Jack Johnson (musician)

American singer-songwriter

Jack Johnson (born May 18, 1975) is a Hawaiian-born singer/songwriter, surfer, and filmmaker.

Johnson in 2008

Song lyrics

  • Well, dust off your thinking caps
    Solar powered plastic plants
    Pretty pictures of things we ate
    We are only what we hate
    But in the long run we have found
    Silent films are full of sound
    Inaudibly free
    Slow down everyone
    You're moving too fast
    Frames can't catch you when
    You're moving like that
    • Inaudible Melodies.
  • Inaudible melodies
    Serve narrational strategies
    Unobtrusive tones
    Help to notice nothing but the zone
    Of visual relevancy
    Frame-lines tell me what to see
    Chopping like an axe
    Or maybe Eisenstein should just relax
    • Inaudible Melodies.
  • Well, Plato's cave is full of freaks
    Demanding refunds for the things they've seen
    I wish they could believe
    In all the things that never made the screen
    • Inaudible Melodies.
  • Well I know some people's they got a little less than nothing
    But still find some to spare
    And other people got more than they could use
    But they don't share
    And some people got problems man
    They got awful complications
    Other people got perfect situations
    With no provocation
    • Middle Man.
  • Here comes another one, just like the other one
    Looking at himself but wishing he was someone else
    Because the posters on the wall they don't look like him
    And so he ties it up he tucks it in, he pulls it back and gives a grin
    Laughing at himself because he knows he ain't loved at all
    He knows he ain't loved at all
    • Posters.
  • You're breaking your mind
    By killing the time that kills you
    But you can't blame the time
    When its only in your mind
    • Sexy Plexi.
  • It seems to me that maybe,
    It pretty much always means no
    So don't tell me you might just let it go
    And often times we're lazy
    It seems to stand in my way
    Cause no one no not no one
    Likes to be let down
  • I know she loves the sunrise
    No longer sees it with her sleeping eyes
    And I know that when she said she's gonna try
    Well it might not work because of other ties and
    I know she usually has some other ties
    And I wouldn't want to break 'em, nah, I wouldn't want to break 'em
    Maybe she'll help me to untie this but
    Until then well, I'm gonna have to lie too
    • Flake.
  • His dreams are like commercials
    But her dreams are picture perfect and
    Our dreams are so related though they're often underestimated
    • Bubble Toes.
  • Well I was eating lunch at the D. L. G.
    When this little girl came and she sat next to me
    I never seen nobody move the way she did
    Well she did and she does and she'll do it again.
    When you move like a jellyfish
    Rhythm don't mean nothing
    You go with the flow
    You don't stop
    Move like a jellyfish
    Rhythm is nothing
    You go with the flow
    You don't stop
    • Bubble Toes.
  • She's the one that stumbles when she talks about
    The seven foreign films that she's checked out
    Such a fortunate fool
    She's just too good to be true
    She's such a fortunate fool
    • Fortunate Fool.
  • A billion people died on the news tonight
    But not so many cried at the terrible sight
    Well mama said
    It's just make believe
    You can't believe everything you see
    So baby close your eyes to the lullabies
    On the news tonight
    • The News.
  • Why don't the newscasters cry when they read about people who die?
    At least they could be decent enough to put just a tear in their eyes.
    • The News.
  • We used to laugh a lot
    But only because we thought
    That everything good always would remain
    Nothing's gonna change there's no need to complain.
    • Mudfootball.
  • Look who's laughing now that you've wasted
    How many years and you've barely even tasted
    Anything remotely close to
    Everything you've boasted about
    Look who's crying now.
    • F-Stop Blues.
  • Losing hope is easy
    When your only friend is gone
    And every time you look around
    Well, it all, it all just seems to change
    But hanging on is easy
    When you've got a friend to call
    When nothings making sense at all
    You're not the only one that's afraid of change
    • Losing Hope
  • Look at all those fancy clothes
    but these could keep us warm just like those
    and what about your soul, is it cold
    is it straight from the mold and ready to be sold
    and cars and phones and diamond rings, bling bling
    those are only removeable things
    and what about your mind, does it shine oh
    are there things that concern you more than your time
    • Gone.
  • And I don't pretend to know what you know
    no no
    now please don't pretend to know what's on my mind
    if we already knew everything that everybody knows
    we would have nothing to learn tonight
