Every so often you come across a song that beckons you in and makes you want to hit repeat when it’s over. This is one of those songs. A hidden gem.
Matthew Barber’s song “Wasn’t Born to Leave You” evokes an authentic, homey-feel that is sure to draw you in. Taking cues from country and folk, Barber’s guitar strumming and hushed voice come together to create a warm, lulling ballad reflecting on love and God. The simple lyrics are honest and intimate, binding listener to song through the vulnerability of voice. I love this song not only because of the cozy mood it conjures, but also because of the genuine words telling a story about a person’s life while at the same time employing a metaphor for larger questions of life.
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