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Jack Johnson — Posters
Album: Brushfire Fairytales
Avg rating:
6.3

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Total ratings: 477









Released: 2000
Length: 3:09
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Lookin at himself but wishin he was someone else
because the posters on the wall that don't look like him at all.
So he ties it up he tucks it in he pulls it back he gives a grin,
laughin at himself because he knows he aint loved at all.
He gets his courage from the can, it makes him feel like a man
because he's lovin all the ladies but the ladies don't love him at all.
When he's not drunk he's only stuck on himself,
and then he has the nerve to say he needs a decent girl.

Lookin at herself but wishing she was someone else
because the body of the doll that don't look like hers at all.
So she straps it on she sucks it in she throws it up and gives a grin,
laughin at herself because she knows she aint that at all.
All caught up in the trends well the truth began to bend
and the next thing you know man there just aint no truth left at all.
Cause when the pretty girl walks, she walks so proud,
and when the pretty girl laughs, oh man, she laughs so loud.

And if it aint this then its that as a matter of fact.
She hasn't had a day to relax,
since she's lost her ability to think...clearly.

Well I'm an energetic, apathetic version of another person.
Check out my outsides there aint nothing in here
Well I'm a superficial, systematic, music television addict.
Check out my outside there aint nothing in here.-comes another one,
just like the other lookin at himself but wishin he was someone else because
the posters on the wall that don't look like him,
ties it up and tucks it in and pulls it back and gives a grin.
Laughing at himself because he knows he aint loved at all.
Knows he aint loved at all
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Groovy man. Sing along! 
Most recent comment from 11 years prior.

Not my favorite Jack Johnson tune, but decent enough.
 xkolibuul wrote:
The only issue here is y'all JJ naysayers need to hit the beach more often. Or at least walk out the door without shoes, catch a sunset someplace quiet, and reee-lax...
We get a similar plea from Jimmy Buffett's zombies, who show up around those of us actually living in the subtropics for ten days a year to throw up in our gardens and yell songs about relaxing in the streets at three in the morning. How can lameness be so aggressive?

This sucks!
 walchenbach wrote:
Soccer mom music.  Not really bad, but certainly not good.  Put it back on the shelf.
Soccer moms are hot, but this slush is not.

Can he just keep surfin' and stop to make records ??
the problem is his songs are "nice" , chill, and it always reminds the summer because of the surfer background and the I-like-to-jam-with-my-friends-on-the-beach style music  ..
maybe If he could record his voice in a different way, it would be better for him... and for everybody.
 
 DaveInVA wrote:
I thought this was Red Hot Chili Peppers when I first heard it
 

I am no huge fan of Jack Johnson either, but you don't have to insult the man like that!!{#Stop}{#Lol}
this man must be stopped. does he ever fall asleep while playing his own music, b/c that's the effect on everyone else
boring

 GNGRBRDMN wrote:
Forgettable singing and melody. I enjoyed the comparatively adventurous drumming/percussion.
 
Even that god-awful "step right up, ring the bell and win a prize" bell that had no business being in this song??

{#Hearteyes}
okay please stop this somg i cant stand it
I. do. not. like. this. guy's. music. generally the same 'ol stuff over and over.

I thought this was Red Hot Chili Peppers when I first heard it
Total Loser

 Mark_Moosier wrote:

That is a perfect descriptor. Music for people who don't like top 40 pop, but who don't want anything too interesting either. Maybe he can do a duet with Norah Jones to ice the mediocrity cake. 3=Ho Hum. Please no more JJ.

 

true.

He is a rather bland musician.

My girlfriend says that anytime she sees that album cover she wants to punch JJ in the face.

I don't feel quite as strongly as her, but I will settle with giving this a 3.

I'm looking out my office window and it looks just like this album cover, it's raining like crazy.
personally - i love these first 2 albums by JJ
This makes me want to throw some bongos on a fire and listen to some other music.


