Monday, December 26, 2011

Do The Zombie

© 2011 Mark Cote

(chorus) Do the zombie (zombie)
                Do the zombie (yeah)
                Do the zombie (zombie)
                Do the zombie (yeah)
                put a stare in your eyes like you don't care
                and do the zombie... with me

there's a dance goin' round that's making the rage
it'll raise the dead it'll rattle your grave
it's called the zombie and this is how it goes..

drop your limbs to your side and walk real slow
lurch in pain and let out a moan
stagger to and stagger fro
feel the groove down in your bones


so dig up a friend or dig up two
they taught it to me and they can teach it to you
do it all night 'til the sunrise and then
and when the sun goes down we'll do it again


Monday, December 19, 2011

Look But Do Not Touch

© 2011 Mark Cote

smile, like a summer sunrise
and eyes, like the ocean sky
a love, that seems just as distant
and I don't understand why

it's chilly, in this sunny frostbite
your world is so black and white
silly, fickle minded rainbow girl
laughs until she's out of sight

(chorus) with mouths that talk but don't say much
                a heart says "look but do not touch"
                you may admire me from afar
                just look but do not touch

when, the ones that just paint your face
see what it is really for
color, should come from the inside out
who would put welcome on a pad-locked door

and if no one's ever let inside
it's a cold and it's a lonely girl
what is it you're afraid of
someone could melt your world


Monday, December 12, 2011

Living Dream

© 2011 Mark Cote

Mother nature breathing her fury
try to vanish our love in a flurry
a love not meant to be
between you and me
should we cast it to the hungry sea

our love will do us no harm
in this moment with you in my arms
tomorrows take us away
for me that's OK
in this moment I want to stay

(chorus) Sunlight moonlight
                rainbows fire light
                the colors so clear
                when you're not near
                you're a living dream

I'll remember your lips on mine
from today until all time
the magic we shared
there’ll be no compare
you are an angel's answered prayer


Monday, November 28, 2011

The Man Who Saw Tomorrow

© 2011 Mark Cote

through the dawn do you see the night
or the pink and purple of morning light...
even though they call my name
empty faces look the same
for in their eyes I do not see
the spark of life I really need

(chorus) The man
                who saw tomorrow
                love or the sorrow
                if you just believe
                it's all up to you and me...

in the hourglass I see
better speak of the misery
the drudgery
the redundancy...
don't speak of dreams you cannot see
apathetic eyes will never see


The less you think, the less you know
the less you feel the more you'll need...
take from ones who try to feed
in the name of power the name of greed
they hold your world in their hand
illusions of pleasure lands


blindfolded aristocracy
lead me to mediocrity
a door a store a factory
through all the hypocrisy
a sunny day I finally see

it's all up to you and me
it's all up to you and me

Monday, November 21, 2011

Fictitious Fran

© 2011 Mark Cote

The days are long
but they flash by
flow through the wind then they say goodbye
that dusty road
I travel on
sees yesterdays but not the dawn
Gonna take that turn
I never knew
venture into the distant blue..

(chorus) I wanna feel those lips
                up against mine
                feel loving arms
                as they entwine
                dance with her
                in the rain
                then do it all over
                and over again
                make it all come true
                instead of dreaming of you
                fictitious Fran

A dream of you
can go so far
but not as far as my arms
a piece of you
lives in me
in every girls eyes I see
what sparked my heart
when it was dark
is where reality starts..


and in your dreams do you
do you dream of something too
is this fictitious Fran dreaming of
a fictitious man?


