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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


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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