Decay

by Akenya

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This song is very special to me, because it details and personifies my battle with lyme disease. A percentage of proceeds from streams and sales will go toward the LymeLight foundation, which helps children and young adults pay for lyme medical expenses, and has helped me immensely in my journey toward healing and recovery.

Learn more about LymeLight at www.lymelightfoundation.org

lyrics

Lyrics:
Verse 1: You keep my feet high above my head
And my spine is tucked between my knees
I thought I would only know decay when I was dead
You make wilting something of ease

Pre-Chorus: I never wanted to be twisted up like this
I think my body might get sick enough and quit
I never wanted to be twisted up amidst all the prey that you claim for the taking

Chorus: You wanna defeat me
You’re trying to play me
(Got me) acting like I’m crazy
But frankly
I don’t want to be around this
I don’t want to stand for your bullshit
My energy isn’t feeling you, you’re not healing me you just
wanna defeat me
You’re trying to play me
(Got me) acting like I’m crazy
But frankly
I don’t want to be around this
I don’t want to stand for you
My enemy, I keep fighting but you keep killing me, you just

Verse 2: Turn my insides outside one by one
Dim the bright side of my attitude
Shatter any matter of the woman I’d become
Take my breaking bones as gratitude

Pre-Chorus 2: I never thought I would be twisted up like this
But I know my spirit hasn’t given up so I persist
And resist the urge to sit and reminisce
of the days when you lay unawakened

(Chorus)

Bridge: You want to see my spirit dissipate
You want my body to disintegrate
But I refuse to just wither away
I won't succumb to this decay

(Pre-Chorus, Chorus, and Outro simultaneously)
Outro: You want to make
me decay, but I won't, I won't.
And you want to break
down my faith, but you won't, you won't!

Last line of final chorus: My enemy, I'll keep fighting 'til you stop killing me.

credits

released May 31, 2018
"Decay" ©2018
Music and Lyrics: Akenya
Production: Akenya
Live Bass: Akenya
Additional Live Drums: Luke Titus
Additional Production: Teddy Jackson
Engineering, Mixing/Mastering: Jayson Rose
Artwork: Samantha Fuehring

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Akenya Chicago, Illinois

26.
Chicago born
and raised.
Singer.
Pianist.
Composer.
Arranger.

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