SUNROOM

by Ryan Hobler

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Ryan's music with former band Sunroom.

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released April 23, 2008

Ryan Hobler : Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Tambourine
Ethan Halpern : Upright Bass
Elliot Sneider : Piano, Background Vocals

Recorded in an East Village apartment on a hot June weekend.

MIxed by Ryan Hobler.
Mastered by Fred Kevorkian.
Recorded by Kieran Hobler.
Artwork by Elliot Sneider.
Photos by Nicole Marino.

Thanks to Lauren Cancelosi, Nicole Marino, Kieran Hobler, Glenn Schloss, and Erik Blicker.

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Ryan Hobler New York, New York

Ryan Hobler is a singer-songwriter who plays simple, refreshing, and alive music in the folk-rock tradition of Paul Simon, Nick Drake, and Elliott Smith. His songs run the thematic gamut, ranging from love, defeat and resilience to stupidity, the absurd and mortality. Oh yeah and songs about cats and dogs. ... more

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Track Name: AFRAID OF THE MOON
Humble eyes and pretty face
It's not surprise you stay in place
But when will you know?
When will you know?
When will you know you're free?
There's more that you can be
But you just don't believe

There's a world outside
But you stay in your room
You're afraid of the moon

A troubled mind
Is a ball and chain
That drags behind
The steps you take
But will you let go?
Will you let go?
Will you let go of him?
You please his every whim
But his love for you is dim

There's a world outside
But you stay in your room
You're afraid of the moon

To blind the light
And drop the shade
Is your own device to hide away
But when will you know?
When will you know?
When will you know the truth?
No the darkness can't refuse
A moonbeam coming through

Cuz there is light in the dark
Turning tides and making marks
There is light in the dark
Turning tides and making marks
Wherever you are
You will not get that far

There's a world outside
But you stay in your room
You're afraid of the moon
Track Name: SUIT AND TIE
I've got to mow the lawn
Fix the shutters
Walk the dog
And get some sleep
But I've got a suit and tie and it wears me

I've got to pay the bills
Change the tires
Shine my shoes
And drink and eat
But I've got a suit and tie and it wears me

Oh what a noose this tie is
Although upside down
And oh it hangs me
It drags me around

I've got a job to do
A house to cover
A wife and hungry kids to feed
But I've got a suit and tie and it wears me

Oh I'm as good as buried
With this suit on
And oh cuz I'm working
All week long

I'd like to take a swim
Catch a sunset
Have a beer
And watch TV
But I've got a suit and tie and it wears me
I've got a suit and tie and it wears me
Track Name: SHE CAME ALONG
I remember when she came along and found me lying on the floor all drunk in town
I had propped myself against a wall and gave up after all the time spent falling down
No I couldn't even stand
'Til she gave me a hand
When she came along, when she came along, when she came along

She helped me get back on my feet, called a cab and stayed with me a little while
And when that driver didn't show she figured she could drive me home 'cause "What's a mile?"
And it came as a surprise
How this opened up my eyes
When she came along, when she came along, when she came along

Oh I changed my ways
Oh my saving grace
No if she had not come 'long
I would never write one song
I'm glad she came along, so glad she came along, I'm glad she came along

I said Oooh I'm glad she came along
I said Oooh I'm glad she came along
I said Ooh I'm glad she came along
I said Oooh I'm glad she came along
Yes I'm glad she came along
Track Name: DOWN CAME THE 4TH WALL
A frantic scramble
The curtain raised
A hasty start for a one-man play
The spotlight burning up the stage

And you can fake love
And you can give your word
But it won't be enough
Even if nobody heard

An improvisation
With no clear plan
And the act wore thin on his audience
The fourth wall never had a chance

And you can fake love
And you can give your word
But it won't be enough
Even if nobody heard

And you can fake love
And you can give your word
But it won't be enough
You'll be the only one hurt

Somehow she always knew
But she saw only what she wanted to
Until a voice inside her head
Said I would rather end this now
Than feel so dead
'Cause I'm not dead
No I'm not dead

And down came the theater with such fall
Down came everything and nothing at all
Down came the fourth wall

And you can fake love
And you can give your word
But it won't be enough
Even if nobody heard

And you can fake love
And you can give your word
But it won't be enough
You'll be the only one hurt
Track Name: GET THERE
When I was young
I took a path
Now I have begun
To do the math
And all those shortcuts only add up
To a place not quite far enough

And it seems like years have come and gone
While I've been trying to get there
And you know it's so incredibly hard to even fathom what's going on
When you're still trying to get there
I wanna get there

When I lose track
Or fall behind
I will break my back
I will clear my mind
'Cause if I'm not really trying
I might as well be dying

And it seems like years have come and gone
While I've been trying to get there
And you know it's so incredibly hard to even fathom what's going on
When you're still trying to get there
When will I get there?

And oh, I don't know anymore
And oh, I don't know anymore
At least not like I used to
No, at least not like I used to

Saw a grain of sound
Down the hourglass
And I can't comprehend
How it moves so fast
And it gets me real downhearted
'Cause I feel like I've just started

And it seems like years have come and gone
While I've been trying to get there
And you know it's so incredibly hard to even fathom what's going on
When you're still trying to get there
I wanna get there

And it seems like years have come and gone
While I've been trying to get there
And you know it's so incredibly hard to even fathom what's going on
When you're still trying to get there
I'm gonna get there...before I die!
Track Name: AS WE GET OLDER
It's getting colder now
The leaves are turning brown
And when they fall
We will pick them up and keep them

The wheels are going 'round
But starting to slow down
And still we think
We're as fast as way back when

As we get older
We hear a knocking at our door
As days get shorter
We won't take it for granted anymore

We're standing side-by-side
But not looking eye-to-eye
So I take your hand
Because why the Hell not?

On Harlem river drive
Leaving New York late at night
'Cause there's nothing there
No, there's nothing there
That we have not got

As we get older
We hear a knocking at our door
As days get shorter
We won't take it for granted
We won't take it for granted
We won't take it for granted anymore

As we get older
We hear a knocking at our door
As days get shorter
We won't take it for granted
We won't take it for granted
We won't take it for granted anymore
Track Name: HOW YOU LOOK AT IT
Ooh, you got me, I killed a man
I guess I should have thoroughly washed my hands
And though I never once considered this in my plan
If you hear me out I'll make you understand

It's all in how you look at it
All in how you look at it
All in how you look at it baby

Ooh, I love you, I need you so much
But if you're on his side I can treat you as such
You know you really shouldn't lean on that ethical crutch
'Cause it's bound to break with just one slight touch

It's all in how you look at it
All in how you look at it
All in how you look at it baby

It's all in how you look at it
All in how you look at it
All in how you look at it baby

Come on that guy had it coming
And there's no real sense in running around it

Ooh, I'm glad that you've come around
'Cause now's about the time we start settling down
So grab what you can and we'll get out of this town
And we'll start again where we'll never be found

It's all in how you look at it
All in how you look at it
All in how you look at it baby

It's all in how you look at it
All in how you look at it
All in how you look at it baby

It's all in how you look at it
All in how you look at it
All in how you look at it baby

It's all in how you look at it
All in how you look at it
All in how you look at it baby