Alone with Dreamers

by Ryan Fine

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'Alone with Dreamers' is a collection of songs written by Ryan Fine. These songs all pertain to the growing pains of love, independence, and following dreams.

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released June 18, 2016

Ryan Fine - Alone with Dreamers, 2016
All songs written and arranged by Ryan Fine (ASCAP)
except Take My Word co-written by Beom Ku Lee
and Pull the Plug co-arranged by Jack Bogard

Produced by Ryan Fine & KIDCANDY

Ryan Fine - Vocals/Piano

Rhythm Section:
Noah Simionides - Bass
Jonn Bostwick - Drums
Will Huber - Guitars
Doug Sutton - Aux Percussion
Brad Myers - Electric guitar on Pity and Think Fast
Rob Kokochak - Electric guitar on Pity

Horn Section:
James Tillman - trumpet
Kyle Kidwell - tenor saxophone
Kyle Malesevich - trombone

String Players - Truth and Beauty:
Jack Bogard - Violins
Tyler Pacheco - Viola
Matthew Shin - Cello

String Players - Pull the Plug:
Gyusun Han - 1st Violin
Alexandria Hill - 2nd Violin
Stephen Goist - Viola
Hannah Hoffman - Cello

Additional Vocals:
Kelly Fine on Pull the Plug
Matt Bierwagen, Léa Verlin, Noah Simionides, Eric Frey (group vocals) on Think Fast

Album engineered by James Tillman and Matt Bierwagen
Recorded at University of Cincinnati's Corbett Studio & Audiogrotto
Mixed by Bill Piyatut H.
Mastered by Ashley Shepherd at Audiogrotto

Album Art - Maria Levitov and Kelly Fine

Special thanks to the Fine family, Kim Pensyl, Tom Haines, Stephen Strider, Jim Connerley, the UC Navigators, and everyone who has been so supportive!

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Ryan Fine is a singer/songwriter and pianist from Cincinnati, OH. He is also frontman of 10-piece Ryan Fine & The Media.

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Track Name: Pity
(And it's a pity to be happy this way)

Pity to be happy
Pity to be warm in gladness
Pity all my laughing
Pity to be swarmed with sadness

I'm so used to being lonely
Now that I'm in love, I've nearly lost my mind
There's no joy in being phony
There's no joy I've nearly lost my mind

It feels like heaven, but not for me
I don't deserve to be in her need
It feels like living in someone else's dreams
In someone else's dreams

Pity to be happy
Pity to be warm in gladness
Pity all my laughing
Pity to be swarmed with sadness

I'm so used to being lonely
Now that I'm in love, I've nearly lost my mind
There's no joy in being phony
There's no joy I've nearly lost my mind

My smile is bursting out of its seams
Her eyes are pretty, but aren't for me
It feels like living in someone else's dreams
In someone else's dreams

Someone else's dreams
It feels like, it feels like living in someone else's dreams
And it's a pity to be happy this way

It's a pity to be happy
It's a pity to be happy this way with her
This way with her

I'm so used to being lonely
Now that I'm in love, I've nearly lost my mind
There's no joy in being phony
There's no joy I've nearly lost my mind
Track Name: Pull the Plug
Call the doctor, I'm falling in
I fear the pace is picking up
I'm falling hard and I'm wondering
If happy endings will follow us

Pull the plug (don't give up)
Pull the plug on this love
Pull the plug (don't give up)
Pull the plug on this love
Nothing's adding up

When the pieces are running out
I see the picture I'm falling in
The days grow long and I'm screaming out
"What is happening?"

Pull the plug (don't give up)
Pull the plug on this love
Pull the plug (don't give up)
Pull the plug on this love
Nothing's adding up

Nothing's adding up
Nothing's adding up
Pull the plug on this love
Track Name: Anything but Great
Your fingers paint
The smoothest shade across my pale and bloodless face
To be erased
With nothing left, but thoughts of how you'd be replaced

How can you say this is my fault?
How can you say it was anything but great?
How can you say this is my fault?
How can you say it was anything but great?

You left me out
Drifting 'round the same old river and same old town
Hollowed out
Picked apart and torn all over
My eyes are older, but you seem young somehow

What is love?
But just a way of spending time not feeling hurt
Pick me up
Friends I've had for several years who've seen my worst

How can you say this is your fault?
How can you say it was anything but great?
How can you say this is your fault?
How can you say it was anything but great?