Monday, November 14, 2011

Should I Call Her

© 2011 Mark Cote

it was mid July
how she made me speechless
when she caught my eye
I saw the sunlight shine
as it glowed in her hair
my feet were here with me
but my heart was over there
I try not to stare

(chorus) Should I call... call her and tell
                Should I call... call her and tell
                Should I call her and say
                I'm feeling this way
                Should I call her and tell

this can't happen to me
nightingale whispers
it's a mystery
on the edge of midnight
I may find her there
will she look my way
or leave me unaware
I try not to stare

(2nd chorus) Should I call... call her and tell
                    Should I call... call her and tell
                    should I say how I feel
                    my words are so real
                    Should I call her and tell


I'm gonna make that call ( gonna make that call)
gonna make that call tonight


Monday, November 7, 2011

She's A Manly Girl

© 2011 Mark Cote

eyebrows bigger than mine
did she have them since birth
maybe from out of town
maybe not of this earth
she's just a manly girl

she says boy, you're looking fine
in a baritone
with all due respect
I'd rather stay at home alone
she's just a manly girl

(chorus) when you see her in the light
                see something's not quite right
                Don't tell me you don't know
                hairy knuckles always show
                she's a manly girl
                she only ventures out at night


looking out the window
she smiles like uncle Joe
if she really is
we may never know
she's just a manly girl


Monday, October 31, 2011

When Monday Morning Comes Around

© 2011 Mark Cote

with a painful hello goodbye
2 shattered hearts too proud to cry

with plastic lips an empty stare
emotions lost into the air
a silent shore

as the plane lifts off to the sky
those paper dreams they say goodbye
a closing door

(chorus) When Monday morning comes around
                the love we knew will not be found
                it'll just be a memory
                a distant echoed melody
                when Monday morning comes around

In your eyes little girl
it's candy canes and Disney World
it's make believe

Humpty Dumpty lost his crown
Cinderella goes to town
one more time

baby girl one day you'll know
what moms and dads try not to show
no nursery rhyme


with plastic lips an empty stare
emotions lost into the air
a silent shore

as the plane lifts off to the sky
those paper dreams they say goodbye
a closing door


Monday, October 24, 2011

You Isn't You

© 2011 Mark Cote

(chorus) ain't it funny
                ain't it funny
                ain't it funny
                the sun isn't sunny now
                ain't it funny
                ain't it funny
                ain't it funny
                when you isn't you...

a long time ago
April winds would blow
and leave her blossoms behind
but when the sky turns red
it clouds your head
and seems so hard to find


a long time ago
summer river would flow
seems no end in sight
when the well ran dry
away she'd fly
and now it's lonely white


Monday, October 17, 2011

In The Arms Of Another Man

© 2011 Mark Cote

with the ring on your hand you know
you should never think of letting go
but in the words of a poet
baby you know it
the words taste so sweet

the love you're lookin' to find
is in front of you open the blinds
the touch of an artist's brush
you felt a crush
of warming shades

(chorus) keep keep, keep on searching
                keep keep, keep sifting the sand
                what you seek you cannot find
                in the arms of another man

years before you turned away
you saw the sun on a cloudy day
did the lightning flash
much too fast
turn your world around


Monday, October 10, 2011

Princess From The Rain

© 2011 Mark Cote

Wingless angel
couldn't fly away
when the devil's hand clawed at you
there wasn't much that you could do
but hope and pray
for a sunny day

long road up
from the undertow
like a robin knows what to sing
little angel you'll grow your wings
and fly away
is what I would say

(chorus) Princess from the rain
                you now hold the reins
                watch the sky appear
                from the years and years
                you've made it here at last
                princess from the rain

here's your carriage
here's your wand
as I sit and watch your dreams come true
I knew the strength was inside of you
I'm proud to say
you'll be okay


Monday, October 3, 2011

Neon Religion

© 2011 Mark Cote

Smile at the glittering light
glossy glow there in your eyes
as reality goes
flashing by

sing the song of someone else
read the book on a dusty shelf
do your words
all run dry

don't question what's said to you
don't want to win don't want to lose
when the rainbow's gone
don't ask why

(chorus) Go on and chase your neon religion
                go on and follow the velvet sign
                listen to what the mockingbirds say
                when your world falls down
                they fly away

when you learn to see
and walk on your own
you'll see the colors
you've never known

your mind is unique to you
choose to use it it's up to you
or reality goes
flashing by


