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Jack Johnson — Taylor
Album: On and On
Avg rating:
6.2

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Total ratings: 911









Released: 2003
Length: 3:53
Plays (last 30 days): 0
They say Taylor was a good girl
Never one to be late
Complain, express
Ideas in her brain

Working on the night shift
Passing out the tickets
You're gonna have to pay her
If you wanna park here

Well, mommy's little dancer
Has quite a little secret
Working on the streets now
Never gonna keep it

It's quite an imposition
And now she's only wishin'
That she would have listened
To the words they said

Poor Taylor

She just wanders around
Unaffected by
The winter winds, yeah
And she'll pretend that

Well she's somewhere else
So far and clear
About two thousand miles
From here

Well, Peter Patrick pitter-patters on the window
The sunny silhouette won't let him in

Poor old Pete's got nothing, cause he's been falling
Somehow, Sonny knows just where he's been

He thinks that singing on Sunday is gonna save his soul
Now that Saturday's gone

Sometimes he thinks
That he's on his way
But I can see
That his brake lights are on

He just wanders around
Unaffected by
The winter winds, yeah
And he'll pretend that

Well he's somewhere else
So far and clear
About two thousand miles
From here

Such a tough enchilada
Filled up with nada
Giving what she gotta
Give to get a dollar bill

Used to be a limber chicken
Times have been a tickin'
Now she's finger lickin'
To the man

With the money in his pocket
Flying in his rocket
Only stopping by
On his way to a better world

If Taylor finds a better world

Then Taylor's gonna run away
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geez, it's about time. he may not be the be all end all but he's definitely got a place in the RP lineup. 

pointless
I prefer his big hit "Shoes That Look Like Feet".
I really enjoyed Jack Johnson in 2005.  It hasn't dated that much and I don't find it irritating (as I do James Blunt grrrrrr), but I do think he has made a few LPs too many of the same thing.

I admire his low key, laid back  approach, and see no reason to knock him just because the middle classed surf wanabees picked up on him too.

"Cookie Jar" is still a fab JJ track.


 michaelc wrote:
I liked this guy at first.
but after a while it all sounds the same
 

Totally agree.
I liked this guy at first.
but after a while it all sounds the same
 nigelr wrote:
Nice, but tame after the Bodeans.
 
And that my friends means tame.

Jerk Johnson, ugh...automatic 0
 h8rhater wrote:
Lot of JJ H8rs out there... there is no accounting for poor taste.
 
Dear h8hater,

Not sure I agree with your particular method of policing the songboards. But you do have good taste in music. :)

Best,



 
Dior wrote:
 

Had to bring it up to the top of the comment page, thanks Dior
Thank you Bill - this is where I recognized the Scott Miller guitar riff from! {#Guitarist}

Phew! That was done gon' drive me crazy.{#Boohoo}


Lot of JJ H8rs out there... there is no accounting for poor taste.
yibby dibby yibby dibby yibby dibby

Reminds me of an old Unclaimed Freight ad.
We're talking waves hear, you're either on it or you're knot.
 ragshagbill wrote:
PLZ PLZ STOP
I will donate $100 if i RP never plays this awful awful "musician" again.
Take him and Tom Shane and put them on a desert island together.
 
How about you donate $100 anyway, and just enjoy the rest of the music that RP has to offer?

Cheers!
I like it1
 rez wrote:
I know quite a few people who are into music and each has wildly different tastes, but the one thing they all have in common is that they hate Jack Johnson.

I actually know some that like Jack Johnson, but also quite a lot of other drivel. But seriously... it is not that bad. It is not that good either, it's just background texture.



I know quite a few people who are into music and each has wildly different tastes, but the one thing they all have in common is that they hate Jack Johnson.
 papaman wrote:
I don't mean to be a hater, but ...
 
Then don't be, and shut it.

{#Zip-lip}
PLZ PLZ STOP
I will donate $100 if i RP never plays this awful awful "musician" again.
Take him and Tom Shane and put them on a desert island together.
snore

 skyguy wrote:

litterbug.

 

well ithink if you ave ever listened to him on a west wales beach or on a starry night in spain maybe you feel a little more expansive toward jack......
His Wikipedia entry describes his music as "acoustic soft rock"  Soft rock?  Is that not a contradiction?
 horstman wrote:
I often wondered about Jack Johnson and what "his sound" was like. Now that I've heard it, its sounds so much like the typical coffee shop, internet cafe stuff that is neither obnoxious or offending but at the same time lacking of any real interest or quality. In other words, it's very "Dave Matthews" sounding, which means it belongs in the garbage can (or in the case of my last DMB disc-flung out my car window in total frustration of lack of musical originality).
 
litterbug.

 papaman wrote:
I don't mean to be a hater, but Jack Johnson is the muzak version of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.  And RHCP, as of lately, is more like the mild salsa packets thrown at out the window at the local Taco Bell.
 
bump


 papaman wrote:
I don't mean to be a hater, but Jack Johnson is the muzak version of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.  And RHCP, as of lately, is more like the mild salsa packets thrown at out the window at the local Taco Bell.
 
