In Between Dreams Album

Artist(s): Jack Johnson

Cover Art

Jack Johnson In Between Dreams Cover Art

Tracklist

Better Together

length: 3:28
producer: Mario Caldato Jr.
mixer: Mario Caldato Jr. and Robert Carranza
engineer: Robert Carranza and Mario Caldato Jr.
guitar family: Jack Johnson
lead vocals: Jack Johnson
composer: Jack Johnson
lyricist: Jack Johnson


There's no combination of words
I could put on the back of a postcard
No song I could sing
But I can try for your heart
Our dreams, and they are made out of real things
like a, shoebox of photographs
with sepiatone loving
Love is the answer,
at least for most of the questions in my heart
Like why are we here? and where do we go?
And how come we're so hard?
It's not always easy and
sometimes life can be deceiving
I'll tell you one thing its always better when we're together

Chorus:
MMM its always better when we're together
look at the stars when we're together
its always better when we're together
Yeah, its always better when we're together

And all of these moments
just might find there way into my dreams tonight
But I know that theyll be gone
when the morning light sings
and brings new things
but tomorrow night you see
that theyll be gone too
too many things I have to do
But if all of these dreams might find there way
into my day to day scene
Ill be under the impression
i was somewhere in between
With only two
Just me and you
Not so many things we got to do
or places we got to be
We'll Sit beneath the mango tree

its always better when we're together
Somewhere in between together
its always better when we're together
Yeah, its always better when we're together

MMmmmm MMMmmmm Mmmmmm
I believe in memories
they look so, so pretty when I sleep
Hey now, and when I wake up,
you look so pretty sleeping next to me
But there is no time,
and there is no song I could sing
and there is no, combination of words I could say
but I will still tell you one thing
We're Better together


Never Know

length: 3:33
producer: Mario Caldato Jr.
mixer: Robert Carranza and Mario Caldato Jr.
engineer: Robert Carranza and Mario Caldato Jr.
guitar family: Jack Johnson
lead vocals: Jack Johnson
composer: Jack Johnson
lyricist: Jack Johnson

I hear this old story before
If people keep appealing for the metaphors
Don't leave much up to the imagination,
So I, wanna give this imagery back
No it just aint so easy like that
so, I turn the page and read the story again
and again and again
It just seems the same, with a diff. name
We're breaking every building
and we're growing
always guessing

Never knowing
Shocking but we're nothing
we're just moments
We're Clever but we're clueless
We're just human
Amusing but confusing
Were trying but where is this all leading
Never Know

It all happened so much faster
than you could say disaster
Wanna take a time lapse
and look at it backwards
From the last one
and maybe thats just the answer
that we're after
but after all
we're just a bubble in a boiling pot
just one breath in a chain of thought
the moments just combusting
feel certain but we'll never never know
just seems the same
give it a diff. name
We're beggin and we're needing
and we're trying and we're breathing

Never knowing
Shocking but we're nothing
we're just moments
We're Clever but we're clueless
We're just human
Amusing but confusing
Helping, we're building
and we're growing
Never Know

Knock knock on the door to door
tell ya that the metaphor is better than yours
and you can either sink or swim
things are looking pretty grim
If you dont believe in what this one feeding
Its got no feeling
So I read it again
and again and again
Just seems the same
too many different names
our hearts are strong our hands are weak
We'll always be competing never knowing

Never knowing
Shocking but we're nothing
we're just moments
We're Clever but we're clueless
We're just human
Amusing but confusing
But the truth is
all we got is questions
We'll Never Know
Never Know
Never Know


Banana Pancakes

length: 3:12
producer: Mario Caldato Jr.
mixer: Mario Caldato Jr. and Robert Carranza
engineer: Mario Caldato Jr. and Robert Carranza
guitar family: Jack Johnson
lead vocals: Jack Johnson
composer: Jack Johnson
lyricist: Jack Johnson

Cant you see that its just raining
aint no need to go outside...
But Baby, You hardly even notice
when I try to show you this
song is meant to keep ya
from doing what your supposed to
waking up too early
Maybe we can sleep in
Ill make you banana pancakes
pretend like its the weekend now

And we can pretend it all the time
Cant you see that its just raining
aint no need to go outside

Just maybe, like and ukelele
mommy made a baby
Really dont mind the breakfast
cause your my little lady
lady lady love me
cause I love to lay here lazy
we could close the curtains
pretend like there's no work outside

And we can pretend it all the time
Cant you see that its just raining
aint no need to go outside
aint no need aint no need Mmmm MMmmm
Cant you see cant you see
rain all day
and I dont mind.