    and we would have nothing to show tonight
    oh but everybody thinks
    that everybody knows
    about everybody else
    nobody knows
    anything about themselves
    cause they're all worried about everybody else.
    • Wasting Time.
  • You can't blame me sure the killer was my son
    but I didn't teach him to pull the trigger of the gun
    It's the killing on this tv screen
    you can't blame me it's those images he's seen.
    Well you can't blame me says the media man
    Well I wasn't the one who came up with the plan
    And I just point my camera at what the people want to see
    Man it's a two way mirror and you can't blame me.
    • Cookie Jar.
  • It was you it was me it was every man
    We've all got the blood on our hands
    We only receive what we demand
    and if we want hell then hells what we'll have.
    • Cookie Jar
  • Its always better when we're together
    Somewhere in between together
    Its always better when we're together
    Yeah, its always better when we're together.
  • Love is the answer at least for most of the questions in my heart
    Like: why are we here? And where do we go? And how come it's so hard?
    It's not always easy and sometimes life can be deceiving
    I'll tell you one thing its always better when we're together.
    • Better Together.
  • Never knowing
    Shocking but we're nothing
    We're just moments
    We're Clever but we're clueless
    We're just human
    Amusing but confusing
    But the truth is
    All we got is questions
    We'll Never Know.
    • Never Know.
  • The telephone is singing
    Ringing it's too early
    Don't pick it up
    We don't need to we got everything
    We need right here
    And everything we need is enough
    Just so easy
    When the whole world fits inside of your arms
    Don't really need to pay attention to the alarm.
    • Banana Pancakes.
  • Where'd all the good people go?
    I've been changin' channels
    I don't see them on the TV shows
    Where'd all the good people go?
    We got heaps and heaps of what we sow.
  • They got this and that with a rattle a tat.
    Testing, one, two, man whatcha gonna do?
    Bad news misused, got too much to lose.
    Give me some truth now, whose side are we on?
    Whatever you say.
    Turn on the boob tube, I’m in the mood to obey.
    So lead me astray.
    • Good People.
  • And know that if I knew
    all of the answers I would
    Not hold them from you. You'd
    Know all the things that I'd know
    We told each other, there is no other way.
    • No Other Way.
  • Must I always be waiting, waiting on you?
    Must I always be playing, playing the fool?
  • Well if I was in your position
    I'd put down all my ammunition
    I'd wondered why'd it take me so long.
    But Lord knows that I'm not you
    And if I was I wouldn't be so cruel
    Cause waiting on love ain't so easy to do.
    • Sitting, Waiting, Wishing.
  • Well I guess you could say
    That he don't even know where to begin
    Cause he looked both ways but he was so afraid
    Diggin' deeper through the ditch
    With every chance he missed
    And the mess he made
    Cause hate is such a strong word
    And every brick he laid
    A mistake they say
    That his walls are getting taller
    His world is getting smaller.
    • Staple It Together
  • Who’s to say what’s impossible?
    Well they forgot this world keeps spinning.
    And with each new day,
    I can feel a change in everything.

    And as the surface breaks, reflections fade.
    But in some ways they remain the same.
    And as my mind begins to spread it’s wings
    There’s no stopping curiosity.
And the water below gives a gift to the sky
And the clouds give back every time they cry
And make the grass grow green beneath my toes... ~ Talk of the Town
  • I want to turn the whole thing upside down.
    I’ll find the things they say just can’t be found.
    I’ll share this love I find with everyone.
    We’ll sing and dance to mother nature’s songs.
    I don’t want this feeling to go away.
    • Upside Down.
  • With everything ahead of us
    We left everything behind.
    But nothing that we needed;
    At least not at this time.
    And now the feeling that I’m feeling,
    Well it’s feeling like my life is finally mine.
    With nothing to go back to we just continue to drive.
    • Broken.
  • Well I’m just people watching
    The other people watching me.
    And we’re all people watching
    The other people watching we.
    • People Watching.
  • And the water below gives a gift to the sky
    And the clouds give back every time they cry
    And make the grass grow green beneath my toes.
  • When you’re so lonely lying in bed,
    Night’s closed it’s eyes but you can’t rest your head.
    Everyone’s sleeping all through the house,
    You wish you could dream but forgot to somehow.

    Sing this lullaby to yourself.
    • Lullaby.
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