Monday, October 28, 2013

Anywhere But Here

© 2013 Mark Cote

Many is the time
we walk backwards in between
never seen the sides
or know just what they mean
but anywhere is better
than being so unsure
anywhere will get you
where you've not been yet before
anywhere but here

listening to the words
of heads stuck in the sand
smiling for the ones
who hold your life now in their hand
but anywhere is better
than being someone's tool
anywhere will get you
off this ship of blinded fools
anywhere but here

(chorus)  anywhere but here
                  can it really be so bad
                  anywhere but here
                  with dreams I've never had
                 anywhere but here


often dreams are bled
from a smaller town
cold and unsaid
and lying underground
but anywhere is better
than nowhere here to go
anywhere I bet you
will find your place to go
anywhere but here


Monday, October 21, 2013

Sand In An Hourglass

© 2013 Mark Cote

you measure your smile
by some sense of wealth
some abstract sign
of your mental health

you measure your style
by something you're not
for a tail that is chased
never gets caught

(chorus)  but in the bitter end
                  in this life we pretend
                  it shall all come to pass
                  and in the end it never lasts
                  we're just sand
                  sand in an hourglass

the hands that you shake
the ones you befriend
they may only be
a passing trend

the tears that you drink
the smoking cigar
won't represent
the who that you are


you can't read a book
if you don't write it down
with no common sense
the wisdom of clowns

the jokes of lies
that fly like leaves
are all swallowed up
by those who believe


Monday, October 14, 2013

All About You

© 2013 Mark Cote

it's what it is about
the sun shines 'cause of
when my clouded sky world slips away before your eyes
it's all about you

it's all about
and the world revolves around
never mind the underpinnings are falling down
when it's all about you
yeah you


and everything that you do
yeah you
may never notice when I am gone
if the light only shines on
yeah you


the love in a vacuum is
the warmth once shown now melts away
but the cold you'll hold is
yeah you

Monday, October 7, 2013


© 2013 Mark Cote

strangers know your name
costumes all the same
as you bleed of past regrets

mask says glad you came
it's a repetitious game
and a life you can't forget

(chorus)  as life goes slipping by
                  always asking why
                  why the path in life has changed
                  as you rearrange
                  and now always asking why
                  why the dreams you had have died
                  and all you ask is why

little boy had dreams
only in his teens
a road now through the vast unknown

on a fated night
a drunkard took his sight
on a dark and lonely road

now what would he do
little boy dreams fell through
he was only walking home


hours that clock yesterday
won't melt memories away
all one can do is go on

It can tear you all apart
if you look deep in his heart
so he hides within the pink and purple dawn