All Along (demo)

by Ryan Hobler

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For my new song, "All Along" I made an impromptu video with my pal Tyler Sparks, who shot, directed and spiffed the video up with some titles. "All Along" is a hopeful song about the desire to connect with our loved ones in the great beyond.

After showing the video around to a few people who were genuinely excited about it, I felt compelled to record the song and start arranging it. And while this studio version is still a work in progress (I will finish it, I promise), I thought it would be fun to release it early alongside the video.

Here's the link to the video:

I'm very proud of both the song and this lovely, simple video Tyler made so I hope you enjoy them both!

If you like the song, please pass it along! Send it to a loved one!


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


released June 6, 2013
For now:
Ryan Hobler - Vocals, background vocals, guitars, percussion



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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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