The telephone is singing
ringing its too early
don't pick it up
we don't need to we got everything
we need right here
and everything we need is enough
just so easy
when the whole world fits inside of your arms
don't really need to pay attention to the alarm
wake up slow, yeah wake up slow
You hardly even notice
when I try to show you this
song is meant to keep ya
from doing what your supposed to
waking up too early
Maybe we can sleep in
Ill make you banana pancakes
pretend like its the weekend now

And we can pretend it all the time
Cant you see that its just raining
aint no need to go outside
Cant you see cant you see,
you gotta wake up slow


Good People

length: 3:29
producer: Mario Caldato Jr.
mixer: Mario Caldato Jr. and Robert Carranza
engineer: Robert Carranza and Mario Caldato Jr.
piano: Zach Gill
guitar family: Jack Johnson
lead vocals: Jack Johnson
composer: Jack Johnson
lyricist: Jack Johnson

You win
Its your show, now
so whats it gunna be
cause people
will tune in
how many train wrecks do we need to see?
before we lose touch of
we thought this was low
It's bad gettin worse so

Chorus:
Whered all the good people go
Ive been changin channels
I dont see them on the tv shows
Whered all the good people go
We got heaps and heaps of what we sow

They got this and that and
with a rattle a tat
testing one two,
now whatcha gunna do?
bad news, misused,
got too much to lose
gimme some truth
now whos side are we on?
Whatever you say
Turn on the boob tube
Im in the mood to obey
so lead me astray by the way, now

Where'd all the good people go?
I've been changin channels
I dont see them on the tv shows
Whered all the good people go
We got heaps and heaps of what we sow

Sitting round feeling far away
so far away but I can feel the debris
can you feel it?
yo interrupt me from a friendly conversation
to tell me how great its all gunna be
you might notice some hesitation
cause whats important to you is not important to me
Way down by the edge of your reasons
its beginning to show
and all I wanna know is..

Whered all the good people go
Ive been changin channels
I dont see them on the tv shows
Whered all the good people go
We got heaps and heaps of what we sow

They got this and that
With a rattle a tat
Testing one, two
Now what you gonna do?
Bad news, misused, gimme some truth
You got too much to lose
Whose side are we on?
Whatever you say
Run the resolut but in the mood to obey
Station to station desensitizing the nation


No Other Way

length: 3:10
producer: Mario Caldato Jr.
mixer: Robert Carranza and Mario Caldato Jr.
engineer: Robert Carranza and Mario Caldato Jr.
guitar family: Jack Johnson
lead vocals: Jack Johnson
composer: Jack Johnson
lyricist: Jack Johnson

When your mind is a mess
so is mine
I cant sleep
cause it hurts when I think
My thoughts aren't at peace
with the plans that we make
chances we take
they're, not yours and not mine
there's waves that can break
all the words that we say
and the words that we mean
words can fall short
can't see the unseen
cause the world is awake
for somebody's sake now, please close your eyes woman
please get some sleep

And know that if I knew
all of the answers I would
not hold them from you'd
know all the things that i'd know
we told each other, there is no other way

Well too much silence can be misleading
You're drifting I can hear it in the way that your breathing
We don't really need to find reason
Cause out the same door that it came well its leaving its leaving
Leaving like a day that’s done and part of a season
Resolve is just a concept that's as dead as the leaves
But at least we can sleep, its all that we need
When we wake we will find
Our minds will be free to go to sleep

And know that if I knew
all of the answers I would
not hold them from you'd
know all the things that i'd know
we told each other, there is no other way


Sitting, Waiting, Wishing

length: 3:04
producer: Mario Caldato Jr.
mixer: Mario Caldato Jr. and Robert Carranza
engineer: Mario Caldato Jr. and Robert Carranza
piano: Zach Gill
guitar family: Jack Johnson
lead vocals: Jack Johnson
composer: Jack Johnson
lyricist: Jack Johnson
Well I was sitting, waiting, wishing
You believed in superstitions
Then maybe you'd see the signs
The Lord knows that this world is cruel
I ain't the Lord, I'm just a fool
And in love with somebody don't make them love you

Must I always be waiting, waiting on you
Must I always be playing, playing your fool

I sang your songs, I danced your dance
I gave your friends all a chance
Putting up with them wasn't worth ever having you
Maybe you've been through this before
But it's my first time so please ignore
These next few lines because they're directed at you

I can't always be waiting, waiting on you
I can't always be playing, playing your fool

I keep playing your part
But it's not my scene
Want this plot to twist
I've had enough mystery
Keep building it up
Then shooting me down
But I'm already down

Just wait a minute
Just sitting, waiting
Just wait a minute
Just sitting, waiting

