The late Anele Tembe would have turned 22 years on 11 October and to her fans, this was a very emotional day.
But for For AKA, her birthday brings sad memories of her sudden demise and to honour the love of his life, the singer has released a single, Tears Run Dry, months after he had promised to release a song in Anele’s honour.
The lyrics are about an ailing rapper who finds it hard to wake up without his lover.
He reveals that he dreams about her and when he feels the urge to cry, his tears always run dry.
“First thing on my mind/When I wake up.
I cannot feel sunshine with you not waking up by my side.
Nothing else can replace us. Try to break down and cry, but all my tears run dry.”
The lyrics continue as follows:
“I was you in my dreams
Not because I don’t want to link up with you again
But because when I wake up reality Is deep.
Check my phone I reach I could see usual routine
Damn, we had so many plans mfanagithi
And I call you that because you my bestie not my bi**t
When I got to bed you gon’ remind me brush your teeth
That’s my favourite version of you, you were just at ease
I found the most beautiful girl I had ever seen.”