"Gone Going" as written by and Will Adams....
Johnny want to be a big star
Get on stage and play the guitar
Make a little money, buy a fancy car
Big old house and an alligator
Just to match with them alligator shoes
He's a rich man so he's no longer singing the blues
He's singing songs about material things
And platinum rings and watches that go bling
But, diamonds don't bling in the dark
He a star now, but he ain't singing from the heart
Sooner or later he's just gonna fall apart
Cause his fans can't relate to his new found art
He ain't doing what he did from the start
And that's putting in some feeling and thought
He decided to live his life shallow
Cash in his love for material

And its gone, gone, going,
Gone, everything gone, give a damn,
Gone be the birds when they don't want to sing,
Gone people, up awkward with their things, gone.

You see yourself in the mirror
And you feel safe cause it looks familiar
But you afraid to open up your soul
Cause you don't really know, don't really know
Who is, the person that's deep within
Cause you are content with just being the name brand man
And you fail to see that its trivial
Insignificant, you addicted to material
I've seen your kind before
Your the type that thinks souls is sold in a store
Packaged up with incense sticks
With them vegetarian meals
To you that's righteous
You're fiction like books
You need to go out to life and look
Cause, what happens when they take your material
You already sold your soul and its

And its gone, gone, going,
Gone, everything gone, give a damn,
Gone be the birds when they don't want to sing,
Gone people, up awkward with their things, gone.

You say that time is money and money is time
So you got mind in your money and your money on your mind
But what about, that crime that you did to get paid
And what about, that bid, you can't take it to your brain
Why you on about those shoes you'll wear today
They'll do no good on the bridges you've walked along the way

All that money that you got gonna be gone
That gear that you rock gonna be gone
The house up on the hill gonna be gone
The gold, on your grill gonna be gone
The ice on your wrist gonna be gone
That nice little Miss gonna be gone
That whip that you roll gonna be gone
And what's worst is your soul will be gone

And its gone, gone, going,
Gone, everything gone, give a damn,
Gone be the birds when they don't want to sing,
Gone people, up awkward with their things, gone.


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"Gone Going" as written by Jack Johnson Will Adams

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    General Commentwow i was listening to the cd, and im a huge fan of jack so when this song came on i think i almost died of happiness. i loove jack johnson, this is such an amazing song.
    Vee_Sweeton June 24, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is of course a jack johnson sample form the cd on and on. I think the context of this song is about none other than John Mayer. Everyone knows what a dick he's become since he got famous. Johm Mayer started out playing the blues.(probably still does but not for the same reason). Plus to me the fact that johnny wanna be a big star says it all. ....It may be better for people not to mess around with Jack Johnson songs not that this is horrible but it is not as good as the jj song. THis BEP album sucks anyway. You can't spell Black eyed peas without ...TOOMUCHRADIOPLAY.
    ryangregoharaon June 26, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyou almost died of happiness? ....WTF! What happens to you when they play Hoobastank, hopefully this song will not be released as a single
    ryangregoharaon June 26, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyeah i was surprised to hear jack too. he's getting big which is cool but now he won't be touring smaller towns. black eyed peas are dope regardless. but yeah hoobastank is not so good. anyway i thought they should have actually featured jack not just sampled but whatever. it could be mayer. i also thought of that bad co song shooting star. 'johnny was a school boy when he heard his first beatles song' good tune as well
    pakaloloon July 02, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyou guys are a bunch of douchebags!!! can't you see that this song is a blatant diss directed towards jack johnson? look at his lyrics and then look at the BEP's lyrics. Lyke omg I totaly LoOoOove jack johnson and i love this song!!!!!!!!!!11 Get a clue. the black eyed peas need to find some talent and stop ruining hip hop as we know it.
    InsertEmoNameHereon July 18, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyou don't even know the meaning of a douchbag you fudge packer. Be helpful and post the meaning, not start dissing the artists who could care less what you think anyway...

    Although the song could be directed towards John Mayer, but i doubt considering i havn't heared of any grudges or anything like that...I think it's just a name used in the song, like saying average joe, or like a quote like another 'tom or harry'....the songs about a man, who gets famous and makes a lot of cash. He just spends it all on material objects and forgets the true meanings in life and that....and then one day...it's all gone, all the stuff he ever boughts, and most importantly his heart and soul....kinda like a musician selling out you know...
    afterglowrxon August 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe story of a successful musician forgetting his roots is so old it's cliche. I'd be surprised if this song is directed toward any one artist, because there's no specificity anywhere. Hell, the artist's name is "Johnny" how generic can you get?

    And, InsertEmo, Jack Johnson is laid back, but I don't think he's laid back enough to contribute to a song about how much he sucks.
    pro-voiceon December 13, 2005   Link
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    General Commentholy shit, i am listening to this song for the first time as i speak, it goes off, wooo!
    J0K3Ron March 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is a great song!!!!!!!!!
    Zeppelineron March 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is a great song!!!!!!!!!
    Zeppelineron March 29, 2006   Link

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