Monday, July 25, 2016

When You Thought You Were Safe

© 2016 Mark Cote

paisley boy
plantation fields
felt something wasn't real
so he made it real

purple dream
transistor trees
heard music but it didn't feel
so he made it feel

(chorus) when you thought
                  you were safe
                  the doves would cry
                  when you thought you were safe
                  the riddles untied
                  when you thought
                  you were safe
                 when you thought
                  you were safe

open eyes
poisoned skies
truth in what you speak
what do you seek

velvet world
sugared words
but is it really all that sweet
if they refuse to see


open eyes
yesterday's gone
now it's after eight
just a blinding fate

colors fade
notes un-played
the muse has taken flight
turn down the sun light


Monday, July 18, 2016

Try To Pick My Brain

© 2016 Mark Cote

Play music you think I like
sing along and hope I'll bite
you really don't know me at all
shaking the tree hoping I'll fall

sideways talk try to rile me up
hoping maybe I'll spill my cup
but what I drink is much more sweet
than the sour soul you drink and eat

(chorus) Good ole boy try to pick my brain
                  good ole boy are you insane
                  not gonna get fooled again
                  not gonna just make me bend
                  you're never going to derail this train
                  good ole boy try to pick my brain

with fake compassion you'll never know
the paths I've walked or where I go
so out of touch you are so far
like on the moon when I am the stars

why should I even trust in you
when all you want is what's best for you


Monday, July 11, 2016

Say It Like You Mean It

© 2016 Mark Cote

I know I tick you off
but sometimes I never know
If I should stay or if I should just go
so tell me you want me out of your life
and say it like you mean it

is the hunger that you feel
something real something true
the road ahead is forked
with or without you
convince me the path with you is sunny days
and say it like you mean it

(chorus) tell me what you see
                    when you're looking now at me
                    tell me do you feel it
                    tell me do you feel it
                    and say it like you mean it
                    say it like you mean it

kisses in the dark
walking in the park
seeing your eyes lit up by the moon
if you tell me you love me
I know it's not too soon
just say it like you mean it


Monday, July 4, 2016

Behind The Mask

© 2016 Mark Cote

the antiseptic eaves
the cathedral on Mars
willow strings
can't hide the scars

neon styles
and plastic smiles
the paper dolls
can't hide the bars

(bridge) holiday highs
                  and letting go lows
                  sometimes you never know
                  you never know

(chorus) behind the veil
                   behind the mask
                   what you don't know
                   you never ask
                   what demons or tears hide
                   behind the mask

sky-fall flies
to embered skies
the honeymoon
not quite that sweet