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A Cautionary Tail

from Goodbye Planet Earth by Matthew Ebel

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Here’s a cautionary tale
about the king of all that was for sale
and some mice who were at war
like they’d been a thousand years before.

To a mouse the king called down,
“I can help you win your tiny crown”
Sell you swords, my price is fair.
You will rule the other mice, I swear.”

So the mouse went forth to fight,
but the king he got no sleep that night.
Or any other night for days,
tiny battles kept him wide awake.

The king went mad from lack of sleep.
He ran away and they boarded up his keep.
The mice consumed the empty home,
they partied on the mad king’s throne.

To the king a note was brought:
“Did you think it was with mice we fought?
Now that we know what maddens men,
We can make you lose your mind again.”

Music and Lyrics © Matthew Ebel Entertainment


from Goodbye Planet Earth, released November 1, 2007




Matthew Ebel Seattle, Washington

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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