I like to preface a post by saying what my inspiration for the post was. I have no idea what inspired me to write my own lyrics for parts of Break My Stride by Matthew Wilder. Actually, I kid. I was very much inspired by the chorus. They are great fighting words. You’ll see the actual refrain below, however I’ve customized the other lyrics in dedication to you, Borrelia.

Little background…a follower of lyme whisperer recently posted that there is anecdotal evidence that scuba diving has the potential to rid one of lyme disease. It’s the nitrogen and the depth of the dive, usually 90′ for 30 minutes…Hence, additional inspiration for the opening lyrics below.

Also inspiration? I feel, as the lyrics say, you must never let anything break your stride. When you have lyme, you can’t stop. You can’t stop moving. Can’t stop believing. Can’t stop improving–your diet, your outlook, your support system, your treatment plan. Otherwise, Borrelia, you take over, you slow us down, and you win. No, we must hit the ground running, take those strides, and keep moving. Whatever we do, we must not stand still with this illenss. Problem is, Borrelia, you feel and act the same. You seem to never stop moving, never stop permeating, never stop adapting. It’s like a battle of the wills. Also reflected in the customized lyrics!

Ok, time for my dedication:

LW lyrics:

Last night I had the strangest dream,
I sailed away with doxycycline, and scuba dived for nitrogen
And you said you didn’t like the sea
Didn’t want no one to submerge you, what does that mean?

Matthew Wilder lyrics:

And I said
Ain’t nothing gonna break my stride
Nobody’s gonna slow me down
Oh no, I’ve got to keep on moving
Ain’t nothing gonna break my stride
I’m running and I won’t touch ground
Oh no, I’ve got to keep on moving

LW lyrics:

You’re on the loose inside me and you’re everywhere
This journey with you has sucked
My body is all amuck
You think you’re my proxy
What do you think of all the amoxicillin and doxycycline?

Matthew Wilder lyrics:

And she said
Ain’t nothing gonna break my stride
Nobody’s gonna slow me down
Oh no, I’ve got to keep on moving
Ain’t nothing gonna break my stride
I’m running and I won’t touch ground
Oh no, I’ve got to keep on moving

LW lyrics:
Never met another disease like you, you screwed me over
Never met another disease like you, I’ll take you under
If I meet another disease like you, I will tell it
Never want another disease like you, go away

Matthew Wilder lyrics:
Ain’t nothing gonna break my stride
Nobody’s gonna slow me down
Oh no, I’ve got to keep on moving
Ain’t nothing gonna break my stride
I’m running and I won’t touch ground
Oh no, I’ve got to keep on moving

Ain’t nothing gonna break my stride
Nobody’s gonna slow me down
Oh no, I’ve got to keep on moving
Ain’t nothing gonna break my stride
I’m running and I won’t touch ground
Oh no, I’ve got to keep on moving

Ain’t nothing gonna break my stride
Nobody’s gonna slow me down
Oh no, I’ve got to keep on moving
Ain’t nothing gonna break my stride
I’m running and I won’t touch ground
Oh no, I’ve got to keep on moving

And now, for fun, the video and actual lyrics. And Check out the outfits and dancing!! And REMEMBER! Don’t let Borrelia BREAK YOUR STRIDE!!

Actual Lyrics:

Last night I had the strangest dream,
I sailed away to China in a little rowboat to find you
And you said you had to get your laundry cleaned
Didn’t want no one to hold you, what does that mean?

And you said
Ain’t nothing gonna break my stride
Nobody’s gonna slow me down
Oh no, I’ve got to keep on moving
Ain’t nothing gonna break my stride
I’m running and I won’t touch ground
Oh no, I’ve got to keep on moving

You’re on the road and now you pray you’ll last
The road behind you was rocky
But now you’re feeling cocky
You look at me and you’ll see your past
Is that the reason you’re running so fast?

And she said
Ain’t nothing gonna break my stride
Nobody’s gonna slow me down
Oh no, I’ve got to keep on moving
Ain’t nothing gonna break my stride
I’m running and I won’t touch ground
Oh no, I’ve got to keep on moving

Never let another girl like you, whip me over
Never let another girl like you, drag me under
If I meet another girl like you, I will tell her
Never want another girl like you, have to say

Ain’t nothing gonna break my stride
Nobody’s gonna slow me down
Oh no, I’ve got to keep on moving
Ain’t nothing gonna break my stride
I’m running and I won’t touch ground
Oh no, I’ve got to keep on moving

Ain’t nothing gonna break my stride
Nobody’s gonna slow me down
Oh no, I’ve got to keep on moving
Ain’t nothing gonna break my stride
I’m running and I won’t touch ground
Oh no, I’ve got to keep on moving

Ain’t nothing gonna break my stride
Nobody’s gonna slow me down
Oh no, I’ve got to keep on moving
Ain’t nothing gonna break my stride
I’m running and I won’t touch ground
Oh no, I’ve got to keep on moving