Sunday Songbird: My Mind is For Sale

I first discovered Jack Johnson in high school.

My best friend and I would head out to the science courtyard, lay on a grassy knoll in the sun, and share our headphones so we could both listen to Jack Johnson speak to our emo little souls for the length of a class period.


Sunday Songbird


I was definitely in my “everything sucks, what’s the point” phase of life.  One I’m sure at least some of you are familiar with from your own teenage years.

Today, my old iPhone sits in an iHome in my son’s nursery, quietly playing Jack Johnson’s soothing – upbeat and happy, yet still relaxed, and somewhat scathing – songs, lulling him to sleep every night.

It’s fair to say he’s stuck with me through it all.

His politically laced lyrics and social commentary spoke to me then…and now a good decade later, he’s still preaching to my soul with them.

Here are two of my favorites – a  new one, and an oldie but goodie – that are feeling particularly relevant at the moment!



‘I don’t care for your paranoid
“Us against them”, fearful kind of walls
I don’t care for your careless
“Me first, gimme gimme” appetite at all…’
My Mind is For Sale – Jack Johnson*





“How many train wrecks do we need to see?
Before we lose touch of
We thought this was low
Well, it’s bad, getting worse, so…
Where’d all the good people go?
I’ve been changing channels
I don’t see them on the TV shows
Where’d all the good people go?
We got heaps and heaps of what we sow…”
Good People – Jack Johnson*



Are you a Jack Johnson fan?  What are some of your favorite songs or albums?



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