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“I was gonna be,” a beautiful pro-life song from the perspective of the unborn child

by | Jun 24, 2024

By Dave Andrusko

Anyone who reads NRL News Today knows that I am a real softie when it comes to pro-life songs and videos. So, it was magic to my ears to hear that “Pro-life song ‘I Was Gonna Be’ reaches fifth on iTunes‘ most-listened-to country songs in the world.”

Although the singer, 18-year old Rachel Holt, is still pretty much a newcomer, her beautiful pro-life song, written by Chris Wallin, was an instant hit. Wallen has been a hitmaker for Country Western superstars Garth Brooks, Montgomery Gentry, Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, and Trace Adkins, “I Was Gonna Be” hit the major streaming platforms just two days ahead of the anniversary of the reversal of Roe v. Wade.

Writing for Breitbart News, James Ramirez explains that Holt’s collaboration with Chris Wallin

brings a level of expertise and emotional depth to the song. Wallin, now the Executive Partner and Head of A&R at Baste Records, discovered Holt’s talent in 2023 and signed her to the label, which supports artists with conservative and traditional values.

The song’s message is further amplified by a sponsorship from Patriot Mobile, America’s only Christian conservative wireless provider. Their support underscores the alignment of values and commitment to the pro-life cause. For more information and to get a free month of service, visit Patriot Mobile and use the promo code RACHEL.

Ramirez asked Wallin “what it felt like for a song like ‘I Was Gonna Be’ to crack the top ten, and he said, ‘I’m just humbled honestly. When I first started writing this song I didn’t think anyone would ever actually sing it. I wrote it because I thought something had to be said.’”

But Wallin was wrong. 

The composer soon met Rachel Holt, an 18-year-old girl from Indiana with traditional values ​​who immediately offered to be the voice to sing the song: “I’m singing that song. I think a lot of the songs that girls my age listen to never talk about real life. And that’s what I want to do,” Wallin remembers the artist saying to him.

Sung from the perspective of the Unborn Child, the lyrics are bound to make you cry but encourage you to keep fighting at the same time. The song begins

Some don’t believe I’m a living soul
Just a bad mistake that needs to go
If my mama coulda just seen my face
Maybe she woulda had me anyway
There are those who speak for me
Who fight for lives that they can’t see
But there are some who only mourn?
This life of mine if I were born?
All I wanted was a chance
To learn to love and laugh and dance
But I was gone before I arrived
Sent back to heaven on a starlight flight

It only grows more intense.

I was gonna have some pretty curls
Yeah I was gonna be a girl
I’m more than just some one night stand
Or some burden that you think I am
And there ain’t no man ever gonna be
What I was gonna be
Some don’t believe I’m a living soul
Just a bad mistake that needs to go

Do listen, won’t you? Coming just a few days before the 53rd annual NRLC Conference the timing couldn’t be more perfect.