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"Paradigm" by All Together Separate

This is a nearly perfect song. It's been repeating in my head for days and contains a line that rings in my soul: "I stand solid while the paradigm is shifting." I love that.

Beautifully simple guitar, gorgeous vocal. Sad that ATS broke up. Dex Alexander had this gorgeous emotive voice, and I love the way they worked the rock and funk and pop and genre-hopped like crazed tiddlywinks. (I see that guitarist Drew Shirley is now touring with Switchfoot. Oh well!)

Can't find an online stream of the audio, but found the video! Brings back memories... Six years ago! (And yes, I had a tiny little crush on Dex Alexander back then.... okay, a medium-sized one, especially after he grew his dreads long. *swoon*)

Videos (streaming RealPlayer): Broadband 56k

Oh, and John blasted ATS in the auditorium while he was setting up the cables and sound gear today! What a coinkydink. Made me happy. It's fun when other people listen to the same stuff you do.

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Everybody loves a rose,
But will you be thankful for the thorns?
Love is easy when you're loved,
But do you curse another when you're alone?

Oh, I give my life to You so I can gain it back again
Oh, I stand solid while the paradigm is shifting


You say live and let live,
But people are dying every day
And you say what I don't know won't hurt me
But if what I do not know
is the very thing I need,
then I say

Oh, I give my life to You so I can gain it back again
Oh, I stand solid while the paradigm is shifting


Humanity sees truth
through a shattered window pane
They block the view and plant the seed
So we draw the curtains to close but I say
That the sun can still shine
behind a closed mind
And sticks and stones do hurt
When tossed from the tongue of mankind

Oh, I give my life to You so I can gain it back again
Oh, I stand solid while the paradigm is shifting

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Beyooootfiul. *presses repeat*