Sunday, November 28, 2010

Dime Store Cinderella

© 2010 Mark Cote

I got taken in
by such a sheepish grin
you spun me around
turned me down
and then you walked away

you're living in a dream
it's not just what it seems
life in a mirror
you think it looks clearer
hollow mirrors have another side

(chorus) Hey, there
                dime store Cinderella
                with those Hollywood eyes
                with the skyward upturned nose...
                You come off
                like you're a Lady Genevieve
                with a pink chandelier
                and maybe nobody knows...
                 I'm telling you
                'cause I've seen the other side
                the one you always hide
                and you're just a prima donna to me...
                you're not as big as you seem
                you're not as big as you seem

It seems like such a sin
when your world caves in
I wanna be there
when the angels will stare
as it all comes crashing down

I saw the writing on the wall
when the hawk began to fall
you stare at yourself
with all of your wealth
but it ain't gonna help you now

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Butterfly Girl

© 2010 Mark Cote

see her sparkle
sunlight rising in her eyes
sidewalk angels
smile when she walks by

purple persuasion
to flood my weary mind

love just can't hold on to a butterfly girl

she keeps walking
no matter what they say
those that love you
have no way to convey

hands of love reach out
you just up and fly away

love just can't hold on to a butterfly girl

(chorus) pretty baby
                why do you keep it all inside
                a budding flower
                why do you run away and hide
                or are you just a dream
                a solitary heart
                love just can't hold on to a butterfly girl

smallest flowers
are just an empty shell
the sweetest blossom
has the deepest honey well

if you don't reach down
you will never know

love just can't hold on to a butterfly girl
love just can't hold on to a butterfly girl

butterfly girl
butterfly girl


© 2010 Mark Cote

You've got me twistin' like chubby
Rock around the clock
Singing like Elvis
into the night
As we dance to The Drifters
just you and I
oo shoobooty, we'll have a good time

(chorus) Shake it shake it shake it shoobooty
                Shake it shake it shake it shoobooty
                Shake it shake it shake it shoobooty
                shake it shoobooty and have a good time

Sing like a Partridge, go go boots
smooth as a wave of surfer blue
perpetual summer
just you and I
oo shoobooty, we'll have a good time

(bridge) It's such a fab feeling what you do to me
                got me footloose and fancy free
                you play my heart like a piano key
                Come on shoobooty and dance with me

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

15 Minutes

© 2010 Mark Cote

In 5 minutes I'm in a state
your colors intoxicate
I drink it in
puts my heart in a spin

in a trance it seems
could this be a dream
of something bigger than you and me

(chorus) I just seem to lose track of my time
                when I think of you, dear
                I can honestly say
                I never felt this way, here
                like a second hand you spin me round
                and round and round...

in 10 minutes my heart would melt
If I knew just how you felt
but they might talk
so I keep it out of sight

I'll dance inside your rhyme
in your summertime
where blue taste sweet and life is so sublime

15 minutes to see you smile
a flower bloom in my sky
where day is night
and night turns into day

ladybug on a dime
can you tell me what's the time
or did time stand still when I looked in her eyes

Couldn't see up from down
until you came around
the sun had set
and left me without a net

this turtle was on his back
blind sided heart attack
you flipped me up and put me back on track

The Pain's The Same The Names Have Changed

© 2010 Mark Cote

nowhere to run nowhere to hide
the fear I feel eats me inside
lonely teardrop can't see the rain
an empty heart can't feel the pain

faceless frames and empty walls
let the curtain rise let it fall
crying clown on a sunny day
nothing to do nothing to say

(chorus) No one's to blame for the falling rain
                the sun was too bright
                the moon too blue
                thoughts run through my head
                with memories of you
                bleeding colors are tear stained
                the pain's the same the names have changed

clone the darkness the colors of grey
I'll make it through some how some why
the slacks of life have turned to jeans
if you've been there you know what I mean

so I cry on a rainy day
those who see will have nothing to say
carry on
go on your way

Monday, November 22, 2010


© 2010 Mark Cote

She came to us on a moonless night, so small and frail
The odds stacked so high, but in my heart I knew
With such life in her eyes.... I'd call her Hope

She grew stronger with every day, from dove to swan
Charmed the heart of one lucky man
With such love in their hearts.... a ring for Hope

(chorus) A magical word, a magical girl
                It's a miracle you're in our world
                You light our dreams when we can't cope
                May the love in the world never lose Hope.

