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Sunday, December 9, 2018

You're The Reason



© 2018 Mark Cote

You're the reason I live at night
the morning sun is now too bright
you're the reason my words aren't right
twisted perspectives is what I write
you're the reason
you are the reason

you're the reason I don't extend
to all the passing pretend friends
now seeing behind the masks
where friendliness no longer lasts

voice has been my conscience
but the voice now goes unheard
now I know the sound of it
now I know what it's worth
you're the reason
you are the reason

you're the reason I live in doubt
choices I never thought about
a feeling I never had before
a feeling I don't want anymore

music has become my friend
the only that seems to mend
harmony will resonate
a melody in the end
you're the reason
you are the reason

voice has been my conscience
but the voice now goes unheard
now I know the sound of it
now I know it's worth
you're the reason
you are the reason


Sunday, December 2, 2018

Paradise Lost


© 2018 Mark Cote

summer palms smiling down on me
playful waves are kissing my feet
in this dream that leaps from a page
the glitz and glamour is all the rage

the danger has always been there
hidden in the diamonds shiny glare

(chorus) embers and ashes such a loss
                  when paradise found
                  now paradise lost
                  we never knew what it would cost
                  when paradise found
                  now paradise lost

in the shadow of yesterday
plant the seeds of a brighter day
water them with the mournful tears
together with love tomorrow appears

charcoal and smoke are all that remain
of cashmere, marble, fame and champagne

(chorus)


Sunday, November 25, 2018

Not The World We Used To Know


© 2018 Mark Cote

ambrosia man with star spangled eyes
sweeps feathers beneath tongue tangled lies
mountain men looking down
see their dreams crumble to the ground
but oh... he's got something to say
as he's pushing away

(chorus) it's not the world we used to know
                     it's not the love we used to show
                     it's spiraling down don't you know
                     it's not the world we used to know

bear hugs and grins do you think it's so wise
when in time they realize
that shadows will soon show a face
a nation looks down in utter disgrace
but oh... he's got something to say
as he's pushing away

(chorus)
(instrumental)

but oh... he's got something to say
as he's pushing away

(chorus)


Sunday, November 18, 2018

Are You OK



© 2018 Mark Cote

(chorus) Are you OK
                     are you alright
                     what is it that stirs you in the night
                     are OK
                     are you alright

painted smiles and happy words
cries from a heart go unheard
are you trapped from baited love
hope for guidance from up above
Are you OK
are you alright

you have always found a way
to find the sun on a rainy day
known the right words to say
to a heart weathered and grey

(chorus)

life heals as scars remain
as days roll on seem the same
the sky cried when you are blue
the moon listens for somber clues
Are you OK
are you alright

doesn't have to be like this
a truer heart is what they miss
were they really worthy of you
if so they wouldn't put you through

you have always found a way
to find the sun on a rainy day
known the right words to say
to a heart weathered and grey

(chorus)



Sunday, November 11, 2018

Where Do We Go From Here


© 2013 Mark Cote

where do we go from here
when familiar colors are no longer near
when we think we've gone as far as we can go
where do we go

where will this path now lead
you've given all of you
I've given all of me
when the clouds cry for they do not know
where do we go

(chorus) if I could rewind time
                  to before we ever met
                  if I had never seen
                  maybe I could forget
                  but we've taken this so far
                  where do we go

I only seem to find the wrong side of you
when I try for the right
I'm only finding the wrong side of me
can't continue the fight
where do we go

(chorus)


Sunday, November 4, 2018

I Look Better On The Phone


© 2013 Mark Cote

messages unclear
to hearts insincere
maybe in their eyes I play the fool

mysteries are growing
don't know where I am going
only in your eyes I see it through

(bridge) what, is real now
                  but, the way I feel it now
                  and the dream that is here in my heart

(chorus) I probably look better on the phone
                  in words of love when you're all alone
                  in the stars that shine up above
                  am I the one you are thinking of
                  I'm just a dream within the day
                  just a dream
                  just a dream just a dream

colorful in word
if it goes unheard
the story ripples on when the ship has gone

mystical vacation
of thoughts or inspiration
down future's road I travel on

(bridge)
(chorus)


