Brian S Cotter

Brian S Cotter

BandAlternativeSinger/Songwriter

Drawing his influences from acoustic punk and 90�s alternative rock, Brian S. Cotter creates a truly unique sound, his music and lyrics able to reach out and touch any audience. His deftness on the guitar and harmonica makes for successful, poignant, and exciting performances.

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Lyrics

Still Falling

Written By: Brian S Cotter

The first time that I touched you
On your front porch, Had a bad day
Won't you tell me that it's all ok?
See I tried so hard to be alone
Cause I'll never make it big if I can smile.
I'll never write a hit song if I'm happy.
I can never be a star if I keep falling.

I used to be afraid of sudden stops and broken wings.
Now I'm falling. I'm still falling.
I used to be afraid of so many things.

Faced now with forever
Couldn't think of a better way to wake up
And fall asleep to your heartbeat
Like the cadence to my one and only love song.

I used to be afraid of sudden stops and broken wings.
Now I'm falling. I'm still falling.
I used to be afraid of so many things.

Still you sparkle like the spring time
Like a diamond in a coal mine
won't you tell me that you're all mine,
Cause I'd like to be
By your side forever
under redwoods in the front yard
they say love is so hard for so many

I used to be afraid of sudden stops and broken wings.
Now I'm falling. I'm still falling.
I used to be afraid of so many things.
I used to be afraid of so many things.

Unattainable

Written By: Brian S Cotter

I've got your photo on the wall and dream about it every night
I try to climb inside and fade to black ... to black and white
And lose myself to lyrics or the memories of rooftops
And the cloudy nights we'd lay outside freezing waiting for the moon

Unattainable are brighter days when winter fades you're leaving me
So far behind I can't make out the break lights as they trail away
And my wings will take me nowhere cause the joints are brittle from the
Summer sun circled seven times, blew my trumpets and I'm waiting for the fall

Pomegranates taste like fire every time that you're not here
And I'm stuck behind the water this time of the year
Take these two coins from my pocket walk down to the river's bank
Try to climb inside wash you from my mind

Unattainable are brighter days when winter fades you're leaving me
So far behind I can't make out the break lights as they trail away
And my wings will take me nowhere cause the joints are brittle from the
Summer sun circled seven times, blew my trumpets and I'm waiting for the fall

We pushed these swing sets so much harder trying to reach the midnight sky
Lay my heart out in the darkness just to feel you by my side
These memories are strong enough to trace your body in the air
And hear your voice a thousand times kept only in my mind

Unattainable are brighter days when winter fades you're leaving me
So far behind I can't make out the break lights as they trail away
And my wings will take me nowhere cause the joints are brittle from the
Summer sun circled seven times, blew my trumpets and I'm waiting for the fall

I know I'll never be your Apollo
I know I'll never brighten up even the smallest room
I guess I'll never consider myself worthy.
I guess I'll never understand quite what you see in me
Don't think I'll ever get to where I want to be
But if the falling feeling falters even for a little while
I may just fix these broken wings and fly

Angels

Written By: Brian S Cotter

He lives deep inside of me,
Tells me I’m losing while he takes control,
Leaves me letters in the mirror written backwards;
When I can’t see too clearly, we see eye to eye again.
Then he laughs and he tells me he’s leaving;
I know that he’s lying from the smile on my face.
Leaves me lonely and longing for anything loving,
But anything painful will do in its place.

There’s a part of him in everybody.
There’s a part of you that’s locked inside; if everyone’s locked up every one is free.
There’s a part of you that’s in too deep.
Sometimes I still cut too deep; the scars I leave are memories.

There’s an angel that lives underneath my skin,
And he tries to get out while the light crashes in.
As he rides on a river of pain and self-doubt,
I think sometimes I make it too easy.
Then he lovingly tells me I’m nothing,
And the candy he brings leaves a terrible taste.
‘Cause it’s bitter and broken and it burns while I inhale
It leaves me hungry. Are you hungry?

There’s a part of him in everybody.
There’s a part of you that’s locked inside; if everyone’s locked up every one is free.
There’s a part of you that’s in too deep.
Sometimes I still cut too deep; the scars I keep are memories.

There’s a monster that lives underneath my heart.
His beatings: they keep me from falling apart.
And the cage that I build round my soul
Traps him and keeps him from taking control.
Then he lies and he says he won’t leave me.
I know that he’s smiling from the lines on my face.
Leaves me lonely and longing for anything loving,
But anything painful will do in its place.
Leaves me lonely and long for anything loving,
But anything painful will do.