Lyrics – Paradigm

“Paradigm” aims to help you open up your mind and think differently about other people, especially those you would normally consider your enemies.

Lyrics:

[Chorus – Awu]
Take a little time, open up your mind,
And see that humankind’s destiny is intertwined,
Take a little time, open up your mind,
And see the other side, from a new paradigm, (x2)

[Colby]
Hey yo, check this out,
When I look at this world, it’s so full of disagreement,
And it really makes me wonder where the heck the unity went,
Maybe it was never there, people never gave a care,
But if that’s the case, I present you with a questionnaire,
How my friends will we ever have peace,
If we keep making divisions, crease by crease,
My gang vs. yours, your country vs. mine,
All sorts of lines designed just to confine,
Certain people in their place, cuz they’re on the other side,
A different point of view is what I’m aiming to provide,
Always two sides, your’s and the opposition,
Both trying to force the other into a submission,
Let me take a second to make a proposition,
Take a moment to just listen and drop all your suspicion,
The other side is human too, yeah just like you,
It don’t make them less cuz they have a different point of view,
So seek to understand, before you’re understand,
You’ll see how similar you are to the other hood,

[Chorus – Awu]
Take a little time, open up your mind,
And see that humankind’s destiny is intertwined,
Take a little time, open up your mind,
And see the other side, from a new paradigm, (x2)

[Colby]
We’ve got all sorts of tribes and different nationalities,
I wish we all could see that it’s just one big human family,
Flowers of one garden, leaves of one tree,
If you open up your eyes I guarantee you that you’ll see,
That even though we’re different diversity is beautiful,
The biggest problem that we face are simply attitudinal,
Patriots and terrorists, democrats, republicans,
United States’ citizens, and illegal aliens,
Dehumanize and demonize, unwilling to compromise
Polarized and paralyzed, not able to unify,
First we gotta visualize, then we gotta synergize,
Let’s these words be like the sun your mind will photosynthesize,
Come out of the darkness, cuz it’s time start this,
Path to enlightenment, and cut out all this fighting man,
Seek to understand, before you’re understood,
You’ll see how similar you are to the other hood,

[Chorus – Awu]
Take a little time, open up your mind,
And see that humankind’s destiny is intertwined,
Take a little time, open up your mind,
And see the other side, from a new paradigm, (x2)

[Colby]
To open up your mind, you must open up your heart,
So developing compassion is where we gotta start,
I’m talking sympathy and empathy, and not acting judgementally,
So we can successfully bring unity and equity,
Show love for one another and stop hating eachother,
Cuz no matter what your color, we’re all sisters and we’re brothers,
It don’t matter your location, or your occupation,
Cuz this song’s an invitation to fulfill your obligation,
To the future of our people and the future of our planet,
If we don’t start making peace, then we are simply going to vanish,
So out with all the politics and let’s start building partnerships,
Whether you’re an atheist, or you wear a crucifix,
Before you start to judge someone who has opposing views,
Why don’t you take the time to walk a mile in their shoes,
So seek to understand, before you’re understood,
You’ll see how similar you are too the other hood,

[Chorus – Awu]
Take a little time, open up your mind,
And see that humankind’s destiny is intertwined,
Take a little time, open up your mind,
And see the other side, from a new paradigm, (x2)

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