Sunday, October 28, 2018

That Girl From Queens



© 2018 Mark Cote

(chorus) Never met a girl
                     beat all you've ever seen
                     like that girl
                     that girl
                     that girl from Queens

uptown
downtown
knows what to say
never lets the thunder
get in her way

hailing a cab
or healing my heart
wherever we go
we're never apart

oh, my, my
she's the best girl I found
why, oh, why
she lifts my heart off the ground

(chorus)
(instrumental)

oh, my, my
she clears a cloudy day
why, oh, why
in my heart she will stay

(chorus)



Sunday, October 21, 2018

Feeling The Richness


© 2018 Mark Cote

sell myself short of what I could be
lonely at the top
doesn't matter long as you're with me
hope it will never stop
may not fit in with ones at work
but I come home to you
now I know really what it's worth
so I will make it through

(chorus) feeling the richness
                  I feel rich when I'm with you
                  feeling the richness
                  it pulls me through
                  feeling the richness
                  I feel rich when I'm with you
                  feeling the richness
                  it pulls me through

talking to ones who don't really care
like water on a wing
maybe it's so I'll have time to spare
with the love you bring

(chorus)
(instrumental)

maybe I wasn't meant to fit in at all
another point of view
so I'd appreciate what it means
only to be with you

(chorus)


Sunday, October 14, 2018

Where You Are


© 2018 Mark Cote

do the leaves still change
in the fall
can you hear
the mourning dove call
in that place
I've never been
I'll visit someday
I don't know when

can you read a rainbow
the colors we can't see
do I miss you more
than you are missing me
tell me

(chorus) what is it like where you are
                  do you follow your dreams
                  do you capture the stars
                  do you wonder awake when you try to sleep
                  or is the feeling of love all you need
                  tell me
                  what is it like where you are

do you touch the stars
from up in the clouds
my heart cries each day
since you're not around

you're in waterfalls
and whispering winds
when I can't seem to start
you help me begin
tell me

(chorus)

you're the part of me
I won't let go
a part of my nights
that will always glow


Sunday, October 7, 2018

It's Who I Am


© 2018 Mark Cote

you know there's a sunset
people always chase
it's just a merry-go-round
not a win or lose race

in the midnights
she is holding you
she'll carry your heart and soul
to help you just make it through

(chorus) it's not the dark
                     it's not the light
                     it's who I am
                     not yesterday
                     maybe today
                     it's who I am
                     who I am

my heart bleeds in ink
on an empty page
while some shouted for more
on a bright crowded stage

when the music
is your only friend
sometimes you have to hang on
'til the tunnel's come to an end

(chorus)

hey there sisters
are you looking down
seems the world's lost it's heart
since you were around

it's a covered bridge
that keeps me holding on
and I walk it with you
as we gaze at the dawn

(chorus)


Sunday, September 30, 2018

I Know I Can Fly


© 2018 Mark Cote

Like a moonbeam
you looked deep inside
while others would shout
you saw the depth that I cried

It's a feeling
when someone knows your soul
will they cradle it
or trash it I don't know

(chorus) now I feel I can fly
                  with you by my side
                  over hills and streams
                  of all of my sorrows
                  tomorrow is today
                  you're the color in my eyes
                  I can start again
                  with you by my side
                  I know that I can
                  I know that I can fly

and the rain fell down
but it wasn't the same
the angels that cried
now seemed to know my name

and the radio played
a familiar song
the words were the same
but it came to me very strong

(chorus)
(instrumental)
(chorus)


Sunday, September 23, 2018

I Love You But I Don't Like You



© 2018 Mark Cote

out all night
it ain't right
you're runnin' around
I call you up
but you can't be found
tomorrow might be just another day
I wonder why you wanna treat me this way

big man little man
got women on a string
are you afraid of wearing a ring
maybe we should go a little more slow
or maybe I should just let you go

(bridge) you stole my heart a long time ago
                     and now I wonder which way to go......

(chorus) I love you but I don't like you
                     is the mystery what excites you
                     I've thought to run
                     but that just wouldn't do
                     because I love you but i don't like you

in your arms
every night
I want to be
the girls look
but you're lookin' at me
I don't want much
just a love that is true

(bridge) you stole my heart a long time ago
                    and now I wonder which way to go......

