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Monday, December 28, 2015

If I Were There With You



© 2015 Mark Cote

being with you makes me feel I could fly away
fly as far as the milky way
with the love of the words we say
yeah as far as the milky way
if I were there with you

the warmth of your heart like a blanket on a winter night
how it feels to hold you tight
if you just asked me you know I might
live forever with you tonight
if I were there with you

(chorus) if I were
                  there with you
                  if it were really true
                  if I were
                  there with you
                  then it would be
                  then I could see
                  if I were there with you

on the line where the waves kiss the sandy shore
in the future or the day before
in a starlight dress and the dream you wore
my mind sees behind the door
if I were there with you

(chorus)


Monday, December 21, 2015

California Christmas



© 2015 Mark Cote

Far from the snow
I used to know
to ocean sprays
and sunny days
man, I wouldn't trade
a California Christmas

that icy cold
and frozen roads
to open drives
and sunset tides
man, I wouldn't trade
a California Christmas

(chorus) so light the tree
                  does it matter where
                  long as you and I
                  we both are there
                  location is something we dismiss
                  Oh how I love
                  California Christmas

it's much better fun
in the sun
not shoveling snow
in 20 below
man, I wouldn't trade
a California Christmas

(chorus)
(instrumental)

sand castle snowman
on the beach
once a dream
I could not reach
man, I wouldn't trade
a California Christmas

(chorus)


Monday, December 14, 2015

Pretend I Wasn't Here



© 2015 Mark Cote

vivid colors
don't mix pastel
my fluid thoughts
I cannot tell

small town talk
doesn't want to know
a wounded heart
depth of a soul

when the bubble burst
masks came off
what I saw
was not enough

(chorus) Into the night
                  on Poe's raven
                  I take flight
                  misunderstood
                  and out of sight
                  no one looks
                  it's really quite clear
                  so pretend I
                  just wasn't here


among yourselves
life's the same
players may change
but the game's the same

means to an end
it's run it's course
I turn the page
with no remorse

memories fade
and so will I
melting clouds
blend into sky

(chorus)

May it end
on a happy note
may I leave a lump
in your throat

The other side
is not as bad
as shadows I was
the life I had

(chorus)



Monday, December 7, 2015

Do You Still Dance Diana



© 2015 Mark Cote

yesterdays got you down
working weeks spin you round
work and play go hand in hand
just cut loose hear the band

(chorus) do you still dance
                  do you still dance
                  do you still dance Diana
                  don't you still feel that beat
                  does it make you move your feet
                  don't you just wanna go
                  do you still dance....
                  do you still dance
                  Diana

like a top you would go
dancing queen a dynamo
no dance you couldn't do
dazzled eyes gazed at you

(chorus)

stack the past put it away
save it for another day
the night is young and so are we
in this moment you and me

(chorus)


Monday, November 30, 2015

Friendship Zone



© 2015 Mark Cote

You hug so nicely
you snuggle so nicely
but what is meant at the start
we look good together
should I know better
what do I tell to my heart

(chorus) is this a friendship zone
                  a twisted type of twilight zone
                  that my heart is captured in
                  where you can never follow what you feel
                  in a friendship zone

I make you laugh
we walk the path
how do we know where it will lead
when a wall is standing
hearts misunderstanding
the signs on the road they bleed

(chorus)

it's you I'm missing
is it me your missing
or are we just passing stars
we like one another
but like sister and brother
this can't go very far

(chorus)


Monday, November 23, 2015

Hello November



© 2015 Mark Cote

(chorus) Hello November
                  last night gave me a scare
                  do you remember
                  are you waiting out there
                  was it September
                  when the colors would fade
                  in a blender
                  from hues to the shade
                  hello November
                  are you waiting out there

procrastinating summers that pass
holly tinged clouds overcast
but just after and just before
is where I'll be forevermore

holding what's left before it's all gone
catching her kiss before the end of her song
it's neither here nor neither there
not a matter of when but just where

(chorus)

lost in a world that's in between
really not knowing what it all means
like a leaf out in a storm
a little weathered a little worn

(chorus)


Monday, November 16, 2015

Two Fold Memory



© 2015 Mark Cote

all the world is a stage
we all have roles to play
but did I learn my lines
did I learn in time

two sides to every coin
one mystery in a toss
where is it we are going
with the wins and the loss

(chorus) two fold memory
                  paper cuts burn so deep
                  two fold memory
                  like pages I have to keep
                  two fold memory
                  the best and worst
                  of you and me

icy tongued words
from a warm hearted smile
show winds of a sun
if just for a while

but sometimes we're nice
oh so nice
felt the warmth that melted the ice

(chorus)


