here now

by Sharon Coates

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here now - is a snapshot in time. Of the songs I'm writing now, of what's on my mind now, of where I am...and where we all are, at this very moment.

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released April 15, 2017

all songs by Sharon Coates
produced by Dave Drago & Sharon Coates

Sharon Coates - acoustic guitar - lead vocals - background vocals
Dave Drago - bass - electric guitar - background vocals - Mellotron
Alex Northrup - piano - Hammond organ - Hohner Pianet-t - electric guitar - accordion - banjo
Jacob Walsh - drums
Dave Chisholm - trumpet

Recorded at 1809 Studios
Engineered, mixed & mastered by Dave Drago at 1809 Studios

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Sharon Coates Rochester, New York

Sharon lives a life surrounded by art. Her untethered approach to songwriting results in music that is an exciting, honest and refreshing depiction of our collective experiences. Sharon's wry sense of humor often brings a lightheartedness to songs that feature themes of nature, evolution and the passage of time. ... more

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Track Name: A Bullet Ain't Got A Name
A gun don’t have a face
bullet ain’t got a name
blade not a thought
all ends the same

Tanks don’t have a care
plane ain’t got a mind
bomb don’t have a soul
nothing there to find


All of these are made by man
Can’t act until guided by a hand
Taking lives every minute of the day
It’s up to us to find a better way


Rope don’t have a brain
sword ain’t got an arm
club don’t have a pulse
will we take a stand?

Drone can’t feel a thing
grenades don’t have a heart
rifles got no eyes
let’s make a new start

All of these are made by man
Can’t act until guided by a hand
Taking lives every minute of the day
It’s up to us to find a better way


All of these are made by man
Can’t act until guided by a hand
Taking lives every minute of the day
It’s up to us to find a better way
It’s up to us to find a better way
Up to us to find a better way
Track Name: Route 1
Went to see her girls
under the sweet Southern sky
Love was so strong
was with them all the time
At the end of the day
she laid down to rest
When the sunrise came
she had already left

Took Route 1 to heaven’s gate
‘Cause that’s the way that it goes
It’s a trip we all take
It’s when no one knows

Was a hard livin’ man
who worked day and night
In the last moment
knew something wasn’t right
But he went on ahead
and bent to the task
Before it was done
found it was his last
Took Route 1 to heaven’s gate
‘Cause that’s the way that it goes
It’s a trip we all take
It’s when no one knows


Wasn’t a surprise
he’d been sick for awhile
But when he saw his kids
still made him smile
But some things you can’t stop
just come to an end
He hoped when he arrived
find himself a friend

Took Route 1 to heaven’s gate
‘Cause that’s the way that it goes
It’s a trip we all take
It’s when no one knows
When no one knows
When no one knows
Track Name: Mexico
Mexico Mexico
knew that I should go
when I saw my brothers die

Life can change without warning
everything comes to an end
can’t just stand around and cry

Mexico Mexico
only place left to go
when I saw the houses burn

Started walking down the road
carrying what I could
when the world took such a turn

Mexico Mexico
where warm winds blow
when I lost my family

On the shore of Mexico
Went there all alone
found a place where I can be

On the shore
found a home
built a life
end my roamin’
heal my wounds
on the sand
Track Name: Got It All
Everything you ever wanted
wrapped and shiny
under bright lights

I can satisfy your every need
laid before you
and the price is right


I’m the quickie stop
the corner shop
the 7-11
I’m the all night store
just come inside
I’ve got it all
got it all


I’m candy, beer and cigarettes
fuel, bait
and the lottery

I can fill all your desires
for a couple o’bucks
and a dream

I’m the quickie stop
the corner shop
the 7-11
I’m the all night store
just come inside
I’ve got it all
got it all

I’m addiction on a shelf
check out the packaging
and our specials today

All you have to do is reach out
make a selection
and you’re on your way


If you’re out of cash
don’t worry
there’s an ATM outside
ready to get your fix
anytime

I’m the quickie stop
the corner shop
the 7-11
I’m the all night store
just come inside
Just come inside
got it all
got it all
got it all
Track Name: Cathedral
Tell me how this world
is like a cathedral
is like a cathedral
like a cathedral

Tell me how this world
is like a cathedral
And it will show you
how to pray


Mountains rise so high
to protect us all

Birds fly like angels
to keep ‘em from a fall

Bright light shines
through a big blue sky

The sun rises every morn’
makes us want to try


Tell me why this world
is not a cathedral
not a cathedral
not a cathedral

Tell me why this world
is not a cathedral
When you may have
lost your way



Stone walls built by man
block out the sky

Stained glass is beautiful
but makes me want to cry

Roof makes us safe
but covers the sun

Aisles are wide and pretty
but there I cannot run


Tell me how this world
is like a cathedral
is like a cathedral
like a cathedral

Tell me how this world
is like a cathedral
And it will show you
how to pray


Holy water runs so clear
down the waterfall

Seedling grows to a tree
standing straight and tall

Stars at night shine beautiful
like some kind of art

And a warm breeze from the South
you know it fills my heart


Tell me how this world
is like a cathedral
is like a cathedral
like a cathedral

Tell me how this world
is like a cathedral
And it will show you
how to pray
and you may have found your way
and you will have found your way
Track Name: What You Gonna Do
Are you gonna feel sun on your skin
see trees in the wind
What you gonna do my friend
What you gonna do?

