Friday HeartBeats: Needtobreathe

It’s Friday! Let’s keep replacing the noise with beautiful music. Hear about the song that makes Crystal Gornto’s heartbeat.

Song: More Heart, Less Attack

Artist: Needtobreathe

Year: 2014

Genre: Alternative Rock

How I found it: Heard one of their other songs on the radio.  I bought the whole album and ended up loving this song.

This song makes me feel:  The rhythm and melody have a simplicity that feels so natural and easy, yet the message is profound.  It gets me fired up inside.  I also love the build of the percussion about halfway through.  It makes me feel my heart beat.

Favorite Part: I’m not sure I could pick a favorite part.  I really just love it all together.  I love these lyrics:

 Be the light in the crack

Be the one that’s been there on a camel’s back

Slow to anger, quick to laugh

Be the wheels not the track

Be the wanderer that’s coming back

Leave the past right where it’s at

 The more you take the less you have

Cuz it’s you in the mirror staring back

Quick to let go, slow to react

 Ever growing steadfast

And if need be the one that’s in the gap

Be the never turning back

Twice the heart any man could have

 I’m nearly sanctified, I’m nearly broken

 Be more heart and less attack


Why this song makes my heartbeat: I love the lyrics because they truly represent how I want to live my life.

I want to be the light in the crack.  The one who can empathize with other’s pain.

I’m always trying to figure out how to be slower to anger and quicker to laugh.

Always want to come back home, no matter how far I’ve wandered and leave the past behind.

I want to be increasingly more generous and aware of the needs of others.  To hold onto things loosely.

I want to stand in the gap for others in my life who need me.

I don’t ever want to give up.  Never turning back.

I try to live well, yet I’m just a flawed human being in the end.

Being “all heart” is often looked down on.  Give me a huge heart any day over judgement.

I want to love well.

(It is the second song in each playlist!)

If you give this song a listen, please share your thoughts and interpretation.

What song makes YOUR heartbeat? If you would like to share, please email us and your song can be featured on next weak’s HeartBeats post! Let’s spread the beautiful beats!


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