Monday, November 9, 2015

Goodnight



© 2015 Mark Cote

goodnight Nikola
goodnight dear John
I know you'd say "I told you"
it's so sad that you're gone
you were the ones who were awake
I know it's getting late
goodnight goodnight goodnight

in our darkness of chasing tails
finger pointing still prevails
ones who paint the colors see the light
when others just see the night

why do teachers fade away
people forget the words they say
like children without a clue
not knowing just what to do

goodnight Martin
goodnight George
learn to live together
it's not 1984
you were the ones who were awake
I know it's getting late
goodnight goodnight goodnight

(instrumental)

and if we learn to see the dawn
what will be left will it be gone
refuse to see out of spite
and to us all goodnight

goodnight Carl Sagan
Leonardo too
the boundaries of our minds
are within me and you
you were the ones who were awake
I know it's getting late
goodnight goodnight goodnight



Monday, November 2, 2015

Where It's Summer All The Time



© 2015 Mark Cote

eye of the needle
is a long long road
from the yesterday I just sold
Sagittarius light my way
tomorrow's now today

can't break through cold cold souls
and memories are hard to hold
the warmth I feel lies just beyond
to a softer smile and a setting sun

(chorus) where it's summer all the time
                  and the stars they do shine
                  I don't think I'll feel the pain
                  of those years of tears
                  out in the rain
                  where it's summer
                  where it's summer all the time

the light of the sand and of the sea
let the waves wash over me
bathed in so much to see so much to do
I need another lifetime to make it through

(chorus)


Monday, October 26, 2015

I Miss You



© 2015 Mark Cote

moonlit talk with kindred souls
we know not where this may go
a part of me I left with you
a part of you I feel it too

I know you're not in love just yet
but how you hold my heart I can't forget
I long to hold you near
though you are there and I am here

(chorus) I miss the girl who smiles with her eyes
                  whose charm can hypnotize
                  and make me wonder just why
                  I went so long to find
                  to leave it all behind
                  I miss you

you're scared to care and so am I
dead ends make one not want to try
casting hope out on a prayer
that you are always there

(chorus)
(instrumental)
(chorus)


Monday, October 19, 2015

Make Me Wanna Stay Or I'll Just Fade Away



© 2015 Mark Cote

swallowing hollow moonlight
the weeping willow
he bends
happy as a lark
if he only felt the spark
she sends
make me wanna stay
or I'll just fade away

the monarchs here have gone
I never heard the song
she sings
moments come and gone
by the blinding of the dawn
it didn't bring
make me wanna stay
or I'll just fade away

(bridge) He just wants to know
                  should he stay
                  or should he go
                  he sighs
                  if it's meant to be
                  that for me I must leave
                  goodbye
                  make me wanna stay
                  make me wanna stay
                  or I'll just
                  or I'll just fade away

(instrumental)

as my summers pass on by
I have to wonder why
I stay
rainbows they just fade
memories wash away
down the drain
make me wanna stay
or I'll just fade away

(chorus)


Monday, October 12, 2015

I Survived The 405



© 2015 Mark Cote

coming up the ramp
a stream of wheels, hey
looking for a place
that I can steal, yeah
well, I was told to avoid
the 405
it'll eat you up
and spit you aside
oh no!

(chorus) pulling up
                  and changing lanes
                  all these highways
                  are all the same
                  if you pay attention
                  to how you drive
                  you can say
                  I survived the 405

so I paced myself
in lane number 3, yeah
let the slow ones crawl
let the fast ones speed
I've got nothing to prove
no hostility
it is what it is
is all I see
yeah!

(chorus)
(instrumental)

taking it slow
there's nothing to fear
but the guy on my tail
is getting too near
it may take a bit longer
so plan ahead
better to play it safe
than wind up dead

(chorus)


Monday, October 5, 2015

Tomorrow Learns Of Yesterday



© 2013 Mark Cote

Trembling sun not the only one
the shivering moon feels it too
feels it too

unwanted wind from where I've been
severed page from the past
it is you
it is you

(chorus) and when tomorrow learns of yesterday
                 storms will brew for all todays
                 for what would come
                 I could never say
                 and tomorrow learns of yesterday

through the mirror we look back in time
look to what we thought we'd find
lost in time

fluid flow of light and dark
try to hold a grain of sand
in your hand
futile and

(chorus)
(instrumental)
(chorus)


Monday, September 14, 2015

On The Other Side Of The Night



© 2012 Mark Cote

Beyond the sun
away from everything that glitters
under the moon
I hear her song and it gives me shivers

love without a sound
caught me upside down
like a church bell it rings
dancing to it's beat
until the day we meet
until the day she wears my ring