And if his white days should turn to gray, lost where to go
The rain in his eyes, thinking his boat has sailed
But his sun never fades.... for he has Hope

It's All You

© 2010 Mark Cote

Running through the night
running through a dream
opened up my eyes
to forever it seems

her smiling eyes
brought me to a world
that I realize

just one touch
just one kiss
now I know
what I had missed

(chorus) No matter where I go
                no matter what I do
                you know in my heart
                I think of you
                You, you, you, you ( x2)
(Guitar solo)

Jungle book world
to strawberry sky
don't ask me how
don't know why

I grew into you
you grew into me
isn't that how
it is meant to be
(guitar solo)

the claws of doom
were in my mind
look in my heart
and you will find

the firefly
that lights my night
the girl with the dream
and eyes so bright
(guitar solo)

So let the world
keep spinning 'round
you've turned my world
upside down

Dancing in the rain
'cause I see the light
fall in love with you
girl I just might
(guitar solo)

Desert Nights

© 2010 Mark Cote

Dreaming skyward, on a desert night
Thoughts of a love he used to know
The old chain he wears around his neck
is there so he never forgets
as he walks on the sand
Weathered face, weathered hands

(chorus) Desert nights calling
                To her melody
                as we danced inside a dream
                perfume soothing, with two hearts moving in time
                Eternal love your heart and mine

medicine man, dispensing love to all those around
giving hope inspiring, save some for you
his inner light burns so bright
on this journey through his night
who is he, he is me

(spoken) my sweet love, I'll be with you, at journey's end, lost in time

It's About Time

© 2010 Mark Cote

Tried to ride the wave of your love
got caught, in the undertow
cast upon a distant shore
where love, is a whispered word
lost hearts from years before

But that ain't gonna get me down down down...
(chorus x2)

(chorus) But, it's about time for the sun to shine
                it's about time to taste the wine
                it's all about you, it's all about me
                they eyes I wear now can see
                It's about love, so you best think twice
                if you lose the game you pay the price

The phone don't ring no more at home
no knock, on my front door
opened my eyes now you see
the light, inside was me
pain's dead eagles soar

There's a silver lining in every gray gray gray

Heaven's Not Heaven

© 2010 Mark Cote

(chorus) Heaven's not Heaven
                Love is just a word
                Heaven is just angels flying who just got their wings
                Love isn't heard 'til it makes your heart sing
                Under it all...
                Love is

This new gift of life seems so cold
As the air you breathe chills your soul
Don't look for answers, just look within
See your light, then drink it in

Down the road you travel you don't have wheels
the one you love won't show how they feel
It may not be them, it might be you
They need your light to hold on to

The world goes on, in it's own way
The good and bad of yesterday
Don't look at results, look at the cause
A bad choice today is tomorrow's flaws.

Beer Can Man

© 2009 Mark Cote

I love my horse
I love my wife
I work for the man
this is my life

I drink beer
I like to fight
I know it's not right
but I curse the night

(chorus) This is what I am, I'm a beer can man
                I live for the minute
                never have a plan
               pop the top, chug it down
                party people all around
                never have a plan
                hey baby I'm a beer can man

I like it loud
I like it rough
Turn it up man
I can't get enough

if she don't bite
she ain't good for me
by morning light guess what I'll see

I drink beer
I like to fight
I know it's not right
but I curses the night

I like it loud
I like it rough
Turn it up man
I can't get enough

Snowman's Tears

© 2009 Mark Cote

outside, I build a snowman
and give him the heart, no one knew
His eyes I make, day dream blue
While it's cold outside, his heart, will keep him warm
as his eyes see another Christmas without you...

as it rains, a snowman's tears
through colored lights and yule tide cheer
in my heart, I wish you were here
as carolers sing with hearts so full of joy
mine sits, a snowy forgotten toy

(chorus) Sprinkle, sprinkle snowman tears
                silently falling through the years
                No one knows, no one shows
                what it all means...
                so sprinkle to me soft, snowman tears

Silent night, means more to me
than jingle bells,  or minty smells
on a warm, winter's night
a colored flash, a holiday passed
as another new year begins..

