Back Room

from by John Hatanaka

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This track dives into meditation and into silence and could've been produced in a cabin up somewhere


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


from Eye Inside, 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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