"Do You Remember" as written by and Carlton Hylton/ D. Parks/ O. Morrison/ W. Johnson/ C. Brownie....
Do you remember when we first met?
I sure do, it was some time in early September
You were lazy about it, you made me wait around
I was so crazy about you I didn't mind

So I was late for class, I locked my bike to yours
It wasn't hard to find, you painted flowers on it
I guess that I was afraid that if you rolled away
You might not roll back my direction real soon

Well I was crazy about you then and now
The craziest thing of all is over ten years have gone by
And you're still mine, we're locked in time
Let's rewind

Do you remember when we first moved in together?
The piano took up the living room
You played me boogie-woogie I played you love songs
You'd say we're playing house now you still say we are

We built our getaway up in a tree we found
We felt so far away but we were still in town
Now I remember watching that old tree burn down
I took a picture that I don't like to look at

Well all these times they come and go
And alone don't seem so long
Over ten years have gone by
We can't rewind, we're locked in time
But you're still mine
Do you remember?


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"Do You Remember" as written by Jack Hody Johnson

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    General CommentThis one goes out to the comment from chiquita08...
    Yes the song does have a kind of sappy context, but I don't feel that the sadness he feels is from "unreqited love". He is sad because they are getting older if anything. What he still is holding on to is after ten years it still feels like it did when they were kids. The piano analogy shows how they can both be themselves around eachother and not worry about boogie woogie(which doesn't necasarilly mean "silly songs", just her own personal style) or love songs that may be laughed at if played in front of others. They didn't care. Playing house was just stating that it still felt like they were kids and proposes that they had fun together. Life wasn't stressful together. Now we move on to the treehouse...the significance of the tree was that it was there spot and again made them go back to their youth. Just like kids, they could go somewhere 2 blocks away and suddenly they're on the moon. Seeing it burn down just hurts him because he sees not only his memories being destroyed, but his youthful life. Finally, over the course of the last chorus he switches up the phrase (and read carefully...) "We can't rewind, we're locked in time"-let me pause and say that here is a prime example of missing the past, not the girl and here's why if you notice the last part of the short phrase..."BUT YOU'RE STILL MINE!!!! They are still together!!! He finishes up with "Do you remember" because that is all he has left, memories. Now, sure that sounds like there may be a chance they are not together, but if you listen to the song, he ends the song as if he were starting it up with the D showing that nothing is over and that they are just getting started with the rest of their lives together. Besides of course they're together because just as Jack put it at the beginning of "In Between Dreams", they are "Better Together".
    smd246on September 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI absolutely love this song...besides the obvious songs on this cd, this is my favorite. Just hearing the words, "so i was late for class, i locked my bike to yours, it wasnt hard to find, you painted flowers on it...." I go to UCSB that is what everyone does, its a great song, especially if you can picture exactly what he is writing about. Not that im ever late to class.
    SantaBarbaraBoyon March 01, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWouldn't it be nice to have someone write you sweet songs like this? *sigh*
    walking blueson April 18, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI met this guy in Cancun during my spring break this year, and we had the most amazing time. On my last night there,he came to my hotel, brought his laptop, and let me listen to Jack Johnson, someone who I had a minimal knowledge of, and now I'm absolutely addiceted to him. Everytime I listen to his songs, I'm brought back to a time with warm breezes, late nights, and kisses with Ryan.
    This is undoubtedly one of my favorite JJ songs because it seems like it was written for Ryan and me, well, I hope that ten years will go by and he'll still be mine <3

    Jack Johnson is a genius.
    hannahgliemannon April 27, 2009   Link
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    General CommentAwwwww!! This song is so sweet! It talks about how he met his true love, and all of the times they spent together, and how they're still together. I think it's so sweet that he wrote a song about her.. I wish someone would write a song like that for me..ahhh..Its so sweet!
    imgunnin4uon March 01, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI absolutely love this song...besides the obvious songs on this cd, this is my favorite. Just hearing the words, "so i was late for class, i locked my bike to yours, it wasnt hard to find, you painted flowers on it...." I go to UCSB that is what everyone does, its a great song, especially if you can picture exactly what he is writing about. Not that im ever late to class.
    SantaBarbaraBoyon March 01, 2005   Link
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    General CommentomG SOOOO cuuuute!!!!!!
    HELLOIMJVOon March 03, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song is so cute, i love the new album it is soooooooooo goooooooooooood
    hellaon March 14, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song is so adorable. "it wasnt hard to find you painted flowers on it" my fave part.
    Vee_Sweeton March 22, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti loveee the beginning of the song::

    "You were lazy about it, you made me wait around
    I was so crazy about you I didn’t mind "
    LostInMyHeadon March 27, 2005   Link

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