(chorus) On the other side
                  on the other side of the night
                  the other side
                  on the flip side of the day
                  is where I'll find you
                  and you'll find me
                  over the land
                  and across the sea
                  if we have faith we'll see
                  on the other side of the night

dreams of you
can turn stormy grey skies to blue
how I feel
so happy with the silly things you do

every time I'm feelin' down
you always come around
and put a smile on my face
in the summer heat
you're always lookin' sweet
you stole my heart without a trace

(chorus)



Monday, September 7, 2015

Growing Out Of Myself



© 2015 Mark Cote

poet doing time
among the complacent and sublime
staring out in wonder
how souls refuse to use their mind

Sunday girl smiling
through weeks of Monday she is filing
her Saturdays away
and she dances all the while

(bridge) what is is about you about me
                  why is it about what we believe
                  I'm no better than you
                  you're no better than me

(chorus) growing out of myself
                  and into tomorrow
                  yesterday only brought me
                  rain clouds and sorrow
                  growing out of myself
                  and into you
                  for you found a part of me
                  that I never knew
                  growing out of myself
                  a new today

shooting starlight
that she bends out of the night
for ones who care to see
have rose from those with new insight

(chorus)
(instrumental)
(bridge)
(chorus)


Monday, August 31, 2015

We All Are One



© 2015 Mark Cote

as the mist is drying what is it I am seeing
could it be a vision of who I become
like the sun that's rising I keep on believing
when we stop the dream our life here is done

little boy whose dancing on the ceiling
may the life you grow into never bring you down
like the onion the world will keep on peeling
but no matter where it looks you just can't be found

(Bridge) with all I've lost there's something I have gained
                  the part of me I hold on to still remains
                  they kiss my soul and I learned how to grow
                  if you don't understand you may never know

(chorus) I think I know who I've become
                  yes, I think I know who I become
                  I, me and you, we all are one
                  I think I know who we become
                  yes, I think I know who we become
                  I, me and you, we all are one

when I was a child I wondered where I was growing
and now I'm older I long for days gone by
though the winds they will keep on blowing
they'll never touch the me that's still inside

When I was a child I had an accident
the colors I saw all vanished from one eye
It made me cherish what colors realy meant
and build that rainbow we'll be part of when we die

(Bridge)
(chorus)


Monday, August 24, 2015

Superficial World



© 2013 Mark Cote

Da Vinci washing down the forgotten walls
as paint runs away
Shakespeare sweeping the dusty halls
or reality's play

On Van Gogh's starry night
Poe's raven has taken flight
a Dylan somber tune

(chorus) Thoughtful wisdom empty sound
                      parchment paper on the ground
                      being so deep and so profound
                      doesn't mean much
                      in a superficial world

(instrumental)

What will it be when vision is gone
they just see today
or when the artist loses his dream
on a sunny day

when the colors of life cannot be seen
the raven smiles you know what I mean
as he cries never more

(chorus)


Monday, August 17, 2015

Pull Your Pants Up



© 2015 Mark Cote

see them walking down the street
see them even where I eat
see them in stores I shop
you know this stuff just has to stop
you don't look cool
you won't impress
it only shows
you don't know how to dress

(chorus) Pull your pants up
                  you look a fool
                  pull your pants up
                  what's wrong with you
                  pull your pants up
                  you're not a thug
                  pull your pants up
                  give your pants a tug
                  pull your pants up
                  and buy a belt
                  pull your pants up
                  or go someplace else

I'd like to see how they run
OK maybe just for fun
If they only knew where this started
they might stop
might buy a belt
and pretend that's not how they felt
until then lets have a laugh
an inner joke on their behalf

(chorus)
(instrumental)
(chorus)


Monday, August 10, 2015

Maybe This Country's Not For You



© 2015 Mark Cote

The ones who died
to build this land
the good the bad
go hand in hand

it's who we are
our history
as the stars and stripes
wave in the breeze

we built strength on
diversity
we overcame
adversity
seemed there was nothing we couldn't do
as we reached out to the moon