Monday, September 26, 2011

More Than Just A Word

© 2011 Mark Cote

(chorus) like a seed adrift in the wind
                waiting for the warmth to pull me in
                and to know it's more than just a word

                and when those rays wash over me
                taste your honey and it's oh so sweet
                and I know it's more than just a word

as I stumble each week from day to day
down the hall I've been tripping over what to say
to a girl in my reach who would look so very fine
oh baby baby I think I'm gonna lose my mind


summer dream are you really so far away
and dusty cloud are you really a shade of grey
'cause in my mind it all seems so crystal clear
open my eyes and it all starts to disappear


Monday, September 19, 2011

Sunshine Angel

© 2011 Mark Cote

In the arms of a sunshine angel
I spent the night
what a magical night
didn't sleep at all

beneath the moon felt the warmth of the sun
lying with you
sometimes dreams can come true
in the wink of an eye

(chorus) sun sun sun sunshine angel
                run run run, run with me
                sun sun sun sunshine angel
                as I'm dreaming of you
                are you dreaming of me

as I drove into the neon sunrise
see the day be born
on this new summer morn
you smile in your eyes


Monday, September 12, 2011

The Running Man

© 2011 Mark Cote

Can you hear the silence (silence)
when it's quiet outside
the chaos within

Can you feel the shadow (shadow)
when the warmth is beyond
the coldness begins

(chorus) The running man
                nowhere to run
                running in circles
                while it all comes undone
                running man run run run
                running man nowhere to run

Can you taste tomorrow (tomorrow)
the flavor of life
now bittersweet

Can you see who I am
the jestered eyes of me
the weathered hands of you


Can you hear the silence (silence)
when it's quiet outside
the chaos within

Monday, September 5, 2011

Do You Feel It Too

© 2011 Mark Cote

Just like
the rays of the sun
excite the day

The more
I look in those eyes
I'm longing to say

why am I afraid to say
the way I feel today
do you feel it too

I think
I could drift away
with a girl like you
and I know
in your heart
you feel it too

are you too shy to say
that you could feel this way
and you feel it too

(bridge) inside the well of dreams we go
                into a tangerine dream
                we can say what we mean
                you're in love with me
                I'm in love with you

as we lay in the sand
and kiss the stars

I'll tell
you how I feel
inside my heart

then you'll smile at me and say
you've always felt this way
and I never knew

Monday, August 29, 2011

Dream It Away

© 2011 Mark Cote

Another Valentine alone
another heart without a home
On a smiling Bradford pear
the mourning dove is there
I'll just dream it away

where it starts and where it ends
he'll never tell he just pretends
for him it's just another day
he doesn't care anyway
I'll dream it away

(chorus) In a dream...
                you dance with me
                in a dream. in a dream...
                in a dream
                Valentine's each night
                in a dream. in a dream...
                we can dream it away

lost in flight my elusive dove
feathered fingers feel the love
of you through time and space
the days roll by I cannot replace
I'll just dream it away


Monday, August 22, 2011

Dear Dad

© 2011 Mark Cote

dear dad
I want to that you for teaching me
the wisdom I would need
to be a better man

dear dad
I'm sorry I can't be
the man you hoped I'd be
it wasn't in my plan

dear dad
your shoes were too hard to fill
whoever tries never will
I couldn't be better than
dear dad

(chorus) As you read this note
                the words I wrote
                you will plainly see
                I'm the best you left in me

dear dad
didn't you always say
never follow someone else
you have to think for yourself

dear dad
the love to pull you through
is all rolled up in you
you'll understand one day

dear dad
as she looks into my eyes
I now realize
this is what it's all about


Monday, August 15, 2011

Sky Blue Eyes Of An Angel

© 2011 Mark Cote

the sun came up today
in the usual way
but something 'bout is seemed better...

the roses smell sweeter
the birds sing louder
yeah something 'bout it seems better

(bridge) will I stutter
                will I shudder
                will I trip on my tongue
                when this moment comes...

               'cause you're the ink in my quill
                to this fool on a hill
                oh yeah..

