Music is the medium; lyrics are the message; voice is the messenger.
Charles Aznavour, Leonard Cohen
Songs by Mark Gaboury
Ode to Fallen Soldiers in Afghanistan
What Are We Looking For?
Red Deer, AB
Level of Experience:
TRYING IT OUT
Christian | Country | Folk and Traditional | Other
By myself | For others
I prefer to write:
Ode To Fallen Soldiers in Afghanistan, What are We Looking For?, They Run, The Shape in the Mirror, A Legend on a Map.
I am interested in:
Web Cowriting | Networking | Pitching Songs to Artists | Pitching Songs To Tv/Film/Etc.
Around the year 2000, Mark began trying his hand at writing lyrics. His plan was to write one song per week indefinitely. Not satisfied with his creations, he soon gave up this pursuit, threw most of the labor away, and turned back to other forms of composition.
In 2014, he felt the urge to dabble in songwriting again. Having obtained more familiarity with material conducive to imparting a way with words, and having written much in other genres of literature, he was glad to discover that he now possessed a measure of facility with the lyric genre. Songs began, then, to flow off his pen with relative ease. After that he began to contrive some courses of action by which to wed his productions to voice and music and to give the results a chance to fly and to bless.
Mark doesn’t sing. Mark doesn’t play. Mark is a one-trick lyric-pony. All music and voice must be hired by him and are not his own. Mark writes the lyrics—that is all. That is his only contribution and claim.
His aim is to write songs that are meaningful, moving, helpful, and inoffensive to God.
The artists hired by him do not necessarily endorse his beliefs, nor does he necessarily endorse theirs. They may collaborate insofar as their respective beliefs and consciences are not violated in the process.