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Sunday, December 9, 2018

You're The Reason



© 2018 Mark Cote

You're the reason I live at night
the morning sun is now too bright
you're the reason my words aren't right
twisted perspectives is what I write
you're the reason
you are the reason

you're the reason I don't extend
to all the passing pretend friends
now seeing behind the masks
where friendliness no longer lasts

voice has been my conscience
but the voice now goes unheard
now I know the sound of it
now I know what it's worth
you're the reason
you are the reason

you're the reason I live in doubt
choices I never thought about
a feeling I never had before
a feeling I don't want anymore

music has become my friend
the only that seems to mend
harmony will resonate
a melody in the end
you're the reason
you are the reason

voice has been my conscience
but the voice now goes unheard
now I know the sound of it
now I know it's worth
you're the reason
you are the reason


Sunday, December 2, 2018

Paradise Lost


© 2018 Mark Cote

summer palms smiling down on me
playful waves are kissing my feet
in this dream that leaps from a page
the glitz and glamour is all the rage

the danger has always been there
hidden in the diamonds shiny glare

(chorus) embers and ashes such a loss
                  when paradise found
                  now paradise lost
                  we never knew what it would cost
                  when paradise found
                  now paradise lost

in the shadow of yesterday
plant the seeds of a brighter day
water them with the mournful tears
together with love tomorrow appears

charcoal and smoke are all that remain
of cashmere, marble, fame and champagne

(chorus)


Sunday, November 25, 2018

Not The World We Used To Know


© 2018 Mark Cote

ambrosia man with star spangled eyes
sweeps feathers beneath tongue tangled lies
mountain men looking down
see their dreams crumble to the ground
but oh... he's got something to say
as he's pushing away

(chorus) it's not the world we used to know
                     it's not the love we used to show
                     it's spiraling down don't you know
                     it's not the world we used to know

bear hugs and grins do you think it's so wise
when in time they realize
that shadows will soon show a face
a nation looks down in utter disgrace
but oh... he's got something to say
as he's pushing away

(chorus)
(instrumental)

but oh... he's got something to say
as he's pushing away

(chorus)


Sunday, November 18, 2018

Are You OK



© 2018 Mark Cote

(chorus) Are you OK
                     are you alright
                     what is it that stirs you in the night
                     are OK
                     are you alright

painted smiles and happy words
cries from a heart go unheard
are you trapped from baited love
hope for guidance from up above
Are you OK
are you alright

you have always found a way
to find the sun on a rainy day
known the right words to say
to a heart weathered and grey

(chorus)

life heals as scars remain
as days roll on seem the same
the sky cried when you are blue
the moon listens for somber clues
Are you OK
are you alright

doesn't have to be like this
a truer heart is what they miss
were they really worthy of you
if so they wouldn't put you through

you have always found a way
to find the sun on a rainy day
known the right words to say
to a heart weathered and grey

(chorus)



Sunday, November 11, 2018

Where Do We Go From Here


© 2013 Mark Cote

where do we go from here
when familiar colors are no longer near
when we think we've gone as far as we can go
where do we go

where will this path now lead
you've given all of you
I've given all of me
when the clouds cry for they do not know
where do we go

(chorus) if I could rewind time
                  to before we ever met
                  if I had never seen
                  maybe I could forget
                  but we've taken this so far
                  where do we go

I only seem to find the wrong side of you
when I try for the right
I'm only finding the wrong side of me
can't continue the fight
where do we go

(chorus)


Sunday, November 4, 2018

I Look Better On The Phone


© 2013 Mark Cote

messages unclear
to hearts insincere
maybe in their eyes I play the fool

mysteries are growing
don't know where I am going
only in your eyes I see it through

(bridge) what, is real now
                  but, the way I feel it now
                  and the dream that is here in my heart

(chorus) I probably look better on the phone
                  in words of love when you're all alone
                  in the stars that shine up above
                  am I the one you are thinking of
                  I'm just a dream within the day
                  just a dream
                  just a dream just a dream

colorful in word
if it goes unheard
the story ripples on when the ship has gone

mystical vacation
of thoughts or inspiration
down future's road I travel on

(bridge)
(chorus)


Sunday, October 28, 2018

That Girl From Queens



© 2018 Mark Cote

(chorus) Never met a girl
                     beat all you've ever seen
                     like that girl
                     that girl
                     that girl from Queens

uptown
downtown
knows what to say
never lets the thunder
get in her way

hailing a cab
or healing my heart
wherever we go
we're never apart

oh, my, my
she's the best girl I found
why, oh, why
she lifts my heart off the ground

(chorus)
(instrumental)

oh, my, my
she clears a cloudy day
why, oh, why
in my heart she will stay

(chorus)