This Song Will Have to Suffice

from by Matthew Ebel

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A black Maserati with 500 horses,
your own private course to explore the G forces,
sushi prepared by our live-in itame
with tiki drinks chased by the finest iced coffee,
a rocket-powered bike you could ride down the trail,
or how 'bout a pirate ship under full sail?
We'd head for our own secret island
where the waters are blue,
and I'd buy this for you…

CHORUS:
'Cause these things would be nice,
but I can't pay the price,
so this song will have to suffice.
This song will have to suffice.

That place with some acreage outside of the city
with a four-car garage and our own little brewery,
windmills like flowers in bloom on the hilltop,
and top-secret projects locked up in the workshop.
We could build drones in our lab, me and you,
and chase all the coyotes that sing to the moon,
maybe a jetpack collection,
we'd fly one or two,
and I'd buy them for you…

And all of these things,
if I had the means,
I would shower you with them;
the wants of your dreams.
I would build you a palace
in a cool paradise,
but this song will just
have to suffice.

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from High Orbit Saves The Pandas, released March 28, 2015

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Matthew Ebel Boston, Massachusetts

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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