(chorus)
(instrumental)

I love you
but I don't like you



Sunday, September 16, 2018

Regrets In Silence


© 2018 Mark Cote

somber hallways empty halls
rising up but standing small
mistakes were made but you loved me still
some stir the coals never will
and those coals
scorch a memory
that wants to heal
forever feel
regrets
in silence

steps we take we can't get back
have compassion for ones who lack
don't do the motions feel the words
what part of love have you heard
regrets
are part of one and all
inside us all
as we heal
in silence

the weight we carry a heavy heart
for falls we've taken from the start
it's tears we cry when we're all alone
it's the silence when we're on the phone
with the wind
that travels through the fields
time will seal
how I feel
today's regrets
in silence

in the mirror who am I
somebody else when I die
in the shell of my yesterday
hide inside can't run away
just a product
of what used to be a man
don't understand
don't shed a tear
for all my regrets
in silence

never heal
forever feel
my regrets
in silence


Sunday, September 9, 2018

My Girl Stumpy


© 2018 Mark Cote

she never complains
and she's kinda shy
a mystery
when I look in her eyes

not much to say
unlike the rest
so well mannered
looking her best

(chorus) my girl
                  my girl stumpy
                  when I'm down
                  when I'm grumpy
                  nothing brings me up like
                  my girl
                  my girl
                  my girl stumpy

see her sleeping
high in her tree
rolling her head
she's looking at me

purrs me a song
when I come home
she lets me know
I'm never alone

It's
(chorus)
(instrumental)
(chorus)



Sunday, September 2, 2018

At Paul McCartney's House And We Don't Care


© 2018 Mark Cote

How do you do
July and June
must’ve been about a year
since the music's been in bloom

come on in
how have you been
a spot of tea
feels like we're in the 60's again

(chorus) we were writing on the walls
                  singing in the halls
                  we're at Paul McCartney's house and we don't care
                  we were talking like a scouse
                  dancing like a mouse
                  we're at Paul McCartney's house and we don't care
                  we don't care
                  we don't care
                  we don't care
                  we're at Paul McCartney's house and we don't care

silly and free
writing can be
when your mind dances like a child
life is wondrous to see

it really doesn't matter
the chitter and the chatter
the pitter and the patter
when you're writing away
it takes you away

(chorus)
(instrumental)

when it's time for us to go
it was wonderful to know
he was just as warm and fun
as when this all had begun

didn't need to be
courteous to me
and when my days are all done
this is the one I want to see

(chorus)


Sunday, August 26, 2018

Slings And Arrows


© 2018 Mark Cote

I'm not perfect
neither are you
we all stumble sometimes
that's just what we do

don't look at someone
with your tainted eyes
we have to heal ourself
before looking outside

if we open our hearts
and open our minds
we'll find that strength
hidden deep inside

(chorus) I'll weather those slings and arrows
                  but won't throw them back
                  won't throw them back
                  I know the road is narrow
                  but I won't turn back
                  won't turn to go back

we lash out in anger
lash out in fear
learning to be mortal
part of why we're here

don't feed that fire
is something I have learned
when you play with fire
we all will get burned

(chorus)
(instrumental)

we need love most
after we fall
bitterness stings
and builds up a wall

times like this
we sink or swim
learn to rise up
or the tide pulls us in

(chorus)

I'm not perfect
neither are you
we all stumble sometimes
that's just what we do


Sunday, August 19, 2018

Til We're Teenagers Again



© 2018 Mark Cote

Our love can divide
the moon and the stars
feels like we're dancing on a moonbeam
wherever we are

a bumpy road
but together we go
in it for the long haul
this makes our love grow

(chorus) when you wonder how long this will last
                   I'll love you 'til we're teenagers again
                  I will love you love you
                  'til we're teenagers again

our love's a surprise
to a world outside
when they can't see how we feel
it's blinding their eyes

(bridge) oh I love you
                  aww, I love you too
                  you know this feels ageless
                  how far will it go
                  on the other side
                  we'll do it all over again

our love can transcend
the time and the space
erasing all the wrinkles
and scars on a face

(chorus)