 
Mandible wrote:
This song makes me want to grab some bongos and sit by a bonfire {#Chillpill}
 


 peter_james_bond wrote:

Lovers gotta love
Haters gotta hate
Shovers gotta shove
Waiters gotta wait

Trollers gotta troll
Fakers gotta fake
Rollers gotta roll
Makers gotta make

Posers gotta pose
Players gotta play
Hosers gotta hose
Slayers gotta slay

and so on.....
 
TFF

 TampaPurple wrote:
Lovers gotta love
Haters gotta hate Seems logical to me.
 
Lovers gotta love
Haters gotta hate
Shovers gotta shove
Waiters gotta wait

Trollers gotta troll
Fakers gotta fake
Rollers gotta roll
Makers gotta make

Posers gotta pose
Players gotta play
Hosers gotta hose
Slayers gotta slay

and so on.....
 walchenbach wrote:
Soccer mom music.  Not really bad, but certainly not good.  Put it back on the shelf.
 
That is a perfect descriptor. Music for people who don't like top 40 pop, but who don't want anything too interesting either. Maybe he can do a duet with Norah Jones to ice the mediocrity cake. 3=Ho Hum. Please no more JJ.

This song makes me want to grab some bongos and sit by a bonfire {#Chillpill}
 vandal wrote:



 
bump

 ryuujin23 wrote:


Are we talking pre- or post Blood Sugar Sex Magick Peppers, cause if the last few Peppers albums were movies they would have gone straight to VHS. 
 
That's funny!
Agreed.

 runaway wrote:
I like him. What's not to like? It's campfire on the beach music. Perfect.
 

Zactly.
Soccer mom music.  Not really bad, but certainly not good.  Put it back on the shelf.
 madtowner11 wrote:


I've always heard Chili Peppers in Jack Johnson's music. Drugs or no drugs.
 

Are we talking pre- or post Blood Sugar Sex Magick Peppers, cause if the last few Peppers albums were movies they would have gone straight to VHS. 
I guess since there is no surfing or ocean front beaches upon which to have a campfire in the desert I may never be able to relate to Mr. Johnson's music. But in all fairness, even if I did surf and live near the ocean, I still wouldn't rush out to buy his albums.
really?



sqqqrly wrote:
I like him a lot.....on his first album. All the rest can be skipped. They do sound just the same.


Amen!  But this first album sure was good.