Are you gonna give yourself some time
or beat your fists and cry
What you gonna do my friend
What you gonna do?


The life you’re leading
is hard for you
The scenes you see
are sad – it’s true

What you gonna do my friend
What you gonna do
What you gonna do my friend
What you gonna do?


Are you gonna take someone’s hand
try to make a stand
What you gonna do my friend
What you gonna do?

Are you gonna find a cause
break all of Nature’s Laws
What you gonna do my friend
What you gonna do?


The life you’re leading
is hard for you
The scenes you see
are sad – it’s true

What you gonna do my friend
What you gonna do
What you gonna do my friend
What you gonna do?


Are you gonna find words to say
get on your knees and pray
Are you gonna look up to the sky
spread your wings and fly

Find a way to laugh
not cut your whole life in half
What you gonna do my friend
What you gonna do?


The life you’re leading
is hard for you
The scenes you see
are sad – it’s true

What you gonna do my friend
What you gonna do
What you gonna do my friend
What you gonna do?

What you gonna do my friend
What you gonna do
What you gonna do my friend
What you gonna do?
Track Name: The Town Where I Live
In the town where I live
houses all looked the same
She opened a shop full of rainbows
when she arrived on the noontime train

Houses they all looked the same
‘til we discovered all her colors
When she arrived on the noontime train
and my neighbor choose a green

In the town
in the town
in the town where I live

In the town where I live
streets were gray all the time
She hung a sign that said “rainbows”
people wondered what she meant

Streets were gray all the time
in the night I dreamt of blue skies
People wondered what she meant
when she wore a coat of purple

In the town
in the town
in the town where I live


In the night I dreamt of blue skies
she hung a sign that said “rainbows”
And she wore a coat of purple
in the town where I live

In the town
in the town
in the town where I live
In the town
in the town
in the town of rainbows
Track Name: '44 Ford
There’s a ’44 Ford
on the floor of my basement
might be in parts
but I don’t have a payment

Gotta walk everywhere
I don’t have a car
least I’m not lost
‘cause I can’t go very far


It’s a hard life to handle
but I’ll live it as I can
Every single day here
is a gift that I have
Better than the option
six feet below the land


Got a place to rest
a shack by the river
It’s nice down here
but I’m not a good swimmer

Might be a bit drafty
there’s holes in the roof
can tell if it’s raining
if I’m looking for proof


It’s a hard life to handle
but I’ll live it as I can
Every single day here
is a gift that I have
Better than the option
six feet below the land


If I need a vacation
just walk down the road
a great place there
based on stories I’ve told

There’s a strong hammock
a hot campfire
Think I can live there
if things got dire


It’s a hard life to handle
but I’ll live it as I can
Every single day here
is a gift that I have
Better than the option
six feet below the land
Track Name: Just Don't
Don’t touch his stuff
don’t ring his bell
don’t look him in the eye
Don’t cross his path
or grace his door
someone here might die

Don’t know what you’ll find
in that place he calls his mind
Don’t know what lingers there
take a look if you dare

Don’t say his name
don’t speak out loud
don’t let him hear a word
Don’t call his phone
or listen close
be the last you’ve heard

Don’t take a seat
don’t drink his brew
don’t wonder what you believe
Don’t breathe his air
or brush his arm
‘cause you’ll never leave

Don’t know what you’ll find
in that place he calls his mind
Don’t know what lingers there
take a look if you dare

Don’t move an inch
or leave a trace
don’t leave him any clues
Don’t hesitate
don’t take a ride
‘cause you’ll pay the dues….

Don’t know what you’ll find
in that place he calls his mind
Don’t know what lingers there
take a look if you dare

Sometimes the world gets thin
which side you living in
it’s times like these
guys like him move through with ease
Track Name: He's A Winner
He was born to succeed born to win
it’s in his tree
it’s in his DNA


He did it all on his own
with a loan from his dad
of just a million bucks


He’s a leader    
he’s a winner   
it’s all under control
He’ll make us great again
if we pay the toll
pay the toll


Keeps his models up to date
on his quest for the        
perfect mate

He’s always working a deal
wonder who he’s working
on tonight


He’s a leader    
he’s a winner   
it’s all under control
He’ll make us great again
if we pay the toll
pay the toll
He had the drive from the start
It’s in his blood
it beats his heart

Thinks he should be President
So he can make us all             
win again

He’s a leader    
he’s a winner   
it’s all under control
He’ll make us great again
if we pay the toll

He’s a leader    
he’s a winner   
it’s all under control
He’ll make us great again
if we pay the toll
pay the toll
Track Name: Stones In The River
Thoughts are clouds
drifting thru the sky
Fill your head
no end in sight

Worry day and night
what does it do?
What you think about
rarely comes true


All this thinking is like
throwing stones in a river
Stones in the river don’t mean a thing


Thoughts aren’t words
spoken can tell the truth
Make life hard
a road that’s not smooth

Easy to focus
bad thoughts in your mind
You look close
what do you find?


All this thinking is like
throwing stones in a river
stones in the river
All this thinking is like
throwing stones in a river
Stones in the river don’t mean a thing


We all have times
meant for the past
Play them over
just make them last


Free your mind
float down a stream
You’ll find happiness
isn’t a dream


All this thinking is like
throwing stones in a river
Stones in the river don’t mean a thing

All this thinking is like
throwing stones in a river
Stones in the river don’t mean a thing


All this thinking
all this thinking