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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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The piles go on for miles and miles and miles.
Those streets are icy sheets with concrete aisles.
From New York to the Dakotas,
Pennsylvania, Minnesota,
I’m so sick of snow. I’m cold, you know I’m tired.

The trees look bleak and I feel sneaking doubts
the sun will peek right through these freaking clouds.
Though the sky above is duller,
you know I love every color.
In my head I’m somewhere up above these shrouds.


I hide I sterilized, well-heated rooms
and fantasize I’ll rise out of these tombs.
When my Zen is out of order
I’ll pretend I’m somewhere warmer.
If you need me, leave a note: I’m in Cancún.

My frozen oasis is how I’ve chosen to face this,
it’s how I replace this wasteland. It’s my vine out of this quicksand.
It’s a salve for my psychosis and though everybody knows this snow will
go away in time, I’ll just stay warm in this
oasis in my mind.

The breeze is just A/C, it smells the same.
They tease with plastic trees to ease the pain.
Under pressure like a soda,
shake me up and I’ll explode
the summer better come before I go insane.


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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