Neil Diamond

The famed singer says last week’s Boston Marathon bombing has inspired him to pen a new song about the recent disaster and heartbreak.

“I’m writing now and obviously affected by this situation in Boston, so I’m writing about it just to express myself,” Diamond told Rolling Stone.

Diamond says the new tune will be broader than exclusively dealing with the subject of last week’s bombing. “It’s like an infestation, and I’m writing about the general situation, not just about this bombing in Boston, but what we’re going through with all of these tragedies — shootings and so on and so forth,” Diamond told Rolling Stone.

While the song has yet to announce an official release date, it sounds like it won’t be long until it’s unleashed. “With a little bit of help from the man upstairs, I’ll have it finished by the weekend,” he said towards the end of last week.