Dripping Drops

by John Hatanaka

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Songs about adventures and learning inspired by campfires and mountains and friends

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released February 18, 2014

John Fahey ( Guitar)
Joyce Voerman (Violin)
Asari Yahata (Uke) and Art

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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: Satellites And Moons
Stars flying past me on my overhead screen
And I'm sitting there listening to their meaning
And I can see the way they run right past me
I can know the stars in the sky
Everything seems to be not moving slowly
Satellites are crashing into stars in the sky
Drove up to see the world in the middle of the night

Up above the sun is shining
Though you can't see it because it's hiding hiding
Behind the moon
Playing a song way up high

Chorus:
And though I've seen this many times before
And though I'm entering an open door
My eyes are twinkling in the sky
I'm boxing memories way up high

Traffic fly's along the highway
Much faster then a bird
But a bird arrives there sooner
Because he doesn't have to use the Road

And there I sit inside my car window
Forehead pressed against the screen
Going over my box of memories

And though I've seen this many times before
And though I'm entering an open door
My eyes are twinkling in the sky
I'm reviewing memories of my life

Im reviewing memories of my life
Track Name: Cross Country
When you wake up and see the light
In your mind waiting for you there
What you feel is in your heart
Bursting through the wide open air
With sparkles dancing off of snow in the sunlight
Warming your heart in your feet
Pushing you on to that forward direction
That your eyes connect with and see
see see

You find the way inside your heart
And you know it's the soul in your mind
When we go play we can the simple unraveling
Of The soul direction of our thoughts

Let The Guitar Rhythm Play
Let the Guitar Rhythm Play
Let the Guitar Rhythm Play
Inside yourself

As the white dots twinkle in the sky
And the lit up milk spreads across the seas of the mountainsides
You can take a moment of introspection to find your feeling
Deep inside your space

You're the storyteller of the hour
The singer in the silence
Your song is heard

You're the magician of the sound
The leader at the beginning
The witness of the motion you do keep

Let the guitar rhythm play
Let the guitar rhythm play
Let the guitar rhythm play
Inside yourself

Inside yourself
With sparkles dancing off of snow in the sunlight
Track Name: Fall Song
Though it's been another day
Sun's rising everybody's compromising
Though it's always been a saying
Finish everything to the last drop
Though if you ever find the way
You might fall forever into the stars

And go away
go away
Into another day

Though if you ever find the one
It always comes to the minds attention
That something must've begun
A change in your atmosphere

Though the stars inevitably change
When you reach that wondering moment
And your hearts beat as one
You go off into the setting sun

An endless fall is in place
Colors streak across the landscape
And a red hits your face
As you watch the sun hit the stars
Or the frothy endings of the end of a waterfall

You go away
Go away
Are swept away
Swept away into another day
Track Name: Claire
Wait for your eyes to close
As I turn off the lights
Wind dances all around us
Light flashes in your eyes

Crinkle your nose
Move a little closer
Move your body to the Bosa Nova
That's singing in our hearts
In our minds
I meet you right on time
and this breathing that we're used to
Finding is what we're supposed to do
As I and I and you and you
Through and through are together

Hands in hands on an endless highway
Feet one on one as walk down the street
and the voices
Calling in the air above us
They will find us when we meet

So
Crinkle your nose
Move a little closer
Move your body to the Bosa Nova
That's singing in our hearts
In our minds
I'll meet you right on time
And this breathing that we're used to
Finding is what we're supposed to do
As I and I and you and you
Through and through are together

Through and through are together
Track Name: Song Of Life
Take a step into the unknown
Watch the lighting on a tree flash
Watch a lake on crisp cold morning
Silent refrained of a splash
Take time to enjoy the laughter
Of things spent and gone
Recap on what you're going after
Even if it shows up in the middle of a song

Because times like these
Were always meant to be
Even if the time seems wrong
And places like these
Are where you belong
So be silent and listen to the song
Of life

Don't try to figure out the Earth
See what happens
Things were meant to be
Refrain from thoughts answers ideas
Does that seem to be the key
Take time to enjoy the future
Of things not decided or made up
For getting caught in the present happens
And you never know when it'll stop