(chorus) and then those sky...
                blue eyes of an angel swept me away
                when the words that flowed like honey
                now find something to say
                blue eyes of an angel

you've been an inspiration
a colorful vibration
the sunlight through any weather

Just a smile so sweet
a bluebird's tweet
makes my mind float like a feather


Monday, August 8, 2011

Tennessee Tornado

© 2011 Mark Cote

she's a whistle on the wind
she's the loud in a crowd
she's a Tennessee tornado without a doubt
she's the Smokies when she's calm
she's the love of a country song

but when the fur flies you never know
which way the wind is gonna blow

(chorus) wind her up
                shoot her out
                and let her go
                Tennessee Tennessee tor na do
                keep spinning round and round
                Tennessee Tennessee tor na do

honeysuckle sweet
a wave on a shore
she's a ballerina out on the floor
shining like a movie star
may even melt in your arms

but when the beat jumps you never know
which way the wind is gonna blow


My magnolia dream
my sun in the night
a gentle breeze on a summer night
clouds of passion in our eyes
her love for me is no disguise

but when the lovin' starts you never know
which way the wind is gonna blow


Monday, August 1, 2011

A Riddle With No Answer

© 2011 Mark Cote

Dancing moonrise
pink striped sunrise
the echoes in your mind

crawling up from the wishing well
 with genie secrets I can't tell
'til the walls come crashing down
and the jester wears a frown

(chorus) misted cries
                from the butterfly
                a riddle with no answer

as the clock tumbles in reverse
in a Carol novel you immerse
see the future as it was
the birds that shout a silent buzz


blind mice racing through a maze
can't see there is no exit

snake oil schemes
aren't what they seem
the jackal will eat you if you fall
and those who run really crawl


Monday, July 25, 2011

Smiling Cobra

© 2011 Mark Cote

swaying bodies
warm September
to the music
I will remember
you lit up the moon with the stars in your eyes

Taken in
by your charm
I felt secure
in your arms
from the very start I was under your spell

(chorus) smiling cobra
                bite me slowly
               sank so sweetly that I never knew
                'til I couldn't run from you, no more

Help me help me


Coiled love
it ain't right
when friendly eyes
glow in the night
and what I gave to you
all you wanted was more ( and more and more)

Can't run away
you're by my side
and what I feel
I keep it inside
but with every strength there is a flaw


Coiled love
it ain't right
when friendly eyes
glow in the night


Monday, July 18, 2011

Another Ripple In My Mind

© 2011 Mark Cote

It was a sunny day all the people were gathered 'round
to see a golden ring
and a wedding gown
how was I to know the lips I kissed could burn so bad
when all this time
I thought you were mine

and like a flash in my past
it still comes back to me
time and time again
then it's gone with the wind
just another ripple in my mind


sunset morning brother and sister all dressed in black
the hands of time
you can't wind back
you never know how fragile it is 'til it slips away
and all you have
is just a memory

all to often
we can't see
tomorrow's pains were made today
another lesson learned
and another ripple in my mind

It was a rainbow night all the penguins were dressed in white

Monday, July 11, 2011

Can't Run Away From Me

© 2011 Mark Cote

I'm happy
though you think that I'm sad
I'm laughing
though you think that I am mad
ah aha ha
if you could look through my eyes you'd see
behind the mask is only me

I cry
the tears of a clown
I smile
even though I wear a frown
ah aha ha
afraid to let it show
afraid of letting go...

(chorus) but I can't run away from me ( run away from me)
                can't blame the ones who see
                for the battle is not with you it's with in me

the rain
doesn't make a sound
the snow
will never touch the ground
the pain will always show
until I can let it flow


Monday, July 4, 2011

Mr. Monotone

© 2011 Mark Cote

Where do you go, oh, oh mr. monotone
you may never know oh, oh mr monotone
when will you realize it's beyond your eyes
mr monotone

Was it like this all the time
closed eyes can never shine
or is it all inside your mind

heart of stone.... mr monotone
why are you alone... mr monotone
when will you realize it's beyond your eyes
mr monotone


will you be free... mr monotone
can you hear my plea... mr monotone
when will you realize it's beyond your eyes
mr monotone

you know it all it seems
living in your jaded dream
the world is not what it seems

What do you fore-see... mr monotone
it makes no difference to me... mr monotone
when will you realize it's beyond your eyes
mr monotone

when you learn to compromise you
will break from those ties that bind you
the world is more than shades of blue

mr monotone...
mr monotone...
mr monotone...

