Eye Inside

by John Hatanaka

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This Album is inspired by my travels in 2016 and 2017 and by the wonderful gifts of Oneness University.

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released February 13, 2015

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John Hatanaka Aspen, Colorado

John Hatanaka has been a songwriter and performer for 15 years. Being born in the mountains of Aspen, Colorado and seeking songs in the flames of campfires he has written many songs and has shared them with diverse audiences. He has traveled and played his music in Australia and Japan as well.




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Track Name: Circles
Driving towards the end of the day
You watch your watch for the colors
You’re waiting for the moment when she takes your breathe away
You can wash your worries away

Your worries away

You’re strumming to an endless song you know
With a fire burning slowly for you
You see the shadows on your garden grow
Green with the setting sun

The setting sun

And now the stars circle above you
Creating patterns in your mind
What it is to be free and far between
Nestled in with the painting up above
And you draw circles
Circles you can find

Driving towards the end of the day
You watch your watch for the colors
You’re waiting for the moment when she takes your breathe away
You can wash your worries away

Your worries away
Track Name: Be Beautiful
Here I walk
On a trail that many others have traveled
To be here now is what I am

Seeing colors grow with every passing day
Feeling them new in my life and on the way

And when you’re the drinking wine
From the world that is your divine
You see what your soul calls for you
To grab hold and be

And noticing where you are
And seeing where you’ll go
Is a flavor just like watching the wind blow over the snow

Singing for a candle
And watching it dance for you
Is something you only see a child do

When we grow older
We get closer to the ground
We turn to being young in our life

This world is round
And round round round we go
It’s a extremely beautiful similarity to know

And what we’ve found
When we go around around the globe
Is everything in us makes it all be beautiful
Track Name: Do
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No matter how you look at the day it is new when it starts once again

You ‘ve got your feet on the floor

Do what you love to do for it’s the best way

To find what your looking for

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You can have all these reasons why you want to do things another way

Forces pushing you in a different direction

Being attached to what you’re supposed to do

Led by what your good at doesn’t mean that it’s you

Don’t follow what others say Listen to your intuition

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Everything has it’s own glow when you look at it when your high

Everything that people do to help there’s a reason why

There’s no telling what your supposed to do

Be sacred with everything let life flow through you

And if you’re helping others this is good and that’s true

But if you have that desire in your heart

Well maybe there’s a reason you’re feeling that too

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Life is filled with all sorts of emotions

We get attached to what we like and what we don’t

The goal is they say not have any desire

But if you have them do them for it all natural how we get there

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No matter how you look at the day is new when it starts once again

You ‘ve got your feet on the floor

Do what you love to do for it’s the best way

To find what your looking for
Track Name: Free
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When you go you want to stay
You’re wondering if it’s okay
You’re figuring out which way
Is the right way

No matter what you do
It’s changing all the time
To keep the system online
You seem to be a lost guide

Sometimes it seems as though you’re walking through this life blind

10 steps backwards and 1 step forward is the progression line

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Yet there’s a flow that some people speak of
They seem to float on
Like they’re right on

Yet when you try to find what they’re doing
It is a lost cause you get more lost

They say they’re living in the simple mystery
When you ask them how to follow the way
They say it’s free

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Be free… Be free

Let it be free

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You can be stuck doing the same route
Finding the best way to get through the day
Yet doing the same thing over again
Is insanity is what the sane say

You’re stuck inside logical reasoning with your reasons
And you invented them from the ground up with your observation

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Be free

And you will find life can let you know what it is

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So let go that your doing anything
Cuz you're not here long
You’re dreaming when night comes along

And stop finding the way you have to be
Because it’s a home run
That you’re human

You can think there’s no hope in the world at times
Yet it’s not helping if you’re caught in same negative vibes
Track Name: The Locket
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A girl sat in the grass in a long white skirt
Ringing a flower around her fingers
She traveled lands far and wide
Letting the images paint pictures on her skin
Of places
Of places
Of places she had been

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She told me of the story of an older man
Walking down the street in Pakistan
Flying a flag on a cinder night
Flames licking cold colored tides
Tears going where they shouldn’t go
People knowing what they shouldn’t know
She didn’t smile
She didn’t frown
Held the face of an experienced gal
As her hair flowed with the cold road
As they drove along the coal coast
He was a fireman she left it at the that
They made love under golden rats
Painted on the ceiling of a hotel room
Overlooking a draining moon

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And she smiled in the night
She smiled with her eyes
As she remembered her possible demise

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There she was in a field of grass
And as I saw her I had to laugh
How you could you be somewhere so different
Then the story that I just listened?
She said soon she forget pleasure and pain
And with that she found her place
Under rocks in a old pool

Where she planned to end her song soon
A swoon came flying high in the sky
So beautiful she cried with a thousand eyes
Contained in the folds that no one saw
She picked up a locket from Wichita
Wore it on her finger
Held it up high
Reflecting in the water in pool lit light
It shone like a diamond tide
Cast on the sea right before the dark
The dark
The dark
The dark
Right before the dark