Sunday, August 12, 2018

A New Understanding


© 2018 Mark Cote

don't be ashamed to cry
don't be ashamed to laugh
the world doesn't add up
just do the math

we wandered off track now
along the way
how far we are now
I cannot say

(bridge) cynical hearts
                  and tired minds
                  watch and watch
                  the world unwind

we're stronger together
than we are apart
minds tied up
can't make a new start

(chorus) It's a new understanding
                  a helping handing
                  a new understanding
                  for you and me
                  a new understanding
                  whatever will be
                  will be

people think long now
'cause times running short
near-sighted players
it's a big league sport

child of the 60's
watch the flowers grow
what we have forgotten
they already know

(chorus)

it's a new understanding


Sunday, August 5, 2018

It All Can Change



© 2018 Mark Cote

never know what's in front of you
or how to turn the page
the promises
the security
the sense of feeling home
in a minute
in a sin it can all change

venture off the beaten path
once you've crossed you never come back
crumpled rose
shattered glass
the illusion that was real
in a minute
in a sin it can all change

(chorus) it can all change with a single word
                  or maybe something nobody heard
                  but in a minute
                  in a sin it can all change

walking on eggshells so it seems
the nightmare now becomes the dream
is it steady
is it strong
the high-wire that you're on
in a minute
in a sin it can all change

(chorus)


Sunday, July 29, 2018

The Stone Cried


© 2018 Mark Cote

willows may weep
with every gust of wind
do they know
the spell they are in
why does the willow weep
not for you not for me

gentle wind she blows
only she is the one
the one who knows
but she won't reveal
her mysteries

(chorus) the stone cried
                  but nobody saw
                  the shell was made
                  when you withdraw
                  while it may rain
                  down inside
                  no one will see
                  when the stone cried

angel's tears
are falling down
kiss and heal the fertile ground
everyone can see and feel
but they don't know

ocean waves
rise and fall
touch the beach but then withdraw
and she won't reveal
her mysteries

(chorus)


Sunday, July 22, 2018

Will You Want To Leave


© 2018 Mark Cote

Velvet streams of dreams
and skies that seem so mellow
the air that smells so sweet
and thoughts are made of jello

(chorus) but the sun will never know
                  the depth
                  of an undertow
                  the leaves may never see
                  how far
                  they're taken by the breeze
                  will you stay
                  without seeing tomorrow
                  or will you want to leave
                  will you want to leave

words dance like vines untied
looking for a seamstress
as the days seem to fly by
only without a witness

(chorus)
(instrumental)

seeing ones with the same color eyes
passing through the darkness
it is like a whirlwind ride
that sometimes seems so heartless

(chorus)


Sunday, July 15, 2018

The Child Of Man


© 2018 Mark Cote

he painted the world with colors
and songs in different tongues
and the hope
they'd harmonize as one

hating each other's differences
but we all still bleed the same
spiraling end to nowhere
if nothing is going to change

(chorus) calling, across the land
                  just reach
                  out your hand
                  and help if you can
                  your fellow man

                  build him up, don't tear him down
                  like the fertile soil on the ground
                  and we will find out how it will be
                  the child of man

he gave us a mind to realize
that together we can work it out
when one mind
is so so filled with doubt

when negative thoughts wash over
like a cold September rain
someone holds the umbrella
'til the sun will shine again

(chorus)


Sunday, July 8, 2018

Something We Never Knew


© 2018 Mark Cote

we were just talking
like old friends do
shoulders to lean on
that pulled us through

the mourning underground
and scarring tears
well we both felt them
over the years

(chorus) as I was learning more
                  more about you
                  and you were learning more
                  more about me
                  we may have just found something
                  something we can't see

oblivious to love
or maybe afraid to
whatever it was
whatever it is
it remains....
we may have just found something
something we can't see

(instrumental)

(chorus) as I was learning more
                  more about you
                  and you were learning more
                  more about me
                  we may have just found something
                  something we can't see


(instrumental to end)


Sunday, July 1, 2018

Sparrow In A Veil


© 2018 Mark Cote

little bird sees the world
with wonder and love gently swirled
colors too deep for kind eyes to see
such a harsh reality

shadowed places and reaching tongues
repeat the tales so many have spun
stroke the feathers try to tie her down
same old scene from town to town