Monday, June 27, 2011

It's All About That

© 2011 Mark Cote

the sun came out for you today
on a cloud of love you're swept away
would never see had you not looked up
just when you thought you'd had enough

(chorus) It's not about flat
                or the pain in your eyes
                and the tears that you've cried
                when he told you goodbye
                it's about up
                when they all turn away
                'cause you're better than what brought you down
                yeah, it's all about that

sunny days have dried your eyes
and happiness is what you'll find
how you smile through all the rain
is the part of you that lives again


(bridge) yeah it's a better life...
                it will treat you right...


Monday, June 20, 2011

Dance Out Of My Dreams

© 2011 Mark Cote

You're the smile on the moon that watches over me
a gentle wave on a lonely sea
turning shadows into dreams
do you know what that means

you paved the road that I walk on
you made me feel that I belong
Though I still have a ways to go
with every step I begin to grow

Raise a glass and give a toast
'cause girl you're really the most

(chorus) and dance out of my dreams
                and into my arms tonight
                sway with me
                under the candlelight
                and dance out of my dreams
                and into my arms tonight

I wish I could give back to you
the love you showed I show for you
I'm thankful that you saw in me
what no one saw not even me


Monday, June 13, 2011

The Warmth In My Song

© 2011 Mark Cote

It was a happy day back in 63
a silly girl looked back at me
who was to know what you'd become
who was to know you'd be so fun

you held me up when I was small
aww, I can still recall it all
remember all the fun we had
just never tell mom or dad

(chorus) but oh... when I heard the news
                the cutting of your fuse
                took my breath of life away
                and oh... it's still so hard to believe
                that you had to leave
                and we have to carry on
                you're the warmth in my song

While no one ever won your hand
you touched hearts across the land
your heart looked out more than in
We'll meet some day again


Monday, June 6, 2011

Lonely Did Me Wrong

© 2011 Mark Cote

You revived me
I lived in a shell
I was locked up inside
trying to hide
from how I feel

distant sunrise to
the dark of the moon
you, alone held the key
that opened that door
to what I am for...

(chorus) and lonely did me wrong
                I couldn't go on
                'til the love in a song
                 and lonely did me wrong
                 where did I belong
                'til you came along
                 and now that I see...
                 that lonely
                 did me wrong

voices around me
do not say a word
surrounded by fools
who play by the rules
don't see what it means


Monday, May 30, 2011

Especially On Christmas Eve

© 2011 Mark Cote

I miss the subtle
the winter tears
the falling snow
the gift you gave me

sleigh bell sleigh ride
starry night
the Northern lights
were really nice
as we lay together

(chorus) It's Christmas past
               'til you're my present
                within my dreams
                I miss you more
                and more each day
                especially, on Christmas Eve

the snowman tears
melt frozen hearts
it's yesterday
since we're apart
a silent Christmas tree

The snow angels
you and me
we made for
the world to see
are only a memory


I missed the subtle
sleigh bell sleigh ride
in the snow
The snow angels
you and me
the Northern lights
were really nice

Monday, May 23, 2011

Sandy's So Randy

© 2011 Mark Cote

I can see in her come hither stare
I can smell her perfume flow in the air
she don't care what others think
she smiles at me and givers a wink

hang a card on the door, we'll be alright
all through the day and all through the night

(chorus) sandy's so randy
                randy for me
                sandy's so randy in the middle of the night
                she's got the kind of love that get's into me
                sandy's so randy
                she's all that I need

I love the way she's wearing those jeans
The way she walks I know what that means
She don't need the other guys
they stare at her, she'll pass them by


hang a card on the door, we'll be alright
all through the day and all through the night


she loves everything about me
she even sees things I do not see
she's so silly
she's so sweet
nothing else can compete


Monday, May 16, 2011

Let Me Take You On A Rewind

© 2011 Mark Cote

(chorus) Let me take you on a rewind..
                back into time
                Jane Cool glasses and a bottle of wine
                45's, late night drives, drive-in movies, all that jive
                let me take you on a rewind

from the hustle and bustle of the day to day
and the tossing and turning in the night
I know a place where we can go
where it never rains and it never snows

