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In a world of highs and lows, we have found steadiness in God and His grace alone. Our experience leads us to believe that human beings are not meant to be the foundation of hope. We’re too emotional, too instinctual, too inconsistent. One doesn’t have to look too hard to see a broken world and a broken way of thinking. This EP looks to move from the unsteadiness found within humanity into the steadiness found in an unchanging, unconditionally loving God.

So we begin the EP at the very scene of brokenness(LFTR); in broken thinking(Makes Sense); in a broken home (Boy Meets World); and then with the very underlying force that keeps the brokenness going (Pride). The second half of the EP works in and towards redemption, challenging us to think differently and direct our focus to the good that results in BOTH the highs and lows (In All Times); in the process finding joy (Smile); proclaiming a Hope that has come and is to come (ETA); and then it ends in the very proclamation that God’s grace alone steadies and sustains us(Steady).

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released November 26, 2013

Mixing/Mastering: AJ Alvarez
Production: J. Alamo, S. Rivera, J. Rivera
Lyrics/Vocals:T.Pozdol, F. Bustamante, C. Bellizzi, M.J. Garza
Bass: D. Opio
Drums: J. Alamo
Trumpet: R. X. Camacho
Saxophone: A. Elliot
Keys: S. Rivera, J. Gonzalez

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Paper.Beats.Rock Chicago, Illinois

Light > Heavy. We are a hip hop trio aiming to lighten the load by proclaiming the existence of a freedom through grace capable of steadying us all.

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Track Name: Steady
Verse 1 (Tony):
Oh gravity, even if you took a millisecond off/
It’d send us all, hurling into space/
That’s faith in the Universe’s strength/
In its grace on those who’ve laid it all to waste/
Hmm… we could try to deny it but we’re clearly reliant/
On something even bigger than us/
Magnified through the lens of our pride/
It’s giant like, infinity times Leviathan, high-minded/
Designed with precision, envision inventing Science/
These laws and restrictions You fulfill and defy/
Who says what we know to be science is even science then?/
The Earth was silent till you spoke/
Now we hang on every line, on every line/
Dependent on connection to the vine/
Yeah we hang on every line, on every line/
Redemption is the steadiness divine.

Chorus 2X(Catalina Bellizzi):
My knees keep failing
Feel I’ll never be ready
Write a promise on my heart
And I trust, hold steady
Still the breeze keeps blowing
And the waves are moving
Walking head held high
With His love on my mind

Verse 2 (Freddy):
Water made of atoms, Adam made of atoms/
Aladdin couldn’t fathom the rings of Saturn/
Manhattan can brag about their windows but not the sand that amassed them/
NASA has a grasp on planets, but not the God who grabs ‘em/
Flabbergasted at the sass we have to ask Him/
“Why me Lord?” When He made us to surpass Him/
You’re everlasting, gratifying a man contrasting to your passion/
Your surpassing grace leaves me gasping, it’s madness/
Your vastness is gigantic, now let’s not get stuck up in semantics/
You have it or you’re gassing, and He’s neither furious nor fasting/
I’ll blow a gasket talking up my Master’s talents/
So what’s left is a steady hand I’m grasping/
Now we hang on every line, on every line/
Dependent on connection to the vine/
Yeah we hang on every line, on every line/
Redemption is a steadiness divine.

Chorus 2X
Bridge (Catalina):
In the storm
Please keep me still
In the storm
Please keep me close
In the storm
Please keep me yours
In the storm

Verse 3:
Tony:
So let’s just say I plot and plan like, no need for the Potter’s Hand/
Said “I’m Malone but there’s no need for the Stockton pass”/
Honestly I’m just reverse playing possum/
I play Alive but I’m really dead when I’m godless/
I guess, I’m partially Doubting Thomas/
Though I FULLY doubt Thomas himself/
What I’m saying is self-sufficiency in a breed of deficient beings/
Is a case for a Savior who helps/

Freddy:
And with all of that known, I still manage to groan/
Mumble off to myself how I'm a man of my own/
No need for relief when I can take out a loan/
Until the creditors growl and start to blow up my phone/
And the grown mentality comes crashing, the casualty/
Is Freddy's understanding of God in reality/
And your loving lavishly’s not built on morality/
That's unsteady, Christ is eager to kill that, fatality.

Outro:
So now we hang on every line, on every line
Dependent on connection to the vine
Yeah we hang on every line, on every line
Dependent on connection to the vine
Yeah we hang on every line, on every line
Dependent on connection to the vine
Yeah we hang on every line, on every line
Redemption is the steadiness divine
HOLD STEADY!