(chorus) open-handed you're offended by me
                  by everything that makes me me
                  still you want us to give to you
                  but without respect
                  maybe this country
                  maybe this country
                  maybe this country's not for you

if you come here
you accept what we're about
if you do not
you can let yourself out

never bite the hand that feeds
for it shows who you are
not who is me

(chorus)
(instrumental)

no one is better
not you not I
when we work together
let the eagle fly



Monday, August 3, 2015

What Does It Leave



© 2015 Mark Cote

Though she touches me
in ways she does not know
and in her world
she has to let it go
I wish her well

she's found someone
who makes her grey days smile
with so much class
and pressed suit style
I wish her well

but what could I offer someone like you
what could I offer that he couldn't do

(chorus) shooting at stars
                  living in dreams
                  when watercolor days rinse away
                  what does it mean
                  what does it leave
                  staring at my heart
                  living unseen
                  as the angel flew into the night
                  what does it mean
                  what does it leave
                  what does it leave

through the love of her
I've learned to grow
and like the winds
in summer that blow
we turn the page

My only hope is
the best I have learned from you
is something you'll hold from me
and as chapters whisk away
I remember the words you say
we turn the page


Monday, July 27, 2015

Comfortable Shoes



© 2015 Mark Cote

I walk a lot
I hike and play
I've got big feet
what can I say

it may sound funny
but it hurts a lot
with each step I take
in these shoes I got
and these sores are making me sore
I need some comfortable shoes

(chorus) comfortable shoes
                  ones that won't make me
                  sing the blues
                  comfortable shoes
                  ones that make me feel like
                  I'm with you
                  comfortable shoes
                  and you will see me walk to your door
                  in my comfortable shoes

I see them all
brands big and small
but they don't fit
don't fit at all

the inner soles
that just don't last
feel so good
then worn so fast
and these sores are making me sore
I need some comfortable shoes

(chorus)
(instrumental)
(chorus)




Monday, July 20, 2015

A Penny For Your Thoughts



© 2015 Mark Cote

(chorus) a penny for your thoughts
                  a nickel for your time
                  a dime for all the times
                  you gave it all you got
                  just want to make you feel alright
                  a penny for your thoughts

I can feel you running in silence
down those dead-end roads
though hope is dissolving
persistence tells you to go

words going unspoken
to me they sound so clear
crying out is unseen
encased in a tear

(chorus) a penny for your thoughts
                  a nickel for your time
                  a dime for all the times
                  you gave it all you got
                  just want to make you feel alright
                  a penny for your thoughts

hiding behind a summer smile
and model perfect hair
memories cut jagged
through a heart they can tear

but if you find trust in me
maybe I can help you heal
may the bad dreams you see
not turn out to be real

(chorus)



Monday, July 13, 2015

Selfie



© 2015 Mark Cote

how do I look
how is my hair
is the lighting right
or should I even care
when photoshop can make it real
no one knows how you feel

imagine who I am
when the shutter snaps
maybe famous
in a dream perhaps
when photoshop can make it real
no one knows how you feel

(chorus) Selfie
                  is it all just vanity
                  should we question your sanity
                  so many ways to say look at me
                  with just a change of scenery
                  selfie

(bridge) the colors that paint your fantasy
                  are all we will know
                  all you believe
                  in this world you perceive
                  that smile is all you need

reaching up and out
to take the shot
show the world
just what you've got
when photoshop can make it real
no one knows how you feel

(chorus)


Monday, July 6, 2015

All I Want To Be




© 2015 Mark Cote

Where we live
where we die
my as those days fly by
many lives so tied down
obligations all around
but God gave me wings
for my new life to begin

(chorus) like Icarus flying into the sun
                  and we two are one
                  with you here with me
                  I never feel the heat
                  and all I want to be
                  is happy
                  all I want to be
                  is happy

lift me up
let me soar
and look back never more
I'd rather kiss paradise
and hear her sweet sighs
if only just for a day
than go on in greyer haze

(chorus) like Icarus flying into the sun
          and we two are one
          with you here with me
          I never feel the heat
          and all I want to be
          is happy
          all I want to be
          is happy
          a butterfly that opens up it's eyes
          after years it tried
          maybe it all won't last
          maybe days will fly past
          but all I want to be
            is happy
          and all I wnat to be is happy

(instrumental)

waiting there
across the miles
in tomorrow she smiles
to welcome me home
to where my dreams have roamed

                  like Icarus flying into the sun
          and we two are one
          with you here with me
          I never feel the heat
          and all I want to be
          is happy
          all I want to be
                 is happy
          a butterfly that opens up it's eyes
          after years it tried
          maybe it all won't last
          maybe days will fly past
          but all I want to be
            is happy
          and all I wnat to be is happy


Monday, June 29, 2015

Seattle Girl



© 2014 Mark Cote

Stunning little
cunning little
Seattle girl

clingy little
stingy little
Seattle girl

furniture but not to use
my caring heart do not abuse

teasy little
sneaky little
Seattle girl

spiteful little
bite me little
Seattle girl

saw the side of you I didn't want to see
made me feel how I didn't want to feel
not the life you're used to
Seattle girl

