Strange World

by Sharon Coates

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SHARON COATES’ newest release STRANGE WORLD rolls her wry sense of humor into her fascination with the natural world and the human experience. The result is a fun and deeply interesting set of songs.

ALBUM REVIEW: "STRANGE WORLD"
By Frank DeBlase, The City Newspaper

Some artistic types have an itch to express what's inside with whatever is their chosen medium. Sharon Coates must have a rash as she requires multiple disciplines: musician, glass artist, landscape artist. Her new CD, "Strange World," is kind of a landscaped affair with its big room and bigger sky feel. Sure, reverb helps to make statements like that valid and literal, but not everyone can paint with sheer emotion and vocal chords. Coates is one of those artists that can.

Coates mixes influences liberally, from rootsy singer-songwriter on the album's opening track, "It Was Me," to the gentle girl group grind of "My Own Tune," as well as pop and garage rock — dig the early Jefferson Airplane edge on the cut "8 Minutes." Lyrically, Coates isn't stuck in the love and love lost lane, instead she opts to initiate a conversation with Darwin. There's an overall pop rock continuity running throughout "Strange World," and the production is sweet thanks to Dave Drago, who recorded the project at his 1809 Studios. This one is a gem.

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released May 26, 2016

All songs by Sharon Coates
Produced by Dave Drago & Sharon Coates
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: It Was Me
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
Track Name: My Own Tune
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…….
Track Name: 8 Minutes
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
Track Name: Mr Darwin
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 hasn’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?
Oh Darwin

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…
Track Name: I Think I Saw God
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
Track Name: Strange World
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