“Left Behind” was originally written as a poem. Singer-songwriter Nick Gusman turned his poetry into poetic lyrics on a folky ballad that is jam packed with rich emotion. The writer hopes that this song will serve as inspiration and hope for people that listen to it. Although it is about the end of life, the song sends the message that we should be living in the moment and focusing on what we will leave behind to the world when we die. Nick Gusman says “What will you leave behind after death? A song? A painting? A story? Love?” Luckily for Nick Gusman, he has already figured out one great thing that will out live him, his poetic and flavorful songs that are unforgettable. His vocal delivery comes across as truly authentic and emotional. It’s clear that Gusman truly cares about and feels every line he is singing about. The instrumentation provides a relaxing vibe that can be very fitting to play around a campfire. We hope that this musically chill, and lyrically challenging song will inspire listeners to think about the mark they will leave on the world. We also hope that it will inspire people to live in the moment. It definitely inspired us today.
“Left Behind” comes from Nick Gusman’s 2018 album “Dear Hard Times.” It can be heard on Spotify:
A quote from the singer-songwriter:
– Nick Gusman
Written by Ryan Cassata