Brick By Brick
November 1st, 2020 – January 1st, 2022

Produced by David Granati & John Vento

With the single “America (The Saints Come Marching Home)” released on
11/1/20, the first piece of ” Brick By Brick”, is in place. On the first of
each proceeding month a new track will be released with an accompanying
video. Instead of publishing an entire album of music at one time, Brick By
Brick will be constructed from singles released on digital platforms only,
there will be no physical distribution. As Vento says, ” I typically create
a concept and thematic approach to albums, but with this one I’m just going
to let the writing process and the music created from it, take me where ever
it wants. I look forward to an interesting and fulfilling journey over this
next year.”

TRACK 1 – America ( The Saints Come Marching Home)
Released 11/1/20

Download now –
https://music.apple.com/us/album/america-the-saints-come-marching-home-singl
e/1535643564

According to co-writer/artist Frank Ferraro, “The song was written to call
out the injustices being committed by the people against its own people, by
both the general population and those seated in power. It conjures up the
ghosts of our past and holds them in parallel to the hurtful acts being
committed today. ‘America’ is not a battle cry for more acts of destruction.
It is a simple call for universal peace.”

Vento adds, ” Extremists from both political spectrums are committing
horrible acts of violence. Even though these groups represent a very small
fraction of our citizenry, they seem to get all of the TV and social media
coverage. When, in truth, most of us are peaceful and despise such violence.

AMERICA ( The Saints Come Marching Home) – J. Vento, F. Ferraro, J. Fox

Reverends and diplomats
Blood on their swords
Rich, fat aristocrats
Above the hungry and poor
America, America
The saints come marching home
The holy ghost is on his knees
Crushed by sticks and stones

Cold blooded murder in the streets of my town
The devils daughter took another good soul down
Her reputation was lost and then found
Hurricane thunder on a federal freight train

Reverends and diplomats
Blood on their swords
Rich, fat aristocrats
Above the hungry and poor
America, America
The saints come marching home
The holy ghost is knees
Crushed by sticks and stones

Big brother stirring up the bones of destruction
You see the drones as they struggle for redemption
Another one led astray by deception
Kicking up dust on the backs of the weak
Kicking up dust on the backs of the weak

Reverends and diplomats
Blood on their swords
Rich, fat aristocrats
Above the hungry and poor
America, America
The saints come marching home
The holy ghost is on his knees
Crushed by sticks and stones

Reverends and diplomats
Blood on their swords
Rich, fat aristocrats
Above the hungry and poor