Givers & Takers
This is the 3rd and finest collection of original songs written and recorded by Jonathan d'Agostino. He writes for those who want to hear a story or need to be moved --- those with children, those who work hard every day to support a family, who have lived, loved and lost. There are songs about reminiscing and the apprehension of growing old. There's even a song about coming full circle with your young child you cared for who later becomes that adult child who cares for you. Jon is a songwriter born in New York and currently residing in New Jersey. Born in 1964, he is the baby of the baby boomer generation that stretches from 1946 -1964. He married his high school sweetheart and has three children. He writes from the heart. His songs tell of the joys of falling in love, of becoming a father, of remembering his adolescent and teenage summers. They also tell of the loss of a parent, of living with regrets, of struggle and survival and of trying to teach your children how to be better in every way. In essence, these songs are true to life. Anyone who has lived can relate to the lyrics which define what goes into a life. Most of the songs tell a story to convey a lesson or carry an emotion. These are songs that will make you smile or bring a tear to your eye. It may be a tear of joy of sorrow. You will be moved. The melodies are all as comfortable as those broken in jeans you love to wear. Together, the words and music are priceless. Jon is also a practicing attorney who started writing songs fifteen years ago because 'I wanted to share my feelings with my family and help them understand those things that are difficult for people to say. Sometimes, my songs know me better than I know myself!'' D'Agostino has also used his songs to deal with the tragic loss of his father in 2001. 'His death and the tragedy of 911 made me realize how precious life is and quickly it can be taken away.' To D'Agostino, 'A great song is one that touches an emotion by telling a story, setting a scene, sharing a thought or conveying a strong message.' Each of my songs has a character who is experiencing a raw emotion or experience.'