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"Rot" is a song by Lacey Sturm that is featured on Sturm's first solo album, Life Screams. The song was written by Lacey, Josh Sturm, Ben Hull, and Tom Gascon. The original version was written by the Sturm's friend, Saria Dorsey. It served as the album's second single.

Background Edit

They performed "Rot" live once in 2013 under its' original title, "Vanity". When performed live the following year, it had new lyrics and a new title of "Vanity and Rot", or "Vanity & Rot". Josh Sturm announced via Instagram that they were recording the song in August of 2015. On December 1st, 2015, they announced that "Vanity and Rot" were to be two tracks on Life Screams; "Vanity" now being a dialogue before the song "Rot".

Music Video Edit

The music video was shot during the second week of June in 2016 in Pittsburgh, PA. On June 9th, Sturm posted a video to Instagram explaining that they were looking for extras for the video and to meet by the Altar Bar. It premiered on Yahoo! Music on August 24th, 2016.

It was directed by K Enagonio. There are guest appearances by Sturm's younger sister, Stevie Mosley; their friend, Jasmine Tate; and Hookers For Jesus' founder and president, Annie Lobert.

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Lyrics Edit

I can't hold my head up in this dark room anymore
I need a lightning bolt to raise me from this grave
Here comes fresh fire
Fresh fire, fresh fire

So infatuated by the darkness
And still surrounded by the light
Oh, my God, save my soul
Still I want what's pure and want what's right
But I need another fix tonight
Oh, my God, save my soul

Beneath her glowing eyes
That call like fire to a moth
The most disgusting lies
Are dressed in beauty that'll rot
Oh, my God, you've won
The coldest battle we've fought
Deliverance is mine
From all this beauty that'll rot
Rot

Mirror, mirror on the wall,
Will there be glory if I fall?
Oh, my God, save my soul
I need a faith as solid as concrete
But the impact's broken both my knees
Oh, my God, save my soul

Beneath her glowing eyes
That call like fire to a moth
The most disgusting lies
Are dressed in beauty that'll rot
Oh, my God, you've won
The coldest battle we've fought
Deliverance is mine
From all this beauty that'll rot
Rot, don't wanna rot

I can't hold my head up in this dark world anymore
I need a lightning bolt to raise me from this grave
Here comes fresh fire
Breathtaking blinding truth
Freedom I never knew

Oh, my God, you've won
The coldest battle we've fought
Deliverance is mine
From all this beauty that'll rot
Rot

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