new york shitty

from by giovanni almonte



bass: luques curtis
percussion: reinaldo dejesus
percussion: orlando vega
piano: zaccai curtis
trumpet: julie "jewls" acosta
vocals & guitar: giovanni almonte


oh, it's like i told you
it's like i knew it would be
i'm tired
this life's a liar
your bright lights have left me uninspired

oh, so here we go now
keep talking your bold but sold out soul
and i, i can't deny this
i paid for my way into your fucked up show

but why do i stay?
why do i live this way?
why do i fight to stay in your light?
why do i play?
when i know i can't win your game
why do i try and try i don't know why i
why do i fail
to rise from my hell
tell me i do what i do for the love of the thing that i…
i thought i could find here

the "big apple" is what it means
cus pigs live where they feed
there's a statue here
they call it liberty
but it's not what it seems
it's "me for me"
so fuck you all

my soul says it's time to go now
the thing that i came here for
is gone for sure
i spent half my lifetime
learning how to live my child
and not my ego

and sometimes we play
yeah, sometimes she gives me way
and sometimes the lights can feel like i've arrived
i know that i'll stay
so long as i can feel this way
so long as she give me the feeling that i
i'm worth what it takes
the pain and mistake
i know that i do what i do
for the love of the thing that i
know i can find here


from city folk, released June 1, 2016
written by: giovanni almonte




Giovanni Almonte New York


giovanni - 1. a man. an artist, who loves, who hates. a poet, a preacher, brave and afraid, sometimes high sometimes low. 2. a brother, a cousin, a white-boy dominican that is neither white nor dominican. his own. ... more

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