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Jack would stand one
Foot in front of the
Other foot and then
Lick his lips again
The train came past about
Three o'clock or so
His mother told him so
All the kids should know
His hand was sore from
All the gravel rash
Would he get it back?
It looked just like the tracks
He must not take his shoes off yet
His mother told him this

Chorus:

Would there be hope someday
Or would his spark slowly fade
This the boy who would smile
When his heart was in pain
And his simple mind
Would be settled in grace
When he knelt down and spoke
To his father in his grave

The boys would hide
Behind the tea tree
The ugly tea tree
The fucking tea tree
They'd all jump out and
Jack would smile at them
And then they'd smirk at him
And kick stones at him
The first punch came from
The big fat one
Then all the other ones
He wondered what he'd done
He'd end up in the little frog pond
Beside the railway line

Chorus

And then one day the
Big fat one
Was drowning in the pond
And crying for his mum
And jack came down
And he pulled him out again
And then he put his hands
Over his simple head
And all the frogs went
La de da de da
La de da de da

Chorus

And all the frogs went
La de da de da
La de da de da
(a few times)



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    General Commentgreat song, too bad he doesnt play it at his gigs.
    This song is about how xavier rudd was picked on in school , hence he is jack
    itzfj5on July 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, i think its really clever how he uses the tune to all the forgs go la de da. I think its about bulling, and the only peace Jack knows is when he talks to his fathers grave.
    However does any one know what this end bit means? "And he pulled him out again And then he put his hands Over his simple head"
    u~only~live~onceon July 22, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyeah, it means he pulled the fat kid out of the pond, because jack is innocent and kind and stuff, and put his hands over his simple head - meaning he took care of him. all the frogs go la de da de da, means that things now we start to change
    Ruddyon July 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAMAZING SONG gives me goosebumps every time!

    but id have to disagree with Ruddy... it says that jack is the one with the 'simple head'. I beleive that it means that once jack saved the big fat one he covered his own head because he was afraid that he would recieve another beating ... Because it was "the big fat one" that threw the first punch in a previous verse >>
    And then they'd smirk at him
    And kick stones at him
    The first punch came from
    The big fat one

    i dunno just my veiws :P
    EnDleSs__NaMeLeSson April 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is great. Good story teller, It does suck that he doesn't play this at gigs often. I saw him last week and he never played it. I have a live version of this song though. Which is good. He really gets into it.
    I agree with everyone who commented really, maybe less with ruddy about that one little thing. But it's a good song, good story, good beat.
    Clever.
    xcrossoxon November 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is great. Good story teller, It does suck that he doesn't play this at gigs often. I saw him last week and he never played it. I have a live version of this song though. Which is good. He really gets into it.
    I agree with everyone who commented really, maybe less with ruddy about that one little thing. But it's a good song, good story, good beat.
    Clever.
    xcrossoxon November 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentMe again...
    I wish I was more like the simple headed jack! in the respect that even though the "the big fat one" is obviously nasty to jack, he still has the grace to save him from drowning and even then does not expect "the big fat one" to change his ways or stop being nasty... Jack saves him simply because it is the right thing to do... I think probably all of us could learn something from jack.
    Its a beautiful song on every level.
    EnDleSs__NaMeLeSson February 22, 2008   Link
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    General CommentPerhaps 'his father' doubles as his physical father, but also god, since the previous lines are in the past tense, it could mean that his life ended. Therefore the grave may be jack's own grave and he is meeting his maker.
    Then again it could just be his physical father. Just throwing out ideas.
    But I want to know what the gravel rash and taking his shoes off bit in the first verse are about
    stevegilon April 07, 2009   Link

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