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There she sat on the grass
And she told me about the blasts
Woke her in her bedroom
Looking over soldiers lead sticks
She grabbed the locket around her neck
Hoping for life in that sec
Took it downstairs before them
Showed it like a beacon of soul dust

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This is my life
Here it is
Oil isn’t blood
Only one’s a gift
So you make the choice right now
Before I throw this here on the ground

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They paused their eyes looked gold
Doing what they were told
She took the piece threw it to the ground
Fire rose like a millions suns
Lit the oil around them on fire
Everything burned all around her
The back liquid stretched to the sea
Hit the water sent up flames

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She said
She said
Why do you fight
Why do you cry
Follow orders with a blind eye
Repeat history in a matter of hours
Don’t take time to smell the flowers
We can’t keep at this war
All because of this liquid gold
You name your bullets religion
Yet you know the real reason

They lay their guns to the ground
Kneeled to her sound
In the black peace was found

And she smiled in the night
She smiled with her eyes

Oh she smiled in the night
She smiled with her eyes

As she remembered her possible demise
Track Name: Next To み
Next To み

Verse 1

Every morning when I wake up
Watch the sunrise
It looks beautiful in your eyes
And I know where I was going
It doesn’t matter anymore
Cuz distance I’m finding is a petty thing
As I have my hand in yours

And I can feel your heartbeat
Even though you’re a thousand miles away
And I think I know your thoughts too
Nothing much to say

Chorus

And we made love last night with the air in space
And you were inside me your hair was in your face
But I could see your eyes, see your smile, here we wait awhile
And I could feel your breathe coming in slow where do we go
Trace the lines, find the signs, you’re right there next to me

Verse 2

But the way things happen
Always I don’t know
Standing on a beach holding onto you girl
Nothing like the feeling of it slowly getting dark
Waiting for the waves to wash as we walk

And I held you and I kissed you
Like I did before’
I knew those lips and I missed you
But I didn’t know what for
So we looked into each others eyes
Searched for the sights that were hidden in our other lives
And we knew for sure, knew for sure

Bridge

And I boarded a plane not wanting to go away
And I searched the timelines making sure I couldn’t stay
But we met under the sea spray
And the ocean I do feel shows me the way
Show s me the way, to you

Chorus

And we made love last night with the air in space
And you were inside me your hair was in your face
But I could see your eyes, see your smile, here we wait awhile
And I could feel your breathe coming in slow where do we go
Trace the lines, find the signs, you’re right there next to me
Track Name: Foreground
Well I was sitting out on a mountainside
Taking a moment on what to decide
Feeling moments as they pass by
On their way
Taking their sweet time to happen with the day

If there is a pretty girl on the street
Could take a while for you to meet
But the longer it is the sweeter it will be
Some say
Slip pictures in her window to her playfully by the day

For you'll never see till you enjoy the ride
So don't take the trail to which all abide today


Kicking a rock down the street
Keep it going till to see where you'll be
That's one way you can live your life
You see
Following stones in the dirt to see where you go

Travel the world think you're walking on gold
Chasing something by what you're told
Maybe sometimes it'll be better
To be
Be comfortable in a place you can see

Cuz whether you're chasing your tail or standing still
You're still willing what you will foresee

And if you're sitting cross legged on the floor or kneeling
You're still seeing what you will see
Track Name: Back Room
You were always there inside yourself
Woke up sitting on time in a way
Holding up above your finding world
And you'll find what you find when you will
And the will is important that is no doubt
It's easy to get stuck with something when it comes out
But you feel what you feel and you do what you do
And you keep on keep on working through and through
Take a moment.. Stop
Hear the drop

Of the the silence coming clear
Clearing into you
The way you like to move with the distance
For it's all coming right out to you
And it's 9 minutes till something changes
Till the whirlwind picks up speed and drops you somewhere
So pick up the beat of your step with the places
The places you can hear the parts somewhere

Shadows cast themselves softly on the cabin walls
And I'm thinking how can I stand so tall, yet know so little
Compared to the riddle that I come back to again and again
And the thoughts that circle and then deepen in to the rhythm
That I follow

And the words that I create, was it I that created
That can't be for look a t me in this place
No it's not for then no thinking would then come
For these ideas are not created, yet shared from someplace

In the back room, that's dimly lit
In the back room, waiting dimly underneath

And I am sitting in another place and another time
Waiting for what should come to pass
And feeling with the cry of my soul to come back to what it was before
And what it will be forever more
And once I see and come to that realization there is the open door

It's in the back room
In the back room
Track Name: Here We Go
Here we go
Once again
Said the girl
As she stared
At the sky
Asked me why
Things were going by
Watched the stars
Saw what was ours
Inside our hearts
Knew where we should start
What we should do

We saw our eyes
Go both like fireflies
Then we went on our ways
Across the world in new ways
Saw what we should
Saw what we might
Saw what we could
Saw what was right
What was wrong
It was all in the song
And we traveled the seas
Saw what we could be
And knew what we could do
what we couldn't
In the blink of time
Everything passed us
Went away and made us
Strong and weak
And though it we knew who we are

Everyday
When we watched what we saw
And we knew where we were going
And we wore what we are
And I knew what I knew
And I found what I found
And I went to the sound of the voice in the ground

