At the crossroads...

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Commercial Real Estate Agent with NAI Tampa Bay

I 3> this song and will probably always get a release of endorphins when I hear it, I hope by sharing the tune and the video that someone else finds a similar feeling, or simply just enjoys it.  Happy Valentines Day!

This song is often rumored to tell the story about a stripper.

The stripper statement is simply a misunderstanding.

Jack Johnson wrote this song about a young girl named Taylor, hence the title of the song.

The song tells the story of three characters. The main character is Taylor, a sweet, young, innocent, lonely little girl, who is searching to find her heart.

In the story, Taylor works the night shift, passing out tickets to patrons who want to see her dancing. All this time, Taylor is dreaming of a paradise where sadness is unknown. However, things turn sour when a secret about her life reveals a sudden change. Feeling as though she has been mistreated, Taylor leaves her parents' home, trying to find someone who will comfort her. However, she only finds herself wandering the streets, looking for a place she can call home.

As she wanders along, Taylor meets the second character in the story, a young man named Peter Patrick, who is twice her age. Like Taylor, Peter Patrick is trying to find his heart. When Peter Patrick discovers that he's locked out of his own house, he pitter-patters on his window.

As he waits with Taylor outside his house, Pete discovers that the third character of this story, his wife, Sunny, won't let him into his own house! Somehow, Sunny realizes that she knows the truth, she knows just where Pete's been going to. Sunny discovers the secret, that Pete has fallen for Taylor! However, Pete realizes all the while that he has made so many mistakes, but he wasn't going to let his love for Taylor be the biggest mistake he's made in his life.

So, Pete tries to cover up the situation by thinking that going to church every Sunday will make everything right again.

 

BONUS: The line, "Two thousand miles from here" refers to Hawaii, Jack Johnson's native home. and the video was shot on a Northern Beach portion of Oahu

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Have a wonderful Valentine's Day today!!!
Feb 14, 2009 12:07 AM #1
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Sean Dreznin
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Thanks Barbarajo... e tu!

Sean

Feb 14, 2009 12:11 AM #2
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Gary Woltal
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Interesting flick and song Sean, I'm glad you gave me all the background for the story as I would have never got it from the song. Seems like Hawaii surfer dude just trying to escape civilization to me. Happy Valentine's Day to you.

Feb 14, 2009 01:53 AM #3
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TJ Matthews

I am a huge fan of Jack Johnson.

 

Good stuff, thanks

 

TJ

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Russel Ray, San Diego Business & Marketing Consultant & Photographer
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I just discovered Jack Johnson last summer when I was on hold and the music I was listening to was "Banana pancakes." It was catchy, and although I didn't learn who the artist was while I was on the phone, a simple Internet search found it pretty quickly. I now have all his music that's available.
Feb 17, 2009 02:16 AM #5
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Russel,

I went to his concert this past year and it was a great time!

I highly recommend it, just be ready to chill and relax... flips flops are a good idea!

Sean

Feb 17, 2009 04:37 AM #6
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Craig Rutman
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I went to see Jack Johnson last summer and was pleasantly surprised.

It was a freebie for me and I went in with no expectations, but I left feeling pretty good about it all!

If you really like Jack Johnson, you can go here to listen to some live shows.....

http://www.archive.org/details/JackJohnson

Feb 17, 2009 11:24 AM #7
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I may name my firstborn Craig, now... Thank you sir!

Sean

Feb 17, 2009 11:43 AM #8
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Sean - Don't be afraid!!!

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