Jack Johnson: You and your heart

Jack Johnson has a new “feeling good” record out, “To the Sea“, which sounds just right at these temperatures. I stumbled upon it because of the Eisbach thing. In a friendly interview he explains where his music comes from (his influences range from a family friend singing Cat Stevens to learning the Minor Threat songbook) and what went into the song “You and your heart” (would you believe Jimi Hendrix?).

Watch you when you say
What you are and when you blame
Everyone, you broken king
Watch you change the frame or
Watch you when you take your aim
At the sum of everything

But you and your heart
Shouldn’t feel so far apart
You can choose what you take
Why d’you gotta break and make it feel so hard

You lay there in the street
Like broken glass reflecting pieces of the sun
But you’re not the flame
You got the people passing by
Because you know what you don’t like
It’s just so easy, it’s just so easy


You draw so many lines in the sand
Lost the fingernails on your hands
How you gonna scratch any backs?
Better hope the tide will take our lines away
Take all our lines

Learning English? Add “I” to make “I watch you…” Leaving out words is called “ellipsis“.

song of the week 🙂 englisch lernen mit liedern

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Trainer/ coach from Washington, D.C. based in Berlin. Enthusiastic gardener, sailor, reader.

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