The Pines

by Ryan Hoffman

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released February 7, 2017

Ryan Hoffman - vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, xylophone, bells
Cara Garofalo - vocals, violin, xylophone
J Vega - electric guitar, electric bass, piano, Wurlitzer
Erik Pitluga - percussion, electric Bass, vocals
Josh Hoffman - backing vocals
Ana Tsuhlares - backing vocals

Produced and Recorded by J Vega at the Wilderness Recording Studio

Album art and design by Lauren Zito

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Ryan Hoffman is a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter based in Pittsburgh, Pa.

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Track Name: Desert
you walk away like it was
you walk away like it was chasing you
i saw a fire in the
I saw a fire in the middle of the night

its coming to an end you say
don't know where you've been you say
I've seen it all

I saw a fire in the
i saw a fire in the middle of the night

I was a cold wind
blowing over the days
its not enough that I would change
away from where I came

and now I'm walking backwards
and now I'm walking through the fog
that mirror won't tell me nothing
that mirror won't tell me what i want
I saw a fire in the
I saw a fire in the middle of the night
Its coming to an end you say
its coming to an end and you can find your own way out
Track Name: The Greys
waking up
waking up to something I can barely see
thats the way
thats the way they told me it would always be

and if it goes then it goes like the wave
I am not your enemy today
I think I found the antidote
down in the greys

you told me stories back when I was still young
of sailors lost at sea, those things you had done
and I may never see that setting sun
you won’t remember but the thoughts they live on

they’re pinning ribbons on that tower you made
the hardest part of this is feeling that way
until we get back home until today comes to an end
you won’t know the difference
you won’t know the difference anyway

and if it goes then it goes like the wave
I am not your enemy today
I think I found the antidote
down in the greys

I got lost searching on that hill
I think there’s more to see but I don’t know
if thats the way its gonna be well
just let it go
Track Name: View and the Void
you saw a road in the making 
running past ships among the fires we left
I never tried to think it over 
I never tried to think of what if I had 

Its been a long day
with no stories to tell
from the view
off of old ways 
its the only one I really knew

i saw a bird in the pine
humming warm words against a hot black sky 
i didn't stop to ask her why 
i took my time
we both fell down in the grave yard
thats when she starts to say
its the longest roads that lead you home but I hope theres a better way

out of that blank space
we walk quietly in to the void
counting our days 
when will it be enough
wanting more?
Track Name: Pioneers
i was walking somewhere
with my suitcase
i don't know where I'll be
when i leave here
still searching for some answers
in the tall, tall grass
i don't know where I'll be
when I leave here

its all I get to know
its all I get to see

on some lengthy journey
with the detours
and all unanswered questions
from the night before
I don't know where I'll be
when I leave here
still searching for those answers
like those pioneers

its all I get to know
its all I get to see
Track Name: Funeral
She sits by the window
watching those rolling hills
the sun across the floorboards
comes in quiet and still

I don't know what you're thinking but thats alright with me
too long in the ocean on that big submarine

its a little too late for the funeral
pack up your black dress and let go
and I've been wondering about this for too long
I've been chasing all the words like they were gold
grown tired of what you see when there's nothing there to show

dawn turns into daylight over the soft setting sun
echoes on the rooftops whisper all that we've done
you walk outside to lightening signs and neon skies above
watch passerbys make lonely eyes at the ones they want to love

its a little too late for the funeral
pack up your black dress and let go
and I've been wondering about this for too long
I've been chasing all the words like they were gold
grown tired of what you see when there's nothing there to show