"Gone Going (feat. Black Eyed Peas)" 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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  • +2
    My OpinionWhy is everyone complaining? The lyrics are right there have you guys read them? I mean really I'm generally not a fan of BEP and I have no problem accusing them of having some shitty worthless songs, but I think they did a great job on this song because they actually didn't ruin the message at all. I don't really like it better than the original but it appeals to a whole different spectrum of people and the meaning stays completely intact so what's so bad about that? And yeah I can see how you could say it's somewhat hypocritical for them to sing about it but that doesn't effect how good the song is. And either way at least it's not like whenever Timbaland's in a song and all he's capable of talking about is bitches and fuckin'. I guess I'm just saying imagine you didn't know it was the black eyed peas, would you still hate it then?
    calculatorwatchon November 25, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentin light of some of the comments posted here... isn't it ironic the song is about an artist selling out?
    nanoboton April 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJack Johnson and Black Eyed Peas...wtf?
    kschoicefan88on July 23, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love love love this song....its funky yet calming...and its self explanatory...people in hollywood become shallow after they get all these materialistic things...and after a while all these things just fade and go away...in the end..johnny is left with nothing...
    Lilyg1031on July 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFuck off!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Jack is the most non-corporate singer/guy on the planet. he puts all of his song on his website for god sake!

    WTF!!!!!!!!!!
    EL BASTARDDOon October 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe orginal is FANTASTIC! But what are Jack doing?! Black eyed peas?!! I heard the song two days ago and has been angry since! I hate black eyed peas! Jack shouldn't have done this! I think Jack's fans are agree with me. And black eyed peas fans would be happy... But as a real Jack Johnson fan, I would say I'm really disepointed! =(
    Blinkeskoon October 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOk firstly for those of you who think a band sucks.. should remember that everything they like is hated by someone... in this case i recon it was a good experiment with bep n jack.. sounded good.. catchy.. not a bad combination.. but it is in the end only a matter of opinion...
    smooth_annon January 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is such a great song. I think the BeP remix adds alot to it.

    I feel like theres a connection between the lyrics here and the bible verse Matthew 6:25. Its like if you stockpile or store up things then you're not getting ahead, all those things are material and will be gone. But oh the whole, every living thing will be taken care of, and you should focus on building up your soul instead.
    racyon January 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJack...why?...atleast the message is decent I guess, but come on Jack, the BEP are the most corporate pop band in the world. They are a tool of global media mind molding. Why you would do a song with them is beyond me.
    Retributionon March 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentjack likes adding flare and different things to his songs.. and it could include using rap/funk/etc. hes a simple guy, and only cares about making good music.
    Carl1130on April 14, 2006   Link

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