(bridge) but oh, you can be so nice
                 oh, so very nice
                 when you want it to be right
                 but when asked of you
                 you compete and fight

ungrateful little
hateful little
Seattle girl

witchy little
bitchy little
Seattle girl

ever since you've gone I breathe again
by the break of dawn the darkness ends
not the life you're used to
Seattle girl


Monday, June 22, 2015

Where Are You Tomorrow



© 2015 Mark Cote

Pennies I've found but never spent
I knew the route but never went
what is it about me
maybe just my geography

no roots in this hardened ground
no connections I have found
can I find that inner strength
to build a life where I've never been

(chorus) Where are you tomorrow
                  why won't you show me the way
                  when I have next week to borrow
                  you turn into today
                  where are you tomorrow
                  when yesterday brings me sorrow
                  I'll follow the sun

what will I find when I get there
will it welcome me or will I just stare
either way I will adjust
either way I know I must

to travel these many winding roads
to follow the warmth to where it goes
sand castle dream may you not wash away
wandering heart may you never stray.

(chorus)


Monday, June 15, 2015

Spark Of California



© 2015 Mark Cote

through my shadows how could you see
what was left inside of me
when a voice gets drowned out
by those who mumble no one shouts

the light and fun of an inner child
flies like a bird into the wild
to a place I want to be
to a face I want to see

(chorus) spark of California
                    I see in your eyes
                    spark of California
                    on the other side
                    spark of California
                    so far away
                    spark of California
                    you're my sunny day

blind man coming to the light
what I couldn't feel I knew was right
what I couldn't say you sing the song
when I couldn't walk you dance along

within my silence I cried out
and opened my heart you flew out
small steps a lonely man
guide me I know I can

(chorus)


Monday, June 8, 2015

Mister Greed



© 2015 Mark Cote

who am I
they call me mister greed
and over time
you'll fall in love with me
when what you have
what you have
is not enough
come and drink from my silver cup

they call me mister greed

and even though
even though I own it all
you'll try to run but only crawl
Jupiter she smiles at you
get too close and she'll pull you through

Yeah they call me mister greed

(instrumental)

don't you know
it's really all a game
I own the board, the pieces
but play it just the same

and the taste
and the taste
is so honey sweet
the lion seems so tame

yeah they call me
yeah tehy call me mister greed


Monday, June 1, 2015

The Man Without A Name



© 2013 Mark Cote

Paint by number
boys and girls
you do exactly as you're told
if it blinks if it swirls
blindly buy whatever's sold

I can see it's all part of the game
I can see a man without a name

silly donkey
kicks and stomps
elephants slowly romp
money man in the night
another roll of the dice

I can see it's all a part of the game
I can see a man without a name

(instrumental)

feeding piggies
all the sweets
clear the children in the streets
muddy paws wave hello
to a world that never knows

I can see it's all a part of the game
I can see a man without a name


Monday, May 25, 2015

Come To You Come To Me



© 2015 Mark Cote

firefly I let out of the jar
can you see my balloons from Mars
and do know how far you are
do you know how far you are
from me

When a whistle can't be heard
Nor the singing of a bird
do you know it's getting hard
do you know it's getting hard
for me
for me to be me

(chorus) And when the sun opens up
                  opens up her weary eye
                  I want to learn how to fly
                  fly away up in the sky
                  come to you come to me
                  when I am blind help me see
                  come to you come to me

little boy dreams aren't what they are
when shattered by shooting stars
and do know how far you are
do you know how far you are
from me

the sun never sets when you grow up
and you drink more than a cup
do you know it's getting hard
do you know it's getting hard
for me
for me to be me

(chorus)
(instrumental)

river falls in milky ways
the laughter is just a haze
do you know how far you are

when you feel you spinning round
nothing seems to make a sound
do you know it's getting hard
for me
for me to be me



Monday, May 18, 2015

Love Is A Mystery



© 2012 Mark Cote

Hey little girl with the love me blue eyes
hey little world with the watercolor skies
so many colors so many shades of you
now I've learned a whole new shade of blue

(chorus) hey diddle diddle
                  love is a riddle
                  hey diddle diddle
                  love is a riddle
                  hey diddle diddle
                  love is a riddle
                  and it's a mystery

sometimes I don't know wrong from right
but boy oh boy have I seen the light
when Cupid's arrow is crooked and bent
you never know where you'll be sent.