Well if I was in your position
I'd put down all my ammunition
I'd wonder why it had taken me so long
But the lord knows that I'm not you
And if I was I wouldn't be so cruel
Cause waitin' on love ain't so easy to do

Must I always be waiting, waiting on you
Must I always be playing, playing your fool

Staple It Together

length: 3:16
producer: Mario Caldato Jr.
mixer: Mario Caldato Jr. and Robert Carranza
engineer: Robert Carranza and Mario Caldato Jr.
guitar family: Jack Johnson
lead vocals: Jack Johnson
composer: Merlo Podlewski, Jack Johnson
lyricist: Jack Johnson

Its really
too bad
he became a prisoner of his own past
he stabbed a moment in the back
with a brown thumb tack
that held up the list of things he gotta do
Its really,
no good
he's moving on before he understood
he shot the future in the foot with every step it took
from the faces that he knew cause he forgot to look

Better staple it together and call it bad weather
staple it together and call it bad weather X3
mm hmm

well I guess you could say
that he dont even know where to begin
cause he looked both ways but he was so afraid
diggin deeper through the ditch
with every chance he missed
and the mess he made
cause hate is such a strong word
And every brick he laid
a mistake they say
That his walls are getting taller
his world is getting smaller

Better staple it together and call it bad weather
staple it together and call it bad weather X3
mm hmm

whoo

its really
too bad
he became a prisoner of his own past
he stabbed a moment in the back
with a brown thumb tack
that held up the list of things he gotta do
Its really,
no good
hes moving on before he understood
he shot the future in the foot with every step it took
from the faces that he knew cause he forgot to look

Better staple it together and call it bad weather
staple it together and call it bad weather X3

If the weather is better
we should get together
Spend a little time and we can do whatever
and if we get together we'll be twice as clever
So, staple it together and call it bad weather, mm hmmm


Situations

length: 1:18
producer: Mario Caldato Jr.
mixer: Robert Carranza and Mario Caldato Jr.
engineer: Robert Carranza and Mario Caldato Jr.
guitar family: Jack Johnson
lead vocals: Jack Johnson
composer: Jack Johnson
lyricist: Jack Johnson

Situation number one:
It's the one that's just begun,
But evidently it's too late.
Situation number two:
It's the only chance for you;
It's controlled by denizens of hate.
Situation number three:
It's the one that no one sees;
It's all too often dismissed as fate.
Situation number four:
The one that left you wanting more,
It tantalized you with its bait.


Crying Shame

length: 3:07
producer: Mario Caldato Jr.
mixer: Robert Carranza and Mario Caldato Jr.
engineer: Robert Carranza and Mario Caldato Jr.
guitar family: Jack Johnson
lead vocals: Jack Johnson
composer: Adam Topol, Jack Johnson
lyricist: Jack Johnson
It's such a tight game
Will it ever stop?
How will this all play out?
Both sides out of mind now

By now we should know how to communicate instead of coming to blows
We're on the road and there ain't no stopping us now
We're burning under control
Isn't it strange how we're all burning
Under the same sun
By now they say if it's a war for peace
It's the same old game
But do we really want to blame?
We could close our eyes it's still there
We could say it's us against them
We could try but nobody wins
Gravity has got a hold on us all
We could try to put it out
But it's a growing flame
Using fear as fuel
Burning down our name
And it won't take too long
Cause words are burned the same
Then who are we gonna blame
Now and all

It's such a crying, crying, crying shame
It's such a crying, crying, crying shame
It's such a crying, crying, crying shame
Shame shame shame

By now it's beginning to show
A number of people their numbers that ain't coming home
I could close my eyes it's still there
Close my mind, be alone
I could close my heart and not care
But gravity has got a hold on us all
It's a terrific price to pay
But in the true sense of the word
Are we using what we've learned
In the true sense of the word
Are we losing what we were

It's such a tight game
Will it ever stop?
It's not for me to say
And is it in our blood?
Or is it just our fate?
And how will this all play out?
Both sides out of my mind now
Who are we gonna blame all and all?

It's such a crying, crying crying shame
It's such a crying, crying crying shame
It's such a crying, crying crying shame

If I Could

length: 2:25
producer: Mario Caldato Jr.
mixer: Robert Carranza and Mario Caldato Jr.
engineer: Robert Carranza and Mario Caldato Jr.
guitar family: Jack Johnson
lead vocals: Jack Johnson
composer: Jack Johnson
lyricist: Jack Johnson

A brand new baby was born yesterday
just in time
papa cried, baby cried
said your tears are like mine
I heard some words
from a friend on the phone
that didnt sound so good
The doctor gave him two weeks to live
Id give him more if I could

You know that I would now
If only I could
You know that I would now
If only I could