(chorus) into the air she goes
                     life on a wing through wind and snow
                     higher and higher where tears can't fly
                     sparrow in a veil
                     let it shine

the blood and tears roll off the wing
and the breeze above lets her sing
tomorrows wash away todays
and sorrows weight never stays

(chorus)


Sunday, June 24, 2018

Stranded On The Moon


© 2010 Mark Cote

ties that bind have set me free
now sailing on an uncharted sea..
stranded on the moon
the you I knew now is just me
sometimes it all is uncertainty...
stranded on the moon

(chorus) stranded on the moon
                  watch my world keep spinning around
                  around since you went away
                  now I'm lost and can't be found
                  stranded on the moon

have a laugh on me if it makes you feel tall
for the ones who laugh never see it all...
stranded on the moon
casting stones then run and flee
branding a name that isn't me...
stranded on the moon
(chorus)

as I learn to see in the night
may your words come back to you and bite...
stranded on the moon
maybe the safest place to be
away from all the hostility...
stranded on the moon
(chorus)


Sunday, June 17, 2018

But You're Still Here


© 2018 Mark Cote

little boy
gets his first A
standing up
but they turn away

things he does
that make him so proud
he keeps it all in
no one looks from outside

(bridge) smiling outside
                  he knows one day
                  it will turn back around


(chorus) but you're still here
                  waving dreams around
                  you're still here
                  with ones who wear a frown
                  maybe just one day
                  when you thought it won't be found
                  I'll be gone
                  and you'll still be here

writes his 1st song
in the halls of his life
it's all that he has
so he holds on tight

then one day
his clouds unfold
now feel the warmth
that once felt so cold

(chorus)


Sunday, June 10, 2018

Rush To Judgement


© 2018 Mark Cote

half-truths
whispered around
winding circles
that can't be unwound

who to trust
when words cloud a head
was it real
or something they said

(chorus) rush to judgement
                  too soon to know
                  rush to judgement
                  too soon to go
                  when you don't know
                  all there is you should know
                  rush to judgement
                  is not the way you should go

how do you know
if the words are pure
follow your heart
and you'll know that you're sure

(chorus)
(instrumental)

the choice you make
is the answer you know
you'll take that with you
wherever you go

(chorus)


Sunday, June 3, 2018

Rainy Day Sunshine


© 2018 Mark Cote

sunshine
dew drops
the morning kisses hello
cloud burst
tear stains
so many places to go

another day of shaded memories
and wandering thoughts of you
a puzzle piece fits together
but not as tightly as you

(chorus) rainy day
                  sunshine
                  no one will ever know
                  rainy day
                  sunshine
                  hidden out by the glow
                  rainy day
                  sunshine
                  going
                  going so slow

fickle
summer
never know just how you feel
grass stains
toy trains
sometimes life is surreal

(chorus)

another day of shaded memories
and wandering thoughts of you
a puzzle piece fits together
but not as tightly as you

(chorus)


Sunday, May 27, 2018

High Energy Fun


© 2018 Mark Cote

shaking the ground
with a wondrous sound
she'll bring you up
when you're feeling down

throwing a glow
wherever she goes
casting a spell
but nobody knows

(chorus) She's a bit wild
                  she's come undone
                  no need to worry
                  she's high energy fun
                  dancing around
                  in the web that she's spun
                  no need to worry
                  she's high energy fun

so take it all in
let it live within
It's not so bad
to be feeling so glad

enjoy the smile
that comes from above
for the answer you seek
they call it love

(chorus)
(instrumental)

remember that summer
the summer of youth
she never grew old
how 'bout you?

the inner child
still colors the sky
still laughs aloud
while they wonder why

(chorus)


Sunday, May 20, 2018

It's Never Easy



© 2012 Mark Cote

I could say I was lonely
I could say you were the only, only one
but would it all change
would it even matter at all

Down a trail of my dried tears
now living alone in my fears
trust now rearranged
empty mirror shattered wall

(chorus) It's never easy
                  letting go
                  it's never easy
                  letting it show
                  When your heart's been kissed
                  so deeply you know
                  it's never easy
                  letting go

I could say I was fine
you could turn back the hands, hands of time
with a simple look
my heart's a fish on a hook

you could say all is forgiven
How would I know since I've been bitten
now so unsure
trust is no longer pure

