Paradigm Lost

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Based on and dedicated to the silent crusade of IROM SHARMILA, “The Iron Lady” of Manipur.....who has been on a fast until death for the last 12 years with her appeal for striking down the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958.....which gives the Men of the Armed Forces absolutely Draconian actual license to kill any person, having the authority of Law, merely based on suspicion... The song is inspired by the Award Winning Documentary by Borun Thokchom titled “The Silent Poet”...




“They keep the peace for themselves
And throw out the violence to others”


“Roll them out, out on the road
Let each one hear this warning tone
Flash the lenses, let the headlines scream
We don’t catch anyone alive
We are immune from the black letter
(Can the soul be made a plaything....)
The more the powder falls, (.... by men)
We add to our badges”


“The news of their kill have become
The prayers in the morning
They are breeding awards
For each of their kill
These murders are without a trial
Or do I exaggerate?
Is the silence of this hour
Waiting for the rooster?

Is the origin of this thought the ego of mine?
Or is it my habit of indulging in deep thought?

Bleak is the world for the sick man
Even when the sun burns the brightest
So I see my calling to become the bird
That wakes the ones with their eyes wide shut
I am not the kind who embraces death
But your silence is all the more killing
None is more mysterious than humans
Who are attuned only to pleasant news

The license to kill has replaced the fragrance
Of the flowers with the smell of blood
I lie on the bed watching this decay
Under the vigil of the watchmen

This fight will last till the bees find their hive
And we find out lost paradigm”


“This venture is taken by the fair one
Who has resolved to know no rest ”


“My desires are frozen in the depths of my soul
But I’ll die if that can awaken the millions
The dark clouds will pass away
As the darkness won’t bind us
And god will guide us
Towards the path we believe in”


from RECTIFIED SPIRIT, track released December 28, 2012
Samudragupta Dutta/ Rainjong Lepcha/ Himangshu Borah/ Gitartha Goswami



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