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I saw Rise Against last night.

Sometime about 2/3 of the way through Give It All, Tim’s mike cut out. 
“Now there’s a reason-”
“Why I sing,” we sang.  And kept going.

So give it all
And it’s these reasons that belong to me

At this point, Tim was trying to figure out what to do - eventually he just pointed the mic at us, and stood in front of us as we kept singing.

Breathe
The air we give
The life we live
Our pulses racing distances
So wet my tongue
Break into song
Through seas of competition
So please believe your eyes
A sacrifice
Is not what we had in our minds
I’m coming home tonight
Home tonight

Tim put the mic on a crate, and came down into the crowd, as he always does.  Except that he wasn’t the one we heard.  We were.

We give it all
And there’s a reason why I sing
So give it all
And it’s these reasons that belong to me
Today I offer all myself to this I’m living for my dying wish
I give it all
Now there’s a reason

Tim got the now-working mic back, and sang the last words with us-

There’s a reason to give it all.

the possibility of you sustains me
in ways you will never know
the possibility of you
is a physical presence
I carry and nourish
every day
the possibility of you
walks with me
runs with me
sits with me
stands with me
showers with me
drives with me
eats with me
cries with me
laughs with me
cries with me
again
the possibility of you
I caress in my bed
the possibility of you
stays up with me late
while I masturbate
to
the possibility of you
the possibility of you
sits behind
every picture I take
every word that
flows out
in passionate streams
every kiss and caress
in passionate dreams
on days that I think
I can not make it through
I always have the possibility of you
each waking hour
the many, the few
always made better with
the possibility of you
and it is still here
we’ve grown as one
it’s roots have sunk deep
and they won’t come undone
the possibility of you
is a gift I embrace
and something i
could never replace
for maybe there will be others
we know that to be true
but nothing could
match
the possibility of you

the possibility of you
feels with the heart of a child
with no pretense

the possibility of you
is pure love and emotion

the possibility of you
is a glorious thing
a paean of love
and a song I can sing

so what can i do
with the possibility of you

such a glorious thing

the possibility
of
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