Because times like these
Were always meant to be
Even if the time seems wrong
And places like these
Are where you belong
So be silent and listen to the song
Of life

Because times like these
Were always meant to be
Even if the time seems wrong
And places like these
Are where you belong
So be silent and listen to the song
Of life
Track Name: Flowers
The day is gone
The stars are out
I know that because I can't hear the mouse
He was scurrying in his hole the whole day
Looking for some left over rays
That he might've misplaced in the middle of the hour
Couldn't blame him for that simple task
It's like smelling flowers

You run around in the reds and blues
Looking for the best and what to choose
But what you find
What's in your mind
Is every flower is the best kind

My side is dim
My head is clear
I'm drinking my cup of Joe
Steam floating off the coffee cup
Into my lights bright glow
And by and by white butterflies
Play in my lights delight
Dancing to the music of cricket sounds
Making pretty sounds in the night

They go ....

I've had some love
Had some life
Had the breeze come by in the middle of night
Listened to the wind instead
Sweeping through the valley
Looking for flower heads
For flower nights
For windswept thoughts
Thoughts on kites
Creeping into the deep blue sun
Thoughts creepn' into someone's love

You run around in the reds and blues
Looking for the best and what to choose
But what you find
What's in your mind
Is every flower is the best kind

What you find
What's in your mind
Is every flower is the best kind
Track Name: Sunshine
You laugh at a joke
Because it's funny the next day
Walk in the rain
It's a singer's highway
Jump in the air to smell the sky higher
Take a while to start a fire
Feel the rhythm of your heartbeat
Tap your toe to the sound of a song beat
Love the rhythm and love the ride
And let the feelin creep deep inside

Because
Everyone you see
And everything you know
Brought into the distance
By an everlasting sunshine
When you're walking high
You're not singing low
And you will find this song will find you
Track Name: Paths
I can see the sun rising in the sky
I can see the rain filling up your eyes
I can see the tears streaking across the horizon
But I still don't know how to say good bye

And I still don't know when I should take the leap
And I still don't know where I will accomplish a feat
And there's so many ways to get around
When I find the trail my answers found

There's always going to be a path that leads the way
You never know what's going to happen night or day
So make the best
Have faith in the rest
And hopefully things
They'll turn out okay

You may think I'm blind
But now you see
All I want from you
Is reality
So take it as you will
And live your life
When things have gone wrong
Just call it a night

There's always going to be a path that leads the way
You never know what's going to happen night or day
So make the best
Have faith in the rest
And hopefully things
They'll turn out okay
Track Name: Zooming Out
A boy lays out under the stars
Waiting for the sky to answer his prayers
And the grass lays in an array
powered by the breeze that makes the trees sway
And a girl sits cross legged in her room
Singing to the highlife that will awake her soon
And they both sit pondering some more
Wondering what the importance of their life is for

And the view zooms out to review a little more
Because all in all this world's just one huge place to explore
So take time and enjoy the rhyme
The same happens all the time
You just got to venture past your back door
Because there's more

Around the boy and the girl are the mountains and the peaks
That look over the town and the people that all speak
Love happens, dreaming takes course
The mood of the whole city is determined on these thoughts
And all the people both big and small
Look to the heavens
To find comfort in it all

And the view zooms out to review a little more
Because all in all this world's just one huge place to explore
So take time and enjoy the rhyme
The same happens all the time
You just got to venture past your back door
Because there's more

All of sudden we're in space
Looking back at the world and it's endless space
Among the stars and the endless race
That you have to believe in just in case
And this little dot that makes up time
And everything follows along this line
Because the machines are running
People are breathing
Songs are being sung
Just as this one is being sung

And the view zooms out to review a little more
Because all in all this world is just one huge place to explore
So take time and enjoy the rhyme
The same happens all the time
You just got to venture past your back door
Because there's more
Track Name: Dripping Drops
Here we are at dawn singing about the way
My guitar is sitting here and I'm about to play
Feel it low
Feel it high
Don't forget to speak your mind
For the path lays at the existence of the rainbow calling on
Calling on

