Sunday, July 16, 2017

She's Sure A Keeper

© 2017 Mark Cote

I never was one to settle down
I got my kicks from town to town
thought true love could not be found
until the day you came around

my whole world was winds of change
when it settled down I'd rearrange
but like sunlight wakes the night
you showed to me that it ain't right

(chorus) I'm no longer a leaf peeper
                  man oh man she's sure a keeper
                  every way I look I'm a believer
                  and man oh man she's sure a keeper

truck bed cuties don't stay around
when you're down and out they can't be found
while any girl will hold your beer
the one you love will hold your tears


Sunday, July 9, 2017

A New Beginning You

© 2017 Mark Cote

nervous steps through singing pines
what lies ahead what's left behind
to learn the song and carry a tune
but not too slow and not too soon

daydream days are they left behind
or still ahead for me to find
can't see tomorrow "til I bathe in today
the words I read are hard to say

(chorus) and so.... it's shiny and new
                  the snow... has melted to dew
                  and so... it's shiny and new
                  I found... a new beginning you

when ivory eyes can see the night
distance follows by morning light
cascading days to weekend pools
follow the sun is what you do


(bridge) I may never know
                 where this feeling will go
                  life may just pretend
                  that feelings don't end


Monday, July 3, 2017

Derailable Train

© 2014 Mark Cote

(chorus) Sailing out
                  on a derailable train
                  nobody knows
                  where we will go
                  sailing out
                  into the unknown
                  sit right back
                  and enjoy the show
                  sailing out
                  sailing out

look at all the people
smiles on their face
without a trace
of the ride just ahead
nothing was said

it's a beautiful view
sky so blue
painted for you
with words of a mask
don't question don't ask


and when it all ends
who was your friend
only pretend
did you see the signs
will you get out in time


Monday, June 26, 2017


© 2017 Mark Cote

the writing on the wall will reach out
if it breathes a hint of doubt
when you feel a little weak
and your dream begins to weep
Oh oh uncertainty

it doesn't take it very long
to shake up right and wrong
not based on reality
just on what won't or what will be
Oh oh uncertainty

(chorus) swirling
                  old memories
                  oh oh uncertainty

nervous rippling thoughts
turn to waves of what is nots
if you give a second glance
or give it a chance
oh oh uncertainty


Monday, June 19, 2017

I Can't Be Alone After The Fall

© 2013 Mark Cote

Hello Mr. heartbreak haven't seen you in a while
I see your kind never goes out of style
we met so many years ago
to the tune of a slamming door

I could tell you about it but you wrote the book
the how I should feel the how I should look
you're not the one I want around
not many choices in a one horse town

pull me up
give me hope
toss me a line
sing to me
play for me
or I bleed in this wine

(chorus) I might drown in this drink
                  the more I swim the more I sink
                  the music I play may make me deaf
                  thoughts of love and the day it left
                  spinning like a leaf out in the fall
                  I can't be alone after the fall

alone in thoughts of roads I've been on
the years I have traveled the miles are now gone
the yesterdays are in each tear
the empty nights are always here


pull me up
give me hope
toss me a line
sing to me
play for me
or I bleed in this wine


Monday, June 12, 2017

You And Me

© 2017 Mark Cote

we were young
we were strung
on what love could be

never knew
years they grew
I didn't know you you didn't know me

in the stir
of where you were
I was a mystery

in my calm
of the dawn
wondered who I might meet

(chorus) and now....
                  it's you and me (you and me)
                  and all the world to see
                  we both found the key
                  that led us over to
                  you and me
                  we could never foresee
                  I'd end up with you
                  you'd end up with me

here we are
under the stars
that drew you to me

and to the moon
knew it too
brought me to you

fate takes time
and now we find
we feel complete

to the tune of love
through push and shove
two hearts meet

Monday, June 5, 2017

New York

© 2017 Mark Cote

New York
whatcha got for me
is it more
so much more
than I thought I'd see

I said New York (New York)
take me there
let the crazy ones
stop and stare

(chorus) I just got to move
                  I just got to groove
                  where they really know how to get down

New York
keep the pace
let's run all night
in this race

I said New York (New York)
come on down
from the uptown girls
to the boys downtown


New York
you've got that beat
lift you up
out of your seat

I said New York (New York)
let's get drunk
on your funk

take me away
take me away
take me away

New York
shuffle down Broadway
and on Times Square
and everywhere
let the funk take you away