Kdubba wrote:
Im sorry, I just dont 'get' Jack, everything sounds the same?
I like him a lot.....on his first album. All the rest can be skipped. They do sound just the same.
boy he sucks
Jack is back!! YEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS !!!
We don't much from or of Jack Johnson these days. For that I am quite thankful.
GNGRBRDMN wrote:
Forgettable singing and melody. I enjoyed the comparatively adventurous drumming/percussion.
Unforgettable?
Forgettable singing and melody. I enjoyed the comparatively adventurous drumming/percussion.
xkolibuul wrote:
The only issue here is y'all JJ naysayers need to hit the beach more often. Or at least walk out the door without shoes, catch a sunset someplace quiet, and reee-lax...
Well put
runaway wrote:
I like him. What's not to like? It's campfire on the beach music. Perfect.
And that can be some of the best music. I appreciate musically diverse and challenging tunes, but sometimes I just wanna kick back . . . and this is the music for those times.
Blech. Kind of like eating a stale marshmellow. Not much substance or taste.
ryuujin23 wrote:
I'll see your and and raise you a .
and i call.
I like him. What's not to like? It's campfire on the beach music. Perfect.
Im sorry, I just dont 'get' Jack, everything sounds the same?
Sounds like all other Jack Johnson songs. Well...just the ones I've heard.
Hey, this is the same melody as Rodeo Clowns!
Imkirok wrote:
I'll see your and raise you a . God, I hate this. Bland and formulaic. Mute.
I'll see your and and raise you a .
Roverfish wrote:
Hey, can you keep it down? I'm sleeping here... Acceptably boring, mundane, and repetitive.
Much like your comments!
He gets his courage from the can, It makes him feel like a man Because he's loving all the ladies But the ladies don't love him at all Cause when he's not drunk He's only stuck on himself And then he has the nerve To say he needs a decent girl
punkbot wrote:
Here's the thing about Jack...he's a surfer first, a musician second. He doesn't pretend that his songs are the greatest thing since sliced bread. He plays stuff that make him feel good and doesn't necessarily have some deeper meaning. The fact that his music has taken off just means that sometimes that's all people want as well. As a bit of a music snob myself, my hard shell was melted when I went with my girl to see him live and realized there ain't nothing wrong with chilling out for a few hours. There's plenty of room for Jack Jackson in the big picture of it all. Chillax my firends. Chillax...
Exactly...but that philosophy is lost on many...and not just about music...
prairiedogj wrote:
Why all you haters gotta hate? There's a music for every moment. This music is appropriate for many moments: housecleaning, the beach, writing a paper, afternoons... and so on. Take your discomfort with 'chill' songs as a sign you need to change your lifestyle.
Lovers gotta love Haters gotta hate Seems logical to me.
prairiedogj wrote:
Why all you haters gotta hate? There's a music for every moment. This music is appropriate for many moments: housecleaning, the beach, writing a paper, afternoons... and so on. Take your discomfort with 'chill' songs as a sign you need to change your lifestyle.
Hey, can you keep it down? I'm sleeping here... Acceptably boring, mundane, and repetitive.
Why all you haters gotta hate? There's a music for every moment. This music is appropriate for many moments: housecleaning, the beach, writing a paper, afternoons... and so on. Take your discomfort with 'chill' songs as a sign you need to change your lifestyle.
Sounds just like....................Jack Johnson.
pd_watkins2000 wrote:
Sounds just like every other Jack Johnson song. This man defines the term "boring"
I made the same comment on another song of his. He needs to change it up
The only issue here is y'all JJ naysayers need to hit the beach more often. Or at least walk out the door without shoes, catch a sunset someplace quiet, and reee-lax...
Sounds just like every other Jack Johnson song. This man defines the term "boring"
i suppose i'm in the minority based on the comments below, but i really enjoy his albums. fun, catchy, acoustic beats that often put a smile on my face. if you take it for what it is, it is quite pleasant imo.
Monkeysdad wrote:
I'll see your and raise you a . God, I hate this. Bland and formulaic. Mute.
doesn't really do anything for me, I'm sure jj is a nice guy and maybe doesn't intend his music to be taken too seriously but I guess I'd rather listen to someone that does want to be taken seriously musically. Having said that, I guess this isn't really one of his worst songs.
punkbot wrote:
Here's the thing about Jack...he's a surfer first, a musician second. He doesn't pretend that his songs are the greatest thing since sliced bread. He plays stuff that make him feel good and doesn't necessarily have some deeper meaning. The fact that his music has taken off just means that sometimes that's all people want as well. As a bit of a music snob myself, my hard shell was melted when I went with my girl to see him live and realized there ain't nothing wrong with chilling out for a few hours. There's plenty of room for Jack Jackson in the big picture of it all. Chillax my firends. Chillax...