Funny. And true. :—)
 papaman wrote:
I don't mean to be a hater, but Jack Johnson is the muzak version of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.  And RHCP, as of lately, is more like the mild salsa packets thrown at out the window at the local Taco Bell.
 

RHCP? Nope. Never got the connection. Sorry.
i adore hiimmm!!!!
I don't mean to be a hater, but Jack Johnson is the muzak version of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.  And RHCP, as of lately, is more like the mild salsa packets thrown at out the window at the local Taco Bell.
I can't believe I ever gave this an 8
Now it's a 10 (1st and 2nd rating together)


{#Yawn}
This one always throws me off. It starts out like Todd Snider's Statistician Blues. "They say 3% of the people use 6% of their brains 97% use 3% and the rest goes down the drain..."
Dior wrote:
Man that's some good peeing!
seems to be Dave Matthews.
Yawn...
Kishar you are dead on. I'm happy to enjoy this excellent music.
Jimi_the_Saint wrote:
I am so flippin done with Jack Johnson. Everything sounds the same - and it's not a good sound. So vanilla.
Alton Brown wrote:
Imagine a flower: A climbing orchid, to be exact; the one of some twenty thousand varieties that produces something edible. Now imagine that its blooms must be pollinated either by hand or a small variety of Mexican bee, and that each bloom only opens for one day a year. Now imagine the fruit of this orchid, a pod, being picked and cured, sitting in the sun all day, sweating under blankets all night for months until, shrunken and shriveled, it develops a heady, exotic perfume and flavor. Now imagine that this fruit's name is synonymous with dull, boring, and ordinary. How vanilla got this bad rap I for one will never know.
Perhaps all it will take for you to just enjoy a little good, lighthearted music is a different point of view. I personally love that he was a pro surfer before being a pro musician. He also is happily married and a father. Maybe what you're missing in his music is teenage angst? What I think is fantastic about Jack is his ability to put out a song that you can just nod your head to and enjoy, totally unaware of the serious lyrics he's singing: AMG wrote:
He playfully expounds on America's sickening dependence on material things ("Gone") and its subconscious ill will with today's youth ("Cookie Jar"). Other views on world war ("Traffic in the Sky") and a capitalistic, business-obsessed way of life ("The Horizon Has Been Defeated") are gently reflected upon without reproach. Johnson doesn't need to be an aggressive messenger to get his point across; the monumental sales of Brushfire Fairytales make that quite clear. People are listening to Johnson's musical commentary because he's on their level. He's not a philosophical preacher like his counterpart, Harper. On and On keeps things simple in sound and time. The only noticeable change is that Johnson didn't lyrically restrain himself. There are 17 solid tracks featured on On and On, each one is a spiritual groove rooted in funk and blues. In dire times, Johnson is sunny and sunny always feels good.
jack, rhymes with HACK!
Now's a good time to check out what's going on over at the LRC.
I'm afraid Jack's 15 minutes of fame are over. See you in 5 years in a 'where are they now' special.
Nice, but tame after the Bodeans.
Jack Johnson makes me Zzzzzzzzzzzzz... And not in a good way. It's like accidental ambient.
Dior wrote:
The Hoff is THE MAN! Long live the Hoff!
Can any one tell the difference between Jack Johnsons bloody songs. They all sound the sodding same!
Funny. When this song ended, I was mentally expecting it to be followed by Al Green's "Love and Happiness". I guess Bill changed his playlist.
Dior wrote:
This seriously could be the video for the entire song.
ch83575 wrote:
I literally cant tell one Jack Johnson song from another... ever. On and on is right!
I literally can't notice a Jack Johnson song ever.
I literally cant tell one Jack Johnson song from another... ever. On and on is right!
love me some Jack J...
tinybubbles wrote:
no, actually I think I am the biggest non-fan.
NO! I AM the biggest NONE-FAN!
First few strums, and I say aloud to my cubicle wall, "Oooh! Who's this?" Click a few links... "Oh... of course." I was hoping it was a new guitar prodigy, as my stale love affair with Jack Johnson just WON'T shake it's numerous layers of dust. I guess I'll still listen; he's mildly salvageable.
time to change the channel. this guy sound like a Sesame Street strummer.
this guy is too good too early. he is unbelievable. every song is listenable.
