Monday, July 30, 2012

Just Below The Line

© 2011 Mark Cote

I was thinking about us yesterday
or rather what we've become
how through whispered eyes it was never there
oo who who... only one

felt the silk petal of your rose
how it smoothed my callused hands
my blood was worth the thorns
oo who who... only one

you wanted me to go I stayed away
you wanted silence I had nothing to say

(chorus) But just below the line
                  there is love
                  and just below the line
                  we're thinking of
                  you.. and I
                  but just below the line


you have touched me in a dream
I woke up in a daze
how far off lands are oh so near
oo who who...only one


Monday, July 23, 2012

Don't Take It Away

© 2011 Mark Cote

sun on my face wakes me up
hearing the robin's sing
dew on my tongue tastes so sweet
with the love mother nature brings

stream of life wanders through a quiet country knoll
lie before me the colors I see as leisurely I stroll
what flows to the sea
will be our reality

(chorus) Don't take
                  don't take
                  take it away
                  Don't take
                  don't take
                  take it away
                  let's live for tomorrow and not for today
                  and don't take
                  take it away

slimy seas are not for me
echoes from the deep
all we do is wonder why
as the octopus he sleeps

swim with the fishes you know them all
it makes you feel big
it makes me feel small



manmade air
manmade food
manmade me
manmade you


Monday, July 16, 2012

I'll Try Anyway

© 2011 Mark Cote

I work the nights and sleep the days
work the weekends no holidays
but it won't get me down
I'll try anyway

the ones I knew now are gone
the love I find is in a song
carried away on a melody
I'll try anyway

(chorus) Try, when hearts are grey
                   Try, when words are hard to say
                   Try, when they put you down
                   I'll try anyway

small talk loves smaller minds
if you dare to care you're left behind
save it for a rainy day
I'll try anyway

to eat the fear and be alone
a path of life some have chose
while no arms reach to me
I'll try anyway

(bridge) The road is longer if you don't try
                    a tear weighs more if you don't cry


paint a Picasso in the dark
is it seen without a spark
but I will never know
I'll try anyway

Monday, July 9, 2012

Pillow Wonderland

© 2011 Mark Cote

baby when you're all alone
also when nobody's home
it's so sweet you think of me

girl don't be shy about it
I know we don't talk about it
but you know I feel it too

I know I can't be there in your arms
But I'm in your pillow wonderland

a world nobody knows
a place where we can go
babe we are just locked in time

I know I can't be there in your arms
But I'm in your pillow wonderland

(chorus) right there in your arms
                  we can be just who we are
                  dancing in the clouds
                  or beneath the summer stars
                  I know it is just a dream
                  and you know the man I am
                  my heart has found the treasure of
                  your pillow wonderland

when you close your eyes tonight
I'll be there holding you so tight
for right now I'm in your dreams

I know I'm not in your arms
But I'm in your pillow wonderland


Monday, July 2, 2012

A Clothes Optional Weekend

© 2011 Mark Cote

Been tied up all week in this monkey suit
and all this chaos feels like a zoo
sure would be nice if we could get away
let's call in sick, call it a holiday

(chorus) go with me to someplace warm
                  where we can kick off our heels
                  and we can feel reborn
                  the neighbors, well they might stare
                  but baby we don't care
                  it's a clothes optional weekend

I hope it don't rain when I clock out tonight
'cause the thought I have is holding you so tight
with all these feelings drifting in the wind
we're looking forward for this to begin


(bridge) with some sand in our toes
                 a tan on our nose
                 and a drink in our hand
                let's step into this dream
                red blue and green
                and a steel drum band