"Mediocre Bad Guys" as written by and Jack Johnson....
Don't give me no comic book
Sad looks no more
Please don't use those same
Excuses you used before
You told yourself so
Many times it's okay
So eager to try
But you just don't know how to come back down

And now you beat me up and break me down
Hoping I don't come around
Kick me when I'm on the ground

Beat me up and break me down
Hoping I don't come around
Kick me when I'm on the ground (on the ground)

Oh how 'bout those people I know
That you know the ones I mean
Not so good not so bad
Only know what they have
And they have only what they've seen
Then the mediocre bad guys
Can really bring you down
They can't be defeated and you know
Never gonna come around

They just beat me up and break me down
Hoping I don't come around
Kick me when I'm on the ground

Beat me up and break me down
Hoping I don't come around
Kick me when I'm on the ground

They beat me up and break me down
Hoping I don't come around
Kick me when I'm on the ground (on the ground)

They beat me up and break me down
Hoping I don't come around
Kick me when I'm on the ground (on the ground)

They beat me up and break me down
Hoping I don't come around
Kick me when I'm on the ground (on the ground)

They beat me up and break me down
Hoping I don't come around
Kick me when I'm on the ground (on the ground)


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"Mediocre Bad Guys" as written by Jack Hody Johnson

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    General CommentMy favorite off of On and On. I love the guitars in this. Motivates me to ignore the naysayers because they don't mean anything...
    apcmdn13on October 08, 2004   Link
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    General Commentgreat music..as well as great lyrics..


    yet a nother great pice...

    props to jack.
    dub12on January 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAhhh love it.
    productofthe80son March 25, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti love this song so much she sounds like such a bitch in this song lol i went and saw jack johnosns concert he is soooooo good live this is by far one of my faves on the album
    goosy1281on March 31, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThat bit near the end, from "somebody saw him jump..." to "guess we lost another one..." are actually from a different song, from Fall Line. This is a great song, perfect to listen to when you're mad at someone!
    ...and i melton June 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentGreat song. It is what it is.
    mediocrebadguyon September 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is definetely one of his best of by far his best album. I love all of his albums but this album is a modern classic. I remeber laying back on a warm late summers night listening to this album for the first time and reaching the stage where your thinking "can this album get any better" and this came on. The beat kinda reminded me of a mid 90s mega drive game. I cant remember the title but you would walk through the streets as either a black dude, a white guy with spikey blonde hair or a woman hitting other gangs members with objects.
    EL BASTARDDOon December 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI loooove this song, its one I always put on repeat in my car!
    I think he might be talking about a bad friend, how they come around, then let you down... just what I think, any other ideas?
    woozahoon February 15, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think its about our society is very shallow minded " not so good not so bad only know what they have and they have only what theyve seen" Jack realizes that society's views cant be defeated and there never gonna come around
    m tayon February 28, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is about how by doing nothing good can also be just as harmful to those around us as doing something evil. by just doing what we know, and pretending to be good, it doesn't save us in the end. we must all do good if we want the reward in the end.
    gracek51891on May 29, 2006   Link

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