Girl, I bet you'd like to take me too
to sparkled moments in your arms
It's not really so far away
we'll go tomorrow, we'll go today


drink in the summer of this dream with me
taste the magic in what it brings
come along, come along with me
if even only in your mind


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

A Dreamer Like Me

© 2011 Mark Cote

In this bubble I'm living in
can't see those who are looking in
and watching imagination grow
and what the future holds
for a dreamer like me

I keep waiting 'til that day
and when the clouds have washed away
seen the light within myself shine
found the me I was looking to find
for a dreamer like me

(chorus) A dreamer like me....
                what will it be
                the dream that I see
                a dreamer like me....
                see where I belong
                the words of a song
                I'm growing
                one day I will be with
                dreamers like me

When the sun rises pink and blue
the horizon comes into view
eyes welcome me through the door
and the hands now reach for
a dreamer like me


Monday, May 2, 2011

In Sydney

© 2011 Mark Cote

Emotional breeze swept us away
a sunrise on a rainy day
dark clouds always reach for the sun
the tears we cried reach for the fun
in Sydney

 across the pond Cupid's arrow was cast
 will it go or will it last
 blinded by love from the start
 to one love I left my heart
 in Sydney

(chorus) Forever with me, in Sydney
                forever with me
                the dream I dreamed, in Sydney
                the dream I dreamed
                In my dreams you are forever with me
                in Sydney

it can warm a soul it can burn a heart
sometimes lover's fall a part
the heart that loves can sometimes burn
today just another lesson learned
 in Sydney


Monday, April 25, 2011

Wave Of Love

© 2011 Mark Cote

your eyes
see what my heart longs to say
and your arms
touch me from oh so far way
but this time
I know it's real
the way I feel

(chorus) our love is like a wave
               cross the open sea
                so come on baby ride this wave with me
                the tidal wave is strong
              of love for you and me
              so come on baby ride this wave with me
              of love... of love

knows what our eyes never see
your touch
washes in and over me
is looking at you
is looking at me


from when I found you tomorrow
and brought you to my today
more than my eyes and words can say


Monday, April 18, 2011

Half A World Away

© 2010 Mark Cote

The sun that lights my days warms your nights
how is life half a world away
do they dream of love on palm tree shores
and what are they longing for
what do their dreams say
 half a world away

you're a world that's a dream to me
mine filled with reality
on the day two worlds collide
I'll have you by my side
but up until that day
my love remains
 half a world away

(chorus) over and under around and round
                love never makes a sound
                like an arrow it never strayed
                with you is where I want to stay
                half a world away

the vibration I feel from you
like a song in my mind they play
are they as strong across the miles
does my love make you smile
does love resonate
 half a world away


Monday, April 11, 2011

Only Me, Only You

© 2010 Mark Cote

the morning sun
wakes the clock on the wall
the old man is starting to see
the hands of time
have petals and claws
and both have raked over me

(chorus) To you
                I give
                all that is me
                for only you
                I give only me
                to me
                you give all that is you
                for only me
                you give only you

did he make you for me
from the best of my dreams
angel you seem so surreal
I'll trust in my heart
and ride on your wings
on waves of how we both feel


The more that I see
the more that I hear
I fall ever deeply in you
you touch me now
and the pieces just fit
my puzzled life is complete


Monday, April 4, 2011

The Almost Dream

© 2010 Mark Cote

The almost dream.
how the dawn is not quite day
do you know what that means?
don't settle for second best
put tomorrow to the test for
the almost dream

shifting gears
is the road moving that I am on or is it me?
you can live your life in fears
repeating all your years
in an almost dream

(chorus) the almost dream
                if you never take the time
                if you never cross that line
                it's the dream, you'll never find
                the almost dream

no guarantee
what will you become, a moth or butterfly?
just a worker bee
the world's more than what you see
in an almost dream


(bridge) you can close your eyes and follow those
                but then you will never know, beyond
                the almost dream

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Nashville At Night

© 2010 Mark Cote

inspiration born in a cave
somebody's hands somebody's slave
you do what you do just to get by
but this dreamer looks up to the colored sky

Quill of blood, quill of tears
flow through the mind of so many years
the loving dove that flies from the hand
is better to see than shifting sands.

