Cory M. Coons

Cory M. Coons

 Ontario, CAN
BandRockSinger/Songwriter

Cory M. Coons is a Canadian Recording Artist and Songwriter who's music reflects his passion and various musical influences. From his strong and edgy, Melodic Rock style with his band, to a more Rootsy-Acoustic dynamic, Cory delivers memorable, well defined hooks and a timeless vocal character!

Biography

  • Growing up in Eastern Ontario (South of Ottawa), Canada, Cory M. Coons has been performing, writing and recording music since about the age of 13. Currently as a Solo Recording Artist and Songwriter, Cory has just released a brand new melodic rock Cd/Album "The Long Road Home", in early 2018. It has been produced once again by Multi-Gold & Platinum Veteran Music Producer Ron Nevison, (Heart, Bad Company, Damn Yankees, Survivor, Styx, Night Ranger). Cory was recently nominated at the "Producer's Choice Honors", (formerly Los Angeles Music Awards), in the "Rock Artist Of The Year" category for 2015... And previously was the the 2014 recipient of the Producer's Choice Honor for "Studio Album Of The Year" for his Independent E.p "Share A Little Time". Previous nominations also included "Male Singer/Songwriter" and "Record Of The Year". Cory's influences are a collection of various genres like Melodic Rock and Roots-Rock, blended with previous hints of Country-Rock. He is a respected Freelance Guitar Instructor in the local St. Lawrence Seaway Valley and at Rock My House Music Centre in Kemptville, ON. Cory has opened and performed alongside such treasured National Canadian Artists like April Wine, Kim Mitchell, Glass Tiger & David Wilcox.

Lyrics

Crumbs

Written By: Cory M. Coons

He said he'd been to Nashville once before
But he'd never been much on city folk
And when the Mississippi sun beats down
See the beads of sweat drippin' off his brow
Says I work all day into the night
Just to raise me a family and pretty wife
When the sun sets low and the day is done
No you won't find a lock on my front door, and there ain't no crumbs on the kitchen floor...

Unanswered

Written By: Cory M. Coons

Unanswered

Let me sing to you,
All I need is a word or two
Cause there's nothing in this world,
like a smile from the prettiest girl in the room...
Let me sing to you

If you could take the time,
for these words to pen the rhyme
Then I'd never let you go,
just as long as you will know that its true...
I'm in love with you

Love's a kind stranger
That sleeps in your bed
Who wakes you in the morning
With the touch of his hand
Love's the silent laughter
That rings in your head
And love's the only answer,
In an unanswered prayer...

So let me sing to you,
All I need is a word or two
Cause with every breath I breathe,
my life feels so complete when I'm with you...

Love's a kind stranger
That sleeps in your bed
Who wakes you in the morning
With the touch of his hand
Love's the silent laughter
That rings in your head
It's like the pretty colours
That you wear in your hair
Love's the sound of music
That plays with no end
And true love is still the answer...
In your unanswered prayer
Your unanswered prayer
Just say your prayers.

Roses Need The Rain

Written By: Cory M. Coons


It was a hot summer night and the moon was red
Down in the valley neath' the water-shed
She was looking for her king
And I was workin' on a dream
But there weren't no promises we could keep
Oh, no...

Then she told me that she loved me, and we tore a page
Out of old man winter back in 98'
Down the "Back Streets", "Tires Screeched"
The chase was on
Sirens blared, we ran the red
And we, were almost home...

(And) I'm gonna love you baby just the same
Ain't no matter what your daddy say
I'm gonna need you baby just the same
Like the roses need the rain...

It was a hot summer night and the moon was red
Down in the valley neath' the water-shed
She was looking for her king
And I was workin' on a dream
And there weren't no promises we could keep
Oh, no...

(Cause) I'm gonna love you baby just the same
Ain't no matter what your daddy say
I'm gonna need you baby just the same
Like the roses need the rain....

Just the same
Just the same
Just the same
Just the same...

Nowhere But Here

Written By: Cory M. Coons


Everyone wants you to be somebody else
And its never enough to over-expose yourself
But you've got to hang on to somethin', that's still real
Cause survivors are believers, at the gates of the killing fields

But I'm not blind to everything
There's a whole generation in a weary sleep
Like puppets on a string left dancing on a moonlit stage
Don't let them be ashamed,
Cause they created the whole damn thing.

(Chorus)

I've been knocked down
But I'm still here
I've been pushed around
And I ain't goin' nowhere
Nowhere but right here...

Now your standing alone outside you got to fend for yourself
With your trampled down dreams at the foot of the wishing well
Now don't you turn back on all the things that you believe
Cause when there all gone, its just another dead end street

And I'm not blind to everything
Just lost in a river of fools, long swept away
When the roses are wilted, and the seasons don't seem to change
Don't get led astray,
On a highway to better days...

(Chorus)

I've been knocked down
But I'm still here
I've been pushed around
And I ain't goin' nowhere
Nowhere but right here..