Down the middle drops one more
grain of sand
They say that
new life makes losing life easier to understand
Words are kind
they helped ease the mind
of this, my old friend
And though you gotta go
we'll keep a piece of your soul
What goes out
What goes in

You know that I would now
If only I could
You know that I would now
If only I could


Breakdown

length: 3:33
producer: Mario Caldato Jr.
mixer: Robert Carranza and Mario Caldato Jr.
engineer: Robert Carranza and Mario Caldato Jr.
guitar family: Jack Johnson
lead vocals: Jack Johnson
composer: Prince Paul, Dan the Automator, Jack Johnson
lyricist: Jack Johnson
I hope this old train breaks down
Then I could take a walk around
And see what there is to see
Time is just a melody

With all the people in the street
Walk as fast as their feet
Can take them
I just roam through town

And though my window's got a view
Where the frame I'm looking through
Seems to have no concern for me now
So for now

I need this here
Old train to breakdown
Oh, please just
Let me please breakdown

Well, this engine screams out loud
Sayin' the beat gonna crawl westbound
So I don't even make a sound
'Cause it's gonna sting me when I leave this town

And all the people in the street that I'll never get to meet
If these tracks don't bend somehow
And I got no time that I got to get to
Where I don't need to be, so I

I need this here
Old train to breakdown
Oh, please just
Let me please breakdown

I need this here
Old train to breakdown
Oh, please just
Let me please breakdown

I wanna break on down
But I can't stop now
Let me break on down

But you can't stop nothing
If you got no control
Of the thoughts in your mind
That you kept in, you know

You don't know nothing
But you don't need to know
The wisdom's in the trees
Not the glass windows

You can't stop wishing
If you don't let go
The things that you find
And you lose and you know

You keep on rolling
Put the moment on hold
The frame's too bright
So put the blinds down low and

I need this here
Old train to breakdown
Oh, please just
Let me please breakdown

I need this here
Old train to breakdown
Oh, please just
Let me please breakdown

I wanna break on down
But I can't stop now

Belle

length: 1:43
producer: Mario Caldato Jr.
mixer: Robert Carranza and Mario Caldato Jr.
engineer: Mario Caldato Jr. and Robert Carranza
guitar family: Jack Johnson
lead vocals: Jack Johnson
accordion: Zach Gill
composer: Jack Johnson
lyricist: Jack Johnson

But, Belle,
Je ne comprends pas francais
So you'll have to speak to me
Some other way.


Do You Remember

length: 2:25
producer: Mario Caldato Jr.
mixer: Robert Carranza and Mario Caldato Jr.
engineer: Robert Carranza and Mario Caldato Jr.
guitar family: Jack Johnson
lead vocals: Jack Johnson
composer: Jack Johnson
lyricist: Jack Johnson
Do you remember when we first met?
I sure do, it was some time in early September
You were lazy about it, you made me wait around
I was so crazy about you I didn't mind

So I was late for class, I locked my bike to yours
It wasn't hard to find, you painted flowers on it
I guess that I was afraid that if you rolled away
You might not roll back my direction real soon

Well I was crazy about you then and now
The craziest thing of all is over ten years have gone by
And you're still mine, we're locked in time
Let's rewind

Do you remember when we first moved in together?
The piano took up the living room
You played me boogie-woogie I played you love songs
You'd say we're playing house now you still say we are

We built our getaway up in a tree we found
We felt so far away but we were still in town
Now I remember watching that old tree burn down
I took a picture that I don't like to look at

Well all these times they come and go
And alone don't seem so long
Over ten years have gone by
We can't rewind, we're locked in time
But you're still mine
Do you remember?

Constellations

length: 3:22
producer: Mario Caldato Jr.
mixer: Robert Carranza and Mario Caldato Jr.
engineer: Robert Carranza and Mario Caldato Jr.
guitar family: Jack Johnson
lead vocals: Jack Johnson
composer: Jack Johnson
lyricist: Jack Johnson

The light was leaving
in the west it was blue
The children's laughter sang
and skipping just like the stones they threw
the voices echoed across the way
its getting late

It was just another night
with the sun set
and the moon rise not so far behind
to give us just enough light
to lay down underneath the stars
listen to papas translations
of the stories across the sky
we drew our own constellations

The west winds often last too long
the wind may calm down
nothing ever feels the same
Sheltered under the Kamani tree
waiting for the passing rain
clouds keep moving to uncover the scene
stars above are chasing the day away
to find the stories that we sometimes need
Listen close enough
all else fades
fades away

It was just another night
with the sun set
and the moon rise not so far behind
to give us just enough light
to lay down underneath the stars
listen to all the translations
of the stories across the sky
we drew our own constellations