"It's All Understood" as written by and Jack Johnson....
Everyone laughed at her joke
As if they'd never even heard it before
And maybe they were truly amused
But every word that she spoke was a bore
And maybe it's because they had seen
The previews on the TV screen
Well this part is good and that's well understood
So you should laugh if you know what I mean

But it's all relative
Even if you don't understand
Well it's all understood
Especially when you don't understand
Then it's all just because
Even if we don't understand
Then let's all just believe

Everyone knows what went down
Because the news was spread all over town
And fact is only what you believe
And fact and fiction work as a team
It's almost always fiction in the end
That content begins to bend
When context is never the same

And it's all relative
Even if we don't understand
And it's all understood
Especially when we don't understand
Then it's all just because
Even if we don't understand
Then let's all just believe

I was reading a book
Or maybe it was a magazine
Suggestions on where to place faith
Suggestions on what to believe
But I read somewhere
That you've got to beware
You can't believe anything you read
But the good Book is good
And it's all understood
So don't even question
If you know what I mean

But it's all relative
Even if you don't understand
Well it's all understood
Especially when you don't understand
And it's all just because
Even if we don't understand
Then lets all just believe

But there you go once again
You missed the point and then you point
Your fingers at me
And say that I said not to believe
Ah, but there you go once again
You missed the point and then you point
Your fingers at me
And you say that I said not to believe
I believe
Ah, but there you go once again
You missed the point and then you point
Your fingers at me
And you say that I said not to believe
I believe
I guess
I guess it's all relative


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"It's All Understood" as written by Jack Hody Johnson

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    General CommentHis voice on this song is incredible. And it is brought out by the soft piano in the background. The piano part doesn't seem too complicated-only a few chords repeated. Which makes me think jack himself is playing the piano. If this is true, then it would probably rock in concert.

    The lyrics are wack. They are confusing and seemingly make no sense. I would love an explanation on them. If Jack is a realativist(as he seems to be claiming), he really doesn't give a reason why. He seems to be saying that "it's all realative because I don't understand."
    pjkeeferon May 10, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is about following the masses, believing what you are told. if you listen to the entire album, you can almost feel a theme in the songs.
    the first verse shows if you're beautiful, you're popular. no matter how boring and unoriginal you are. the second is stating that the media corrupts or sensationalizes the truth for ratings or what have you. and the last and best verse describes his battle in himself about God and faith. and, if you question the norm, you are considered a non-believer.
    king simpleon May 10, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI have no clue wat the lyrics mean here... but i like all of his music his voice matches so well with the music its jus awesome how well he sings.
    Sublimer922on August 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is one of the greatest songs of the 00's i think, whethere jack knew it or not, it sounds a lot like a hindu song. I like the way his music reflects our time, and how people act and in this case an attitude that people have or don't have.
    windchild09on April 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is absolutely amazing. it highlights the fact that the whole world has become superficial and commercialized. something only jack can make us see. simply amazing and totally true
    ryne74on April 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJust a beautiful song.. He brings up a myriad of views, which I can relate to.. this guy hasa got a great voice too :)
    clonedon April 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is the best song ever writen. It sounds amazing and has genious lyrics. Jack Johnson, you're a good man.
    []D[][]V[][]Don May 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is simply how conforming our country has become just like simple said, tell people something and that is what they blv. sad that people gave up on first impressions and what they hear is the lasting one rather than deciding for themselves. if people mag says britney's the hottest thing out there, hey there's no room for argument cuz ppl forgot how to argue. it's like there's subliminal messages in everything now.
    LKon May 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmy all time favorite lyrics...beatuifully written and sung...jack's brilliant...that's why I love him!!
    ilovejackon June 06, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is one of my favorite songs of all time. it has great, meaningful lyrics and his voice is SO amazing. i think its about how the world is just a bunch of people doing whats expected of them. they're told to like something, so they do. like brainwashing, i suppose.
    erasethesunon June 16, 2002   Link

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