No Breaths Left to Take

I wrote a parody of the song, “No Tears Left to Cry” by Ariana Grande. Sorry for picking on you Ariana, but I also plan on uploading a future parody of “Thank U, Next.” If you enjoyed reading this parody, feel free to check out my other poetry musings here.

Even though I haven’t been blogging on a regular basis, you can still find me leaving comments and interacting with this wonderful WP community. Life is up in the air right now since I am forced to self-isolate for the rest of the winter semester. All we can do is take it one day at a time and try to make the best of this coronavirus craziness. Thanks for reading! ❤

[Intro]
Right now, my patient is SOB
He lives with end stage COPD
Ain’t got no breaths left to take
So he’s coughing it up, coughing it up
He’s wheezin’, he’s wheezin’, he’s coughing it up
He’s coughing it up, coughing it up
He’s wheezin’, he’s wheezin’, he’s coughing it up (Oh yeah)

[Refrain]
He’s coughing it up (yeah), coughing it up (Yeah)
Hacking, he’s trying to cough it all up
Yeah, he’s coughing it up

[Verse 1]
Ain’t got oxygen in my lungs
I ran out, but boy, it’s hard, it’s hard, to breathe
Don’t matter how, what, where, who’s tried it
I quit my smokin’, my smokin’, my smokin’

[Pre-Chorus]
I need help, my lungs are shutting down
Can’t breathe now, can’t breathe or catch my breath
Catch my breath, and then my lungs are clear
Then now you know it, dear
Know it, dear, yeah

[Chorus]
Right now, my patient is SOB
He lives with end stage COPD
Ain’t got no breaths left to take
So he’s coughing it up, coughing it up (Oh yeah)
He’s wheezin’, he’s wheezin’, he’s coughing it up
Oh, I’ve got meds for him to take
And it will help him for goodness sake
Ain’t got no breaths left to take (To take)
So he’s coughing it up, coughing it up (Oh yeah)
He’s wheezin’, he’s wheezin’, he’s coughing it up

[Refrain]
Coughing it up (yeah), Coughing it up (Yeah)
Hacking, he’s trying to cough it all up (He coughin’ it up)
Yeah, he coughin’ it up

[Verse 2]
Whenever I lose my breath, I start to wheeze
And boy, it’s hard, it’s hard, to breathe
Cigs did this to me, emphysema you see
I quit my smokin’, my smokin’, my smokin’

[Pre-Chorus]
I need help, my lungs are shutting down
Can’t breathe now, can’t breathe or catch my breath
Catch my breath, and then my lungs are clear
Then now you know it, dear
Know it, dear, yeah

[Chorus]
Right now, my patient is SOB
He lives with end stage COPD
Ain’t got no breaths left to take
So he’s coughing it up, coughing it up (Oh yeah)
He’s wheezin’, he’s wheezin’, he’s coughing it up
Oh, I’ve got meds for him to take
And it will help him for goodness sake
Ain’t got no breaths left to take (To take)
So he’s coughing it up, coughing it up (Oh yeah)
He’s wheezin’, he’s wheezin’, he’s coughing it up

[Pre-Chorus]
I need help, my lungs are shutting down
Can’t breathe now (Hmm, oh)
Catch my breath
Ain’t got no breaths left to take
Oh yeah, oh yeah

[Chorus]
Oh, I’ve got meds for him to take
And it will help him for goodness sake
Ain’t got no breaths left to take (Take)
So he’s coughing it up, coughing it up (Oh yeah)
He’s wheezin’, he’s wheezin’, he’s coughing it up

[Refrain]
Coughing it up (yeah), Coughing it up (Yeah)
Hacking, he’s trying to cough it all up
Yeah, he’s coughin’ it up

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37 thoughts on “No Breaths Left to Take

    • Hilary Tan says:

      Thank you, Mohamad! I really appreciate that you are often the first one to read and comment on my blog posts. Thanks for supporting this blog and encouraging me to keep writing! 😊🤗

      My university has moved to “remote learning” so everything is online now. It feels strange being at home and not being able to leave the house. This week has been very strange.

      Thanks for letting me know. I will check out your blog post and let you know what I think! If I’m not able to read it now, I will read it later when I have more time. Have a good day/evening! 😊🌺

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      • Mohamad Toutounji says:

        You are most welcome Hilary
        In fact, YOUR support is what makes me more determined to write
        And I know how it feels to take online courses
        My high school is doing the same
        Take your time in reading it
        I know that you are busy
        May god protect us from this bad virus outbreak
        Stay safe

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      • Hilary Tan says:

        I am sorry that you are dealing with similar issues regarding social distancing restrictions. It seems like the COVID-19 crisis is going to get worse before it gets better. In the meantime, we must do our part to stay healthy. Lately, my internet has been slow and it keeps crashing whenever I try update or read WP blog posts.

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  1. Ellen says:

    Damn, this one’s super hilarious! Hilary, you’re really a genius at these! 😉

    The best part of the parody –
    “He’s wheezin’, he’s wheezin’, he’s coughing it up,
    He’s coughing it up, coughing it up,
    He’s wheezin’, he’s wheezin’, he’s coughing it up”.. It’s so catchy! 😂😂

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    • Hilary Tan says:

      I originally wrote this parody for a pathophysiology class but never got to submit it. When I wrote it, I kept thinking of the guy who has having the worst coughing fit ever due to his end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

      Thank you, Ellen! Now you’ll never be able to listen to the original song the same way again.😅

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      • Ellen says:

        Oh no! Now I feel bad for the poor guy! 😣

        I actually haven’t heard many of Ariana’s songs. I’ve been listening to them only before reading your posts. So you’re making her famous. 😜

        Liked by 1 person

  2. Lynh says:

    Hi Hilary. I am glad I stumbled upon your blog. This parody is hilarious. Are you going to follow up with you singing this song? What are you trying to be after graduating from college by the way? I’m just curious because the setting for this parody seems to be the hospital.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Hilary Tan says:

      My apologies, somehow your comment ended up in my spam folder! Sometimes WP does that for no apparent reason. I’m happy that you enjoyed this parody. As for singing, I don’t sing and rather leave that up to Ariana herself.😂 I’m trying to finish university and am currently studying nursing. I’m hoping to graduate by January 2021 but I’m not exactly sure what’s happening at the moment with the COVID-19 crisis. Yes, you are right. The parody is based on acute care, specially in a hospital setting. Thanks for reading! 😀

      Liked by 1 person

      • Lynh says:

        No worries. I realized I left you 2 comments by mistake. I thought I didn’t leave the first one because it was still waiting for moderation. I am still trying to figure out how WP works myself, I’m relatively new to WP.

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