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Riff: Jack Johnson – “Shot Reverse Shot”

Sep 16, 2013

You watch me blush, blink, sink/Trust in me so you don’t have to think

from Shot Reverse Shot lyrics by Jack Johnson

Echoing the fast-paced vocal workout of Billy Joel‘s “We Didn’t Start The Fire“, Johnson describes himself as the paper to his wife’s rock and scissors as he reels off a series of completely random and slightly surreal metaphors on a handclap-heavy piece of Hawaiian pop.

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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