Sleep Through the Static

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Jack Johnson

Jack Johnson is an American folk rock singer-songwriter, surfer and musician known for his work in the soft rock and acoustic genres. In 2001, he achieved commercial success after the release of his debut album, Brushfire Fairytales. He has since released five more albums, a number of EPs and surfi… more »

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

Written by: JACK HODY JOHNSON

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