(bridge) I know, I'm on the right road
                 but still, have a ways to go
                 but it's where I'm gonna be... Wait and see

(chorus) Nashville at night not many can see
                how symbolic it is to me
                let the rain come pouring down
                In the dark of the night I know I've been found

Is anyone out there in this new world
or do hands reach out still stay curled
scented wind blows my way
I breathe it in and I'm OK


Sunday, March 20, 2011

If Your Heart Ain't In It

© 2010 Mark Cote

You smiled at me and showed me the world
A lot to take for a country girl
promises are they ever written in stone
is a diamond you give just a rhinestone

(chorus) If I can't be your number one
                baby you can count me gone
                if I'm only your second best
                you're never gonna pass the test
                'cause if your heart ain't in it
                then lets just call it quits

Get lost in the arms of the one you love
in time we learn through push and shove
if the hands that are warm through the day
don't go cold when it's gone away

I want much more than what I can see
and if that's what you want, then baby stay with me



This isn't a one night rodeo
we're going the distance come on lets go
saddle up cowboy ready to ride
watch your step it's a bumpy ride


Sunday, March 13, 2011

Can I take You To The Prom

© 2010 Mark Cote

as a boy
I always tried to do my best
never missed a class
never failed a test

the one I never knew
didn't think I had a chance
never been to the prom
never been to the dance
always to shy to say...

(chorus) Can I take you to the prom
                can I relive those years
                like an unfinished song
                now plays sweet in my ear
                Lets dance 'til the dawn
                'til there's nobody here
                can I take you to the prom

time moves on
realized what I had missed
never felt the touch of a hug
nor the warmth of a kiss

when I looked into your eyes
it all was crystal clear
I found what I missed
all those many years
Now I knew what to say...


Sunday, March 6, 2011


© 2010 Mark Cote

I've smiled with the sun and cried with the moon
summers seem forever then their gone too soon

sister moonbeam she'd lend an ear
by the heavenly sunrise she is no longer here

          sunlight - what a surprise
          to awaken to a world now you're not by my side
          sunlight - blindingly wise
          when the moon shines softer into my blue eyes

I fell in love with a painted smile
but the colors wash away baby after awhile

I've felt the depth in a woman's eyes
learned all about the truth through clouded lies

          sunlight - the white is too bright
          the colors shine brighter by the morning light
          sunlight - blindingly wise
          when the moon shines softer into my blue eyes

I've felt so close but been far away
love like a rainbow it just fades away

temporary world is a paisley dream
where everything you see is not what they seem

          sunlight - blindingly wise
          when the moon shines softer into my blue eyes
          sunlight - blindingly wise
          when the moon shines softer into my blue eyes

Sunday, February 27, 2011

How Long Before You'll Be Tired Again

© 2010 Mark Cote

How long before you'll be tired again
where are those letters you promised to send
I slept for hours, slept for days
stumbled through a never-ending haze
and never see the light
since you took my summer
took my summer away

How long before you'll be tired again
will water colors ever hope to blend
the glass is always stained with my blood
just an emotional flash flood
of my purple tears
'cause when the tide comes in
the tide will take me away

(break) finger painting mind
               never see the sign
               of where to go
               so I paint in hues
               of memories of you
               the love I hold inside
               it colors up my mind girl

How long before you'll be tired again
where are those letters you promised to send
I slept for hours, slept for days
stumbled through a never-ending haze
and never see the light
since you took my summer
took my summer away

How long before you'll be tired again
How long before you'll be tired again
How long before you'll be tired again

Sunday, February 20, 2011

God Only Knows The Truth

© 2010 Mark Cote

I give a rose I get back thorns
stay away is now what he warns
her sweet voice
her voice is all that they should know

so much easier to live the lie
than to try a little bit of humble pie
pride you trade in
you trade pride in for your very soul

