Song of the Day #4,033: ‘Losing Hope’ – Jack Johnson

I’ve posted three Jack Johnson songs over the past 11 years. Two were from his 2001 debut album Brushfire Fairytales and the third was ‘Upside Down,’ the great song he wrote for the Curious George movie.

The last Brushfire Fairytales song appeared seven years ago and, like today’s song, showed up on a Random iTunes Weekend. This is the only album I own of his so I guess his odds aren’t great of popping up randomly.

I probably haven’t listened to Brushfire Fairytales since that last post, either. While I like Johnson’s overall vibe, his music has never drawn me in.

This is a nice enough song. Stay tuned for another in seven years.

[Verse 1]
I got a faulty parachute
I got a stranger’s friend
An exciting change in
My butchers blend
A symbol on the ceiling
With the flick of a switch
My new found hero
In the enemy’s ditching
Well somebody’s something was left in the room
And man, now that its gone, well, of course we assume
That somebody else needed something so bad
That they took everything that somebody had

[Chorus]
Losing hope is easy
When your only friend is gone
And every time you look around
Well, it all, it all just seems to change

[Verse 2]
The mark was left
Man, it’s never the same
Next time that you shoot
Make sure that you aim
Open windows with passing cars
A brand new night
With the same old stars

[Chorus]
Losing hope is easy
When your only friend is gone
And every time you look around
Well, it all, it all just seems to change

[Verse 3]
Feed the fool
A piece of the pie
Make a fool of his system
Make a fool of his mind

Give him bottles of lies
And maybe he’ll find
His place in heaven
Because he might just die

[Chorus]
Losing hope is easy
When your only friend is gone
And every time you look around
Well, it all, it all just seems to change

[Outro]
But hanging on is easy
When you’ve got a friend to call
When nothing’s making sense at all
You’re not the only one that’s afraid of change

One thought on “Song of the Day #4,033: ‘Losing Hope’ – Jack Johnson

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    I shared your post with Daniel and Maddie, who both highly recommend that you listen to “In between dreams.” Jack Johnson is a fairly regular staple in our household, particularly on long drives during vacation.

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