"Fall Line" as written by Ernesto Manozzi and Vincenzo Petti....
And by the way, you know that hope
Will make you strange
Make you blink, make you blink
Make you sink
It will make you afraid of change
Enough to blame the box with the view of the world

And the walls that fill the frame
I turn it up
But then I turn it off
Because I can't stand
When they start to talk about
The hurting and killing
Whose shoes are we feeling
The damage and ruin
And the things that we're doing
Gotta
We gotta stop
We gotta turn it all off
We gotta rewind
Start it up again
Because we fell across the fall line
Ain't nothing sacred anymore

Nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah

Somebody saw him jump
Yeah, but nobody saw him slip
I guess he lost a lot a hope
And then he lost a grip
And now he's lying in the freeway
In the middle of this mess
Guess we lost another one, just like the other one
Optimistic, hypocrite that didn't have the nerve to quit
The things that kept him wanted more
Until he finally reached the core
He fell across the fall line
Ain't nothing sacred anymore

Nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah


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"Fall Line" as written by Jack Hody Johnson

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    General CommentI've been trying to figure out what the fall line is symbolizing. I think it might be what's dividing earth with hell, but I'm probably wrong.
    oxstinaon May 05, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentno it is called fall line, it's on his new album, but the lyrics are not all completely there.. i'll post corrections later
    quietsuperstitionson May 08, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThere is actually a second verse to this song:

    Somebody saw him jump, ya, but nobody say him slip
    I guess he lost a lot of hope, and then he lost his grip
    And now he's lying on the freeway in the middle of this mess
    Guess we lost another one just like the otherone
    Optimistic Hypocrite who didn't have the nerve to quit
    The things that kept him wanting more until he finally reached the core
    And feel across the fall line
    Ain't there nothing sacred anymore
    Na, na, na, na, na, na, na
    Champagne Dreamon September 27, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentneato! interested is finding that second verse in an MP3....

    and yes it is fall line...all u gotta do is listen.
    dub12on January 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentooooh silly me...its on the CD! ahhh neat.
    dub12on January 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThere was originally was a verse before hand that isn't on the CD, that you can get on Jack Johnson's website for his liveshows- p.s. if anyone wants to trade liveshows email me @ ahutch@gmail.com
    the lyrics:

    I don't care if it rains or freezes,
    as long as I got my plastic Jesus,
    sitting on the dashboard of my car.
    It comes in colors pink and pleasant,
    it glows in the dark because is iradescent,
    I will take it with me whenever I go far.

    So give me my lady madonna,
    dressed in rhinestones and sitting onna,
    pedastal of babylony shelves,
    Driving 90 but I'm not scary,
    cuz I got my virgin Mary,
    assuring me I can never go to hell.

    (pick up rest of song)
    cc1tcc1ton April 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentp.s. claims this song was based on Coolhand Luke which if you know the movie I can see it and I can't. But still a great movie.
    cc1tcc1ton April 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthat verse about the plastic jesus wasnt from just fall line. he kinda randomly chooses which song its gonna be in from show to show.
    ska manifestoon April 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTo add to what ska said, Plastic Jesus is a complately diffetent song that he blend into it. Plastic Jesus is a song that I know the Flaming Lips have done, but someone else was the original artist. When he plays Fall Line live he likes to include another song with it. I have also heard Cat Steven's Where Do the Children Play played with Fall Line. I love this song, especially when he adds more verses from other songs to it such as Plastic Jesus and Where Do the Children Play.
    SquirtyTacoon May 01, 2005   Link
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    General Commentgearge cromarty and ed rush do the original plastic jesus squirty taco, and the first song jack ever lern on the guit-box was cat steavon's father and son, so theres a connection there as well
    tommy bon June 12, 2005   Link

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