Katelyn Holub

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Song Recommendation 001—“Wasn’t Born to Leave You” by Matthew Barber

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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.

Visit Matthew Barber’s website here.

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Author: katelynholub

I'm a law school graduate, singer-songwriter, believer, blogger, and general adventurer.

2 thoughts on “Song Recommendation 001—“Wasn’t Born to Leave You” by Matthew Barber

  1. What a great song! I agree with you completely. Just watched the Heartland S4 finale where this song is the ending song.

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