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Riff: Jack Johnson – “I Got You”

Jun 13, 2013

This weight’s too much alone/Some days I can’t hold it at all/You take it on for me

from I Got You lyrics by Jack Johnson

This first taster of Johnson’s sixth LP may be the pure definition of predictable. But what it lacks in surprise it makes up for in charm as everyone’s favourite unassuming beach bum pays tribute to his wife of 13 years against a sun-soaked backdrop of calming acoustic hooks and whistles; [LISTEN].

Riff by Jon O'Brien

Jon O'Brien is a UK-based staff writer for SONGLYRICS. He holds a journalism degree from the University of Central Lancashire and has written thousands of biographies and reviews for Allmusic.com, among several other pieces for established music publications.

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