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A Million Miles Away

from The Lives of Dexter Peterson by Matthew Ebel

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  • The Lives of Dexter Peterson was based on a NaNoWriMo project written by Matthew seven years before the album’s release. It’s his first published work and is currently available exclusively through Rabbit Valley Comics

    Imagine if any given moment in your life could be the gateway to a parallel world where you are someone else. Your face, your age, even your species could change, but your name remains the same. Maybe you’re still you, or maybe you’re possessing other beings… after all, you begin to recall their memories as soon as you land somewhere new. You have no control over when these shifts happen, nor do you know where or when you’ll end up next. Would you think you’d gone mad?

    What if, after years of living as other people, you noticed that a girl- the same girl -was traveling along with you?

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So if I told you I was crazy would you care?
Or would you understand the weight I’ve had to bear?
Though you might think we’ve just met
I swear I’ve seen you everywhere.
I’m not sure who’s the stalker here,
I think there’s blame to share.

See I’m not what you would call an open book,
but if you keep an open mind I’ll let you look.
You could say that I’ve got issues
like a cop dating a crook,
that I’m lost like Peter Pan
or that I’m mad like Captain Hook.
Though I might seem forward,
you have no idea what it took
to even talk to you.
And even then, my body shook.

And I feel like I’m a million miles away.
We both wake up in different worlds each day.
Even though you’re right beside me
you’re a stranger lost in space
and I feel like I’m a million miles away.

You don’t seem like someone who believes in fate.
I don’t either, but that’s probably our mistake.
I could close my eyes and run
but you’re on every path I take.
You’re like a kind of gravity I can’t seem to escape.

It’s a first for me: For once I’m thinking twice,
so can I beg from you some personal advice?
There has got to be something
that’s pulling strings throughout my life.
Am I dancing to the music
of the damn Pied Piper’s fife?
Is it God or just an author
with a cliché plot device
to keep me wandering?
If that’s the case, that isn’t nice.

(Chorus x2)

Music and Lyrics © Matthew Ebel Entertainment


from The Lives of Dexter Peterson, released April 15, 2012




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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