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Jack Johnson: Gone Going Meaning

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Gone Going Lyrics

Look at all those fancy clothes,
But these could keep us warm just like those.
And what about your soul? Is it cold?
Is it straight from the mold, and ready to be sold?

And cars and phones and diamond rings,
Bling, bling, those are only...

  1. anonymous
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    Apr 27th 2014 report

    This song represents how all consumed with material possessions our society is. I also believe it represents how our world may just be "Gone" if we don't do something about our need and greed for more and more. Jack is all about the environment, I believe there is a message about treating the environment with more respect as well.

  2. anonymous
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    Mar 29th 2009 report

    "gone be the birds when they dont want to sing"

    This line is very important to me, and brings me the essential thoughts of life; If you're not happy where you are, why should you stay? Search for your happiness, wherever it may be.
    The rest of the song tells us that happiness aren't based on how much money you have, but how you are as a person and how your way to interact with the material things in life is.
    "Those are only removable things
    And what about your mind
    Does it shine"

  3. anonymous
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    Nov 18th 2006 report

    I do think this song is about materialism, unbridled materialism. But the message I think that Jack is trying to convey is how people change or sell their soul for the sake of having things or making money.

    In the lines "Look at you, out to make a deal...", I think he is criticizing people who sell things just for profit without taking in consideration the environmental or social impacts of their actions.

    In the end, our things will all be gone. That is the ephemeral nature of material things. But I think he suggests that we (humanity) will also be gone because of our carelessness and reckless production of things material.

  4. b_eitel
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    Sep 7th 2006 report

    Um I don't know where the first guy got the idea that you aren't complete without your soul mate, but I do know that from the lyrics he examplifies the shallowness of possesions and power, "and what about those shoes you’re in today they’ll do no good on the bridges you burnt along the way." he stresses the importance of having a unique personality or "soul" and that in the end, all the power, the money, the noise of everday life, and the fancy clothes won't mesure up to the importance of your soul.

  5. anonymous
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    Jun 14th 2006 report

    This song is about materialistic possessions and how they don't mean a damn thing in life. The mind, body, and soul are the essential, UN-removable things that one must get in touch with.

    "And cars and phones and diamond rings,
    Bling, bling, because those are only removable things.
    And what about your mind? Does it shine?
    Are there things that concern you, more than your time?"


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