17 miles to the nearest station
Find my way or find the destination
Shoulder soul searching inter-conversation
It's the shining of the seed in the sand
It's the repetition of the remedy you plan
The one consideration that you find within your placement
It's the love that calls one day at a time

You're the feeling that you rain
You're the sound of dripping drops in the drain
You're the soul car that comes with every shifting of the quakes within the stars

You're a star

Here I sit on my computer waves shooting at a distance
Reaching space and traveling miles with existence
Crave the comfort of the calamity of pretention
Sweet melody you're the one who plans

We find the comfort with the sound that is right
We dance the beat and shoot to midnight
It's confidence that is the repertoire of creation
We are good with what is
We are good with what is

You're the feeling that you rain
You're the sound of dripping drops in the drain
You're the soul car
That comes with every shifting of the quakes within the stars

You're a star
You're a star
You're a star

You're a star

So now a moment to grasp the feeling of the moment
It's the crescendo of the graze upon the grass
The feeling of uncertainty among confidence

The brushing of the leaves upon your door
The brushing of the sun upon your door
The brushing of the wind upon your door
The brushing of the waves upon your door
The brushing of the snow upon your door

The brushing of this feeling upon your door

You're the feeling that you rain
The sound of dripping drops in the drain
You're the soul car
That comes with every shifting of the quakes within the stars

You're a star
You're a star
You're a star
You're a star

We're all stars

早起きして 道を歌おう
ギターはここ ひき はじめよう
さあ 自分と かたりはじめよう
にじが僕を よんでいるから

心は 雨のように
たくさんの音 流れていく
走り続ける 星のように
きみはスター☆
きみはスター☆
ぼくはスター☆
わたしたちはスター☆
Track Name: Spinning
Where are we going
Now we see the world is spinning
Round and round round
Do we know if we are winning
Where is your soul at
Where is your soul
It's in your heart
You just have to find it at the start

A bird is a singing
A bird is a sing saying in a tree
And I am a listening
Now I understand what he sees

Where are we going
Now we see the world is spinning
Round and round round
Do we know if we are winning
Track Name: Weight Of The Line
Never knew things would turn out this way
Never know what she wants you to say
Live life ring it around your finger
Hold on to it for it will be no longer
Things happen can't be explained
Sometimes you have to stop
Listen to the rain
Think fast
Fast as you can
For around the next corner you're in another land

Under time
Under weight of the line
Sometimes you have to wait for another day
Under water under endless space
People ahead of you get back in the race

Failure here
Make for the break
For not acting for it is your next mistake
Take a round drink it all up
Hold onto the back seat you wanna throw up
Remember the past calculate the future
There's your decision making right under way
Love the music and love the time
Put a events together to put into a rhyme

Under time
Under weight of the line
Sometimes you got to wait for another day
Under water under endless space
People ahead of you get back in the race
Track Name: Fire Fly
You know I've often asked myself this question
Lying in my bed at night
What happens if you don't follow your dream
What if instead you set off for the wide open ocean
Go ride the waves and try to help a nation
And try to see what's best for you then
Is this life you've had all gone done and wasted
Or is it the mother of opinion

And I've often heard that if you don't follow your dreams
Then you might as well be a vegetable
But how can that be when we have that light in our eyes
That gets us to search for the fireflies and create the candles
Within our hearts

Within our hearts

And I've also heard that the best life is the simple life
And to be good to the Earth seems to be the best prize
Yet so many of us have tears in our eyes
For failure to follow our own meaning

And I think it builds to the final crescendo
Just like the smile that comes so easily to a young hearted fellow
Not looking for the lines of right

Comes naturally like a waterfall just after a rainstorm
That you knew would come all along
But are still surprised when it arrives

When it arrives
When it arrives

Makes your mind light up shine and blend in
Lets you know that your step can begin

What it is to follow the dream
Never give up on this meaning
To forget the pulse of your breathing
To ponder at the deep purple sky
To taste the end of a snowflakes flight

