Thankful For Everything (ft. CICERO)
by Funky DL

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The lead single from Funky DL’s new album “Beautiful Soul” comes in the form of this monster track. Featuring live instrumentation throughout, this pace-driven groove echoes and reflects the distinctive sounds of 1960’s soul, whilst DL and CICERO provide the gratitude filled vocals.

DL approached the production with the intention for guitar flanges, bass to twists and drums to rock solidly, brilliantly capturing a retro, but contemporary sound.

The full album “Beautiful Soul” releases on November 5th 2021.
lyrics
LYRICS

Chorus (CICERO)
I wanna show my gratitude, no really I,
cos’ when I put my all into everything I am and everything I do,
it’s a reminder that I’m good and hoping the same awaits for you,
we, we gotta’ show our gratitude,
cos’ maybe we can see our world improve,
cos’ everything we are and everything we do,
it’s a reminder we will be just fine if we keep pushing through.

Verse One (Funky DL)
I put this on everything I am,
everything that went wrong, every single sham,
every time somebody run up on me with a scam,
try and dupe me so that they can profit everything I planned
when I didn’t understand,
but they don’t really know about the gratitude I have,
just to build up my resilience from everything that’s bad
and on the other hand, there was everything that’s good,
there was everything that happened when I thought it never could,
when I thought it never would and my vision was blurred,
I close my eyes and say a prayer with some humbling words
and whatever the outcome, I’ve learned to accept it,
I’m grateful for everything upon my reflection,
the years of protection and positive direction,
every single blessing, every single learnt lesson,
every single question, every single misconception
and these studio sessions, yo’ I’m thankful for everything.

Chorus (CICERO)
I wanna show my gratitude, no really I,
cos’ when I put my all into everything I am and everything I do,
it’s a reminder that I’m good and hoping the same awaits for you,
I’m saying that we, we gotta’ show our gratitude,
cos’ maybe we can see our world improve,
cos’ everything we are and everything we do,
it’s a reminder we will be just fine if we keep pushing through.

Verse Two (Funky DL)
(Let’s go), I put this on everything I know,
every person that I met, everywhere I go,
every time I think about the reason that I chose
to follow my dream since I was twelve years old,
it could’ve been different, it could have been something more’,
it could’ve been worse, it could have been straight no,
it could’ve been yo’, your time’s up let’s go,
it could’ve been that I would never make it to a pro,
it could’ve been slow, it could be I would never grow,
stay in the same place, it could be I would never know,
it could’ve abundant like a fountain overflow,
it could’ve been a different turn somewhere in the road,
it could’ve been cold, it could have been no flow,
it could’ve been a platinum record or maybe gold,
I could’ve been somebody with a story untold,
whatever the case may be, I say so, I’m so grateful.

Chorus (CICERO)
I’m saying that we, we gotta’ show our gratitude,
cos’ maybe we can see our world improve,
cos’ everything we are and everything we do,
it’s a reminder we will be just fine if we keep pushing through.

Outro (CICERO)
(Various scats)
credits
released October 21, 2021
Produced & mixed by Funky DL for Washington Classics 2021.
Written by N. Newman & T. Grant.
Keyboards: Xantoné Blacq.
Acoustic/Electric Guitar: Ed Riches.
Bass Guitar: Sean Allen.