I don’t know how frequently “Heart Beats” will be updated, but there are a few songs and artists that have jumped in my heart from the very first beat of the drums or strum of the guitar and I really want to share them with you.
Isn’t if funny how joy has to be shared? If we love something we will share it.
Anyway, below is an artist that I especially dig.
Also, I’ve never said ‘dig’ in that context before. I’m not sure how I feel about that.
Heart Beats: Matt Papa
Why I love Matt Papa:
He doesn’t compromise lyrical content to sell records.
His colorful world map jacket.
His songs take you to the throne.
The tunes are just plain awesome and are easy to pick up.
He loves missions.
His daughters’ names are Paisley and Stella.
He still has a myspace and uses it.
He follows Christ and his music leads us to Him.
“You won’t ever hear this song on Christian radio
Cause the Jesus that I serve is not safe
He’ll say take Your cross and die
So if you want a comfy life
Stay away from Jesus”
-Matt Papa, Stay Away From Jesus from the album This Changes Everything
You white-washed tombs
Beautiful on the outside
But you’re full of bones
You look very religious
You follow all your little rules
But you don’t follow Jesus
You just talk like you should”
-Matt Papa, Woe to You from the album Your Kingdom Come
Top-3 Favorite Matt Papa Songs:
“EVERY PENNY FROM THIS SONG, FOR THE LIFE OF THE SONG, IS DEDICATED TO GLOBAL MISSIONS.”