so here's my thought: i f-ing love jack johnson! i've listened to the latest album about twenty times now and LOVE it. who puts plato's allegory of the cave, biblical allusions, and homer into song lyrics? jack johnson does. that's who. i have loved this man's music since the days of brushfire fairytales, and will continue to buy up everything he makes. here are a couple of my all time fave lyrics:
"your point of view was chosen by the serpent's ruse
with all it's do's and don'ts
the future is an empty promise unconcerned and so tired of waiting
we could sell it wooden horses full of nightmares and when they open
this all might recompose
there's no going back to the good old days it's just a phase bring in some new life
archaism is a dusty road leading us back to nowhere" – jack johnson, "they do, they don't"
"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"—jack johnson, "inaudible melodies"
"all of life
is in one drop of the ocean waiting to go home
just waiting to go home
and if the moon
can turn the tides it can pull the tears
and take them from our eyes
make them into monsoons
yurn them into monsoon-er or later
they'll weep their way back to the sea
going to finally be free
free for a while
until they break
like waves of sorrow always do
all in due time
because time never waits"—jack johnson, "monsoon"
"what about those shoes you're in today
they'll do no good on the bridges you've burnt along the way"—jack johnson, "gone"
"the west winds often last too long ?
and when they calm down, nothing ever feels the same ?
sheltered under the kamani tree ?
waiting for the passing rain ?
clouds keep moving to uncover the sea ?
stars up above us chasing the day away ?
to find the stories that we sometimes need ?
listen close enough and all else fades
fades away"—jack johnson, "constellations"