The Boulder & The Glass House

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 at Rola Pola, Brooklyn, NY
Mastered by Fred Kevorkian
Recorded by Ryan Hobler at HSH, Peter Karl at Peter Karl Studios, Andy Baldwin at Rola Pola
Photography by Shervin Lainez


I'm a boulder
Tumbling downhill
Picking up speed
Aiming to kill you
At the bottom…
You're a patched-up, stained glass house
I've broken before
And now
I'll break you once more, Oh Lord
I will not stop, no, no

You're so pretty
Alone in the sun
Fragile colors
So easily undone
Do you ever wonder
Why I keep rolling down?
You pray as you should
But now you must be no good, you're no good
When you see me then you scream:

"Please, oh please, please stop"
"Please, oh please, please, please stop"
"Please, oh please..."

But it's useless
I don't give a shit
I'm a boulder
This is what it is
And you know you’re done for
So you bring your own roof down
On top of yourself
And now you're shattered to Hell, oh well
I'll just roll right through your wreck


from The Elusive Yes, track released December 29, 2014
Ryan Hobler: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Background Vocals, Glockenspiel, Piano, Switchblade Comb, Sound Design, String Arrangement
Kieran Hobler: Background Vocals
Andy Baldwin: Strings
Tim Bulkley: Drums
Peter Maness: Upright Bass



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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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