"Talk of the Town" as written by and Jackson/johnson....
I wanna be where the talk of the town
Is about last night
When the sun went down
Yeah, and the trees all dance
And the warm wind blows
And the same old sound

And the water below
Gives a gift to the sky
And the clouds give back
Every time they cry
Make the grass grow green
Beneath my toes
And if the sun comes out
I'll paint a picture all about
The colors I been dreamin' of
The hours just don't seem enough
To put it all together
Maybe its as strange as it seems
Mmm, mmm

And the trouble I find
Is that the trouble finds me
Its a part of my mind
It begins with a dream
And the feelin' I get
When I look and I see
That this world is a puzzle
Find all of the pieces
And put it all together
And then I'll rearrange it
I'll follow it forever
And always be as strange as it seems
Mmm, mmm

Nobody ever told me not to try
Not to try
Always try
Always try

And the water below
Gives a gift to the sky
And the clouds give back
Every time they cry
Make the grass grow green
Beneath my toes
And if the sun comes out
I'll paint a picture all about
The colors I been dreamin' of
The hours just don't seem enough
To put it all together
Always be as strange as it seems
Mmm, mmm


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"Talk of the Town" as written by Jack Hody Johnson

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    General Commentthis is a simple, laid-back song about someone who has great ambitions to be out in the fresh air and sunlight. he has great expectations of the outside world, and longs to "Find all the pieces..And put it all together". could this song be talking about Curious George in a zoo, longing to get out?
    shadyconceptson February 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about taking opertunites as they come rather than always looking for more ways to make life better
    myloveisfreeingon March 02, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is the best song on the new Curious George album, the ulkelela is a nice touch
    jrphantom31on May 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commenttalk of the town means that he doesn't want to miss out on anything fun...and that everything happens for a reason and he never wants to miss a minute of it
    insanemike9on May 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI especially like the first line: "I want to be where the talk of the town is about last night when the sun went down". It seems to me he's talking about being in a place that has their priorities in order. Jack often talks about the silliness of our superficial and gossipy culture. Here he may be saying that he'd rather hear people talk about the beautiful sunset last night, rather than people talking about who slept with who and who wore what. Come to think of it, I'd also want to be where the talk of the town is about last night when the sun went down
    adamcohen81on May 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentJack Johnson said this song was how he saw the world as a little boy and how he always wanted to paint everything he saw and then he tried to paint the day but he could never finish because then the night came and things changed, and when he tried to paint the night he couldn't finish as well because then the day came and so on. Time just runs to fast to catch up with it.
    take_a_rideon July 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think that Jack is saying that he wants to be somewhere where the people are fun and pure, and that they don't worry about stupid things. He wants to be in a beautiful, carefree place where everyone knows what's really important and you can enjoy everything, whether it's raining, sunny, the ocean, the sunset, and just... everything. Hmm, that was probably a run-on sentence, huh?
    Something864on January 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song never fails to put a smile on my face!
    LouOstrichon February 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAlso the first liner..adamcohen..you would understand if you lived here, in Hawaii. Everyday at sunset there's a party somewhere someone is celebrating! This is a total Island jam Brah

    PEACE LOVE and ALOHA
    osodeliciouson March 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAhh its as though no one here has even been to Hawaii.. Best place on earth. The sunsets are the talk of the town, and we all gather by the shore everynight..I suppose you also don't see the other correlations in his other songs about Hawaii? "2000 miles"? distance to mainland?
    Every song Jack johnson sings takes me back to Hawaii... ahh whattaya know I'm going back in two days! ALOHA
    I envy you osodelicious
    hangloosejon April 23, 2008   Link

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