"Mudfootball (for Moe Lerner)" as written by and Jack Johnson....
Saturday morning and it's time to go
One day these could be the days but who could have known
Loading in the back of a pickup truck
Riding with the boys and pushing the luck
Singing songs loud on the way to the game
Wishing all the things could still be the same
Chinese home runs over the backstop
Kakua on the ball and soda pop well

We used to laugh a lot
But only because we thought
That everything good always would remain
Ain't nothing gonna change, there's no need to complain

Sunday morning and it's time to go
Been raining all night so everybody knows
Over to the field for tackle football
Big hits, big hats, yeah give me the ball
Rain is pouring, touchdown scoring
Keep on rolling, never boring
Karma, karma, karma chameleon
We're talking kinda funny from helium

We used to laugh a lot
But only because we thought
That everything good always would remain
Ain't nothing gonna change, there's no need to complain

Monday morning and it's time to go
Wet trunks and schoolbooks and sand on my toes
Do anything you can to dodge the bus-stop blues
Like driving a paddle with a burnt-out fuse
My best friend Kimmy wants to go with you
So meet her by the sugar mill after school
My best friend Kimmy wants to go with you
So meet her by the sugar mill after school

We used to laugh a lot
But only because we thought
That everything good always would remain
We used to laugh a lot
But only because we thought
That everything good always would
Everything good always would remain


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"Mudfootball" as written by Jack Hody Johnson

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    General Commenti LOVE this song. simple pleasures... we can take for granted! 'One day these could be the days but who could have known'
    jdfon May 15, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love this song too.. it reminds me of when i was about 7 and the only thing i cared about was playing football at the park with the boys.. then we grew up, and everything changed.
    sandysurfergirlon June 10, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love how many references to the north shore he leaves in his work. I went to school at sunset beach elementary and my dad used to pay his dad the water bill when i lived on ke iki road. Jack was 8 years older when he lived there but he refers to over to the field which im guessing is the soccer field and backstop of sunset beach elementary across from ehukai where he lived. The sugar mill is a bit down the road but is nearby his highschool which i have to guess was Kahuku high- so maybe this song was written during that part of his life. He has the best music ive ever heard in my life and its amazing what a small world it turns out to be in the end.
    inspiredbyJJon June 11, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is also one of my favorite songs. thanx 4 explaining it to me inspiredbyJJ, i wasnt really sure what all the words ment but i love the beat and the words (now that i no what they mean! thanx again
    IlOvEjAcKjOhNsOnon June 29, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is such a great song....Jack's lyrics never fail to amaze me. I have been listening to this song a lot lately...sometimes it makes me sad, sometimes it makes me happy. It reminds me of my friends and I. We are all going away to school in about two months so this kind of reminds me of how it's our last summer together. So we do all our favorite old things but then come Monday we still have to get on the bus, so to speak, and leave. COME TO BOSTON JACK!
    jhten4on July 02, 2002   Link
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    General CommentOMG i LOVE this song... especially the "We used to laugh a lot
    But only because we thoughtThat everything good always would remain" part i dont even know why it juss sounds cool hehe
    Monkeyforevaon July 03, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love jack johnson so much because his music reminds me why i love my home (hawaii) without it having to be annoying hawaiian music. the first time i heard this song, i knew he was talking about the north shore. i've spent a lot of time up there. cruise through haleiwa listening to jack johnson. nothing beats that.

    does anyone know who moe lerner is? becuase the song is called Mud Football (For Mor Lerner). maybe he was a childhood friend who died, and jack was inspired to write this song. that would explain the line "that everything good always would remain"
    that was just my though on it.
    CrayonDrawnCaton July 25, 2002   Link
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    General Commentmoe lerner was a guy Jack used to play football with. a big, fat hawian guy that you probably caught a glimpse of at jack's concert in central park with dispatch.
    wheelson August 14, 2002   Link
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    General Commentya this is a good song, it also reminds me when in highschool we would have no job, cause we lived off of our parents, no worrys, and all the fun

    goodtimes

    -
    amm511on August 17, 2002   Link
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    General Comment i know this song makes many refrences to the north shore, but it is also about growin up and holdin on to memories whether its doin some wild crazy thing w/ ur friends or just hangin out doin nothin @ all, u will remember those times, and u do not realize it, but u can't hold on to these days together forever(u and ur friends), and the days just hangin out together are the days u will remember "One day these could be the days but who could have known" when jack says:
    "We used to laugh a lot
    But only because we thought
    That everything good always would remain
    Nothing's gonna change there's no need to complain"
    i think he means that when u r w/ ur friends u don't realize it but ur time together is swindling, and u keep tryin to tell urself that nothings ever goin to change, but it does change and someday u might drift apart, and u need to accept that and realize that, i know i am very young and jack points out to me that i need to cherish the time spent w/ my friends.
    mwyounginon August 31, 2002   Link

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