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This Empty Room

from Songs from the Vault, vol. 3 by Matthew Ebel

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You and I got a lot to talk about
like all the useless things that we could live without:
The piles of books we never read but can’t throw out,
the magazines and faded jeans that lay around.
They build up like insulation in our homes.
They keep us cozy when we strike out on our own
but it’s time to cast all that aside.
All these things just give us someplace we can hide.
We could paint the walls with all our hopes and dreams we kept inside.
With all the things we’ve kept inside

We could fill this empty room
with furniture and promises for two.
With all our hearts and minds and time
together there is nothing we can’t do.
There is nothing we can’t do
to fill this empty room.

And all the years that brought us stuff to fill our lives
taught us both without these things we won’t survive.
The games and photo frames with one of us inside-
there is room for two if we could only try.
We could hang a whole new life up on these walls
filling in the space around as time goes on.
All the remnants of my past can move along,
we’ll have room for memories when those things are gone.
I can say goodbye to all the things that keep me far from you
and all the things you do.

You and I got a lot to talk about
like all the precious things that we can’t live without.

Music and Lyrics © Matthew Ebel Entertainment


from Songs from the Vault, vol. 3, released December 20, 2010
Written and performed by Matthew Ebel




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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