All Along

from by Ryan Hobler

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Words and Music by Ryan Hobler.
Executive Produced by Ryan Hobler.
Produced by Andy Baldwin.
Mixed by Andy Baldwin.
Mastered by Fred Kevorkian.
Recorded by Ryan Hobler at HSH & Andy Baldwin at Rola Pola.


I dreamed I saw my grandfather
Up in heaven and he looked peaceful
He looked young again
And he smiled at me when I took his hand

So I told him how I missed him so
And how it made me sad that I never got to know
Him very well
When he was with us every single day

And then he laughed and said to me:
But I've been with you all along
All along
All along, all along

Then he pointed down
To where I came from to the world below
He said that's where I belong
But I begged to stay
I did not want to go away

So I told him how I've been so down
And how I can't quite turn my life around
Oh how I felt alone
And I needed him, yes I needed him

So he hugged me close and said:
But I'll be with you all along,
All along
All along, all along

And when I woke up my face was wet
From the tears I cried all through my dream last night
But I felt okay
And I hoped to dream again someday

Words and Music by Ryan Hobler


from The Elusive Yes, track released February 27, 2014
Ryan Hobler: Vocals, Acoustic Guitars, Background Vocals, Cabasa, Shaker, Box Drum
Ethan Halpern: Electric Bass
Alistair Cooper: Electric Guitar
Andy Baldwin: Violin

Photograph by Patrick Eves.



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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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