For it's all waiting for you
And it knows what you know too

So feel the flight of your wings soar high
Be in the clouds soar high
Cuz you know that you feel what you do
When you light up another's smile you know that too

And the kid in your heart plays in the make believe dreams
And the make and the believe are true words of this truth

SO

Feel the Earth
Just feel the Earth
Beneath your feet
And go to sleep
And dream up a dream
And realize your being

Inside
Like a firefly

Inside
Like a firefly
Track Name: Sweet Leaf
Sweet leaf
Sweet girl in my life
And I really don't know what she's like
She skips around the yard in her shoes
And crosses the river
If she's in the mood
And she climbs the white peaks if she cares
And she makes rings of flowers in her hair
And the flowers fill her personality
And that's how you become just like the sea

Don't you know it
Smile for me
And if you're in it
Let's see your eyes laugh
Let's see the frames inside
Get all exemplified
Let's see the tears of happiness decided

Sweet place
Sweeter for the living in
Wake up every morning just to get the day in
Waiting for the flowers of the spring time
Right in the middle
Catching up to winter time

Don't you know it
Smile for me
And if you're in it
Let's see your eyes laugh
Let's see the frames inside
Get all exemplified
Let's see the tears of happiness decided

Sweet leaf
Sweet girl in my life
And I really don't know what she's like
Track Name: Moonlight
What you find
That when you try hard enough you will succeed
And when you do
When you do you'll own a song
When you do
When you do people will sing along

A green tree grows up into the sky
And many a bird learns to fly
In the air
In the air over time
In the air
in the air
The tree continues to climb


Water sits on a distant coast
And sings a song that no one knows
And the waves crash down
The waves crash down and make a sound
The air creates it
The moon perpetuates an endless song

Because it's the moonlight
It's the moonlight
It's the moonlight
It's the moonlight
It's the moonlight

It's the moonlight
It's the moonlight

Toes tap down to make the beat
To set the rhythm to dancing feet
And people dance
People dance into the night
People dance
Lovers kiss and look into each others eyes

Because it's the moonlight
It's the moonlight
It's the moonlight
It's the moonlight
It's the moonlight

It's the moonlight
Track Name: Blank White Paper
Though you always see what can be right
Though the soul is one within your time
I'll rock to you baby because I always wanna see the way you fly

I was walking on the shore to show
All the places I would choose to go
It's the lap of the waves and the simmering of the sea that lets you know

When you're in my arms and I can tell
When I write on your back and I spell
It's the pictures of the sun and the moments that I never wanna kill

You see it, though you never have to say
Here I am staring up at the day
We are living today
Every scene is just another simple flip of the page

Now the song is slowing towards the beat
The melody of the words will come and meet
It'll never match the rhythm that you have inside your feet

You see it though you never have to say
Here I am staring up at the day
We are living today
Every scene is just another simple flip of the page

We are living today
Every scene is just another simple flip of the page
We are living today
Every scene is just another simple flip of the page
Track Name: Soup Bowl
Fighting everyday because you've seen all around the world
Soup Bowl's Steam and the sound of silence hits your soul
See that everyone is living on another day
See the cause of satisfaction is a moments grace

Sliding door open waiting on the call of the sound
Breeze coming in slowly covering the town
Gee what's your place you never will really know
All you see growing around you is the constant growth

A Drum beat comes so close to your heart
Picking up the pieces you see the fire start
Blink once more and it's the sparkle hitting the tide
Pale blue water hits as the waves collide

Pale blue water hits as the waves collide
Pale blue water hits as the waves collide

In the soups bowl reflection I see my face
Perfectly aligned in this ring of space
Seeing all the candles all along the world
See the horizon line stretch the coast

Hazy fields wash in the dark
Picking up the pieces like a paper following the stars
And the first star comes at the blink of the night
Comes on in makes the feeling right

星見たら
自由になる
平和になる

星見たら
自由になる
平和になる

When you see a star
You will feel free
And that is peace

When you see a star
You will feel free
And that is peace