Very well said punkbot, I agree with you.
Here's the thing about Jack...he's a surfer first, a musician second. He doesn't pretend that his songs are the greatest thing since sliced bread. He plays stuff that make him feel good and doesn't necessarily have some deeper meaning. The fact that his music has taken off just means that sometimes that's all people want as well. As a bit of a music snob myself, my hard shell was melted when I went with my girl to see him live and realized there ain't nothing wrong with chilling out for a few hours. There's plenty of room for Jack Jackson in the big picture of it all. Chillax my firends. Chillax...
this is OK...a "5"--every song of his sounds the same though.
they just cant admit they like JJ. he's great...nice guy too.
You guys are funny. Lots of disses, yet it's rating a 6.9 right now.
GoldenBoy wrote:
I just find jack Johnson to be so bland and generic.
And I will add that he has a very limited vocal range.
It sounds like he has a triangle and a wood block in there. To my mind, if you're gonna go with a triangle and a wood block, why oh why would you leave out a cow bell? I mean reeeaally!
I just find jack Johnson to be so bland and generic.
What's the lame bell ringing in the background? This guy has no vocal range whatsoever; all of his songs are boring and forgettable.
Jack Johnson is so great. I love the lyrics in this (& many of his others). Surprised it only has a collective 7 rating....
jruhnke wrote:
The very first few guitar notes at the beginning of this song always trick me into thinking this is a Big Head Todd and the Monsters track. Then I realize I've been fooled one...more...time. I never learn!
Same here..except I keep expecting it to be Sublime's "Santaria."
The very first few guitar notes at the beginning of this song always trick me into thinking this is a Big Head Todd and the Monsters track. Then I realize I've been fooled one...more...time. I never learn!
This is a JJ song I hadn't heard before, but I immediately recognized it was him by his wonderful guitar playing. Just love his style. 8)
stickittotheman wrote:
...tasty waves, and a cool buzz.
oh spicoloi, how i love thee. jack johnson...not so much.
madtowner11 wrote:
I've always heard Chili Peppers in Jack Johnson's music. Drugs or no drugs.
The inverse is also true... ;)
sully3 wrote:
Jack is awesome. He was at the Coachella festival and had G. Love come on stage.
sweeeeeet!!
EDIT: I can't analze this music. It just... makes me want to chill out by the beach or something.
really good. I will have to check this CD out.
This whole C.D. brings me back to a trip to Yosemite National Park... my favoriot place on earth, with my favorite person on earth, and one of my favorite c.d.s on earth. AHHHHHHHH! Thank god for memories and the songs that trigger them!
radioparadise wrote:
i think this song needs bongos instead of drums.
Uhhhh....no. The drums in this song are simple but creative. I love the use of the bell of the ride cymbal. Sah wheat.
bobringer wrote:
<-( I think maybe I hear some Judy Garland too... Hendrix? Chili Peppers? Maybe it's just early, but I can only imagine it took a significant amount of drugs to come up with either one of them.
I've always heard Chili Peppers in Jack Johnson's music. Drugs or no drugs.
Johray63 wrote:
Hendrix impersonation, yes, but an impersonation of Scar Tissue by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, even more.
<-( I think maybe I hear some Judy Garland too... Hendrix? Chili Peppers? Maybe it's just early, but I can only imagine it took a significant amount of drugs to come up with either one of them.
warm sand in my toes, Primo beer in hand, baggy shorts, tasty waves, and a cool buzz.
play some donovan frankenreiter too!
His other stuff is so much better and far more inspiring. This song is ok, but not a great representation. :)
Originally Posted by radioparadise: i think this song needs bongos instead of drums.
There are versions of the album online that are almost all hand drumming versions- hope that helps :>
Can\'t get Enough of JJ - rin from hippiecrap.com
Not bad. :)
i think this song needs bongos instead of drums.
dang. dot.
Boooooooooooo-ring! Gets a 3. \"Ho Hum\" indeed.
This was the first song I heard on RP a few months back... i booked marked it and have been a loyal listener ever since... Great song...
I like the lyrics to this one. I also like how it\'s soft, but somewhat danceable at the same time. I know, I\'m commenting even though I haven\'t caught it playing -- I just downloaded it; that\'s why. :)
Nothing wrong with sounding like Jimi or the Red Hots IMO. I like this song better than Scar Tissue. I like everything I've heard from this album, as a matter of fact, particularly Flake with the rip-roaring slide guitar by Ben Harper :)
Hendrix impersonation, yes, but an impersonation of Scar Tissue by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, even more.
Id like to hear inaudible melodies by JJ