‘Grateful’ Song from Nimo To The World [Free Download]

Whoa! A Rap / Hip-Hop song for our Thanksgiving playlist?! It’s pretty unexpected, I admit, but you don’t want to miss listening to this song, or to the story behind it! Come with me today on a special musical pilgrimage. The Empty Hands Music organization has a simple yet profound mission, “To spread seeds of goodness to the world through selfless service, music, and love.” Even more amazing, their music is given as free gifts to the world. (get your FREE download of the song Grateful plus ENTIRE ALBUM here).

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Creator and lead singer-rapper  Nimesh “Nimo” Patel , is a self-described “born-again hip-hop artist”. Rewind a few years. Picture a young and talented Indo-American man in his early 20s, an Ivy-League grad and Wall Street mogul-turned-MTV-rapper, living the high life as a celebrity, with the entire world at his fingertips.


That was Nimo.

Now, picture this same young man waking up one day, realizing he was not truly happy or fulfilled. Perhaps in a typical Hollywood story we would find him turning to the pursuit of worldly possessions, gathering more fame and fortune, or throwing wild parties … But, Nimo is not a typical man, and his is not a typical story. Instead, he went on a quest to find how he could do something meaningful and give back to the world. First, he traveled to the Himalayas to meditate. Then, he followed his inspiration, returning to his humble roots of India. For the past 6 years Nimo has been serving and working with the underprivileged communities in the Gandhi Ashram in India, particularly helping the children. He continues building his musical mission to bring hope, encourage service, offer gratitude for life, and spreading “seeds of kindness” to help change the world for the better.

Nimo and children from the Gandhi Ashram in India

“We arrive on to this planet empty handed. We will all soon leave empty handed. So then, how do we want to spend the time in between?” – Nimo

To learn more about Nimo, check out his pilgrimage video, or go watch his fascinating TEDx talk: “From solving to serving to surrender“. I am so impressed with this young man! Here is a young person choosing to live in the service of his fellowman, with an attitude of gratitude, and an open heart. To me, Nimesh “Nimo” Patel has fully embraced and internalized what it means to live in Thanksgiving daily! – MoSop


Written and performed by Nimesh “Nimo” Patel and Daniel Nahmod

Beat by Don Jarvis, Mixed by Daniel Nahmod

Verse 1:

You’re my life, You’re my breath,
You’re a smile, You’re my guest
You’re the earth You’re the sun
You’re the grass, You are love
You’re my hands, You’re a bug
You’re my eyes, You’re a hug
You’re the light In the dark
You’re the spark, You are fun
You’re my mom, You are water
You’re the stars, You’re my daughter
You’re my friend Till the end
You’re my dreams You’re my father
You’re the ants on the ground, The miracles that surround
I’m feelin’ it all around, The hemisphere and the clouds
You’re my pain you’re my sorrow
You’re my hope for tomorrow
You’re the strength when I’m hollow
You’re the path that I follow
You’re the blessings that exist
The small things that are bliss
The gift to realize that
Everything is a gift


All that I am, All that I see
All that I’ve been and all that I’ll ever be
Is a blessing, It’s so amazing
And I’m grateful for it all, for it all

Verse 2:

You’re the blessings Every time I try to count,
You’re the lessons That l learn
Every time I turn around,
You’re the water when I’m burned
Every time I think I’ve found
Everything I’m looking for,
You’re the sign sayin’
Stop to take a bow
And keep moving forward
And start looking towards your heart,
it’ll open all the doors
And only then you’ll start
To hear the world sing in chorus
With your mind and heart
Aligned in purpose
Everything will feel gorgeous


Breakdown 1:

Everyday I sit and pray Cuz what I have is
More than I deserve Or could ever imagine
How do I give back To all of this magic
And spread the love So everybody can have it
Doesn’t matter if I’m rich or poor
If I gotta family or if I’m all alone
Bad things happen I can just complain and moan
But there’s a million things that I can be grateful for

Breakdown 2:

So I lift up my hands now
And I open my heart
And my gratitude goes out
To everything near and far

Final Chorus:

Everything I am And everything I see
Everything I hope And everything I dream
Everything I feel  And everything I be
I Look deep down And feel all the blessings
I’m grateful for it all – It’s amazing
All that I am All that I see
All that I’ve been and all that I’ll ever be
Is a blessing Its so amazing
And I’m grateful for it all, for it all


You’re the blessings that exist
The small things that are bliss
The gift to realize that
Everything is a gift


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