The air was more than human
And the heat was more than hungry
And the cars were square and spitting
diesel fumes
The bulls were running wild
because they're big and mean and sacred
and the children playing cricket with no shoes
The morning we woke up man
To a seven-hour drive
Well there we were stuck in Port Blair
Where boats break and children stare
And there were so many fewer questions
When stars were still just the holes to
heaven, mmm
Man and there were so many fewer questions
When stars were still just the holes to
heaven, mmm
Disembarking from the port
with no mistakes of any so
Moving southly engine running smooth
Officials were quite friendly
once we drowned them with our sweet talk
and we bribed them with our cigerettes and booze
The next morning we woke up man with the sunrise to right
well moving back north to Port Blair
where boats break and children stare
And there were so many fewer questions
When stars were still just the holes to
heaven, mmm
and there were so many fewer questions
When stars were still just the holes to
heaven, mmm


Lyrics submitted by rjbucs28, edited by DomMag25


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  • +1
    General CommentThis song takes me to another place.
    productofthe80son March 25, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt doesn't seem like hes singing about childhood or growing up i recon hes signing about coming from a developed country to a "developing" country shows that science has given us too much to think about.

    When he says there were so many fewer questions he means that noone really cared what was up there when noone knew what was up there. Hes signing about generations ago and how his experience in that counrty bought him closer to those times.
    johnjacksonon February 17, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthank you johnjackson, seems like people years ago just never got the song?
    hangloosejon April 23, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYeah I agree, I think it's definitely about when civilization was younger(less developed) rather than when he was younger, and he's talking about how he's somewhat jealous that these people can live and not worry about things like what's in space
    calculatorwatchon July 05, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is an awesome song....actually all Jack's songs are awesome!...by the way its "the bulls were running wild"
    blondie_06on June 22, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAlso, it's
    "The next morning we woke up mad to the 7hour drive
    There we were stuck in Port Blaire
    Where boats break and children stare."
    BarbiErica1on July 07, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAlso, it's
    "The next morning we woke up mad to the 7hour drive
    There we were stuck in Port Blaire
    Where boats break and children stare."
    BarbiErica1on July 07, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHe has said that his one is about going on surf trips when he was younger with his friends
    woodendogzon April 11, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about a trip JJ made to the Nicobar and Andaman Island chain of India, to surf and shoot Thicker than Water. They started in Batong, Thailand, then motored to the Islands, arriving in Port Blair, India. Thay had to bribe the officials with beer and other gifts to get visas to Nicobar. They travelled south, by boat, from Port Blair, spent a lot of time looking and waiting for surf, then returned to Port Blair with only a little bit of surfing under their belts.

    To me this song is about Jack's frustration with the trip, the rough start to it, the hassles of Port Blair, lack of surf, etc. I picture Jack sitting on the boat writing this song, thinking how life was so easy when you were a kid and still thought starts were just the holes to heaven. Being an adult can be a headache, and this trip was no exception.

    John
    scotiansurferon May 16, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIn response to BarbiErica1 comment about the lyrics, there are several versions of this song, and in one of them he does say "Well there we were in South Batong, Where Women are men and men go wrong", so ya...

    The correct lyrics from the Album are:

    The air was more than human
    And the heat was more than hungry
    And the cars were square and spitting diesel fumes
    The bulls were running wild
    because they're big and mean and sacred
    and the children playing cricket with no shoes
    The morning we woke up man
    To a seven-hour drive
    Well there we were stuck in Port Blair
    Where boats break and children stare

    And there were so many fewer questions
    When stars were still just the holes to
    heaven, mmm
    Man and there were so many fewer questions
    When stars were still just the holes to
    heaven, mmm

    Disembarking from the port
    with no mistakes of any so
    Moving southly engine running smooth
    Officials were quite friendly
    once we drown them w/ our sweet talk
    and we bribed them w/ our cigerettes and booze
    The next morning we woke up man w/ the sunrise to right
    moving back north to port blair
    where boats break and children stare

    And there were so many fewer questions
    When stars were still just the holes to
    heaven, mmm
    and there were so many fewer questions
    When stars were still just the holes to
    heaven, mmm
    Champagne Dreamon September 27, 2004   Link

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