Monday, April 24, 2017

Retail Therapy

© 2017 Mark Cote

alarm barking at you
another week to muddle through
napping on the train again
be awake before the end

she's got the work day blues
she wants to buy new shoes
but she's got bills to pay
so it's another day

(chorus) retail therapy
                     it'll do you good
                     retail therapy
                     you know you should
                     retail therapy
                    you're going uptown
                     retail therapy
                    is going down

office talk in the air
but her mind stops and stares
watching the face tic toc
waiting for shop-o'clock


(bridge) it's a credit card war
                    going store to store
                    nobody but her
                    know just what for


for a while she doesn't care
for a while she'll smell the air
her escape from all the stress
doesn't worry about all the rest


Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Raven In The Snow

© 2017 Mark Cote

the me that's me
 is the you you do not choose
unable to connect
someone stacked the deck

if one felt so out of place
took the mask off their face
only then would they feel the cold
of a raven in the snow

(chorus) the one who knows
                  the raven and the writing desk
                  will be the one
                  to know me best
                  maybe a world of Edgar Allen Poe
                  maybe a raven in the snow

singing circles of pretty words
to the tune of dancing girls
you never really learn to feel
you never learn what's really real


riddles of lies turned inside out
where whispering willows learn to shout
in this dream you learn to fly
or in your screams you'll slowly die


Monday, April 10, 2017

Pink Fuzzy Ball

© 2017 Mark Cote

pink fuzzy ball playing in the street
who you will meet
bouncing bouncing in the sun
living life and having fun

pink fuzzy ball out in the rain
drops roll off you
again and again
just a fuzzy life you see
not meaning much to you or me

(chorus) fuzzy logic fuzzy minds
                  loving life so sublime
                  worries are hard to find
                  and your life is hard to define
                  pink fuzzy ball it's all by design

pink fuzzy ball sliding in the snow
rolling rolling as you go
getting bigger day by day
pretty soon you won't roll away


Monday, April 3, 2017


© 2017 Mark Cote

donut glazed eyes looking at me
say it's everyone's responsibility
nobody acknowledges what that means
oh yeah, complacency

supposed to do this
not supposed to do that
do you really know where it's at?
just some more complacency

(chorus) oh ho ho apathy
                  don't sit your lazy self down on me
                  oh ho ho apathy
                  I won't get drunk on what you drink
                  can't get out of your own way
                  that's all I can say
                  oh ho ho apathy

you think you know me
but I'm more than you see
my colors are more than shades of green
a bit more dignity

(bridge) you'll never change
                  'cause you can't see
                  when you're looking at you
                  you are looking at me
                  but only through apathy