ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: THE STORY BEHIND THE MUSIC
Artist: Alessandro Montelli feat. Karizm
Song: 1 RACE

Watch Alessandro Montelli talk about his chance meeting with songwriter Karizma while performing on the streets of Toronto and how it lead to the creation of 1 Race — a song about hope, struggles, quarantine, and what we’ve all been through, and overcome, in the last year and a half.

You can find 1 Race on your music streaming platform of choice in the links in below.

Oohh ooohh
1 Chance, 1 Race
Verse 1
So This is Our Time Now People Finally getting it/
The Power that we have, Strength and Intelligence/
The People Decide, if The Humans Will die/
IF We All kill each other Or We Stand Up and Rise/
Cause if we All come Together, Physically and Mentally and Spiritually/ Guess What We Can Make History
We Now Have a Chance to make the Greatest World ever/ I don’t think you All get it We can have this thing forever
Yo You All know the saying, “Never say Never”/
Cause we don’t wanna go back to normal We want Better/ Better Life, Better Food, Better People, Better Shows, Better Music As a Rapper I wanna see Better Flows/
Basically A Better World, For All of us to Play in
That Everyday we would feel Like We were on Vacation/ It’s time to have each others Back 1 Family/
See That’s the True Definition of Humanity
Chorus:
As the days go by we stay strong
All this pain and truth we stand on
People loose and win all the time it’s alright
We Don’t wanna go back to normal, we just wanna go back to better Heal humanity come together its time now…
Verse 2
Yoo I can’t believe it when I’m looking around/
It’s time to finally wake up It’s time to figure this out/
See I’m Human your Human Nothing to figure out/
Its time to come together Time to get all these Devil’s out/ I’m talking no equality will try to kill Humanity/
So try to help each other but when you see someone really needs your Help/ Why would you stop yourself/
When you can help someone out That’s the Human in us/
And just like God we Trust why not in Humans We Trust/
Cause when We look around the world All we have is us/
1 Race, No colour, 1 Life, 1 God
1Earth, 1 mission, 1 People, 1 Love
Its the fact that its sad that we have to wait/ For this whole world to end to really stop the hate/
To Stop Racism, sexism, bullying, and gun violence/
No more staying quite, it’s Time to Break our Silence
Chorus:
As the days go by we stay strong
All this pain and truth we stand on
People loose and win all the time it’s alright
We Don’t wanna go back to normal, we just wanna go back to better Heal humanity come together its time now
BRIDGE:
Now that I think about this time I spent with you
All the isolation in a home for me and you
Ready for the world to see the truth
Verse 3
Alright take a second, take a minute, Count your Blessings/
Cause We’ll never take this life for granted ever again Lessons, And on top of that More Lessons, More Blessings in Disguise/
It took for something Like this for us to realize/
That we gotta stick together through these evil times/
And if we never learn from this Then that’s the same as suicide cause you and I are killin this earth it’s not fair/
So Where is the Love in this world it’s not there/
It’s the only thing we’re missin, Did we forget our Mission???
To Always help each other out See that should be tradition
It should Always be like that, So where did we go wrong/
If we don’t change the way we live then how can we go on/
There’s only 1 question Did We Learn from Our Mistakes???
So now can we just keep it clean and Give each other Space/
Just Love Don’t Judge We’re all from the Same Place/
And don’t forget we’re 1 people, running the Same Race (One)
Chorus:
As the days go by we stay strong
All this pain and truth we stand on
People loose and win all the time it’s alright
We Don’t wanna go back to normal, we just wanna go back to better Heal humanity come together it’s time now

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