souldier

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written by: giovanni almonte
percussion: reinaldo dejesus & orlando vega
upright bass: luques curtis
trumpet: julie "jewls" acosta
vocals & guitar: giovanni almonte

lyrics

i was born in this world a believer, a souldier
i fight for my faith but with time i grow colder
i do what i want
god knows that i pay my dues
so you can fuck all your rules i will do what my soul wants

they do it, they mean to hurt me
they do what they do to destroy me
oh and now i know
i made my peace with god
it took what it took but i got here
oh and now i know

for you for me
for the people we love i pray to my god for the best he can think of
these days make it too dark to see
the better of one over the other
and from one to another we seek each other
but we become blind because some want us to
the kings of this world make up rules so that we hang on to dust believing its gold
till we become bitter and crippled and cold
a stranger to love and soul

but we better make it better soon
we better make up for what was done
because i didn't
you didn't
we didn't choose this life for what we got
so let's put it together now
the best of what's left
let's put it all together to make something like the 'best of' album
to include the essence of hope
to help us cope and believe
and eventually to lead those willing
into a life more filling of the things that matter
like dance and song
and poetry and love
let's put it together now
all the best of the best of

what gave them the right to decide what we wanted
you sold me your lies and believing i bought it
but no money can give
the life that i want to live
and you brainwash the youth to keep true what controls you

they do it they mean to herd us
they do what they do to destroy us
oh and now i know

i made my peace with god
it took what it took but i got here
oh and now i know

that all my searching
has led me here
to this river mirror
that reflects my fear
god is here in me
and so i sing my dream
i am everything
i am king

to learn
to grow
to service
to realize that freedom deserves us
oh and now i know
i made my peace with god
it took what it took but i got here
oh and now i know

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from city folk, track released October 31, 2011

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Giovanni Almonte New York

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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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