Grateful

"Grateful" appears on our Family Values album. It's is a song about noticing the blessings in our lives and calling them out. It is a wonderful singalong for children of all ages. I am extremely GRATEFUL to our children, Jasper, Jonathan, Silas and Sophia for adding their authentic and beautiful voices and instruments to the song, making it a true family affair. We hope you enjoy and sing along with YOUR family! And if you like this song, you'll probably like the whole album!

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Lyrics:

CHORUS 
what makes you twinkle 
what makes you shine 
what makes you sing out 
what makes you chime 
what makes you celebrate 
what makes you resonate 
what makes you grateful 
to be alive 

VERSE 1 
is it the meadow 
where the sun shines sweet 
so that you can run in it 
in your bare feet 

is it the puddles that 
the rain cries down 
so that you can stomp in ‘em 
all around the town 

I’m grateful for the sun and the rain 
(you try!) 
I’m grateful for the sun and the rain 
(everybody!) 
I’m grateful for the sun and the rain 

CHORUS 

VERSE 2 
is it your school 
where you run and play 
and grow up just a little bit 
each and every day 

is it your home 
with its roof in the sky 
and windows so you can 
watch the world go by 

I’m grateful for my school and my home 
(you sing!) 
I’m grateful for my school and my home 
(all together!) 
I’m grateful for my school and my home 

INSTRUMENTAL BREAK 

VERSE 3 
is it your friend 
who you love all the time 
'cause you can hear the music 
in each other's minds 

is it your family 
who holds you strong 
and always makes a place for you 
your whole life long 

I’m grateful for my friends and family 
(you sing!) 
I’m grateful for my friends and family 
(everybody!) 
I’m grateful for my friends and family 
(that’s you all! here we go...) 

CHORUS 

“People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or 
in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don't even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child - 
our own two eyes.  All is a miracle.” 
~ Thich Nhat Hanh 

“It’s so clear that you have to cherish everyone.” 
~ Alice Walker

Credits:

​Copyright 2011 Charity Kahn

Released November 6, 2012

Track #11 on the "Charity and the JAMband" album Family Values


Piano and vocals: Charity Kahn
Vocals: Sophia Roven
Cavaquinho: Daryn Roven
Trombone: Jasper Crocker
Bells: Jonathan Roven
Trumpet: Silas Crocker
Percussion: Danny Zingarelli

The Grateful Choir: Sophia, Lilian, Jonathan, Silas

Engineering: Daryn Roven

Mix/Master: Daryn Roven

Production: Daryn + Charity

Artwork: Charity