Jack Johnson - If I had Eyes Piano Sheet Music


Artist Information:

Jack Hody Johnson (born May 18, 1975 in North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii) is a singer-songwriter, accomplished professional surfer and filmmaker who has achieved critical and commercial success and a dedicated following since he first appeared on G. Love & Special Sauce’s album Philadelphonic. The release of his 2001 debut album, Brushfire Fairytales, further cemented his popularity and he has since released four more successful albums including 2003’s On and On, 2005’s In Between Dreams, 2008’s Sleep Through the Static and 2010’s To The Sea. He has also released a live concert album and DVD, En Concert and recorded the soundtrack to the film Curious George.

Jack learned to play the guitar at age 14, but was a professional surfer until an accident at Pipeline in which his front teeth were knocked out and he received more than 150 stitches. While he was recovering in bed, he spent his time writing songs and playing guitar. However, Jack didn’t seriously pursue a career in the arts until his college years at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Jack Johnson also played rhythm guitar for the party band “Soil” in 1999, and graduated with a degree in film.

Song Facts:

“If I Had Eyes” is about the sad break-up of a long-term relationship.
Johnson revealed in an interview with the Sunday Telegraph November 30, 2007 that he had help from his 3-year-old son Moe for this song. According to Johnson, Moe is a helpful source of ideas for his songs, and he contributed to the chorus of “If I Had Eyes.” Johnson told the interviewer with a smile: “I’ll have to give him a songwriting credit. But the little conversations we’re having are ending up as the basis for a lot of songs, because he’s always asking me, ‘Why?’ He’s at the ‘Why?’ stage.”


 

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