the gift of gratitude

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Written and recorded as a Christmas gift to everyone. With love from Truth Revolution Records.


oh lord, outside it feels so cold
but from here it's beautiful
the snow falls
and the leaves are all gone
inside we're warm and comfortable

i rise to the sound of all my family being loud and proud

they wake me, remind that this life is wonderful

i too seldom say it but oh they make it great to be alive

these holy days were made for feeling grateful and i thank my maker

i realize there's more to life then what i've constantly been baited with
persuaded to arrive when what i've got is as good as gold if only gold were good enough to make us better neighbors, hello neighbor. how you doing? merry christmas, happy yule.

the greatest gift is to give
the greatest life is lived in gratitude
that's the attitude that transforms
makes bad into no more than a lesson learned
i've learned if i'm feeling knocked down and i just can't get up
i stay where the hurt is and i listen to what it has to say
and then i say thank you
thank you darkness
thank you work
thank you noise
it is all a gift but unlike toys instead of being distracted
i am actively living the lessons with joy in my heart

celebra, no tengas pena
aunque duela la vida es buena


from city folk, released June 1, 2016
written by: g. almonte
arranged by: g. almonte, z. curtis
lyrics by: g. almonte

drums: obed calvaire
bass: luques curtis
congas: reinaldo dejesus
guitar: giovanni almonte
trumpet: julie acosta
vocals: giovanni almonte

Recorded at HōM




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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