Always making me laugh They craft their words sharply
Cook hearty meals, with thyme sage and parsley
Being a dumb kid I appreciate it hardly
Still thinking about how I'm missing another party

Some nights I wish I could rewind
and go back to those days when I needed to remind
Myself just how fast these days can fly by
So I thank my lucky stars we still got some time

Fast forward a year, now I'm fourteen
My other Grandma's eighty living healthy as the queen
Barely ever drinks, never ever smokes
Still one night outta nowhere in her bed she has a stroke
And so she has to hire a live in care giver
To help her with her everyday chores and prepare dinner
But every Sunday, its now my job
To stay and take over while she takes the night off
Being I'm a young fool, I think its uncool
To have responsibilities like that in High School
Still every single week, I stay without fail
And as they go by I'm maturing as a male
And I start to realize, Its kind of a nice break
From all of the silly drama that teenagers gotta make
My grandma's never judged me, never pushed or shoved me
Never called me ugly, not dissin me once
She's always bigging me up, the compliments never wane
We chill on her old couch watching Singin' In The Rain
Years went by and none of it ever changed,
I'm 22 now the relationship's still the same
My other grandma's well, still got it all upstairs
She fell and broke her knee and is a stuck in a wheelchair
But every time we meet that smile is still there
Cause she's fortunately able to pay for her healthcare
For Some, a full-time nurse isn't in the conversation
Man we're lucky that it even exists as an occupation
How silly I was for making such cynical obervations
on the implications of familial obligations
When people forego their own to do somebody elses
We can be so selfish, maybe we can't help it
On the subject of elders, a wiseman once told
"We're so busy growing up, we forget they're growing old"

Some nights I wish I could rewind
and go back to those days when I needed to remind
Myself just how fast these days can fly by
So I thank my lucky stars we still got some time

All Rights Reserved Copyright 2012 Pat Stephens (Tricky P) and the CareGiverProject


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