Got a Ways to Go

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 Peter Karl at Peter Karl Studios.
Photograph by Patrick Eves.


Waking up without the slightest recollection
Of who or where I am, yes, yesterday's a section
That is closed to me, it's not something that I can see

Standing on the shoulder of a desert highway
Tossed aside and left to die, perhaps it's Judgement Day and I've been left behind
As if God had a change of mind

Yeah I got a ways to go
Yeah I got a ways to go
But I'm going somewhere
Yeah I'm headed somewhere

So maybe there's a reason why I'm out here walking
But neither foot's revealing why I'm alone and talking to myself
Cuz there sure ain't nobody else

But, certainly, I'm headed in the right direction
The road is cold below my toes and at the intersection there's a sign to read
In a chicken-scratch I don't speak

Yeah I got a ways to go
Yeah I got a ways to go
But I'm going somewhere
Yeah I'm headed somewhere

No there's no sign of life, not anyone along this road
No there's no sign of life at all
Only the air seems to hear anything that I say
But it keeps every word and must hide them away
In a place that only the sky would be able to find

The fading red horizon says the night is falling
While the road that stretches forward says "Tomorrow's calling
For the same 'ole bit," but I'm so tired that I have to sit

And suddenly a skeleton is there beside me
Is this a dream?!? What does this mean?? And who the hell is he to point the other way?!!?
As if he knew the way I came

Yeah I got a ways to go, Yeah I got a ways to go
But I'm going somewhere, yeah I'm headed somewhere


from The Elusive Yes, track released December 8, 2013
Ryan Hobler: Vocals, Acoustic Guitars, Claps, Background Vocals, Programming
Ethan Halpern: Electric Bass, Background Vocals
Tim Bulkley: Drums
Michael Cabe: Piano
Kieran Hobler: Background Vocals
Matt Singer: Background Vocals
Andy Baldwin: Background Vocals



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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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