Zoltan's Brother

Zoltan's Brother

 Forestville, New South Wales, AUS
BandPopAdult Contemporary

Zoltan's Brother is the collaborative working title that features the songs of Mark Coghlan. He has been composing and producing for many years, now he is determined to share his art with the world.

Biography

From the very day the home organ was delivered to his folks’ house in the late ’70s, Mark has been experimenting with and composing his music. He originally studied under the local Austrian “roll out the barrels…” organ teacher but most of his creative adventures were self inflicted.

Shortly thereafter with the purchase of his first portable electronic piano Mark joined together with school mates and started his first combo playing covers and slowly introduced his own brand of songs. Soon he was involved with synthesizers such that the path to his future had been cleared.

He played in a number of original bands in Melbourne during the heyday of the synth-pop genre in the early eighties. This era saw the evolution of the music sequencer, drum machine and most significantly MIDI. Mark was engrossed with the technology and soon developed from composer to arranger, programmer and producer.

Moving to Sydney in 1988 Mark found employment in the music technology field and has been there ever since. He has just completed a Masters degree in music technology, and achieved the qualification of “with Distinction”. His last project is www.songrighter.com.au

In terms of creative diversity, Mark writes in many styles from country to Aussie rock, from synth-pop to stage musical, with a strong emphasis on lyrical content. Over the years he has collected a range of vintage instruments that are found in his private studio where he composes and produces tracks for fellow artists. See www.billychina.com.au for production and compositional examples…And yes you guessed it ‘Billy China’ was his eighties pseudonym!

He currently collaborates with a number of fellow musicians often via the internet.

For many years his songwriting has mostly been a personal creative outlet but now he is determined to share his gift with the world.

Lyrics

She's Not Home

Written By: Mark Coghlan

Sold the car in Casino,
Bought a six string and a gun,
Had to complete the mission,
Now it’s almost done.

We took a drive up the mountains,
Everything was grand,
Standing high on the lookout,
She held my hand.

CHORUS:
(now) She’s not home
(but) She’s not alone

We were so full of lovin’,
Everything seemed right,
We were now going forward,
Right up to the night.

I went looking to find her,
She wasn’t there,
I was searching ‘til morning,
All I found was despair.

CHORUS:
(cause) She’s not home
(but) She’s not alone
She’s not home
She’s not alone

She’s not home
She’s not home
She’s not alone
She’s not home
She’s not alone
She’s not home

CHORUS:

Killing time with my new friends,
My six string and my gun,
Gotta hold on to somthin’,
I just don’t know which one…

How Many Words Does it Take

Written By: Mark Coghlan

Exquisitry Enticingly
Classicity Enchantingly

Fabulosity Delightfully
Delicacy Gracefully

Dazzlocity Stunningly
Superlicity Extra-ordinarly


CHORUS:
How many words does it take?
How many words does it take?
How many words does it take?
To say

Lovingly Bewitchingly
Radiantly Resplendently

Superbly Alluringly
Amazingly Ravishingly

Wonderfully Excitingly
Sublimity Mag-nificently

CHORUS:

MIDDLE 8:
But words are only words
A metaphor that’s heard
And they don’t tell it all
Of the beauty in her soul

CHORUS:

I Love You More Than That

Written By: Mark Coghlan

He doesn't have our history
You care for him so I see
He knows of you exquisitry
So where does that lead me…
Where does that lead me…

I don't love you like it has to be forever
I don't love you like we have to be together
I no longer need to play for your attention
I no longer need your affection
Because I love you more than that…

CHORUS:
Now it’s your happiness
That means so much more
Than anything, everything…

I don’t love you like one of the children
I don’t love you like a man and a woman
I no longer need to play for your distraction
I no longer need your attraction
Because I love you more than that…

CHORUS:
Now it’s your happiness
That means so much more
Than anything, everything else

I don't love you like it has to be forever
I don't love you like we have to be together
Because I love you more than that…

CHORUS:
Now it’s your happiness
That means so much more
Than anything, everything else

Hey

Written By: Mark Coghlan

I saw her in the engine room at Forest RSL
She might be single but then I couldn’t tell
There’s something missing now, as far as I can see
There’s something missing now…

Saw her again the very next week
This time I had the chance to listed to her speak
The voice of angels they went crashing through my mind
The voice of angels they were…

CHORUS:
Hey, don’t let her get away
Hey, you’ve got something to say

One of these days in the engine room
It might be later but It might be soon
Gonna catch her as she walks on by
Gonna catch her and…

CHORUS:

Hey

Hey

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