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Bright Northern Lights

from Beer & Coffee by Matthew Ebel

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Who am I to question what I read in my book?
If I took another look I’d see someone new,
but all I want is you
and I got the answers but the
questions I could never seem to find,
so maybe I gotta deal with the
things in my heart and the thorns in my mind,
they’re tearing me apart.
I never believed in fate, but I believe in a plan
and plans change- so you’d
better be ready to roll with the punches that come.
But we all get knocked out once in a while.
So what’s catching you?

It’s okay, everybody thinks that way.
Everybody’s scared of dying
so we’re all justifying.
But the bright northern lights keep shining.
Keep shining on me.

So tell me that I’m not crazy- I’m not the
only one who worries about the road up ahead
for it seems the rain is getting emer,
the road is getting longer, the signs are
harder to read with each passing mile.
But as long as I’ve got gas for a while
I can enjoy the view from my car,
be glad I made it this far,
listen to the radio playing the songs that,
before too long, I’ll look back on and
say to myself with a great big smile,
man, those were the days.

Even the best, at times,
feel that they’re all alone.
Even with peace of mind
the future’s the great unknown.
Even the best of men have looked up
to the sky, wondering why-
why can’t things be easy?

I gotta slow things down.
Gotta wake my mind up, gotta make up my mind.
Am I living life like I’ve got something to hide
behind? Am I a fly on the scene? Maybe
I’m folding under the pressure from my parents
or the magazines. Maybe I should think for myself.
What do I believe in? I don’t know, just that
Jesus loves me, this I know,
and that’s a good place to start from.
A good place to end.

Music and Lyrics © Matthew Ebel Entertainment


from Beer & Coffee, released November 1, 2005




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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