(chorus)


Sunday, May 13, 2018

Never Is Forever


© 2018 Mark Cote

she said she would leave me never
but she did
can't be undid

They say the rains would never come
but they did
yes they did

so how am I to know what is for sure
when there is no cure
what one may know can turn around
the shifting ground

(chorus) Does she know
                  does she know
                  never is forever
                  when I turn my back I'm gone
                  when I turn to go I am done

The words I thought I'd never say
now I say
everyday

the thoughts of you haunt echoed halls
and faceless dolls
silent calls

so how am I to know what is for sure
when there is no cure
what one may know can turn around
the shifting ground

(chorus)


Sunday, May 6, 2018

Cages


© 2018 Mark Cote

how it starts
is different for some
can it's wrath
really be won

the need to belong
the need to fit in
start building the bars
our cages are in

(chorus) red light green light
                  isn't easy to know
                  the stages of cages
                  wherever you go
                  sunlight
                  midnight won't make a sound
                  cages creep up
                  when you're feeling down

monkey on your back
talking to you
saying that this
makes you shiny and new

the clouded eyes
that once were clear
had no doubts
now live in fear

(chorus)

know right from wrong
be proud to stand tall
or the cages
will consume us all

follow your heart
not follow the crowd
and the choice you make
will make you feel proud

(chorus)


Sunday, April 22, 2018

Pothole On The Road To Heaven



© 2018 Mark Cote

nosebleed school days trying to prove who you are
puffing yourself up didn't get you that far
Daddy always knew the right things
in wisdom with what he'd say

(chorus) He'd say
                 life is just a pothole on the road to get to heaven
                 when you've given 10 he'll take you to 11
                 just hold on and keep your eyes straight ahead
                 because life is just a pothole on the road to get to heaven

tear-stained summer days raining without end
But mother could fix the rips with comfort she would mend
propping me back up to face it all again
and reassuring words and this is what she said

(chorus)  she'd say
                  life is just a pothole on the road to get to heaven
                  when you've given 10 he'll take you to 11
                  just hold on and keep your eyes straight ahead
                  because life is just a pothole on the road to get to heaven

down this long long road feeling I am nearing my mortal end
kneeling by my side a robed man who is my friend
Looking in his eyes I could see another world
gently in my ear this is the words that I heard

(chorus)



Sunday, April 15, 2018

Get Up And Get Dancing


© 2018 Mark Cote

the clock ticks another week
looking forward to to get out and hit the street
round the corner
from where you are
a funky beat and an electric guitar

oh, it's hard to stop that beat
when it starts, you just wanna tap your feet
doesn't matter
where you are
through the milky way
and out across the stars

(chorus) so let the music grab your soul
                  and the rhythm make you go
                  and get up and get dancing
                  get up
                  get up
                  get up
                  and keep prancing

take my hand and we're in another world
in the speakers and the words is what we heard
it's only you
it's only me
once we get started we don't care who else can see

(chorus)




Sunday, April 8, 2018

Drama Queen


© 2018 Mark Cote

                 who will know
                 you will know
                 maybe the wild in your eyes
                 see that girl
                 hear her scream
                 dig it, the drama queen

pointing fingers with things to say
it's never sunny it's always grey
to anyone who listens
it's the same old scene
angry and mean

wants attention and insecure
childishness and immature
a life without mirrors
never sees the light
lashing out in spite

and as the sparks ignite...

(chorus) you are a drama queen
                 dark and mean
                 feeling so pristine
                 drama queen
                 blow it up and make a scene
                 oh yeah
                 who will know
                 you will know
                 maybe the wild in your eyes
                 see that girl
                 hear her scream
                 dig it, the drama queen


telling lies with jaded eyes
but you're really not that wise
looking out from her fears
to anyone who'll hear
someone new to smear

and as the sparks ignite...

