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Jack Johnson — The Horizon Has Been Defeated
Album: On and On
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Released: 2003
Length: 2:29
Plays (last 30 days): 1
The horizon has been defeated
by the pirates of the new age
alien casinos
well maybe it's just time to say
things can go bad
and make you want to run away
but as we grow older
the troubles just seems to stay

future complications
in the strings between the cans
but no prints can come from fingers
if machines become our hands
and then our feet become the wheels
and then the wheels become the cars
and then the rigs begin to drill
until the drilling goes too far

things can go bad
and make you want to run away
but as we grow older
the horizon begins to fade, fade, fade
fade away

thingamajigsaw puzzled
anger don't you step too close
because people are lonely and only
animals with fancy shoes
hallelujah zig zag nothing
misery it's on the loose
because people are lonely and only
animals with too many tools
that can build all the junk that we sell
sometimes it makes you want to yell

things can go bad
and make you want to run away
but as we grow older
the horizon begins to fade away
fade away
fade, fade, fade
fade, fade, fade
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 Franlrc wrote:

Umm. excuse me but is anyone listening to the lyrics of this song? I mean, its awfully depressing. It makes me want to go out surfing and effing drown myself and/or some of the people who made those breezy comments below :P . Sheeeeeeeeeesh.


You can't handle the truth!!  -- Nathan Jessup
 spartan wrote:

Y'know, I've always liked this guy's sound. I just wish all of his songs didn't sound the same.


I just can't stand that this band sounds like... itself. 

Go figure.
yawn
thanks for dusting off the Jack Johnson track for the main mix, BiilG!!

LLRP
 spartan wrote:

Y'know, I've always liked this guy's sound. I just wish all of his songs didn't sound the same.



He has more than one song...?
 Franlrc wrote:
Umm. excuse me but is anyone listening to the lyrics of this song? I mean, its awfully depressing. It makes me want to go out surfing and effing drown myself and/or some of the people who made those breezy comments below :P . Sheeeeeeeeeesh.
 
Yep. Another fear song. I think I need to go  to my  safe space.
an absolute amateur with a contrived cartoonish voice
Umm. excuse me but is anyone listening to the lyrics of this song? I mean, its awfully depressing. It makes me want to go out surfing and effing drown myself and/or some of the people who made those breezy comments below :P . Sheeeeeeeeeesh.
ughhhhhhhhhhhhhh, this song makes me want to surf soooo bad right now...the waves are big, the weather is warm and i'm stuck in the office...ugh.
the intro sounded like some scott henderson song, hmm I would like to hear some henderson here (although I figure it wouldn't go down too well with the rp crowd)
Y'know, I've always liked this guy's sound. I just wish all of his songs didn't sound the same.
this kinda had me rocking out, all mellow at work. nice.
i've always liked this one. i haven't heard it in a while, so it seems almost new to me again. thanks, bill. ^_^
I still like it. It does kind of sound like a Steve Miller reggae tune, which I think is a good thing.
(I just haaaad to do that, this guy is relegated to the bottom of my music barrel for life)
Sounds fresh to my ears.
ezzyme wrote:
I think we could here a little less of this....
we could WHERE a little less of this? sorry; couldn't resist...
i saw him at the coachella festival, and he changed my mind in his favor. a major talent. once you dig his groove, you'll never go back!
Would be an interesting pairing with the Blues Traveller song with the line, "the mountains win again." Other than that it doesn't hold much interest for me.
I think we could here a little less of this....
Makes me wish I was on the beach in Carmel watching the sunset with my love, cool air around......
Originally Posted by gypsy222: I don't know.. this guy kind of bugs me, but I am not sure exactly why.. it's pretty unoffensive music, but just not my bag.
Yes, I agree. Was trying to think of a more articulate complaint, but couldn't find the words. It's as if they're trying too hard to sound interesting or unique.
If anyone is interested in aquiring some Jack Johnson shows heres a link. There are 1000's of shows from 100's of artists who all promote the taping and trading of their shows.
As for me, I like this a lot. Nice lyrics and a bouncy little jam. Kind of like reggae folk. ;) As filtered through a Joni Mitchell prism. Wonder where one can find one of those prisms? Having just listened to this whole cd from Johnson, those are my impressions of his new cd, anyway...fwiw. :)
A bit in the smooth way, Steve Miller would do a Reggae like song. Nice, but listening to Steel Pulse after this (today\'s programming), makes me realize what\'s the real thing.
I don\'t know.. this guy kind of bugs me, but I am not sure exactly why.. it\'s pretty unoffensive music, but just not my bag.
altogether uninspiring ...
New JJ? Sounds great! I\'ll need to go and get this ASAP! M@