I have two theme songs. This first one sums up the Catholic faith quite nicely. It is a song you can teach your children and you can all sing along together as you sit around the dinner table conversing about the day.
The second theme song is written by my friend Jeff Wagner. Here he explains….
This song is based on Mark’s friend Marshall’s interesting and touching spiritual conversion, an event that profoundly influenced Mark Wilson’s spiritual life. The lyrics alone may seem strange, like our friend Mark Wilson, but the edgy folk sounds of the song complete the lyrics, making it an enjoyable piece.
I hope all FOM’s enjoy it!
The Mark Song
by Jeffrey D. Wagner
Everybody dance, I said
Even if you fall to the floor
At least you took a chance
I’m just a humble man
But at least I don’t pretend…To
Be someone I’m not
I just hope then fold my hands
You can’t take away how I feel right now
You cannot change how I feel
I know I might seem strange to you
But my love and faith…are for real
Mark my words and read my mind
I saw something in your eyes
Demons flew away from you
On that February night
My friend Dave Patten noticed a change
Even Costello stopped and praised
Marshall became a Christian that day
Yeah, Marshall became a Christian that day
Some say I’m lazy, crazy
And that I act like I’m 17
Others think I’m kind and cute
Others think that I’m just mean
I never meant to offend you
I’m just trying to spread the word
No I’m not some holy roller
I’m just trying to do some good
Repeat Pre-Chorus and Chorus
I had a dream
and this light beam was touchin’ my face
We were standing around this dinner table
Holding hands and saying grace
Then this voice popped into my head
It told me to let go
It released me from my fear of death
And my agonies and woes
Repeat Pre-Chorus and Chorus
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His Talents Shall Not Be Hidden Under A Bushel Basket
Let’s be honest,
Our style of writing is light years away
Don’t get me wrong Mark is a good writer
A very good writer in fact.
It’s not what I imagined the Catholic Bard to be
Reflections, prayers, poetry
While stuck in another state for nearly a month
Thanks to Covid 19
I began to see Mark’s vision
He asked me to write about him as a writer
And this is what I came up with
He is dedicated to writing for the Catholic Bard
Thinks about it at work, reads, and writes in all his spare moments
So, while we see it different as a niche
He is more consumed with it than I imagined
I shall encourage him
And not let his talent be wasted on my original expectations