(chorus)


Sunday, April 1, 2018

Til We're Teenagers Again

© 2018 Mark Cote

gentle words
into the wind
like a butterfly dancing
upon my skin

softest love
I've ever known
like a rose petal is
a subtle tone

under this spell of love
we are all we know

(chorus) so take, take me away
                    where the moon shines night and day
                    and the sweetest thing is the words you say
                    as we float away in the where and when
                    I'll love you 'til we're teenagers again

Just like days
the passing years
doesn't matter to me
as long as you're here

part of you
lives in me
without you
don't know where I'd be

(chorus)

gentle words
into the wind
like a butterfly dancing
upon my skin


Sunday, March 25, 2018

Redneck Romeo




© 2018 Mark Cote

In a one-horse town
it's all the same
a brand new twist
to the same old game

Trailer park princess
and big bubba bear
going out someplace
or going nowhere

always thinking the words that
maybe he'll hear
a beer-stained pledge
sounding sincere

(chorus) if you'll be
                 my redneck romeo
                 I'll be your redneck wife
                 forever sitting by your side
                 down the gravel road of our life

the story's the same
wherever you go
sometimes it's humble
some put on a show

she'll get the nerve
when he comes back from town
in her favorite dress
he'll hear this sound

(chorus)
(Instrumental)

Trailer park princess and big bubba bear
going out someplace
or going nowhere....


Sunday, March 18, 2018

Another Me


© 2018 Mark Cote

Repetition
is it what we're meant to be
is it what we're meant to see
can a dreamer learn to fly
or drown in this complacent sea

indecision
when the world is turning right
should you vanish in the night
saving thought for yesterday
and always wonder why

(chorus) and when
                  the sky comes crashing down
                  the ones you love are not around
                  you'll ask yourself what's it all for
                  life brings a slamming door
                  can you find another key
                  find another me

perspective
what it means to you and me
you see blue I see green
what matters in your heart
will set your heart free

(chorus)


Sunday, March 11, 2018

A Stone Learned To Cry



© 2018 Mark Cote

like a stone when warm love turns cold
holding in thoughts that should be told
but nothing good comes from something so bad
so a stone learns to cry

souls are sold now that friendships turn cold
clenching fists without some hand to hold
seeing so many empty tomorrows
a stone learns to cry

(chorus) lying in the forest
                 washed by the days
                 a stone learned to cry
                 when the winds that seem bitter
                 a stone learned to cry

little boys wants to go out and play
but the walls around him make him stay
did he build them himself or
a stone learns to cry

in a world full of schemers
where a left turn seems right
maybe one day they will find
a stone learns to cry

(chorus)


Sunday, March 4, 2018

Where Did the Weekend Go


© 2018 Mark Cote

was I right
Friday night
when the music it thrilled
and the beer that was chilled
made it seem just like a dream

I haven't a clue
'bout this new tattoo
but she sure looks cute
in her bathing suit
eating peaches and cream

ho, ho
no one was harmed
oh no
I hear the alarm

(chorus) Where did the weekend go
                    oh no..
                    where did the weekend go
                    I wanna know
                    where did it go
                    where did the weekend go

(instrumental)

It always ends
weekend friends
but only for a while
next weekend will see
another carefree

ho, ho
no one was harmed
oh no
I hear the alarm

(chorus)


Sunday, February 25, 2018

Him


© 2018 Mark Cote

riding all the way
down sunny roads and where they stray
then a call comes on the phone
asking if you can or will be home

(chorus) Him
                  Him
                  playing 2nd fiddle to him
                  is putting me out on a limb
                  I'm just holding on
                  maybe 'til the dawn
                  while she is out with
                  him

known you more than I
is this the vibe that now implies
when your defensive side shows
will I be the one who goes?
(chorus)
(instrumental)

Not feeling too well
needing you there by his side
as down this road that I ride
I bid a farewell to you and..

(chorus)


Sunday, February 18, 2018

Nightingale



© 2013 Mark Cote

What if blue ridge hills hide sunny skies
and tear-stained sad hide happy eyes
oh, you know my feet never hit the ground
when thoughts of you start coming around
oh oh Nightingale

the sea breeze chills that fill the air
is not so cold when you are there
a long road this path we're on
from our shadows grows a brand new dawn

(chorus) Nightingale....
                  do you think of me like I think of you
                  do you feel my love
                  when you're feeling blue
                  through the storm
                  our love prevails
                  oh oh Nightingale

to give our hearts just one more try
when the hurt and pain made us want to cry
I can see the spark left within your eyes
I hope you see the same in mine

