Sunday, July 23, 2017

Spirits Of Alternate Selves

© 2013 Mark Cote

Are we just spirits
are we just spirits
of alternate selves

Are we just spirits
are we just spirits
of alternate selves

Two young hearts looking out at forever
sweetly tasting the lover's wine
running forward with no mirrors
never knew the world they'd find

you took the highway I took the back road
leaving the past far behind

and I don't know
I don't know
why I feel like this
maybe you're
baby you're
hard to dismiss

(chorus) Are we just spirits
                  are we just spirits
                  of alternate selves
                  reeling and careening
                  remember how we felt
                  but now we're just spirits
                  spirits of alternate selves

Two lonely hearts across the ocean
years past the ships we sailed
I'll hold onto your memory
In every breathe I inhale

days go by
nights roll by
I wonder why
you're the one
who brings out
the stars in my eyes


Sunday, July 16, 2017

She's Sure A Keeper

© 2017 Mark Cote

I never was one to settle down
I got my kicks from town to town
thought true love could not be found
until the day you came around

my whole world was winds of change
when it settled down I'd rearrange
but like sunlight wakes the night
you showed to me that it ain't right

(chorus) I'm no longer a leaf peeper
                  man oh man she's sure a keeper
                  every way I look I'm a believer
                  and man oh man she's sure a keeper

truck bed cuties don't stay around
when you're down and out they can't be found
while any girl will hold your beer
the one you love will hold your tears


Sunday, July 9, 2017

A New Beginning You

© 2017 Mark Cote

nervous steps through singing pines
what lies ahead what's left behind
to learn the song and carry a tune
but not too slow and not too soon

daydream days are they left behind
or still ahead for me to find
can't see tomorrow "til I bathe in today
the words I read are hard to say

(chorus) and so.... it's shiny and new
                  the snow... has melted to dew
                  and so... it's shiny and new
                  I found... a new beginning you

when ivory eyes can see the night
distance follows by morning light
cascading days to weekend pools
follow the sun is what you do


(bridge) I may never know
                 where this feeling will go
                  life may just pretend
                  that feelings don't end


Monday, July 3, 2017

Derailable Train

© 2014 Mark Cote

(chorus) Sailing out
                  on a derailable train
                  nobody knows
                  where we will go
                  sailing out
                  into the unknown
                  sit right back
                  and enjoy the show
                  sailing out
                  sailing out

look at all the people
smiles on their face
without a trace
of the ride just ahead
nothing was said

it's a beautiful view
sky so blue
painted for you
with words of a mask
don't question don't ask


and when it all ends
who was your friend
only pretend
did you see the signs
will you get out in time