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These Wars We Fight

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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Running for the silver moon,
thinking of the things I’d do
to be in someone else’s shoes tonight.
I don’t remember faces I’ve just seen
staring through the rain at me,
but if I make it to the trees I might.

Hanging by a lonely thread
trying not to come back dead,
but there are worse things, so I’ve said before.
So I write that all this mess is almost through,
I’ll be coming home real soon,
and other lies I’ve said to you before.

Someday we’ll look back and see
that we were not the enemy.
You can say we’re born this way
but I maintain that we can change.
We can dream of sometime when
these wars we fight will end, my friend.
But until then…

Waiting as the time rolls by,
longing for that caffeine high,
memories of my former life barge in:
Those crowded buses and those city blocks,
football games and chicken pox,
maybe when the thunder stops we’ll win.




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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