This blog is for artists, musicians, and worship leaders who are interested in the “what, why, and how” of what we do.
People often request charts and lyrics to reproduce our songs within their own communities. Here we’ll post charts, lyrics as well as little tips and tricks etc. to help you play the songs. However I will also be posting my opinions and theories on songwriting, music worship and art.
Opinion # 1:
Whether your Bob Dylan or Lil Wayne, if your a songwriter your job is to help us SAY something. Songwriters help us say the things that we really want to say but may not be articulate enough to say or may be too polite to say. Often songwriters say things for us so that we don’t feel like we have to say them. However you want to look at it a worship leader is certainly no different. Actually the concept is actually quite a bit more obvious when it comes to church music. So all this to say that my goal is to help people say the things they need to say.
Bottom line: I love the idea that you want to use our music in your community. I see nothing wrong with it and completely encourage it. But if you really want to do what we do, then please also write music for your own community. Few things are more powerful than when a group of people feel like they own a song. This is when people are vocalizing things they really feel inside of themselves and not just uttering the tired religious cliches they feel obligated to repeat.
So please enjoy the charts but don’t just cover our music. Find your own sound. It’s just as good as anything we do.