(chorus)
(instrumental)

so walk the sands here by my side
we'll ride the waves we'll dance the tides
for now our search has reached an end
to you my life I do depend

(chorus)



Sunday, February 11, 2018

More Than Myself


© 2013 Mark Cote

(chorus) I wanna be
                  wanna be
                  more than myself
                  don't wanna be
                  wanna be
                  somebody else
                  walk a little farther
                  dream a little harder
                  more than myself
                  I wanna be
                  wanna be
                  more than myself
                  don't wanna be
                  wanna be
                  somebody else
                  believe in a power
                  that's more than I felt
                  I wanna be
                  wanna be
                  more than myself

the same footprints
they've all walked before
the dreams that we have
are not for sure
but it's all we have

some have the drive
to get up and go
some they say
will never know
but what do they have

(chorus)
(instrumental)

unaware the cycle
goes round and round
stealing our lives
without making a sound
if we knew what we have

(chorus)



Sunday, February 4, 2018

Meet Me in A Song


© 2018 Mark Cote

through the push and shove
and the sound all around
one thing stays true
how I feel for you
and two hearts beat

under the stars above
that drew you to me
the man in the moon
knew it too
brought me to you

(chorus) when I must be gone
                  meet me in a song
                  out where we belong
                  it will help you to be strong
                  meet me in a song

through the tune of love
hidden in a word
someplace between
flowing unseen
is music to you

(chorus)


Sunday, January 28, 2018

Can I Find You Anywhere



© 2013 Mark Cote

I want a girl who
like a firefly
looks at me like
I light up every part of her world
light up every part of her world
every part of her world

she wants a love that
like the summertime
warms her heart like
the light of every part of her world
light of every part of her world
every part of her world

(chorus) and though I look I don't know where
                  can I find you anywhere
                  anywhere
                  elusive dove flies around and round
                  are you out there anywhere
                  anywhere

each morning shines
like a mystery
what will it be
Will she be a part of my world
will I light up every part of her world
every part of her world

(chorus)


Sunday, January 21, 2018

High Road Out Of Low Down



© 2013 Mark Cote

black cat pawing my feet in the autumn
feeling the lead in my shoes on the bottom
whatcha gonna do

yesterday winds of forgotten sorrow
keep holding me back from a brighter tomorow
whatcha gonna do

(chorus) I'm taking the high road out of the low downs
                  winding my way through this silent ghost town
                  belief in myself there can be no rebounds
                  taking what I have left
                  and what I've found

Looking around through all of the zombies
knowing that darkness is what they all want me.. to
want me to do

(chorus)

(bridge) crossing that thin red line
                  and looking up at the sky
                  looking down deep inside
                  was the only way I could grow
                  so tell me the things that you don't know
                  and fear the places I might go
                  you're afraid of what you could be
                  but baby that ain't me..

the ones who will choose to look around for me
the ones who chose to leave here before me..know
know where their gonna go

(chorus)


Sunday, January 14, 2018

Lamp Post


© 2018 Mark Cote

lamp post
watching the world go by
never wondering
where or why
does it matter
there's never chatter

lamp post
what will you pay
how much of yourself
do you give you away
does it really matter
if I'm thin or get fatter

(chorus) Shine...
                  through the days and the nights
                  when nothing in this world
                  is seeming right
                  lamp post shining bright
                  in your silence you come off as cold
                  but inside you really are bold
                  shine on
                  lamp post
                  lamp post shine on and on

lamp post
how will you feel
when your reality
comes from a dream
will it even matter
in the here or ever after

shine on....

(instrumental)
(chorus)


Sunday, January 7, 2018

In Her Whisper



© 2018 Mark Cote

I knew there had to be someone
who knew exactly how I felt
when you play by the rules
you don't always win

seeing it all in a different way
a whole 'nother point of view
love doesn't play by the rules
it just starts to begin

Chorus) in her whisper
                 she's calling my name
                 in her whisper
                 I'm feeling the flame
                 when I wonder where her heart is
                 I already know
                 in her whisper is where I will go

firefly kiss on a summer night
sparks of static in the chill of daylight
we may never know
it just comes from within

(chorus)