I often wondered about Jack Johnson and what "his sound" was like. Now that I've heard it, its sounds so much like the typical coffee shop, internet cafe stuff that is neither obnoxious or offending but at the same time lacking of any real interest or quality. In other words, it's very "Dave Matthews" sounding, which means it belongs in the garbage can (or in the case of my last DMB disc-flung out my car window in total frustration of lack of musical originality).
I am so flippin done with Jack Johnson. Everything sounds the same - and it's not a good sound. So vanilla.
SuperWeh wrote:
when I was a teenager surfers listened to real surf rock or punk rock, not this 'acoustic' stuff.
meydele wrote:
And they were often violent, nihilistic skinheads. Let's hope times have changed. https://www.apple.com/trailers/sony/americanhardcore/ for supporting references (an excellent movie, btw).
Wow, who do/did you surf with and where ? I have never met a violent, nihilistic skinhead surfer Usually quite the opposite, well perhaps a little alternative, but not crazy anarchists, puhleeze
MayBaby wrote:
Awww, come on folks... It's great light-hearted music that takes one's mind off the complications of life for a few minutes. I love it.
I hear you, and I agree. This is very pleasant music, perfect for a lazy summer day. Or any lazy day, come to think of it. What's there not to like? Or is dismissing good music as "pusscore" the current flavor of the month, the "cool" thing to do?
fuace wrote:
no, i am. he's boring and seems to know only one note...
no, actually I think I am the biggest non-fan.
pweverka wrote:
Takes me back to my Santa Barbara days . ..
Takes me back to my Santa Barbara days . ..
Awww, come on folks... It's great light-hearted music that takes one's mind off the complications of life for a few minutes. I love it.
we GET him. that's precisely WHY he sucks. badly.
I would agree that much of Jack Johnson's music sounds similar, but that's not a bad thing when it's all good. The same thing could be said about any singer/song writer. They are normally acoutic guitar based songs with the same singer. Thus it will all sound somewhat alike. Sorry if you don't get him. Oh, and as a surfer for the last 15 years, this is truly groovy stuff to listen to on the way to the beach.
a-NNOY-ing.
gonzafr wrote:
Man, this is sooooo PUSSCORE!
Lucky for Jack, then! 8
Man, this is sooooo PUSSCORE!
Dior wrote:
the whole comment string for this song is highlarious but re. this picture, I want to know is the look on his face and the undulation of his head related to the fact that you can't see where his hands are or what they're doing? is this also related to all the white water getting created?
There are so many really good JJ songs. . . why overplay this mediocre-at-best tune?
Dior wrote:
How HILARIOUS is that?
Dior wrote:
how lame is that.
SuperWeh wrote:
when I was a teenager surfers listened to real surf rock or punk rock, not this 'acoustic' stuff.
And they were often violent, nihilistic skinheads. Let's hope times have changed. https://www.apple.com/trailers/sony/americanhardcore/ for supporting references (an excellent movie, btw).
SuperWeh wrote:
when I was a teenager surfers listened to real surf rock or punk rock, not this 'acoustic' stuff.
Well, I surf, and listen to Jack...so maybe times are a changin'
and moving on to some nicer comments! I like his music..... sure a lot of it sounds the same, so what! It's nice! Don't like it, turn your volume down! There are always options........choose one!
eisbaer_67 wrote:
Total pusscore!
I'm curious, do you pronnounce the "puss" in "pusscore" like puss as in the stuff coming from infected wounds or puss as in the puss in boots? note: even though the urban dictionary gives jack johnson as an example of "pusscore" it doesn't say how to pronounce it. https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=pusscore
Total pusscore!
im sleeeeeeeeeeeeeping, jack johnson.... sleeeeeeeeeeeeeeping!!!!
He does this little guitar riff right at the end - every time this song gets played I think it's the beginning of "Any Major Dude Will Tell You" by Steely Dan. Anyone else get that? Am I crazy? TJ
when I was a teenager surfers listened to real surf rock or punk rock, not this 'acoustic' stuff.
trekhead wrote:
Try listening to Josh Joplin, Joe Jackson or Janis Joplin to see if its the alliteration you don't care for...
Don't forget JJ Cale!
jennywho wrote:
...and all his songs sound EXACTLY THE SAME.
+1...can't he come up with a different riff?
This gets me groovin. Guitar, syncopation and his voice meshes just so. An 8
peterata wrote:
It's kind of funny the way I'd like to hate JJ but I can't... Any advice?
Try listening to Josh Joplin, Joe Jackson or Janis Joplin to see if its the alliteration you don't care for...
Ugh. I already hear way too much Jack Johnson on the radio... I can't believe I'm hearing him here, too. Boring, mediocre, and all his songs sound EXACTLY THE SAME. Time to switch stations for a few minutes....
