English Lyrics to ‘Paradigm’ by Xydo

‘Paradigm’ (패러다임) is a song by Korean artist Xydo (시도, pronounced ‘shi-do’) in his 2021 mini album ‘Cycle.’

We might be more familiar with the word ‘paradigm’ in the context of a ‘paradigm shift’ – at least I was. On its own, though, the word can mean a typical pattern or model of something. And in Xydo’s song, it’s used to express how his relationship isn’t special like he thought it would be but rather is yet another story of love and heartbreak.

Have a look at the translated lyrics and let us know what you think in the comments below.

Note: The translation below is based on my own interpretation of the lyrics and is not an official English translation of the song provided by the artist.

Translated lyrics to ‘Paradigm’ (패러다임)

Official music video uploaded by music label GROOVL1N

Using words I can’t accept
You repeat the same story over again
How we’re so different
And admitting that
Wasn’t as easy as I thought

It’s awkward like we’ve never met
My faith is crushed
Keeps pushing you away
I look for you every day
But like a ship gone astray
We’re swaying far too much

This too is like any other love paradigm
We too are just another predictable ending
Even our last farewell is a paradigm
One story out of many just like it

We’re looking in the same direction
But you’re still heading to a dead end
I thought I knew you well
But somehow you’re now a stranger
How did we ever get here

My heart’s turned away saying nothing
The waiting’s dragged on
I’ve already moved on
I wander around looking for you
But like a lost bird
You’re only getting further away

This too is like any other love paradigm
We too are just another predictable ending
Even our last farewell is a paradigm
One story out of many just like it

I was stupid to believe it would be different
When it would just end the same way again

This is the last farewell, a paradigm
We’re are just another predictable kind of love
Even our last love is a paradigm
One story out of many just like it

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