Song Analysis: “Don’t Believe a Thing I Say” (Jack Johnson)

May 28, 2014

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Jack JohnsonJack Johnson has a way of making you feel that most songwriters are just trying to hard to get something written. Musical simplicity is the order of the day in most of what Johnson writes, and it works incredibly well. “Don’t Believe a Thing I Say” from his “From Here to Now to You” album uses a very simple verse-chorus format, and as in most of his songs, the bridge winds up sounding almost like a slightly embellished verse.

In yesterday’s blog post I spoke about contrast, and the fact that…

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