(Solo)

(Repeat Chorus)

The First Of July

Written By: Cory M. Coons

The First Of July

Was the first of July, Oh that night when you last caught my eye
I couldn’t see it at the time
But your face it revealed all those fears, over years of a broken heart
And I never questioned why

Cause love was in the air
Way back when, like we were seventeen again
So lost without a care
All the hopes we had, and the dreams we held so close at hand
Take me back, Again…

Then the next thing I found, you were down at the docks by the pier
You said I’d never find you there
In the wake of that summer, reminders of fireworks line the sky
Those crazy days and long goodbyes

When love was in the air
Way back when, like we were seventeen again
So lost without a care
All the hopes we had, and the dreams we held so close at hand
Take me back…

And so I sing this song about you
Of a long lost memory caught in time
All that mystery locked inside of you
Your image daunting in my mind…

And love was in the air
Way back when, like we were seventeen again
So lost without a care
All the hopes we had, and the dreams we held so close at hand
Two lives on the mend
Way back then, when we were only best of friends
But now, time rolls on
Summertime has been and gone
And life, it still, Remains…

Was the first of July, Oh that night when you last caught my eye…

Would You Stay

Written By: Cory M. Coons


Every little thing you do
Makes me take a different point of view
Without a reason, Would you stay...

And it doesn't matter where I tread
Cause you're always one step ahead
You spin me round', Been dreamin' only in my head

I can't live another moment
When you're all I'm thinkin' bout each day
And if we get to say good mornin'
In the meantime, Would you stay...
Would you stay, Would you stay.

And I don't believe that words could trade
All the same mistakes that we've both made
Just for the record, We could throw them all away

(Ooh) I can't live another moment
When you're all I'm thinkin' bout each day
And if we get to say good mornin'
In the meantime, Would you stay
Would you stay, Anyway...

(Repeat Chorus)

Every little thing you do
Makes me take a different point of view
And it doesn't matter where I tread
Cause you're always one step ahead.

Better Things

Written By: Cory M. Coons

Baby, baby, baby, I know what your goin' through.

Looks like were headed for troubled water,

And you ain't got time to sing no blues.

I don't think I can spend my time with you.

(Cause) Baby I got better things to do.

You tell me that your leavin',

And you got me believin' that its true.
(Huh)...

Runnin' around in circles, over and over again.

It ain't no way to free your soul, now baby let's not pretend.

I don't think I can spend my time with you.

(Cause) Baby I got better things to do.

You tell me that your leavin',

And you got me believin' that its true.

Baby I think its time we got to move.

(Solo)

I don't think I can spend my time with you.

Baby I got better things to do.

You tell me that you leavin',

And you got me believin' that its true.

And I don't think I can spend my life with you.

Cause I got so many things to do.

You tell me that your leavin',

And you got me believin' that we're through.

Baby I know its true, this time were through.

Share A Little Time

Written By: Cory M. Coons

All of these things I've been wanting to tell you
But God only knows, what's in store for me
I'm only trying to curb this aggrevation
Cause things ain't always what they seem to be...

Feelin' lonesome, what to do
All I got to say to you
Is share a little time with me
In troubled times, it's what I need
When there ain't that much to believe in
Share a little time with me

Looking back over my shoulder
Time stands frozen in my mind
Worried feelings seem to haunt me
How can I escape the truth

So many thoughts of things to say
When nobody wants to bare the blame
Just share a little time with me
So many people here and gone
Wonderin' if they still belong
Share a little time with me

The road ahead brings many turns
Twisting on, and changing pace
And so many times we try to see
What lies around the bend...

(Solo)

Feelin' lonesome, what to do
All I got to say to you
Is share a little time with me
So many people here and gone
Wonderin' what the hell went wrong
Just share a little time with me

Looking back over my shoulder
Time stood frozen in my mind
Worried feelings still they haunt me
How can I escape the truth.

Seven Year Itch

Written By: Cory M. Coons

Seven Year Itch

I've been fighting with a seven year itch
It's got me thinkin', Ain't life a bitch
Hear the calling of the wanton man
In the garden of the gypsy king

And the fountain of youth runs dry
Can't deny it, what you're feeling inside
Map your seasons with the circling sun
Don't let your music die alone, and unsung...

There's a face inside of every man's dream
You can't see it, you've just got to believe
Turn the pages in a book with no name
Lie in waking, not to fade away

Mask your innocence to hide your fear
Even though it's drawing ever so near
Heed the warning, now the time has come
Don't let your music die alone...

But the fountain of youth runs dry
Can't deny it, what you're feeling inside
Map your seasons with the circling sun
Don't let your music die alone...
Mask your innocence to hide your fear
Even though it's drawing ever so near
Heed the warning, now the time has come
Don't let your music die alone, and unsung...

I've been fighting with a seven year itch
It's got me thinkin'...

Spanish Dream In Paradise

Written By: Cory M. Coons

Spanish Dream In Paradise

Seniorita, pleased to meet ya
Won't you dance with me tonight
Under the moonlight, a sultry kiss goodnight
A spanish dream in paradise

And when I dream, a little spanish dream
I won't wake up, for its you that I dream of

Now summer's ending, there's no contending
A romance made for you and I
So close yet so far, I wish upon a star
And catch one gleaming in your eyes

Now its time, we can drink the sweetest wine
We'll dance and sing, your my queen and I'm your king

(MI AMORE)- (SI SENIORE).

Seniorita, pleased to meet ya
Won't you dance with me tonight
Under the moonlight, a sultry kiss goodnight
A spanish dream in paradise.

Discography

1999'- TYCOONS
2004'- FROM THE GROUND UP
2007'- TYCOONS II
2010'- RETROSPECTIVE (COMPILATION)
2012'- HERE AND NOW
2014'- SHARE A LITTLE TIME (E.p)

2016'- TIMELESS (Acoustic E.p)

2018'- THE LONG ROAD HOME (New Cd/Album Release)


Set List

***Available upon request***