Silent snows, Angels know
is just their way to say..
silent hearts, will fall apart
 without.. the love of you

I know She'll Come To Me Someday

© 2010 Mark Cote

From my porch, I watch a sunrise
Pink and orange spread into day
Misty dew, on the window
or are you the tears in my eyes

Walk the sands, on the beach
like a love just out of reach
One step forward, is one step near
I know she'll come to me someday

(chorus) Like a rabbit in a dog race
                a firefly in the night
                your elusive sweetness touch my tongue
                maybe tomorrow, maybe next year
                the thought that leads me on
                is holding you near
                I know she'll come to me someday

I find love in a stranger's face
the warming hug a musical word
these pieces will pull me through
until I find that beautiful you

All the stars, in the sky
the ones I see are in her eyes
palm tree enticing, gently sway
I know she'll come to me someday

Minstrel On My Tree

© 2010 Mark Cote

through my window, I watch it snow
waiting for you 'neath, the mistletoe
the tree is trimmed in colorful lights
you're the angel atop
the light in the night

To see your eyes, to touch your hand
now only words, I understand
The gift I want.. to hear from you
I play your heart
like a violin

(chorus) sing to me minstrel on my tree
                on the fringe of my mind
                our reality
                a word of love
                the flight of a dove
                so sing to me, sing to me, minstrel on my tree

a love that can't be 'tween you and me
though I dream of you, you dream of me
our hearts dance to the same melody
the times not right
the distance too far

Fly Baby Fly

© 2010 Mark Cote

I heard your teardrop hit the ground
from unspoken miles, the loudest sound
through the silence I see your light
angel about to give up the fight

the air tastes sweeter after the storm
flowers bloom if the sun is warm
The courage I learned from you
reflect it back to pull you through

(chorus) Unfold your wings and start to fly
                don't wonder why
                to the sky
                fly baby fly
                hold onto that inner you
                when you're blue
                me to you
                voulez vous

the somber eyes of Vancouver rain
can still smile through all of the pain
when it starts, just let it begin
the ones who are brave are strong within

Life Is Gonna Be A Good Day

© 2010 Mark Cote

I'm gonna wake up with a smile
as I walk right out the door
gonna toss those blues away
just like I did before
I'm looking up
to see the light
yeah, I'm gonna chase those clouds away...
Life is gonna be a very good day...

They tell me that life is tough
And that I'll never win
But I just smile at them
with a silly grin
well they don't know
I've seen the light
yeah, I'm gonna chase those clouds away...
Life is gonna be a very good day...

(chorus) Life is gonna be a good day...
                Because you smiled
                Because you laughed
                Because you flowed the sunshine for a while
                Yeah life is gonna be a very good day...

when the world around is cold
and it clouds your eyes
look beyond the world you're in
and you will be surprised
and you will know
You'll see the light
yeah, you're gonna chase those clouds away...
Life is gonna be a very good day...

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Get A Little Mud On It

© 2010 Mark Cote

Shiny new truck
Chrome rim mags
Dressed to kill
Custom tags
But you know that jive, don't mean spit...
'til you get a little mud on it

kick the tires
check under the hood
rev her up man
she sounds real good
Just for show boy she's too well lit
'til you get a little mud on it

(chorus) Get a little mud on it
                Live it up
                Get a little mud on it
                All shook up
                Get a little, get a little get a little
                Mud on it

She turns their head
When she walks
Melts their hearts
When she talks
But she knows those boys just won't submit
'til she gets a little mud on it

Lessons I learned
From what I've seen
Life ain't so fun
If you're still green
It's the truth man, I have to admit
Just get a little mud on it

Hit And Run Friendship

© 2010 Mark Cote

heard about you from a friend of mine
just check her out boy, man she's fine
a soft voice and a gentle smile
eyes so blue you can see for miles

got to know you and it all was so true
I found a friend behind those eyes of blue
an open ear I could confide
a dove's song by my side

(bridge) but when I said " love you" it all stopped
                waters washed away without a drop
                like a hit and run friendship

(chorus) Hit and run friendship
                can't look directly at, but somehow know it's there
                Hit and run friendship
                can see it in your eyes but it's not polite to stare
                at a hit and run friendship

now years are gone but the memory stays
a bond so warm went cold one day
I'll hold the warmth, forget the cold
keep it with me as I grow old

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Beautiful You

© 2010 Mark Cote

I trip over the days, long for the nights
a candle lit meal and holding you tight
you refill my love make me feel brand new
with a gentle touch of beautiful you

