"Looking For Jack" as written by and Colin Hay Jeremy Alsop....
Everybody's always looking for Jack
In the fire and in the water
Everybody's always looking for Jack
In the streets and on the corners

I always wanted to be like Jack
He's as cool as they come
Yeah, I always wanted to be like Jack
Still for me, he's the one

Someday, someday
Someday, someday

Hear the wind blow through the long grass
I hear laughter in the night
No revelations as the years pass
Just disappear from sight

As I grow older, I grow younger
Every day is like a dream
I wouldn't go back for a moment
Except for maybe seventeen

Someday, someday
Someday, someday

Everybody's always looking for Jack
In the fire and in the water
Everybody's always looking for Jack
In the streets and on the corners

Yeah, even Jack is always looking for Jack
He's always in another room
And when I spoke to the woman there
She said, "He left this afternoon"

Someday, someday
Someday, someday

Someday, someday
Someday, someday


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"Looking for Jack" as written by Jeremy Alsop Colin Hay

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    General CommentI recently saw Colin Hay in concert and he said he wrote this song about Jack Nicholson. He was star-struck with him but he kept slipping away and when Colin asked where he was a woman said, "Everybodys always looking for Jack."
    jcreelon June 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAbout the Alter Ego (maybe represented by Jack Nicholson's on screen character). You want to be cool, but you are a second-hander.
    beenyon April 17, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationI agree with beeny. Even jack is looking for jack. Not unlike the Ed Norton character always looking for Brad Pitt in Fight Club. Its really him (his alter ego), but its the imagined side of him he wants to be.
    tavihauroaon June 16, 2009   Link

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