The Ballad of Jamey and Shawn

from by Matthew Ebel

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Shawn and Jamey showed me photographs
of everything they did before the crash.
I thought that I was watching over them,
but it seems that I’m the one behind the glass.
What could I do?
It was always one on two.

They stole the photos from my memory:
The three of us worked through the night.
We tortured mice to save humanity,
but I never felt that it was right.
What could I say?
It was always done that way.

Shawn and Jamey, they’re just fine.
They got what they want and I got mine.
I’m in my padded room with all the rest of you
singing this song about Jamey and Shawn.

Well I suppose I had it coming when
I grew a pair and took a stand.
So they decided I was one of them:
Just a mouse and not a man.
Well how should I feel?
I’d run away if I could leave this wheel.

The final photo showed me as I am:
A rodent trapped inside a box.
And now I see what they have always been:
A hungry wolf and hungry fox.
But how could I see?
They were always testing me.

Shawn and Jamey, they’re just fine.
They got what they want and I got mine.
I’m in my padded room with all the rest of you
singing this song about Jamey and Shawn.

Shawn and Jamey, they’re just fine.
They got what they want and I got mine all mine.
I’m in my padded room with all the rest of you
and I feel fine… (One more time!)

Shawn and Jamey, they’re just fine.
They got what they want and I got mine.
I’m in my padded room with all the rest of you
and I feel fine… (One more time!)

Shawn and Jamey, they’re just fine.
They got what they want and I got mine all mine.
I’m in my padded room with all the rest of you
singing this song…

Music and Lyrics © Matthew Ebel Entertainment

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from Songs from the Vault, vol. 3, released December 20, 2010
Written and performed by Matthew Ebel

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Matthew Ebel Boston, Massachusetts

I call myself a piano rocker, but I’m really just kind of a goofball. I’ve been playing the piano since age 5, discovered electronic music at 12, and made this stuff my career in '99. Since then I’ve played the Grand Ole Opry, been quoted in Rolling Stone, and made a name for myself in new media. I’ve been playing piano rock full-time since 2007 and since then I’ve never looked back. ... more

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