"Cookie Jar" as written by and Jack Johnson....
And I would turn on the TV
But it's so embarrassing
To see all the other people
I don't know what they mean
And it was magic at first
When they spoke without sound
But now this world is gonna hurt
You better turn that thing down
Turn it around

Well, it wasn't me, says the boy with the gun,
Sure, I pulled the trigger but it needed to be done,
Because life's been killing me ever since it begun
You can't blame me because I'm to young

You can't blame me, sure the killer was my son
But I didn't teach him to pull the trigger of the gun
It's the killin' on his TV screen,
You can't blame me it's those images he's seen

Well, you can't blame me, says the media man
I wasn't the one who came up with the plan
But I just point my camera at what the people wanna see,
Now it's a two-way mirror, and you can't blame me

You can't blame me, says the singer of the song
And the maker of the movie which he based his life on
It's only entertainment as anyone can see
It's smoke machines and makeup, man you can't fool me

It was you, it was me, it was every man,
We've all got the blood on our hands
We only receive what we demand,
If we want hell, then hell's what we'll have

And I would turn on the TV
But it's so embarrassing
To see all the other people
I don't know what they mean
And it was magic at first
But let everyone down
But now this world is gonna hurt
You better turn it around
Turn it around


Lyrics submitted by jw11

"Cookie Jar" as written by Jack Hody Johnson

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, REACH MUSIC PUBLISHING

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  • +3
    General CommentCome on guys... no comments on this song!?! It's amazing. Once again, he takes his placid, soothing beach mentality and smooth melodies, and uses them to examine a painful subject in our society with a grace that only he can pull off. He's incredible...
    jw11on April 29, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Commentafter hearing this song, i've concluded that jack johnson is an absolute genius. he is a philosopher of the new generation, and what he says in this song everyone needs to hear.

    ryne74on May 07, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Commentjust a thought about the title, it could be relating to "who stole the cookie from the cookie jar" where nobody will take the blame for committing the crime; when the blame is put on one person he will deny it and blame it on somebody else. i dont know...makes sense to me.
    kmb13on June 10, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentafter hearing this song, i've concluded that jack johnson is an absolute genius. he is a philosopher of the new generation, and what he says in this song everyone needs to hear.

    ryne74on May 07, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti must agree this song is extremely powerful in it's lyrics ad so rich in it's meaning, I am a fan of jack johnson, though i don't see him as a genius but a clever man with a good head on his shoulders, he is obviously well educated and it's really inspiring that he chose to write about something that is so under the radar, the way that he presents this issue is clever in that it lingures in our minds and hopefully we as his audience can learn to make a change no matter wht size in our society for the better.
    name#2on July 02, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIf anyone's a fan, check this out.
    .warnerbros.com/web/wblcs/…
    jw11on April 18, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOn the live version on the warner bros website i noticed he completely leaves out the verse about blaming the singer of the song. also, towards the end of the song he says your souls gonna hurt instead of this worlds gonna hurt. just thought id point that out.
    SpecialKon May 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhy "cookie jar"?
    kozmikon June 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think kmb13 is right it's such an interesting title but it totally makes sence the way u put it, i was wondering the same as kozmik but now i understand, thanx!
    IlOvEjAcKjOhNsOnon June 29, 2002   Link
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    General Commentmost writers could not write a song who's meaning is so obvious and be this poetic at the same time. most people could make the song obvious but not so poetic, or more poetic but very ambiguous...not jack, he makes it obvious and petic..absolute genious!
    sphengollyon July 21, 2002   Link

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