The News Song Lyrics

Jack Johnson


album: Track 8 in album Brushfire Fairytales
release date: 2000
popularity : 97 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Funk / Soul Blues Pop Folk, World, & Country
styles: Alternative Rock/Acoustic
length: 2:27
producer: JP Plunier
lead vocals: Jack Johnson
mixer: Todd Burke
recorded by: Todd Burke
guitars: Jack Johnson
assistant engineer: Andrew Alekel and Chad Essig
composer: Jack Johnson
lyricist: Jack Johnson

Album Information

label: Everloving Records
country(area): United States
format: CD
barcode: 042286099422
script: Latin

Cover Art

Jack Johnson Brushfire Fairytales cover art


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A billion people died on the news tonight
But not so many cried at the terrible sight
Well mama said
It's just make believe
You can't believe everything you see
So baby close your eyes to the lullabies
On the news tonight

Who's the one to decide that it would be alright
To put the music behind the news tonight
Well mama said
You can't believe everything you hear
The diagetic world is so unclear
So baby close your ears
On the news tonight
On the news tonight

The unobtrusive tones on the news tonight
And mama said

Why don't the newscasters cry when they read about people who die
At least they could be decent enough to put just a tear in their eyes
Mama said
It's just make believe
You cant believe everything you see
So baby close your eyes to the lullabies
On the news tonight


Track Listing

CD 1
  • 1 Inaudible Melodies
  • 2 Middle Man
  • 3 Posters
  • 4 Sexy Plexi
  • 5 Flake
  • 6 Bubble Toes
  • 7 Fortunate Fool
  • 8 The News
  • 9 Drink the Water
  • 10 Mudfootball (For Moe Lerner)
  • 11 F-Stop Blues
  • 12 Losing Hope
  • 13 It's All Understood