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Normal Is Not For Me

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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What would it be like living the normal life-
an ordinary guy sleeping with a normal wife?
Work all day so I get paid
enough to get away from the job I hate,
or blow it all on credit cards and real estate?
Hey hey, no way, that’s insane.

What would it be like to see the world through normal eyes?
To only fantasize about a better car to drive?
And a body that never quits:
Rogaine on the top but Brazilian bits,
no ass, no hips, no wrinkles, and gigantic
tick-tick-tock, you can’t stop your bio-clock.

Normal is not for me, it seems.
I’ve seen things that you’ll never believe
and I believe in things you’ll never see.
Normal is not for me.


Wouldn’t it be nice if we could be a normal pair?
Spend our Friday nights folding sheets and underwear?
We’d buy our dreams on video
and save them for a later that’ll never show
so I can wreck a Harley when I’m 50
oh hell no! I’ll let go when hell gets snow.


Once upon a time I tried and tried.
I was just an actor reading lines.
I guess I was just born this way,
but I am not alone they say.
Someone out there’s got to sympathize…


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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