(chorus) beautiful you
                beau beau beautiful you ( beautiful you)
                beau beau beautiful you
                I love the things
                that you do for me
                and a smile
                that's oh so sweet
                the sky lights up when we meet
                yes it's true...
                beautiful you

the words I write the things I say
would have no meaning like an empty day
words aren't complete, the sky's not blue
without the love of beautiful you

you warm my nights and color my sky
as wheels roll on and signs flash by
days are softer with kisses of dew
a taste of love of beautiful you

Happy Tears

© 2010 Mark Cote

Sum mer
something she said
I file it away
inside my head
when the time comes guess what I will buy
what's filed away inside my mind

(chorus) smiling through every teardrop
                crying happy tears
                I wish I could be there
                I wish you could be here
                but what I wish for more....
                cry me happy tears

au tumn
barely make it by
you tow the line
and so do I
This gift I give to you should pull you through
it's only the least that I could do

win ter
when I grow old
skies are dark
and days are cold
years have drained the life from my face
St. Peter smiles as I touch the hand of grace

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Emo Boy And Emo Girl

© 2010 Mark Cote

emo boy sittin' in the sand
dreaming of far off lands
pushing cloud shaped pieces into an imaginary painting
while his heart just keeps on waiting

emo girl is a flower girl
with a daisy soft world
rolling meadows of dreams beneath her starry eyed sky
sings the song as blackbirds fly

(chorus) whoa...ho emo boy
                whoa...ho emo girl
                visions of decisions and a sea of dreams
                emo me, and emo you
                somehow in a world we make it through
                emo boy and emo girl

We drive with our heart
and steer with our eyes
looking for our tomorrow in a world of today
find the light when the sky turns grey

Where Dreams Are Found

© 2010 Mark Cote

Reach out
see a face
we're all living at a hectic pace

looked around
what I found
people living without a sound

(chorus) When the boss man smiles 'cause it's his own race
                as we just try to keep the pace
                they only see with his eyes
                no one dares to question why
                as long as the days go around and round
                nobody looks where dreams are found

live life
by the clock
never stop to take a walk

Living life like a second hand
never stop to understand
the hour hand sees more of the world
the dream in the eyes of a little girl

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Nonstick Man

© 2010 Mark Cote

cherry ice cream gir...irl
summer sunshine world
blond hair, blue eyes,can't you just visualize
redhead, knock 'em dead, angels dancing overhead

capacino gir...irl
office high-rise world
get it done, on time, gotta get it out by five
just a crush, in a rush, on another daily drive

(chorus) I'm a nonstick man - they won't hold me
                non-stick man - just want to be free
                try to hold
                pride to bold
                I'm a nonstick man

emo gothic gir...irl
midnight gloomy world
deep heart, torn apart, stormy eyed unseen sweetheart
ocean deep, blue eyes weep, wander down a mystic street

All That You Know Is All That You Knew

© 2010 Mark Cote

what will you do... now that your dream came true
from the dark, into, the light
when all that you know... is all that you knew
your future now looks so bright

the doubts you had... just yesterday
and the demons in your mind
just a distant memory
lost now... in the sands of time

(chorus) oh.... seems it took a long long time
                now you've put it all behind
                now all that you know is all that you knew
                all you know is all you knew
                all you know is all you knew
                all you know is all you knew

Now you can breathe... now you can sigh
as you look, boldly, up ahead
labor of love... has learned to fly
just hang on and enjoy the ride

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Thank God For The Divorce

© 2010 Mark Cote

As you look down on me from your office
drinking your coffee cup
you think that I was no good
 and I'll never measure up
may the laugh one day come back at you
when karma trips you up

I don't need to lift a finger
just let the man above...

(chorus) So let me toast my pain
                this won't happen again
                you left me no recourse
                there's just one thing I've got to say
                thank God for the divorce

I now may have a brown bag life
 but I've got a heart of gold
I doubt that you can now say that
as you prance around so bold
Your world would come crashing down
once the real story's told

I don't need to lift a finger
just let the man above...

I give away what I don't need
 to those who need it most
your heart is only fueled by greed
 as you sip and take a toast
Don't brag of lies that you dream of
 and don't prematurely boast

I don't need to lift a finger
just let the man above...

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Do You Know Where That's Been

© 2009 Mark Cote

my little boy comes up to me
as proud as he can be
look dad what I got for you
as it drips all on the floor
aw son, that was nice of you
do you know where that's been?

