Connecticut runner writes song about Boston Marathon bombings - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Connecticut runner writes song about Boston Marathon bombings

Posted: Updated:
COLUMBIA, CT (WFSB) -

A song about the explosions at Boston Marathon has gathered more than 1,200 hits on Youtube and it is by a Connecticut musician.

Derek Waldron of Columbia said after he saw on television, he felt compelled to write a song for the victims of the Boston bombings.

"It's called I Will Run and it was inspired by the everything that happened at the Boston Marathon, and everything that happened the other day," he said. "And it was on the news and by like 10:30 p.m. I had seen it, and it was so heavy that I needed to step away for a little bit. And I just went to the piano and it just wrote itself really."

Waldron, who is music teacher for Oak Grove Montessori School, said he felt a close connection to what happened.

"And all the pain will find its way home back to where it rightly lives. I won't look back over my shoulder because the past never gives," Waldron sings in I Will Run. "There is nothing that I can't do when my feet are on the ground, you can take away my body but you'll never hold me down."

He is a runner himself and said he and his dad dreamed of running the Boston Marathon together.

"Its just such a positive event for everyone involved the whole that was just so sad that I just wrote that song," Waldron said.

Since posting I Will Run, A Tribute - In Memory of the Boston Marathon Waldron said he's surprised by the video's growing number of views, but glad to share his way of helping others heal.

"I'm thrilled and I just always," he said. "All I've ever wanted is to touch people with my music and reach out."

As of 1:30 p.m., I Will Run has 1,287 views. and has been sent to The Ellen DeGeneres Show by Waldron's Facebook fans.

To watch the video, click the following link.

Copyright 2013 WFSB (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Huge alligator snapping turtle set free

    Huge alligator snapping turtle set free

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 12:27 PM EDT2014-04-15 16:27:58 GMT
    There is good news for an alligator snapping turtle that was rescued from a drainage ditch a week ago. "Snappy," as the rescuers referred to the reptile, has been set free.More >>
    There is good news for an alligator snapping turtle that was rescued from a drainage ditch a week ago. "Snappy," as the rescuers referred to the reptile, has been set free.More >>
  • Rural hospital lays off employees, cuts hours to stay afloat

    Rural hospital lays off employees, cuts hours to stay afloat

    Thursday, April 17 2014 12:05 AM EDT2014-04-17 04:05:36 GMT
    Like many rural hospitals in our state, Pearl River County Hospital and Nursing Home is struggling.More >>
    Layoffs. Reduced hours. These are some of the sacrifices a South Mississippi hospital is having to make to keep the doors open. Like many rural hospitals in our state, Pearl River County Hospital and Nursing Home is struggling.More >>
  • Police prepare for another spring break weekend

    Police prepare for another spring break weekend

    Thursday, April 17 2014 12:39 AM EDT2014-04-17 04:39:37 GMT
    Barricades and yellow caution tape remain up throughout Gulfport and Biloxi in preparation for another Spring Break weekend. This weekend is a little different though because no one knows how many springMore >>
    The coast is preparing for another weekend of Spring Break festivities. At this point though no one knows exactly what to expect in terms of crowd size. There are several events listed on a Facebook page promoting spring break for April 18th through the 20th including a performance by rapper Lil Boosie.More >>
Powered by WorldNow

208 DeBuys Road
Biloxi, MS 39531
(228) 896-1313

FCC Public File
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WLOX. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.