You left me out
Drifting 'round the same old river and same old town
Hollowed out
Picked apart and torn all over
My eyes are older, but you seem young somehow

How can you say this is mutual?
How can you say it was anything but great?
Track Name: Subway Train
Wasting some time
Picking up dollars in change
The blind man is watching his cane
Lying in a subway train
Just lying in a subway train

Sit next to me
I'm reading a paper from May
It's cold but I've got a place to stay
Lying in a subway train
Just lying in a subway train

We like sitting around in times like this
Stuck at the pace of the train
In times like this, times like this

World in his hands
But deep in his pockets they stay
Never thinks much of today
Lying in a subway train
Just lying in a subway train
Lying in a subway train
Lying in a subway train
Track Name: Think Fast
Kind of quiet to a city
Big moon shines on a dusty sky
Came time to move along
Fatal cracks of a lightning strike
Shakes my voice, how to sleep at night?
I'm not home no more

And I've never been gone this long before
No, never been gone this long before

Think fast
Our lives are moving past
The colors on my tracks are burnt and faded
Going out unaided
To find out where I'll last, thinking fast

The air is warm out in Old Oak Ridge
Never thought to cross that bridge
But I knew that it led somewhere
My folks back home would tell me right
"This world is cruel", but not tonight
So long, gift-wrapped childhood

And I've never been gone this long before
No, never been gone this long before

Think fast
Our lives are moving past
The colors on my tracks are burnt and faded
Going out unaided
To find out where I'll last, thinking fast

Think fast
Our lives are moving past
The colors on my tracks are burnt and faded
Going out unaided
To find out where I'll last, thinking fast

Going out unaided
To find out where I'll last, thinking fast
Track Name: Alone with Dreamers
What does the world need me to be?
How can I tell what I'm called to do?
Easy for you, easy and clear
Like there's a reason for you to be needed here

Trust, you tell me to trust
Follow my gut
Nothing appeals to a sense of love
I've tried it all, still feeling small
Like there's a reason

I'm all alone with dreamers
And someday I'll know why I'm here

I don't understand, please hold my hand
Time has a habit of changing my plans
Did it make sense? When you crossed that fence?
Did it feel special for you to be needed here?

I'd write every night, passing the time
Helping my mind slip onto a page
But I can't think deeper than me
Must be a reason

I'm all alone with dreamers
And someday I'll know why I'm here

Simple life, days just floating by
Destiny, challenge me

I'm all alone with dreamers
And someday I'll know why I'm here
I'm all alone with dreamers
Track Name: Caught in a Moment
Washed up by the riverside
Thinking 'bout them city lights
Couldn't say a word if I tried
Running up and down my spine

Caught in a moment drowned in all my love

Tied me up with all your thoughts
My heart is in a hundred knots
Funny, how it happened so fast
I'm floating on the tides of the past

Caught in a moment drowned in all my love
Caught in a moment drowned in all my love

All you want, I have right here
Don't you tell me different
You held it in for all these years
Don't you tell me different
Don't you tell me different

What's the use in telling lies?
I see it clearly in your eyes
Overflowing rivers of fear
Tell me why you left me here

Caught in a moment drowned in all my love
Caught in a moment drowned in all my love
Track Name: Nowhere on This Road
Eyes fixed on the road, we never lost control
How far can we go? The road will let us know

Driving slow, to nowhere, headed nowhere on this road
Still we go, going nowhere, headed nowhere on this road

We're lost, but we're fine
We're starting to unwind
We felt it was time to open up our minds

Driving slow, to nowhere, headed nowhere on this road
Still we go, going nowhere, headed nowhere on this road

And I'm feeling wonderful
Driving this empty road
And I'm feeling wonderful
Just being with you

Driving slow, to nowhere, headed nowhere on this road
Still we go, going nowhere, headed nowhere on this road
Driving slow, to nowhere, headed nowhere on this road
Still we go, going nowhere, headed nowhere on this road

And I'm feeling wonderful
Driving this empty road
And I'm feeling wonderful
Just being with you
Track Name: Take My Word
Write me when you get there
Think of what we will share
It'll be hard for now, it'll seem long
One more kiss before you're gone

I wish I could see you
Every single night
But it's time to start those big dreams, not to cry

Lift your head up from my arm
We both knew that this day would come
Take my word, take it as a charm

Left me hoping from the start
I can wait while we're apart
Take my word, take my word to heart

Call me when you've landed
I'll feel empty-handed
It is so sad to know, you cannot stay
One more kiss will be okay

I wish I could see you
Every single night
But it's time to start those big dreams, not to cry

Lift your head up from my arm
We both knew that this day would come
Take my word, take it as a charm

Left me hoping from the start
I can wait while we're apart
Take my word while you're gone
Like a charm, take my word to heart