(chorus) You didn't wash your hands
                you forgot to bathe
                you didn't brush your teeth
                and you forgot to shave
                and you left the seat up
                is this how you behave?
                A glove, a mask, a bar of soap
                and I'll tell you just when...
                do you know where that's been?

my buddy and I are walking through
the local grocery store
he hands me candy he said he found
on the grocery floor
and then, with an evil grin
do you know where that's been

My wife and I fought all night
I thought that I can't win
So dropped her brush into the bowl
pulled it out as she came in
honey here's your toothbrush
do you know where that's been

34 Going On 80

© 2009 Mark Cote

Let me share with you a dream I had
it may stir your heart, it may make you sad
sometimes things are not what they seem
and the colors I see are just a dream

on a red sunset she whispered into his life
with a  love so strong he made her his wife
touched his heart like no one could do
sometimes love is blind if he only knew

(chorus) he was 34 going on 80
                drained by the love he felt for a lady
                the love he knew he'd never find
                now alone, he watched his world unwind

he learned in time of her ultimate plan
not for the sweet love of any man
a heart that's blue and cold as stone
if you try to hold you end up alone

Let me share with you a dream I had
it may stir your heart, it may make you sad
sometimes things are not what they seem
and was this really just a dream

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Apply Right Here

© 2009 Mark Cote

can you take my love, one step beyond
will you dance inside my head
would you walk with me, on a distant shore
or play the song instead

is your heart now free, from days before
when you were so naive
you may find me, with an honest mind
if you just believe

(chorus) apply right here, apply right here, apply your love on me
                apply right here, apply right here, apply your love on me

love is just poetry in motion
love won't rhyme without emotion

the job is yours, if you qualify
the benefits are great
paid with love, so much to give
no need to hesitate

Sweet Anticipation

© 2009 Mark Cote

(chorus) sweet... anticipation
                sweet sweet sweet anticipation
                my, heart is patiently waiting
                for, that love that keeps me fascinating
                with a
                sweet sweet sweet anticipation

each time, my heart shines
the colors in your eyes glisten in the wine
so far, time will tell
a wedding bell or fare-thee-well

Rome wasn't built in just one day
if you reach for a bird, it flies away
let's let it ride, baby wait and see
 if I'm good for you, if you're good for me

I'll open my heart, if you'll open yours
so much love we've yet to explore
walk with me in the moonlit sand
arm in arm and hand in hand

Without You

© 2009 Mark Cote

Feel the love of the morning sun
and watch the night bloom into blue
won't mean as much with eyes of one
or... without you

the song in my heart I'd sing alone
no harmony, just a monotone
Without you

(chorus) but without you
                I don't know what I'd do
                you're the part of me that makes me whole
                you're the fire that burns within my soul
                you bring to me dreams I've never seen
                my well would run dry without a love so true..
                oh, without you

(bridge) seems to me nothing matters at all
                if the stars above all decided to fall
                I'd weather it all and see it through
                as long as it's not...without you

The sand on my feet, on a sunset beach
Watching the sun, melt into the sea
Hoping you, are dreaming of me
life isn't the same... without you

Friday, November 5, 2010

I Can See The Goodbye In Your Eyes

© 2009 Mark Cote

As I open my heart one last time
a candle lit moon meant nothing to you
I can hear in your voice that something's not right
I can see the goodbye in your eyes

it's hard for you to say through tears and your pride
when two hearts beat alone
and a touch turns to stone
I can see the goodbye in your eyes

(chorus) I can see the goodbye in your eyes
                though my heart may wonder why
                I could never make you stay
                if your heart has gone away
                I can see the goodbye in your eyes

sunflowers fade
when the love is all gone
colors in the sky
unseen in the dawn
clouded by.. the goodbye in your eyes

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Remember Tomorrow

© 2009 Mark Cote

The sun lighting up your hair and your eyes lighting up my heart
oo oo oo-wah
The love we share when I'm not there
is written in the stars

the love from me within you the love of you within me
oo oo oo-wah
Now the only world I wanna know
are the arms that hold me here

(chorus) Remember tomorrow
                the love we made today
                Remember tomorrow, when I'm gone away
                whenever your days are filled with sorrow
                remember tomorrow

rose petal lips touch my skin and my heart belongs to you
oo oo oo-wah
as I hold you close, I hold you near
your soft whisper in my ear

