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Mark Gaboury

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Music is the medium; lyrics are the message; voice is the messenger.

Influences:

Charles Aznavour, Leonard Cohen

Favourite Singer/Songwriter:

Indila

Contact Email:

mhgaboury@gmail.com


Songs by Mark Gaboury

Ode to Fallen Soldiers in Afghanistan

Ode to Fallen Soldiers in Afghanistan

Was it just last year they sent you back?
Or does time pass faster now?
Was it war that you signed up for?
Regardless, we knew that you were brave.
Didn’t we know when towers tottered,
You’d hurry over, make your mark,
And help to stop a savage band?
You left your laughter in the hall
To echo in the minds—
Of those who watched you grow,
Knew you best, and loved you most.

Poppies blow over there.
We see them sway when we recall
Where you fell and gave your all
For those of us who walk instead of march.

Was it just last year they brought us news
That broke our hearts, bestowed great honor?
Was it you of whom the troops would say,
“He’s closer than a brother”?
Was it you that cheered the others
When minds waned, weary from the spell
In withering Afghanistan?
We left a message at your tomb
For passersby to read—
Civilians need to know,
They are guests because you fought.

Poppies blow over there.
We see them sway when we recall
Where you fell and gave your all
For those of us who walk instead of march.

Yes, poppies blow over there.
They sway as if to reach
Across to us.
Their color speaks of yours
That spilled out into earth
For those of us who walk instead of march.

May God who grows the poppies grant
That each war taken up will be
As just as this one was,
And guard our flag from bearing shame
For those of us who walk, and for those of us who march.

Some soldiers come and go,
While others miss their chance
To join against the foe;
Some soldiers make it home,
While others die in war
To seal a noble cause.

Lyrics by M. H. Gaboury

Music and Voice by Chris Davidson

[Lyrics]


They Run

They Run

From city to city they run
From life to life they flee
Running from routine
Running from themselves
Maybe you have seen one
For awhile they settle down
And for awhile it is fun
Till the rut of being known
Makes them feel like they’re not young
Makes them feel like things are getting old
And romance is at an end

It happens in America
Your guess as good as mine
LA to New Orleans
New York to Cisco Bay
Up and down the interstate
Regions along the way
The next place always better
The last place always cursed
The next place full of promise
The last place least on earth

From city to city they run
From life to life they flee
Running from routine
Running from themselves
And maybe you have seen one
For awhile they settle down
And for awhile it is fun
Till the rut of being known
Makes them feel like they’re not young

It happens up in Canada
Your guess as good as mine
Out west from Halifax
Down east from Calgary
Up and down trans-canada
Regions along the way
The next place always better
The last place always cursed
The next place full of promise
The last place least on earth

It happens all across the world
Your guess as good as mine
Belfast to Birmingham
Berlin to Paris
Up and down the autobahn
Regions along the way
The next place always better
The last place always cursed
The next place full of promise
And the last place least on earth

It happens in America
Your guess as good as mine
It happens in America
Your guess as good as mine
The next place always better
The last place always cursed
The next place full of promise
The last place least on earth

Lyrics by M. H. Gaboury

Music and Voice by Jumigno

[Lyrics]


What Are We Looking For?

What Are We Looking For?

Some people cross oceans
While others climb mountains,
And people trade lovers
While others try potions
To alter their senses.
But what are we looking for?

Is it not a wider scheme
Than earth can explain?
Is it not a higher scene
Than Everest can mount to?
Is it not what Mount Zion
Speaks figuratively of?

Some people build houses
While others count dollars,
And people court powers
While others buy tickets
To faraway places.
But what are we looking for?

Is it not a wider scheme
Than earth can explain?
Is it not a higher scene
Than Everest can mount to?
Is it not what Mount Zion
Speaks figuratively of?

Some people give hours
While others take pleasures,
And people pull levers
While others carve bodies
With needles and powders.
But what are we looking for?

Is it not a wider scheme
Than earth can explain?
Is it not a higher scene
Than Everest can mount to?
Is it not what Mount Zion
Speaks figuratively of?

Lyrics by M. H. Gaboury

Music and Voice by Chris Davidson

[Lyrics]


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Region:

Red Deer, AB

Level of Experience:

TRYING IT OUT

Genre:

Christian | Country | Folk and Traditional | Other

I Write:

By myself | For others

I prefer to write:

Lyrics

Songs Recorded:

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.

Other Jobs:

Critic

Biography:

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.

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