it was me               by sharon coates

 

I saw her standing outside my first apartment

she seemed so familiar but I could not place her

the color of her hair and the shape of her eyes

I think she might be me from another time

 

It was me

staring back through the years

It was me

I know it    I know it was me

 

Then I saw her down by Lake Riley with her Shepherd pup

they played together splashing in the water’s edge

they were in their own world - like a family of two

then I saw myself    and remembered that open heart

 

It was me

staring back through the years

It was me

I know it    I know it was me

 

Then I saw an older woman walking with her friend

recognized that laugh like a tune from my childhood

 

and knew I’d be alright        

knew I’d be ok

knew I’d be alright               

and live another day

 

‘cause It was me    

staring back through the years

It was me    

I know it    I know it was me

It was me   it was me    

looking back through the years

It was me    from another time       It was me

 

 

MY OWN TUNE                        BY SHARON COATES

 

I’m waitin’ on a Sunday           

not lookin’ for a Monday

hope it’s coming soon

 

I’m headed down the highway        

gonna do it my way

finding my own tune

 

Do        do do     do do     do do

Do do    do do    do do

Do do    do do    do…….    

 

Do        do do     do do     do do

Do do    do do    do do

Do do    do do    do…….    

 

I’m looking for adventure        

tryin’ to find the center

hope the way is clear

 

Life isn’t meant to measure    

alleviate the pressure

shakin’ off the fear

 

Sometimes we have too much to say    

when a simple word will communicate

 

Do        do do     do do     do do

Do do    do do    do do

Do do    do do    do…….    

 

Do        do do     do do     do do

Do do    do do    do do

Do do    do do    do…….    

 

I’ve got something here to say

a thought I must convey

want to say it loud

                

I’m gonna find the words now                        

speak them to you somehow    

feeling rather proud

 

Do        do do     do do     do do

Do do    do do    do do

Do do    do do    do…….    

 

Do        do do     do do     do do

Do do    do do    do do

Do do    do do    do…….    

 

 

8 MINUTES                    BY SHARON COATES

 

In just 8 minutes we will see the light from the sun

In just minutes your world can be undone

In just 8 minutes a story can be told

In just minutes a new life is born

 

Some things happen fast    

in the blink of an eye

Others move slow            

so we have time to cry

 

In just 8 minutes the river, it may flood

In just minutes your destiny will come

In 8 minutes ocean tide can turn

In just minutes a memory will burn 

 

Some things happen fast    

in the blink of an eye

Others move slow            

so we have time to cry

Most things happen        

at an ordinary pace

So we keep track of time    

and don’t lose our place

 

In just 8 minutes a bird can learn to fly

In just 8 minutes you can tell a lie

In just 8 minutes a wound can start to heal

In just minutes love can be revealed

 

Some things happen fast    

in the blink of an eye

Others move slow            

so we have time to cry

Most things happen        

at an ordinary pace

So we keep track of time    

and don’t lose our place

So we keep track of time    

and don’t lose our place

 

MR. DARWIN                            BY SHARON COATES

 

Mr. Darwin    

what’s up with this life?

Oh Darwin    

will we learn to survive?

 

Mr. Darwin    

do we need a will to live?

Oh Darwin    

what do we have to give?   

 

We seem to be stuck        

in an undeveloped stage

Kind of like some teens            

who haven’t found their place

Mr Darwin

 

Mr Darwin    

will we be the fittest here?

Oh Darwin   

 have we grown too much fear?  ------

 

Mr Darwin    

can we reach a better phase?

will we turn another page?

 

The giraffe has grown his neck        

and the bird has found his song

What do we all need    

to finally move along?

Mr Darwin        

 

Mr. Darwin    

can we gain another sense?

Oh Darwin    

might be our last defense…

 

 

I THINK I SAW GOD                        BY SHARON COATES

 

I think I saw God                

through a telescope

With an eye made by man        

think I saw hope

I think I saw life                

floating out in space

Made me feel calm                

made me feel safe

 

There’s a rumor goin’ ‘round    

that heaven’s in the sky

Might be some truth            

where there’s smoke there’s fire

 

I think I saw God                

fall through the air

In the guise of a snow            

landing in my hair

Who else has the time            

to make so much art

No two are the same            

- since the very start

 

There’s a rumor goin’ ‘round    

that heaven’s in the sky

Might be some truth            

where there’s smoke there’s fire

 

I think I saw God                

from the window of a plane

In a gorgeous cloud            

that sent down some rain

But when we got above            

there was the sun

Makin’ stuff like that            

- sounds like some fun

 

There’s a rumor goin’ ‘round    

that heaven’s in the sky

There’s a rumor goin’ ‘round    

that heaven’s in the sky

There’s a rumor goin’ ‘round    

There’s a rumor     

 

 

STRANGE WORLD                BY SHARON COATES

 

I’m so happy that I’m cryin’        

so bored can’t do a thing

I’m so healthy that I’m dyin’        

so sharp can’t see a thing

I’m so tired can’t go to sleep    

so wired can’t stay awake

 

I’m so lost……know where I am

 

This is a strange world        

where life is like a dream

This is a wild world        

where things aren’t what they seem

 

In a crowd I feel all alone         

I’m so smart don’t know a thing

So popular I’m by myself            

so poor have everything

So sad I’m always laughing

so loving hate this world

 

I’m so old….born yesterday

 

This is a strange world        

where life is like a dream

This is a wild world        

where things aren’t what they seem

 

At times I have to wonder    

why we’re really here

Why do we feel this way    

will it become clear

 

 

This is a strange world        

where life is like a dream

This is a wild world        

where things aren’t what they seem

 

This is a strange world        

where life is like a dream

This is a wild world        

where things aren’t what they seem

 

In this world how we feel    

matters more than what is real