Jack Johnson: Upside Down

curious-georgeCurious George was one of my favorite children’s books series. A monkey who gets in and out of trouble? A monkey who, strangely enough, lacks a tail? Now that is something a child can identify with. The series was written and drawn by Hans A. Rey and Margret Rey, Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany who fled from Paris to Brazil in 1940 and began writing these books in 1941. Forget the TV program (PBS) and the film – the books have a whole different dimension. But I must admit: Jack Johnson did a really nice job on the songs for the movie. He connects up with the gentle melancholy that is buried at the root of this amazing story of friendship between the Man in the Yellow Hat and a chimpanzee.

Jack Johnson: Upside Down

Who’s to say
What’s impossible
Well they forgot
This world keeps spinning
And with each new day
I can feel a change in everything
And as the surface breaks reflections fade
But in some ways they remain the same
And as my mind begins to spread its wings
There’s no stopping curiosity

I want to turn the whole thing upside down
I’ll find the things they say just can’t be found
I’ll share this love I find with everyone
We’ll sing and dance to Mother Nature’s songs
I don’t want this feeling to go away

Who’s to say
I can’t do everything
Well I can try
And as I roll along I begin to find
Things aren’t always just what they seem

I want to turn the whole thing upside down
I’ll find the things they say just can’t be found
I’ll share this love I find with everyone
We’ll sing and dance to Mother Nature’s songs
This world keeps spinning and there’s no time to waste
Well it all keeps spinning spinning round and round and

Upside down
Who’s to say what’s impossible and can’t be found
I don’t want this feeling to go away
Please don’t go away
Is this how it’s supposed to be

learning english with songs :-) englischlernen mit liedern

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Anne

Teaching English for business communication skills, writing online for learners, translating, sailing whenever I can, from Washington, D.C.

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