That's enough, Jack Johnson. (Paraphrased from Family Guy).
It's kind of funny the way I'd like to hate JJ but I can't... Any advice?
ahoylola wrote:
i'm the biggest non-fan of this artist.
no, i am. he's boring and seems to know only one note...
ZZZZZZZZ Does not do a thing for me....Sorry
Oh goody, it's time for our daily JJ bashing!
physicsgenius wrote:
Indeed, this is hardly depressing at all--where's the artistic merit?
Jonathan Richman and Michael Penn had a baby and wanted to forget about it but nOOOOOOOOOOO...this guy keeps popping up...
A Dave Matthews sound alike! Yuk! Give us some music! Some Todd or Genesis or Joni, something!
this...on the heals of My Morning Jacket, just brings me down. blech.
Beezer wrote:
I wake up to this CD every morning and it is just starting to get old....but it is still good!!
People can WAKE up to this. Wow you must be a morning person. I need my ALARM to go off.
I wake up to this CD every morning and it is just starting to get old....but it is still good!!
Monkeysdad wrote:
Still sucks Mr. Fish...two years later and he still sucks. At least there's still music we do agree on.
Fair enough, MD. While I admire his staying power (our original bone of contention), I'm finding his music pretty banal these days. It seems he found a formula and stuck with it, and without evolution artists stagnate in my opinion. So, if it makes ya happy (and even if it doesn't), I'm dropping my rating on this dude, whose surfing clearly exceeds his singing/songwriting. Decent at best.
I don't hate this dude, but I can't tell the difference between most of his songs. WTF?
crap! he shoud stick to surfing...
on and on is correct...
rowdydaisy wrote:
The musical equivalent of a Happy Meal. Ick, again.
Indeed, this is hardly depressing at all--where's the artistic merit?
This one should be thrown out...
i'm the biggest non-fan of this artist.
"Such a tough enchilada, filled up with nada"???? Is he kidding? I do concur, but I can sum it up a bit more succinctly -- Inane!!!!
ElSupreme wrote:
You get a toy when you listen to this song? AWESOME. Why does anyone get a happy meal, the toy! Cause the food sucks.
The toys are cheap and mildly entertaining for 2 minutes and eventually get thrown out. I stand by my comparison. And yes, the food sucks.
pigglywiggly wrote:
I honestly don't get the appeal of this performer.
It is just background music. I don't rush to turn it off, but I don't really stop to listen to it. It's just sort of there. Mundane!
pigglywiggly wrote:
I honestly don't get the appeal of this performer.
maybe you gotta be where the sun always shines...
rowdydaisy wrote:
The musical equivalent of a Happy Meal. Ick, again.
You get a toy when you listen to this song? AWESOME. Why does anyone get a happy meal, the toy! Cause the food sucks.
perfect for a beachy florida afternoon...
I honestly don't get the appeal of this performer.
Jack Johnson is just Outstanding. makes me happy and wanna move    and I love the sprinkling of his pigeon accent
The musical equivalent of a Happy Meal. Ick, again.
Drone. Drone. Drone.
I JUST DO NOT GET IT. Jack Johnson does NOTHING for me. I can't deny his talent - his tunes are catchy to me, but just feel hollow. Kinda like most of Dave Matthews Band's stuff - with the exception of Gravedigger. Ho Hum. And some of the stuff that DOESN'T get picked up on RP... I also do not get it....
Roverfish wrote: Monkeysdad wrote: Not only is he trite, but utterly predictable. He will be a memory in 2 years time! Gotta disagree here... Facts to the contrary: Amazon.com Sales Rank: 10 Featured on NPR. Supported and followed by numerous major artists. If there's a memory to be had, it's for those of us that get to say "I knew him when..." in a few years. Almost two years to the day. Thanks, Bill. So, Monkeysdad, how's Jack Johnson doing these days? Ah, here's a good one: Music's still a 'hobby' for singer Jack Johnson Friday, August 12, 2005 Johnson's laid-back approach to his music -- and life -- belie his success as a platinum-selling star. Since his debut with the album "Brushfire Fairytales" in 2001, his albums have sold a total of about 3 million copies. His latest best seller is "In Between Dreams." Pretty good for a guy who considers himself a surfer first, contributes heavily to the environment and Hawaii, and calls music a hobby. Memory indeed.
Still sucks Mr. Fish...two years later and he still sucks. At least there's still music we do agree on.
his more cheerful music (like this one) is a great accompaniment to the whisper sing (which I also can only take so much of.) A little cheering up is always a good thing.
i don't care what so many are saying! I hear Jack and put my phone on aftercall, lean back and put my feet up on my desk in the almighty cubicle. I may work for the MAN, but this gives me pause for just a couple of minutes.