Something I Never Knew

© 2009 Mark Cote

Well it was a lonely night when my world fell through
when the music I heard was what I held on to
then I heard a voice that warmed my heart
and gave my life a running start

singing softly of summer love
when your world looks down, look up above
I pretended she was singing to me
from across the land or across the sea
it didn't matter 'cause it pulled me along
when my spirit was weak, it made me strong

(chorus) I fell in love with a dream
                Fell in love with a voice
                baby blue eyes, I had no choice
                was she singing to me
                did she feel it too
                will summer dreams finally come true
                'aw, but that's just something
                something I never knew...
                yeah, that's just something
                something I never knew

I'd be a fool to think she sang to me
what I felt for her, she felt for me
just a silly dream, boy, let it go
so life moved on as the music flowed

then one day outside my door
I heard a voice I'd heard before
as I looked outside what did I see
 baby blue eyes looked back at me

     I fell in love with a dream
     Fell in love with a voice
     baby blue eyes, I had no choice
     she was singing to me
     and she felt it too
     now summer dreams finally come true
     'aw, but that's just something
     something I never knew...
     yeah, that's just something
     something I never knew

Behind Those Eyes

© 2009 Mark Cote

trying to reach that summer ocean - behind those eyes
all I find is raw emotion - behind those eyes
that deep blue sea comforts me
what lies beyond is a mystery
is there a heart that beats - behind those eyes

the gentle sparkle that enlightens me - behind those eyes
can make me smile or make me bleed - behind those eyes
when the birds call your name
when they call to you does it sound the same
is there a heart that beats - behind those eyes

(chorus) Looking in your eyes I see, time
                winds in motion
                of deep emotion
                a fragrant flower's burning touch
                if you look too deep, if you look too much
                behind those eyes a fire blows
                around a heart nobody knows

the soft smile that tears my heart apart - behind those eyes
and my mind doesn't know where to start - behind those eyes
has the summer gone for you
replaced by winter's cold and blue
is there any warmth left - behind those eyes

Think Of Me

© 2009 Mark Cote

Where do you go, when you're feeling blue
would you cry in these arms I offer you
for you to hold onto
where do you go

do you smile when you think of me
is the smile in your eyes because of me
then just think of me
do you smile

(chorus) Now, the love that we feel seems so brand new
                like a wave it flows through me and you
                so bright it's blinding me to see
                can this be happening to me

in my dreams I'm there with you
for right now, it will have to do
if just to pull us through
in my dreams

Where do you go, when you're feeling blue
would you cry in these arms I offer you
for you to hold onto
where do you go

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The Love That You Give

© 2009 Mark Cote

when graceful waves meet the sandy shore
soft ripples from an ocean roar
I love
 you more
 and more and more each day
it's the way
your love
washes over
and over and over and over me

(bridge) nobody ever touched me that way
                  or said to me the words that you say

to count the plumes of an angel's wings
is equal to the love you bring
 to me
with me
across a gentle loving tranquil sea

(chorus) When the sun comes up on you and I
                I want the warmth of your love right by my side
                your sweet kisses set me free
                the dream in your eyes the way it should be
                your sweet love is what I need
                the love that you give is all that I see

tropical kisses in the night
my heart gives up without a fight
to you
 from me
our love was always meant to be

Sometimes You Think Sometimes I Don't

© 2009 Mark Cote

you inspire me, I inspire you
darkened clouds and baby blue...
I see the dark, you see the light
foggy days a dreamer's night...

(chorus) let's get together you and I
         I'll paint your night, you paint my sky...
         just blend with me and have a ball
         I'll be your John you'll be my Paul...

sometimes you think, sometimes I don't
contrasting eyes keep me afloat...
slightly different points of view
see the world with a rosy hue...

piano keys of black and white
harmony that's outta sight...
you live so near, I live so far...
a stones throw a shooting star...

 sometimes you think, sometimes I don't
contrasting eyes keep me afloat...
 sometimes you think, sometimes I don't
 sometimes you think, sometimes I don't
 sometimes you think, sometimes I don't

Crystal Ball Blue

© 2009 Mark Cote

warm breeze blows through my onyx night
flowing rainbow colors by morning light
as I look up it is you that I see
smiling sweetly back at me

