Monday, March 28, 2016

Monochrome People

© 2016 Mark Cote

In a world that just obsess
on the short mundane
I try to do my best
not to simply go insane

scripted speech without a heart
vanish in the mist
without the depth
and for me
they do not exist

(chorus) Monochrome people
                  can't see the colors of the world
                  monotone people
                  can't hear the passion in a word
                  when a gentle touch is what you seek
                  monochrome people can not be found

plastic trees that now grow
from the seeds that we sow
hollow branch cannot hold
a heavy heart or so I'm told


in a forest of metal worlds
that don't absorb the sun
running someone else's race
a race that can't be won


inverted views
I can't relate
while they obsess
I meditate
what saddens me
they cannot see
or is it just
their destiny


Monday, March 21, 2016

Forgotten Hero

© 2016 Mark Cote

He saved the world before you were born
touched the souls of so many more
but the times have changed it's not the same
what's wrong is right It's such a shame

plastic Gods and virtual worlds
behind a whisper it's never heard
what brings us close keeps us apart
do we really know where we are?

(chorus) He's just a forgotten hero
                  forgotten hero
                  what you see isn't how it should be
                  He's just a forgotten hero
                  forgotten hero

boil a frog a bit at a time
he'll never know everything's not fine
and so too are we
in our blind simplicity


we need to open our eyes and see again
find our way or is this the end


Monday, March 14, 2016

Out Of The Blue

© 2016 Mark Cote

when the day is cold and frightening
I think of you and it's so enticing
the work I do won't excite me
as holding you on those summer nights

and baby it's true
it's just the things that you do
life may throw everything in the way
but think of you and it's a summer day

(chorus) Out of the blue
                  how did I know it was you
                  turned my head when you looked at me
                  like a lightning bolt shooting through
                  you hit me
                  out of the blue

I was 'bout to swim where no one finds me
you cast right out and pulled me in
what I want or what I needed
either way its' you

and baby it's true
it's just the things that you do
life may throw everything in the way
but think of you and it's a summer day


Monday, March 7, 2016

A Better Me

© 2016 Mark Cote

strangers always ask me
how I feel
do they realize
the words aren't me
people high on disillusion
can never tell right from wrong
people lost in their confusion
dreams that won't last for long

people coldly passing
on the street
only reaching out
on a screen
in all this infatuation
just so they are blind
I found the realization
only few will find

they will never see
so just let
them be

(chorus) molding
                  so many colors like the sea
                  letting it take over me
                  a better me....

bloody mud is melting
off my feet
as the world grows bigger
 than I see
it was just a mis-perception
looking through others eyes
now just a recollection
years like that can make you blind

if they will never see
then just let
them be