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Monday, March 20, 2017

The Disintegration Of Man



© 2017 Mark Cote

You love the money
you love to control
but who will be around
when you get old

you sold your soul
to corporate gold
but who's hand
does it really hold?

(chorus) Is this the disintegration of man?
                  when imagination melts into the sand
                  when all you've felt is all you know
                  is this the disintegration of man?

you eat the words
that are fed to you
does it make you sick
does it make you blue

it changes you
from who I knew
vivid colors
now transparent hues

(chorus)

when the dream of what you want
turns to who you are
a piece of you is lost
so very far
we don't know
who we are

(chorus)


Monday, March 13, 2017

She's As Good As Gone To Me



© 2017 Mark Cote

somewhere in Milwaukee
it could’ve been June
when we shot for the stars
but lassoed the moon

while I gave it my best
she still wanted more
we'd smile and we'd laugh
but I still was unsure

(chorus) sitting in the moonlight
                  waiting on the sun
                  wondering where on it was
                  that she came undone
                  though to the world
                  a couple's what they see
                  she's as good as gone to me
                  although it's not the way I thought it would be
                  she's as good as gone to me

into her eyes
the mirrors they shine
but behind the glass
something's un-twined

should we follow this path
and just close our eyes
or separate paths
and just say goodbye

(chorus)
(instrumental)

she says we're drifting apart
but was she even there
as a shooting star falls
I sit and stare

(chorus)


Monday, March 6, 2017

Pardon Me Miss



© 2017 Mark Cote

Pardon me miss
I saw you dancing in my dreams
I'll tell you this
It's as crazy as it seems

(chorus) but if it gives you the wrong impression
                  I'll turn it in another direction
                  all I can say is this
                  I pardon you miss

Pardon me miss
I saw forever in your eyes
I can't dismiss
I hope you realize

(chorus)
(instrumental)


pardon me miss
I hope I'm not out of line
am I remiss
but you seem so very fine

how about a twist
she was dreaming of me too
I couldn't resist
that was something I never knew

(chorus)


Monday, February 27, 2017

Not My Circus Not My Monkeys


© 2017 Mark Cote

has your work week got you down
and the time clock came unwound
boss breathing down your neck
and you wanna say what the heck

false sense of pride
false sense of stress
when all you can do
is give it your best

(chorus) when it all looks not so sunny
                  tell yourself
                  not my circus, not my monkeys
                  I know it may sound a bit funny
                  but tell yourself
                  not my circus, not my monkeys

know what they are trying to do
won't be a party to their zoo
won't make a monkey out of you
just say this thing I say to you

(chorus)
(instrumental)

won't be a party to their zoo
won't make a monkey out of you

(chorus)


Monday, February 20, 2017

Stars In Our Eyes


© 2017 Mark Cote

once upon a slow-motion caterpillar night
when bullfrogs sing to pass the time
crickets laughing right out loud
to the chaos that's going down

ants marching to a spider's beat
will never know what spider's eat
until it's too late
irony will be their fate

(chorus) underwater in the sky
                  all they do is wonder why
                  we see it all with stars in our eyes ( stars in our eyes)
                  underwater in the sky
                  when it's gone like fireflies
                  we see it all with stars in our eyes

another view of the same old day
we see the clouds as palm trees sway
will they be prepared when the rains they come
or washed away as worlds come undone

(chorus)
(instrumental)

crickets laughing right out loud
to the chaos that's going down


Monday, February 13, 2017

A Beautiful Melody

Amy Abernathy and Mark Cote

Sing me a song of happiness
Play me a song of pure joy
I was shackled by my misery
but I quit playing in the key of me.
Life has a different rhythm.
Now that you are beside me.

(Chorus) It’s beautiful melody,
                  A love orchestrated symphony
                  When your arms are around me
                  It’s a beautiful melody.


Even if it’s new it feels so surreal.
I am hearing a  chorus of true love.
A refrain of a hummingbirds hum
grooving from a six string strum
All I hear is wonderful love song
Looking forward to what may come


(chorus)


Bridge-
You got my feet tapping,
My heart pounding
A lyric of unending bliss
Every minute with you
Is time I don’t want to miss.

            It’s beautiful melody,
            A love orchestrated symphony
            When your arms are around me
            It’s a beautiful melody.

            It’s beautiful melody,
            A love orchestrated symphony
            When your arms are around me
            It’s a beautiful melody.



Monday, February 6, 2017

Boys Will Be Boys



© 2013 Mark Cote

back then in our teens
brake pedals and gasoline
football rings and beauty queens
boys will be boys

t-shirt girls and cut off jeans
drive-ins we made the scene
we lived out the summer dream
boys will be boys

(chorus) when I look back now
                  I wonder how
                  we ever made it through those years
                  through all the fun
                  through all the beer
                  we still made it
                  made it here
                  boys will be boys

muscle cars and pickup trucks
cruise the strip to try their luck
show 'em all what you've got
boys will be boys

cheap perfume and boyhood dreams
a melody a moonlit sea
my first love her and me
boys will be boys

(chorus)