(chorus) looking in your eyes
                I want to dream the dream you visualize
                crystal ball blue you see so far
                from inside my heart to the shooting stars
                crystal ball blue the dreamer in you
                awakened me and pulled me through

on a winged unicorn Einstein's his name
no wonder your dreams are never the same
dreams are relative to you and I
painted by different clouds in our sky

soft as a feather your voice rings
in harmony with you a bluebird sings.
caring and grace of angelic form
descended to earth to keep hearts warm

Why Can't They See

© 2009 Mark Cote

as I close my eyes to a world that preys on it's young
the more I see the clearer black it becomes
when life makes you trip and fall in disgrace
 they're only there to kick dirt in your face

(chorus) Why, why, why can't they see
                what has happened to me
                my world now upside down
                no caring soul around
                why, why, why can't you see
                what is left
                what is left of me

as I close my ears to songs the birds no longer sing
replaced by a jagged vultures wings
swoop down on you if you show a flaw
with a dirty blood-stained sharpened claw

as I close my mouth to the pains I endure
no ears hear so speak it no more
so in my mind is where I reside
the safest place for me to hide

Touching My Heart In Slow Motion

© 2009 Mark Cote

(chorus) your touching my heart in slow motion, slow motion
                my hearts in overdrive
                slow motion, slow motion
                I’m along for the ride
                your touching my heart in slow motion, slow motion
                for the love of you
                slow motion, slow motion
                you make me feel brand new

words of hope words of love
shine down on me from up above
gentle graceful butterfly
mine isn't to ask or question why

if I look at you, you look away
if I reach for you, you fly away
but you reach to me from far away
if I sit still you just might stay

taste your honey in the air
how long it takes I don't care
in time you'll let me know
to open my heart or let it go

Shining The Stars For You

© 2009 Mark Cote

               shining the stars
               shining the stars over you
               shining the stars
               shining the stars just for you
               for you...

tear stained angel fell from the sky
your cloud turned grey and hearts went dry
just take my hand and walk with me
I'll take you where dreamers dream

sit right there and close your eyes
and I'll bring some magic to your sky
your cloud's not grey just look and see
it's not as dark as it may seem

your tears wash away with love
an angel's wings a snowy dove
I kissed you and you were gone
left me with an angel's song

Falling Into The Darkness

© 2009 Mark Cote

nameless faces in this hazy sea
they don't know you and they don't know me
say the words not with their heart
as another life falls apart

plastic people in a plastic place
smile at you with an empty face
fickle souls and shallow goals
nobody sees it nobody knows

(chorus) falling into the darkness
                nobody sees
                falling into the darkness
                it's only me
                singing crickets don't make a sound
                silence is all around

maybe one day blinded eyes will see
hearts lost in mystery
a guilded dove once again may fly
into a warm and loving sky

Endless Night Or Brave New Dawn

© 2009 Mark Cote

frameless walls in this darkened cave
all that I had was all that I gave
all for the love, the love of you
the love that I thought was true

all that's left is a shell of me
a shadow of what I used to be
the memories of another day
 haunt me to this very day

(chorus) so point me toward that blinding light
                pull me from a drowning night
                show me what lies beyond
                an endless night or a brave new dawn

when you stand in this world alone
is when you find the you you've never known
no voice to hear no hand to hold
a heart is strong if you are so bold

Dream Chaser

© 2009 Mark Cote

sunset days still tinged with blue
as my eyes darken with thoughts of you
loves lost loves unreal
will never hide the pain I feel

ocean blue eyes can hold back so much
until a heart becomes cold to the touch
a tidal wave of tears
from illusions of so many years

(chorus) Dream chaser make me forget
                the losses I've had
                the sorrow and regret
                remember the mornings forget the nights
                only those lit by candle light

sacrifices in the name of love
while you watch from up above
a lesson to learn in bravery
or some other plan I do not see

while the fire in my heart still burns and pounds
a cold crust of distrust surrounds

You're Everywhere

© 2009 Mark Cote

I've never heard your voice
but your words touch my heart
distance alone keeps us apart
through all my up's and downs
you always come around
a warming heart without a sound, without a sound..

(chorus) if I fly too high you bring me down
                hold my feet on shifting ground
                when I cry you're my clown
                you're always there
                you're everywhere

as I walk the beach I think of you
the warming sand is just like you
cradle my feet you feel so soft
build my strength and lead me on, lead me on...

