Giovanni Almonte - Christmas Is (Intro)

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This track is the introduction to singer/ songwriter/ poet Giovanni Almonte's song "Christmas Is". In this track he poetically describes the sad truth of how the masses view the holiday season.Through his words, he challenges the listener to see past the material gifting and give what is priceless.


Christmas is...
Christmas is what?...
Christmas is gifts
Christmas is everything I want and nothing I need
Christmas is the birth of greed
Little kids got that “gimme, gimme!” kind of twinkle in their eye
Cus commercials worked them up all year to buy the lie of happiness they sell
Those toys are broken before they come out the package
That spell is spoken to the eyes and ears of our children by experts,
That know the mind
Know it way better than you or I
So I don’t want to hear about your “spirit of Christmas, Mr. Mattel” cus I can’t afford it
And neither can my son
What have I done to this boy...
Nevermind my words, what do my actions say?
My mouth speaks peace and love for this world with a song
But my wallet give him stories of death and envy in HD
Now what is wrong with this 1080p picture?

Sony is not my sons father
Microsoft makes a terrible teacher
And I could tell YOU to try harder
But my hypocrisy makes me a crooked preacher so...
What is Christmas really?
What’s the gold underneath the rust?
Where’s the good love, good will and trust?
That humanity wants better for itself
That one day we can all measure our wealth not by who has the biggest tree
But by who gives the most without money
Would that be me?...
I hope so
I try
And in the meantime I’ll gift my people something they can’t buy


from Together (Holiday CD), track released November 20, 2012
Poem by: Giovanni Almonte


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