Eye Inside

from by John Hatanaka

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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


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


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


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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