And I knew I was here today
And I was happy you were okay

And I knew I was here today
And I was happy you were okay

Here we go
Once again
Said the girl
As she stared
At the sky
Asked me why
Things were going by
Watched the stars
Saw what was ours
Inside our hearts
Knew where we should start
What we should do
Track Name: Swim
Swim


You were waiting for the time where you could speak your direction clearly

You were seeing where you were going before you went there

Traveled roads are the same if you look at them differently

Words come like the whisper of smoke from a flint

Watch the rocks, burn the sage, feel with time, where you wanna go

You can hold your dimension clearly now with the intent of a sure fellow

Take your time, watch your soul, step slowly, with what you wanna know

You can watch your way before you actually make your decision now

There’s nothing wrong

Nothing right

Only the feeling that you had tonight

So take that feeling and see where it goes

There’s no final way you have to go

Draw your picture


I was taking one side running before I got to the runway

I was seeing where I went before I arrived

Illusions net is just calling you before you solve yourself is what some say

Fear is the simple call of your soul

Seeing signs, hold the line, filled to rise, right where you wanna go

Just staring where your cards are in play right where you never wanna go

You can play them right, play them wrong, it’s only your mind that makes

You see what scale you’re on

It’s all in how you see through

Based on a million projections of how you see the song

What will it take for your need to belong?

Swim with the river

Swim with the river


いつも 体験 が 全然 わからない ね

たくさん が 見える でも どんどん 知らない

世界 が 起き でも 本当に 小さい 

毎日 起きたら もうかい 頑張る

頭 の 中 で たくさん が 考える

どうして 一杯 来て

どこ から  来た から かな

地球 が 多い できたら でも 自分 の 中 で もと

多い に なる 

Swim with the river

Swim with the river

You were always seeing where the salt is in the river

You were always feeling where the salt is in the sea

Riding with the waves seems the way you have to be

And yet sometimes you fight it to see

You will see what you will see

You can do it for the formula in your eyes

You can do it for the one that you rise for

Seeing where you want to plant your seed to grow

Light the candle inside your heart

Ignite the flame and see what starts

Burn down a whole room, take everything down to the level of The forest

In your eyes

Down to the forest in your eye

What you will realize

What will be your

Fruition

Intuition

Realization

Attainment

You will see what your face meant

You will sew what you'll sew

And you'll know what you know

Swim with the river

Swim with the river

Swim with the river
Track Name: Eye Inside
Eye Inside

Verse 1

Well I look inside myself and I see what’s right

I have such a perception of what I am inside

I have this vision of what I’m supposed to do

It comes flowing out of me like you see water do


And I’ve attached such importance to what I am inside

All this thinking of how I view this life

I’m so guided by what I think is right

But where’s this coming from I don’t know

Chorus

When I listen to the music it fills my soul

It erases this self I’ve become and eliminates it’s toll

In this moment I’m just going with the ride

Feeling the vibrations of the flavors inside

And it rolls on. However it wants to be

Verse 2

And people all around the world are caught in their mind

Constantly leading a life that’s blind

Wondering what they are to do

Trapped in their fears of the dreams they view

Living those moments that they see on screen

Following the illusions that their thoughts believe

Verse 3

And the things they think grow bigger over time

Collecting in the pools that they shape inside

Unconscious to the things these ideas have become

Unaware of most things and that they are love

Chorus 2

But when they look up they can see the stars

They’re trying to find out what they are

Why here and why now why me somehow

I have to live on breathe on roll on let go

They let go, it let’s go

And they let go of what they know

Bridge

And now I won’t have to keep having to do the thing I think I have become

And I won’t have to keep having to live the life that I believe I shall run

And logic won’t continually be created by what barriers have been laid down by me

And I will not be confined to the space that has been created

By the I inside
Track Name: Naraha
I created two different things at the same time
On the left was a perfect representation of the character I had created
And on the right was an open window, which I myself had devised
It took exactly three minutes to create the two
From my point of view I realized it was actually more
It took exactly three months for me to stand at the place where I am now
And I mean three months to the day

I boarded a plane not longer before it the train of thought in my brain
The place it took me I can only hint at the fact that it turned out that way
Touched down at 11 at night in a rainstorm

Caught I wild view of a mountain hidden behind a purple hew
That all but shut off the world that I knew
And I let the darkness take me
Until I was to realize what has seemingly forsaken me

It was a dark night
And I was far away
Yet the bright light
Let me know I was not far away

Upon opening my eyes it was green as it can be
With a pale blue ocean that stretched into the sky before me
And everything was warm
Even the crisp feeling that let me know I was alive

I was alive I was alive

And I made love with her so many times with her
With the rain pouring off the roof
And afterwards we'd listen to our hearts beat with the thunder
We'd wonder how we'd met and how we were one another

And there's been so many times
With my face pressed against the cold glass of a train
Watching telephone poles paint the way
Staring out at round hills
Staring out at those round numbers standing in front of me

It was a dark night
And I was far away
And yet the bright light
In my mind let me know I was not far away

Not far away

Not far away

In Naraha

愛してるよ

In Naraha

愛してるよ

In Naraha

愛してるよ