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Jack Johnson — One Step Ahead
Album: Meet The Moonlight
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Released: 2022
Length: 3:04
Plays (last 30 days): 11
How can you be so certain that you're the one flirting with fire
If each choir needs preaching and everyone's reaching into their pockets to see what they got
If not a lot has changed but if everything's changing
Blame to see you sin but no one sees face-to-face or eye-to-eye
This is not how it has to end

Who wants to be one step ahead
First to the punchline
Just one step ahead
First to the punchline

When it feels like it's all closing in
All the lines we won't cross, we'll bend instead
Never mind all the noise going through your head, oh
'Cause every time we talk we say the same things that we say
So never mind all the noise going through your head

How can I be so certain that my first impressions are mine
If each morning I wake up with circles around me that say
"I got mine, I give in, I give up, it's too much"
"Come on, let's give them hell!", no, "Why not love?" you say
"Be too hard and there's not enough in this house of cards"

Who wants to be one step ahead
First to the punchline
Just one step ahead
First to the punchline

When it feels like it's all closing in
All the lines we won't cross, we'll bend instead
Never mind all the noise going through your head, oh
'Cause every time we talk we say the same things that we say
And every line we cross, we say the same things that we say
Every time we try, we play the same old games, it's all been said
Now, never mind all the noise going through your head
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I can't believe we're listening to Jack Johnson now. It's like RP was bought by Clear Channel, especially with the daily tracks by Radiohead and Alt-J, which is what CC does by turning all their stations into the same four musicians over and over. But Jack Johnson? Seriously? 
 meanderer wrote:
New album by a new - to me - artist... Gonna have to check this out!

RP gone and done it again


wow
check out first 2 LP's

those were my favorites


good songs on dem!
JJ! Instantly recognizable, and instantly, I crank it and groove! Good to hear new stuff from him. Always fun and catchy!
Thanks for keeping if fresh Bill and Rebecca
 PickleBallGuy wrote:
"Mirror in the bathroom..." 

Other than the faux "reggae/ska" beat in this song, I don't really hear much resemblance to "Mirror In The Bathroom".  The two songs have very different melodies and chord progressions.  Everyone hears different things in songs though.
I for one am glad BillG is playing NEW Jack Johnson.  I know a lot of folks find it repetitive and/or cheesy, though I've always had a fondness for how Hawaiian his music sounds; barefoot and unrushed, enjoying the day from sunrise to sunset.  I'm at an 8 on this one; LLRP!! 
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"Mirror in the bathroom..." 
New album by a new - to me - artist... Gonna have to check this out!

RP gone and done it again
 marcoshs wrote:

Bill is a time traveller, look at release data: 2022-06-24 :D


Song title is One Step Ahead: would that be a coincidence?
 marcoshs wrote:

Bill is a time traveller, look at release data: 2022-06-24 :D

Yep. Just for future reference, today is 5-18-22 or 2022-05-18 and I'm pretty sure this isn't the very first play. Love Jack Johnson. Hate the new "time stamp" or lack of - format.
Instantly recognizable...which, in my books, isn't really a selling feature.  Exactly the same pacing and song structure and sound as all his previous stuff.  I mean turn it down to background level and I defy you to recognize that this is a new track...perhaps Jack is a fan of the Red Hot Chili Peppers?  
Never heard this guy before although. Giving it a 5 for the hint of slack key in some of the guitar work. Otherwise, kinda heard this all before, IMHO.
 AmandaMaria wrote:

So nice to hear Jack Johnson again! 


Bill is a time traveller, look at release data: 2022-06-24 :D
So nice to hear Jack Johnson again!