Be Beautiful

from by John Hatanaka

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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


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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