(chorus)
(instrumental)

Follow you heart or follow your mind
you never know what love will find
is it hiding up around the bend
you just never know where or when

(chorus)


Monday, May 11, 2015

Vacation Eyes



© 2015 Mark Cote

sticky city heat
like the tar under my feet
melting the clothes
off of those
on the beach

warm summer rain
like tears of memory stains
bring me back
to what I lack
here again

(chorus) Vacation eyes
                  take me back to yesterday
                  am I unwise
                  to want what used to be
                  vacation eyes
                  such a sweet sweet surprise
                  if only in my mind
                  oh... vacation eyes

dandelion seed
drifting away in the breeze
tumbling down
how I met you
how you met me

do we ever know
will they stay or will they go
weather unsure
under a cloud
sounds so load

(chorus)
(instrumental)

as I look out on the tide
wish you were here right by my side
somewhere in time
is where I will find
 vacation eyes

(chorus)


Monday, May 4, 2015

Like A Shooting Star



© 2015 Mark Cote

She walks on water in the storm
she's an angel
when it's cold she is the warmth
when the wind blows

she's the song within a word
and her love is always heard
it's like music

(chorus) shine on shine on
                  like a shooting star
                  like a shooting star
                  streaking through the night
                  like a shooting star
                  glowing in my heart so bright
                  shine on shine on
                  like a shooting star

she'll touch my heart
but not even know
like a willow
running deep into my soul
her roots grow

she's the wind a dreamer's sail
through it all she will prevail
it's like magic

(chorus)
 (instrumental)

when the angels take me home
I'll know I was not alone
she was with me

(chorus)


Monday, April 27, 2015

The You With A View


© 2015 Mark Cote

I know the splendid wonder when two worlds collide
I get that same feeling when you're by my side
but you've shown me colors
I have not seen
and as you get to know me you'll know what I mean
I love everything that you do
I love the you with a view

you've got a special something with the way you walk
you've got my heart a thumping with the way you talk
and something washes over
like a wave
and like a smitten kitten is how I behave
I love everything that you do
I love the you with a view

(bridge) we simply seem to flow
                  seamlessly day to day
                  and I would never want us to be
                  any other way

When we, walk together Mother Nature stares
spraying endless love 'round us everywhere
sweet as the honey
the birds and the bees
almost makes me want to get down on one knee
I love everything that you do
I love the you with a view

(instrumental)

(bridge) we simply seem to flow
                  seamlessly day to day
                  and I would never want us to be
                  any other way

When we, walk together Mother Nature stares
spraying endless love 'round us everywhere
sweet as the honey
the birds and the bees
almost makes me want to get down on one knee
I love everything that you do
I love the you with a view



Monday, April 20, 2015

I'm All To Her, She's All To me



© 2015 Mark Cote

See that girl she's a work of art
see that girl she holds my heart
she paints the sky a sunny day
so much love so many ways

hear the whisper of a butterfly sing
gentle breeze of an angel's wing
she lifts me up when I'm feeling down
can turn a frown upside down

(chorus) and when she's scared she can lean on me
                  and when she cries I'm her eyes to see
                  I'm all to her
                  she's all to me

see the sparkle
the glow in her eyes
when I see it it's no surprise
she's surreal like the heavens above
she a dream
the girl I love

(chorus)

May I be her someone to hold
may I stay with her til we grow old
May I hold her hand as we walk through the gate
may she be my forever date


Monday, April 13, 2015

Hell Ain't Even Half Full



© 2015 Mark Cote

So you think that you are better
so much better than the rest
and you have to try to show it
have to get it off your chest

and while there may be others
others just like you
one thing that I can tell you
one thing that I know's true
Hell ain't even half full

(chorus) tear it up, tear it up
                  and let them down
                  driving like the devil
                  raging like a bull
                  hell ain't even
                  hell ain't even
                  hell ain't even half full

if she is not the right one
the right girl for you
better to just walk away
than to treat her like you do

'cause when the wheels of fate start turning
they're gonna come your way
I'll be sitting here just watching
there's nothing left to say

(chorus)
(instrumental)

By the time that you may understand
and it starts to just make sense
the flames of fate start licking you
and the heat is too intense

(chorus)


Monday, April 6, 2015

Stinky The Stink Bug




© 2015 Mark Cote

sitting on a window sill
Lucy the ladybug says to stinky
do you ever wonder
just what they are thinking
do you fly around when no one's looking

Carl the cricket sits and plays
melodic stink bug serenade
dancing into the light
crawling for cover in the night
stinky the stink bug
trying to stay out of sight

(chorus) stinky the stink bug
                  doing what it is that stink bugs do
                  stinky the stink bug
                  let him be or he'll stink on you

cranky human doesn't know
stink bug defense he never shows
reaching out too fast
now the stink that is bound to last
stinky's got revenge
that happens so fast

