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This Too Shall Pass

from Beer & Coffee by Matthew Ebel

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This is not what I had planned.
The passing days are not so grand,
the Maseratis and the mansions
are just castles in the sand.
What I’ve got to get me by
are my ambitions and a tie
I wear to work; a well-paid jerk,
I’m so successful I could cry.

I work all day and still
I’m stuck here on my ass.
I’d run away but
I keep smokin’ too much grass.
Lord, give me patience
and I need it fast,
oh all this too shall pass.

Pay my bills and feed my face.
I’m living large in second place
’cause I know soon I’ll own the moon
and live the life in outer space:
A rocket ship to get me there,
a golden iPod, that seems fair.
Then I awake- oops, my mistake,
my motto still reads “I don’t care.”

It’s not like there’s too many walls.
It’s not like I don’t have the balls.
It’s just that I, well, I don’t know how
to live my life in the here and now.

I’m punching out, it’s time to go.
My days are numbered, this I know,
but as it turns out no one burns out
’till they think they’re in control.

I work all day and
take my time to smell the grass.
I’d run away but I know
I can’t run that fast.
Life may be short,
but boy is it a blast
and all this too shall pass.
This too shall pass.
This too shall pass.

Music and Lyrics © Matthew Ebel Entertainment


from Beer & Coffee, released November 1, 2005




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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