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Jack Johnson: Traffic in the Sky Meaning


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Traffic in the Sky Lyrics

There's traffic in the sky
And it doesn't seem to be getting much better
There's kids playing games on the pavement
Drawing waves on the pavement
Shadows of the planes on the pavement
Its enough to make me cry
But that don't seem like it would...


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    Aug 12th, 8:40pm report

    This song is about how kids nowadays are growing up to a world where they play on the pavement instead of parks or creeks, and they see shadows of planes all the time, and it’s just a normal thing now. Nobody notices that we’re slowing ruining the world and nothing much good is left.


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    Dec 9th, 2019 12:30pm report

    It's obviously pointing out the pollution, from the airplanes' "contrails," contaminating all life on Earth.


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    Jan 25th, 2017 1:55pm report

    To me this is a song about how man gets obsessed with the things man creates. The plans on the paper, the scapers rising up from the pavement -- all urban, commercial, dead. Yet the things that nature already has provided are forgotten. Kids are left playing on the pavement instead of in the grass and trees, in rivers, climbing hills and mountains.


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    Nov 9th, 2016 11:47pm report

    I feel it's about the damage we are causing to the Earth. We should live simple...

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