(chorus) as long as my voice goes unheard
                your voice is the dirty word
                God only knows
                God only knows the truth
                the wall around you of barbed tongues
                blind men shooting their empty guns
                God only knows
                God only knows the truth


this private prison you put me in
as bambi smiles at me an evil grin
and you alone
you alone is the one who holds the key

you keep your fears I'll keep my sadness
paranoia is it's own madness
a dish that's best
a dish that's best eaten all alone


Sunday, February 13, 2011

The Day My Heart Went Blind

© 2010 Mark Cote

I lost my shoe I lost my way
on the path of life we sometimes stray
trusted love but should've run away
crazy boy now you will really know

summery eyes, can fool, a color blind soul

(chorus) And I never even cried
                since the day my heart went blind
                never said a word
                for sorrow goes unheard
               so I'll smile and I sigh
               since the day my heart went blind
                since the day my heart went blind

did I really know her at all
or was I climbing the mountain for the sudden fall
the bottom just can't be found
in the dark you fall you'll never hit the ground

tropical lips, can melt, a candy heart


in the darkness it is only shades of grey
in the silence there is nothing left, no words to say


Sunday, February 6, 2011

You Will Make It Through

© 2010 Mark Cote

whipping winds on your face as it stings
everyone's a stranger
you must walk on this path all alone
and never mind the danger

violin with plastic strings
hear the children's laughter
despite it all you try to stand tall
and see the morning after

(chorus) When the ones you love are pulled away
                when all you have, is the love you knew
                when the light's too bright to run away
                That's the time you know you'll make it through
                you will make it through

behind the mask the blind man asks
how did you like your dinner
you choke it down with a half hearted frown
you will be the winner


who to trust... who to love... it's a mystery
olive branch... little dove... a mystery to me


Sunday, January 30, 2011

What A Way To Go

© 2010 Mark Cote

You take me down, oh so slowly
with kisses so deep, baby you know me
the heat of passion could be so much more
but what a way to go

I swim in those eyes, that flow so deeply
whispered I love you, soft and sweetly
might be sinking too deep, maybe I don't know
but what a way to go

(chorus) what a way to go... (what a way, way to go)
                what a way to go... (what what, a way to go)
                I could vanish tomorrow
                but I cherish today
                but what a way to go


as I turn each page, it tastes so tempting
chapter to chapter, a happy ending
this story may have been told before
but what a way to go


Sunday, January 23, 2011

I'm Better Than That

© 2010 Mark Cote

Some only see the dark in those
who try their best
with a heart of gold
but when you look for fault in all you see
you'll never be
the best in you or the best in me
I choose not to wear that hat... I'm better than that

(chorus) I'm better, better
                I'm better, better
                I'm better than that
                I'm better, better
                I'm better, better
                I'm better than that

There is always light in the darkest night
when things go wrong
and life is tight
those looking down never look above
they never see
the dove flies above you and me
the best in you or the best in me
I choose not to wear that hat... I'm better than that


Saturday, January 22, 2011

Why Why Why

© 2010 Mark Cote

(chorus) Tell me why .... why... why
                 did you ever leave me
                 why .... why... why
                 did you just let it go
                 why .... why... why
                 did you change go and your mind
                 Oh tell me why

I've given you all the answers
but you still riddle me
I never quite
see the light
am I too blind to see

love is still elusive
it's just a mystery
when you catch it
it wants to be free


little bird just fly away
I'll never clip your wings
what's left of me
for all to see
with the song she sings

gonna wind back the hands of time
to a place and time
when you were all mine


Friday, January 21, 2011

You're Into Me, I'm Into You

© 2010 Mark Cote

I'd travel half the world to be with you
but my heart is already there
it's worth the moments in your arms
down by the creek on your daddy's farm

I don't mind the dusty days and grey cloud nights
'cause I know you always care
I could tell you that I love you
but I'm sure that you already knew

(chorus) there's no distance too far
                no night to dark
                to keep us away
                too keep us apart
                we bridge time and space with this love so true
                you're into me I'm into you

With a gentle breeze flowing in your hair
and my kiss upon your lips
our worlds start to melt away
and 2 hearts become one today

If ever we should try to pull away
it's a love we cannot resist
For when you've found a love like ours
within your heart written in the stars