Steemit Open Mic Week 137 - Jack Johnson 'The Horizon Has Been Defeated'

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This is my submission for this weeks Steemit Open Mic contest by @pfunk and @luzcypher. This week I play a song by Jack Johnson called 'The Horizon Has Been Defeated'!

...so without further ado...

'The Horizon Has Been Defeated'

Lyrics -

The horizon has been defeated
By the pirates of the new age
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Well, maybe it's just time to say
Things can go bad
And make you want to run away
But as we grow older
The troubles just seem to stay

Future complications
In the strings between the cans
But no prints can come from fingers
If machines become our hands
And then our feet become the wheels
And then the wheels become the cars
And then the rigs begin to drill
Until the drilling goes too far

Things can go bad
And make you want to run away
But as we grow older
The horizon just seems to fade away, fade away

Thingama jigsaw puzzled
Anger don't you step too close
Because people are lonely and only
Animals with fancy shoes
Hallelujah zig-zag nothing
Misery is on the loose
Because people are lonely and only
Animals with too many tools
That can build all the junk that we sell
Ah, sometimes it makes me want to yell, ya

Things can go bad
And make you want to run away
But as we grow older
The horizon just seems to fade away
Seems to fade away
Fade, fade, fade
Seems to fade away

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If you'd like to hear more check out my other Steemit Open Mic entries!

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Great cover, Derek!!!!

Steem on!

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Thanks @dswigle! Steem on!

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First time I listen to a live song on Steem Blockchain, nice performance and you seem to enjoy it.

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Thanks @chesatoshi! I'm not the most talented musician, but I do really enjoy it. I had stopped playing for awhile because life gets busy with other stuff, but since I started entering the Steemit Open Mic contest I'm happy to have been playing my guitar a lot more.

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That is true power of this blockchain you can share what you like without being judged here.

Derek jhonson for me from now on ! Great one @verhp11 this is right up your alley

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lol. Thanks @brittandjosie!

Fantastic job dude, the tune is very catchy and I loved the lyrics. Enjoyed when you sped up the tempo a little while singing:

"Animals with too many tools
That can build all the junk that we sell
Ah, sometimes it makes me want to yell, ya"

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Thanks @jonsnow1983! I think that is my favorite part of the song.

ooooh hope you win, whats the prize? a house? a car? ;-)

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Thanks @thekitchenfairy, but there's a lot of really talented musicians that enter the Open Mic contest so I doubt I'll win. I've entered 33 times before this and haven't ever made the top 5. But it's all good. I'm just here for the fun. A new car would be nice though... lol.

Great cover, and an awesome tee-shirt to boot! Also...


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Thanks @traciyork! I love the GIF. Snoopy is awesome! I've always liked Peanuts.

Great song my friend! Well done!

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That looks like a lotta fun @derekrichardson, I like your backdrop. Keep on singing. 💪

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Thanks @wonderwop, I will definitely keep singing. Open mic is a lot of fun! The backdrop is some art by my grandparents.

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That's cool @derekrichardson, I'll watch out for your next audition. 😁

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I love that you put the lyrics and links to all your other songs. It really helps to show people what you do well. Really enjoyed this.
Ren

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Thanks Ren, I'm glad you enjoyed it! The post would be so short without the lyrics and the links. And being able to read the lyrics makes it a little more fun. And with all those links you could kill an hour easily just watching all my open mic entries. lol.

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I have always loved readying lyrics. It is nice to see what the artist was trying to tell us.

Alien casinos!! And I need to get me a steemit shirt too!

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I got a bunch of 'em. One of my favorites has a little astronaut guy planting a Steem flag on the moon. lol.

Hope you had a great walk 😀👍

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We did! Me, Larry, and all the kiddos had a lot of fun. We hiked up to some really pretty meadows in the San Gorgonio wilderness and had a little picnic up there.

Loved the cover, and your backdrop.

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Thanks @blueeyes8960!