(chorus)


Monday, March 30, 2015

His December



© 2013 Mark Cote

She was his December
she faded from his life
no longer his girl
could never be his wife

a cold he'll remember
not like sweet falling snow
now walking alone
no season where to go

(chorus) oh... oh, oh oh he surrenders
                  oh... oh, oh oh his December
                  in the 12th of the night
                  he gave up the fight
                  oh... oh, oh oh his December

let the winter winds blow
empty heart won't make a sound
a love that is lost
words cannot be found

his year now is over
turn the worn yellowed page
her ink now has dried
and so now have his days

(chorus)


Monday, March 23, 2015

I Can't Run That Fast



© 2015 Mark Cote

Make me run when I only crawl
you push me forward I trip and fall
when I advance I hit a wall
where will I be after it all

dizzy thoughts go round and round
for I live without a sound
in my ear the buzz astounds
what I seek here cannot be found

(chorus) I can't run
                  I can't run that fast
                  reeling and confused as you fly past
                  I can't run
                  I can't run that fast
                  will you wait for me is what I ask
                  I can't run
                  I can't run that fast

so many words it's hard to read
in a blur of lines and themes I see
I need to get myself up to speed
I know you see all I could be

(chorus)

while I walk on shifting sand
Like peeking at wonderland
so many things to understand
life never works quite like we planned

(chorus)


Monday, March 16, 2015

What You Do To Me



© 2013 Mark Cote

You have shown me
what's hidden inside my heart
I was fooling myself
put my heart on the shelf
'til you came along

I remember
the feeling you stir in me
though it's been a long time
you still seem to find
my love like a song

(chorus) Looking in your eyes
                  now I realize
                  this is where I wanna be
                  flowing in your heart
                  I will never depart
                  our love is the sea
                  I could explain
                  in a million ways
                  what you do to me
                  girl, what you do to me

worlds are different
but our love is still the same
stepped out of my shell
 and you did as well
share tomorrows with me

(chorus)


Monday, March 9, 2015

Auto Pilot



© 2013 Mark Cote

my words never hear my mind
my dreams all seem blind
you've got my heart spinnin' 'round
or is it something in the wine

my world flips upside down
when you come around
living now with a one track mind
for the love that I have found

(bridge) do you feel it too
                  do you have a clue
                  what I'm going through

(chorus) drive me auto pilot
                  you're leading me on
                  wonder which way we will go
                  drive me auto pilot
                  I am already gone
                  now it's beginning to show

little kid down inside
no longer can hide
you've turned me inside out
I walk on air in your stride

when you winked at me
I could feel the heat
ice cream heart melted away
never found a girl so silly and sweet

(chorus)
(bridge)
(chorus)



Monday, March 2, 2015

I Finally Found You




© 2015 Mark Cote

The words that grew right off of a page
an actor that stepped off of a stage
my walls come tumbling down
finally found you

rose petal I placed out on the sea
a gift to you a gift from me
sea of love will hold us afloat
finally found you

(chorus) I think I finally found you
                  from out of my dreams
                  and out of the blue
                  finally found you
                  and the funny thing is
                  you feel it too
                  finally found you

we'll weather the storms
we'll weather the days
eyes now clearing out of a haze
what you've found in me, I've found in you
finally found you

(chorus)


Monday, February 23, 2015

Thankful For The Pain



© 2013 Mark Cote

What I never knew when I had fallen down
is where it would lead 'til you came around
through the chaos we can't see our way
but on the other side is our sunny day

(chorus) I'm thankful for the pain that taught me how to heal
                  thankful for the tears that taught me how to feel
                  thankful for everything I've been through
                  for if I didn't go through it
                  I'd never met you

grey cloud days when things went bad
remember days that yesterdays had
like the rain that washes the ground
flowers bloom without a sound

yeah, I'm thankful

(chorus)

Life leads us to where we belong
even when it's right even when it's wrong
follow the light through it all
it will protect you and never let you fall

(chorus)


Monday, February 16, 2015

The Man Without A Dream



© 2015 Mark Cote

Hey sun
will you work across the sky
and then you call it night
hey sun

chasing down the moon
years go by so soon
hey moon

are you dreaming of the day
have you lost your way
hey moon

days you let it all fly past
don't let them be your last
hey moon

(chorus) going in the dusk
                  coming into the dawn
                  don't you grab it before it's all gone
                  we may not know just what it means
                  the man without a dream

hey stars
so distant in the night
though you shine the same light
hey stars

millions of you and me
dreaming in vaster seas
hey me

I may not know just where to go
but my heart will tell me so
hey me

(chorus)

