John hatanaka

John hatanaka

BandFolkCountry

My influences are Cat Stevens, John Denver, James Taylor, and Jack Johnson. I have a folk/Indie sound. I am foremost a lyricist and secondly a guitar player. My words and music I love to share with the world!

Biography

Music - Songwriting
Description: "Singer/songwriter John Hatanaka digs deep with his blend of unique heartfelt lyrics and original acoustic melodies in order to touch his audience and let them feel as if they were there with him as he was writing his work. Each song carries with it a small part of Hatanaka's life. He truly speaks from the heart as few artists can. Although humble about his work, Hatanaka's talents peer him with the likes of John Denver, James Taylor, and Cat Stevens." Kevin Schaum
I write my music about the experiences that adventures bring and ways that love changes.

Lyrics

Flowers

Written By: John Hatanaka

Verse:
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 leftover rays/ That he might have misplaced in the middle of the hour/ It's hard to blame him for that simple task, it's like smelling flowers

Chorus:
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

Verse:
My side is dim my head is clear I'm drinking my cup of Joe/ Steam floating off the coffee cup into my lamps bright glow/ And by and by white butterflys play in my lamps bright light/ Dancing to the music of cricket sounds making pretty sounds in the night/ They go scat*

Bridge:
I've had some love I've had some life/ I've had the breeze come by in the middle of the night/ I've listened to the wind instead sweeping through the valley looking for flower heads, for flower nights, windswept nights, thoughts on kites/ creeping into the deep blue sun/ Thoughts creeping into someone's love

Chorus:
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

Claire

Written By: John Hatanaka

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'll meet you right on time
And breathing what we're used to
Finding 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 we walk down the street
And our voices calling in the air above us
They will find us find us find us when we meet

Crinckle 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 what we're supposed to do
As I and I and you and you through and through are together

Through and through are together

Discography

Weston's House (Album) recently released on Itunes

Set List

Flowers
Sunshine
Paths
Over The Stars
Pillow Cases
Claire
Circle Of Three
Mary Faye
Night Walk
Zooming Out
I Can Tell
When I Write
Sweet Leaf
All You Need
Bed Undone
Moab
Limbo Land
Tiptoes
Clock Work
( sometimes do covers) mostly I simply sing my originals, which are listed above. I know some Cat Stevens covers, some John Denver Covers, James Taylor, Norah Jones, I'm trying to branch into Jason Mraz and other artists like him. I also can play some songs from the Eagles, Beatles, Oasis, Iron and Wine, Crosby Still Nash And Young, Those genres.