Paradigm by All Together Separate
I thought this song is appropriate for where I am currently. I first heard this song performed by a friend at the Baptist Student Union my sophmore year of college. The song really hit me hard and spoke some serious truth into my life. It doesn’t get played often on the radio, but when it does, I always crank it up.
What is a paradigm? For this song, it refers to a the values, principles, and practices you live your life by. If you look at what the world judges these things by, it is constantly shifting, adapting, and compromising. As a Christian, this shouldn’t be what the paradigm of my life looks like. My touchstone and foundation is rooted in Christ and sharing that love, no matter what the world says in response. I’ve included the lyrics because I think they need to be seen, not just heard. Click on the title to watch the video by All Together Separate.
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 everyday.
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,
Humanity sees truth through a shattered window pane,
That blocks the view
Plants the seed
So we draw the curtains to a 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.