Hey you
may my you hold your inner light
may it keep on burning bright
hey you

smiles may come and go
but let the spark inside you grow
Hey you

(chorus)


Monday, February 9, 2015

As Long As I Have You



© 2013 Mark Cote

Foggy morning
uncertain tomorrow
windy words
forgotten tomorrow
but it doesn't matter
as long as I have you

crossroad turns
choices we borrow
storybook girl
those dreams we follow
but it doesn't matter
as long as I have you

(chorus) Since I have you
                  as long as I have you
                  there's nothing wrong
                  nothing we can't make it through
                  love turns grey to blue
                  when you have me
                  and I have you

Sunburned hues
of heartless skies
are no longer alone
after goodbyes
the world could shatter
as long as I have have you

(chorus)


Monday, February 2, 2015

How It Should Be



© 2013 Mark Cote

thinking about
the world that we live
how what they take's
not what they give

Why
so few that are rich
like the scratch you can't itch

why
is there so much hate
and then love is too late

thinking
about our world
and how it should be

(instrumental)

costumed smiles
who live in a box
will never get you to where you are not

some
times they are friends
without love it is pretend

thoughts
told to believe
is all the world that they perceive

if
your eyes are open like me
take a step back and we'll see

thinking
about our world
and how it should be



Monday, January 26, 2015

Fly On The Wall



© 2014 Mark Cote

when Elvis said to Priscilla
his first "I Love you"
when john first talked to Paul
before love me do

when Jimi first strummed
a purple haze
on the wall I'm left in a daze

(chorus) on the wall
                  on the wall
                  fly on the wall
                  what it would be to be a fly on the wall
                  to see or hear sparks as they fall
                  to feel that moment when it's begun
                  to see the web as it's being spun
                  what it would be to be a fly on the wall

when Brian first penned
his Pet Sound
and his inward dreams
turned around

Dylan's words
in colored ink
would make a
generation think

Morrison's poetic somber
upon the wall I sit and ponder

(chorus)



Monday, January 19, 2015

Pop Rocks And A Bottle Of Wine



© 2015 Mark Cote

She's got the smile of a child
a soul so wild
when I'm with her I just hang on
roller coaster ride all around the world

she's the hook in a song
and hearts sing along
dancing to a tune that's all her own
as the jukebox plays we're tappin' our toes

(chorus) Just like pop rocks and a bottle of wine
                  something silly and something fine
                  she can mix it and make it glow
                  something special I already know
                  I don't know how but she does it for me
                  I'm in love with her she's in love with me
                  like pop rocks and a bottle of wine

through the grey on a day
she's on her way
painting in hues of yet to be's
dreamer sees colors we cannot see

she's a twist of lime
a spicy drink
when life is dull she tastes unique
but she's smooth going down like a glass of chablis

(chorus)
(instrumental)
(chorus)


Monday, January 12, 2015

Working In A Retail Wonderland



© 2015 Mark Cote

children scream
stores are filling
I must go
but I'm not willing
I know I can't run
I just go numb
working in a retail wonderland

In the aisles it is frightening
see the moms they are fighting
it happens each night
though it's not right
working in a retail wonderland

in the checkouts it is never ending
shopper tension each and every lane
clerk will ask "did you find what you wanted?"
I'm looking for the exit all the time

later on when no one's looking
someone slips lost their footing
things spilled on the floor
it's hard to ignore
working in a retail wonderland

in the checkouts it is never ending
shopper tension each and every lane
try to hold your tongue as they are buying
if I make it to the car and I'm still sane

stock the shelves in the madness
thoughts of home in this sadness
have to pay bills
or nobody will
working in a retail wonderland

working in a retail wonderland
working in a retail wonderland


Monday, January 5, 2015

Get The Funk Into My Life



© 2015 Mark Cote

(chorus) Get
                  the funk
                  into my life (guitar riff)
                  Get
                  the funk
                  into my life (guitar riff)
                  Get
                  the funk
                  into my life (guitar riff)

across the dance floor
glowing brightly
the way you gyrate
great gosh all mighty

got my heart a reeling
with the thoughts I'm feeling
girl you set me higher
now my heart is beating
you've got a way
you make me say..

(chorus)

you've got that rhythm
you've got that body
dancing like a fire
so wild and naughty

got my mind pretending
for a happy ending
when you get the beat
girl it's never ending
you've got a way
you make me say..

(chorus)
(instrumental)

(bridge) and when you sway
                  it's a magical day
                  and when you groove
                  I can barely move
                  C'mon bring it to me
                  baby dance with me
(chorus)