(bridge) you're the rope that pulls me through
                an emotional rescue
                and I just want to thank you
                for doing what you do

in my nights you're my sunny day
when I'm gloomy push the clouds away
in my heart you always are
keeps me fighting no matter how hard, no matter how hard...

Bambi Blue

© 2009 Mark Cote

(chorus) how are you
                bambi blue
                smile at me
                then wink at you
                gold is cold and lights are bright
                but it's all you know
                oh, bambi blue

The princess in her pretty world
not from out of your shiny world
you trusted me more to save your day
when you almost slipped away

My hand strong enough to pull you through
from the darkness you were cast into
where souls are sold and lives are lost
I saved your life at any cost

my world doesn't glitter but it's safe
from a heartless world without a face
it was strange to you from all you knew
so like a bird you quickly flew

Now lost in the world of glimmer and light
as I slip back, into the night
Enjoy this new life I gave to you
for mine is still cold and broken heart blue

Northern Light

© 2009 Mark Cote

when I can't find the words to say
 a clear mind has turned to grey
my well ran dry but longs for more
you bring the sea from a loving shore

an emotional stutter of black and white
you flow the colors of sky in the night
show me tones I never knew
help me to keep pulling through

(chorus) you're my northern light
                as you guide me on
                guide me on with a song
                keep me rocking on

the more I stretch the more I learn
a new world around every turn
now a blind touch has rainbow eyes
The colors in life I visualize

Wrong Place At The Right Time

© 2009 Mark Cote

thrown to the wolves in the shadow of the night
no time to spare no time to rewrite
burning snow and false love surround
creeping in without a sound

(chorus) I was in the wrong place at the right time
                threw fear to the wind gotta make it on time
                I was in the wrong place at the right time
                the only prize I know is that your heart will be fine

Lessons in life should never be this mean
The ones who know hide behind the scenes
hurt by pain or ready to save
a broken heart from an early grave

the price I pay at the end of the day
is a heavy heart and a lonely hallway
The part of me that knows you are alright
 makes me sleep better every night

What Goes Around Comes Around

© 2009 Mark Cote

Throwing pies in the sky...
one of these days it's gonna pass you by..
looking down your nose
 and thumbing the ones..
everywhere you go

pouring love around...
the ones that see..
are the ones who'll be found...
love grows in fertile ground
as a heart shines forth
 without a sound

(chorus) what goes...around
                comes... around
                you know what goes around
                will come
                back around

(bridge) like a mirror reflection of you
                in what you say and what you do
                one thing I know is true

Running Through The Night

© 2009 Mark Cote

Seems like it's my only friend
on a black ribbon that shows no end
so far from me to you
from the pain that you've been through

Breaks through you darkened nights
green eyes now have sight
Irish Luck has come to you
in the eyes of solemn blue

(chorus) Girl
                Running through the night to save you
                Never know what I'll go through
                Running through the night to hold you
                Running through the night just for you
                just for you...

When your heart saw into mine
Is it real or just sublime
now I will never know
For today you had to go

(chorus x2)

Dream Of You Dream Of Me

© 2009 Mark Cote

living in a dream with beautiful you
how long it will last, if I only knew
live in the moment, live for today
before our summer dream fades away

we laughed and ran and the love that we shared
meant more to me than anybody cared
that summer dream will live with me
from the dawn of time for eternity

(bridge) so take me up high to where wonders abound
                to a place where our hearts won't ever be found

(chorus) the dream of you, the dream of me
                now all that's left is the memory
                we laughed we cried we thought we died
                on a sunny night we touched the sky

I'll meet you where the sun meets the night
I look for you in the shadowed moonlight
we woke from the dream now alone
the brightest light of love I have ever known

Not Looking Back

© 2009 Mark Cote

(chorus) I'm not lookin' back, got my tail to the wind
                got the petal to the metal and a sarcastic grin
                so open a lane to the great beyond...
                and watch your back
                'cause I'm not lookin' back

the cries from those in my darkened past
only bring me down and they don't last
the light is brighter, up ahead
as the dreamers dream over my head

come along for the ride with a smile on your face
take a deep breath if you can keep the pace
I'll color the world for you little girl
watch with me it's about to unfurl

we'll only stop to see a sunrise
or see a rainbow painted by a dreamer's eyes
guiding me on is  the song in my heart
if you dream the dream, then you play a part