Jack Johnson - Sleep Through the Static Lyrics

Jack Johnson Sleep Through the Static cover art
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Trouble travels fast
When you're specially designed for crash testing
Or wearing wool sunglasses in the afternoon
Come on and tell us what you're trying to prove

'Cause it's a battle when you dabble in war
You store it up, unleash it, then you piece it together
Whether the storm drain running rampant just stamp it
And send it to somebody who's pretending to care

Just cash in your blanks for little toy tanks
Learn how to use them, then abuse them and choose them
Over conversations relationships are overrated
I hated everyone said the sun

And so I will cook all your books
You're too good looking and mistooken
You could watch it instead
From the comfort of your burning beds
Or you can sleep through the static

Who needs sleep when we've got love?
Who needs keys when we've got clubs?
Who needs please when we've got guns?
Who needs peace when we've gone above
But beyond where we should have gone?
We went beyond where we should have gone

Stuck between channels my thoughts all quit
I thought about them too much, allowed them to touch
The feelings that rained down on the plains all dried and cracked
Waiting for things that never came

Shock and awful thing to make somebody think
That they have to choose pushing for peace supporting the troops
And either you're weak or you'll use brut force-feed the truth
The truth is we say not as we do

We say anytime, anywhere, just show your teeth and strike the fear
Of god wears camouflage, cries at night and drives a dodge
Pick up the beat and stop hogging the feast
That's no way to treat an enemy

Well mighty mighty appetite
We just eat 'em up and keep on driving
Freedom can be freezing take a picture from the pretty side
Mind your manners wave your banners
What a wonderful world that this angle can see

But who needs to see what we've done?
Who needs please when we've got guns?
Who needs keys when we've got clubs?
Who needs peace when we've gone above
But beyond where we should have gone?
Beyond where we should have gone
We went beyond where we should have gone
Beyond where we should have gone
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 All at Once
  • 2 Sleep Through the Static
  • 3 Hope
  • 4 Angel
  • 5 Enemy
  • 6 If I Had Eyes
  • 7 Same Girl
  • 8 What You Thought You Need
  • 9 Adrift
  • 10 Go On
  • 11 They Do, They Don't
  • 12 While We Wait
  • 13 Monsoon
  • 14 Losing Keys


  • Credits
    publisher: ©BUBBLE TOES PUBLISHING
    writers: Jack Hody Johnson
    album: Track 2 in album Sleep Through the Static
    release date: 2008-2-1
    popularity : 68 users have visited this page.
    length: 3:44
    producer: JP Plunier
    lead vocals: Jack Johnson
    mixer: Robert Carranza
    engineer: Robert Carranza
    phonographic copyright by: Jack Johnson
    composer: Jack Johnson
    lyricist: Jack Johnson
    Album Information
    label: Brushfire Records
    country(area): Europe
    format: CD
    barcode: 602517560550
    script: Latin