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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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I wish I were Jean-Luc Picard,
I don’t think it would be that hard
to sip Earl Grey and save the day
while boldly going through the stars.
Or maybe I’d be Captain Mal,
a shining six-gun as my pal.
Sexy, broke, and full of jokes
even as things have gone to hell, oh…

I wish I were a starship captain.
I wish I were.

I wish that I could be James Bond
with dry martinis, cars, and blondes,
a PPK and sharp things to say
when I’m about to get it on.
Or Harry Potter I could be,
the king of spells and sorcery.
I’d have no equals
and my sequels would become and industry, yeah…

I wish I were a British icon.
I wish I were.


I wish that I were Doctor Jones,
but I don’t think I’ve got the stones
to find the grail and I think I’d fail
at turning Nazis into bones.
As Han Solo I could be
the baddest in the galaxy
and I shot first, for what it’s worth,
’cause I’m a scoundrel, yeah that’s me, oh oh…

I wish I were anything Harrison Ford’s ever been.
I wish I were.

Doo doo doo (Frodo Baggins)
Doo doo doo (Scott Pilgrim)
Doo doo doo (Clark Kent)
Doo doo doo (Wayne Campbell)
Doo doo doo (Buzz Lightyear)
Doo doo doo (Darth Vader)
Doo doo doo (Zaphod Beeblebrox)
Doo doo doo (Mufasa)

Well I wish I were anyone but me.
I wish I were someone you’d be glad to see.
I wish I were all your fantasies come true…
I wish I were with you.

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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