"The Horizon Has Been Defeated" as written by and Jack Johnson....
The horizon has been defeated
By the pirates of the new age
Alien casinos
Well maybe its just time to say
The things can go bad
And make you want to run away
But as we grow older
The troubles just seems to stay

Future complications
In the strings between the cans
But no prints can come from fingers
If machines become our hands
And then our feet become the wheels
And then the wheels become the cars
And then the rigs begin to drill
Until the drilling goes too far

Things can go bad
And make you want to run away
But as we grow older
The horizon begins to fade, fade, fade
Fade away

Thingamajigsaw puzzled
Anger don't you step too close
Because people are lonely
And only animals with fancy shoes
Hallelujah zig zag nothing
Misery it's on the loose
Because people are lonely
And only animals with too many tools
That can build all the junk that we sell
Oh sometimes man, make you want to yell that

Things can go bad
And make you want to run away
But as we grow older
The horizon begins to fade away
Fade away
Fade, fade, fade
Fade, fade, fade


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"The Horizon Has Been Defeated" as written by Jack Hody Johnson

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    General Commentcan anyone explain what this song means
    SmS08087on June 22, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis song is just Jack's way of interpreting how technology now dominates everything that humans do and its negative consenquences. Humans are actually animals and are part of nature but we are destorying nature by building machines that do all the work for us.
    jgolem7213on June 23, 2003   Link
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    General Commentwow this is a great jack johnson song. i love the deeper meaning of all of us being animals and not paying attention to nature at all. also the part about machines becoming our hands. so true jack, so true.
    stacilovesdmbon July 03, 2003   Link
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    General Commentwow this is a great jack johnson song. i love the deeper meaning of all of us being animals and not paying attention to nature at all. also the part about machines becoming our hands. so true jack, so true.
    stacilovesdmbon July 03, 2003   Link
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    General Commentit refers to all the oil rigs that are located off the shore in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. It is one of the most georgeous views around but these nasty-ass oil rigs dot the horizon...
    rknepperon April 12, 2004   Link
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    General Commentdont really understand the song completley, but i still thik its a great song.
    dub12on January 09, 2005   Link
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    General Commentits about the encroachment of industrialism and its consequences on the environment. because everything becomes mass produced and commercialized we ultimately cannot identify who has caused all the damage. we realize this and just hope that things go better, but they instead become worse as the horizon (our very own beautiful mother earth) slowly dies (the natural resources become consumed!) ouch. long live the jack.
    bugmenoton January 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI don't think it's just the environment, it's he's saying we've discovered almost everything and conquered every horizon, and we've gone so far with technology that it's now starting to hurt us more than it's helping us, both us as the human race and the physical world.
    kellenwrighton February 15, 2005   Link
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    General Comment^^sorry but if you take a look at the lyrics "and then the rigs begin to drill, until the drilling goes too far "-obviously hes talking about oil rigs. its also what you said, but i dont think you can say its NOT about pollution/other stuff like that.
    jacks talkin about back in the day where you could just chill on the beach and there not be any trash..the worlds becoming polluted...by things and ideas..its about materialism taking over our lives..
    BeachBumHippieon December 26, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyeah, i agree with kellenwright, this song is about the environment and stuff i guess, but mainly about how modern technology has gone so far that we now know everything there is to knwo and there is nothing tor each for anymore. the horizon has been defeated - the horizon can theoretcially never be reached but we've now reached it. thats just what i think anyway. great song by a great man.
    jenibenion January 03, 2006   Link

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