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What is the meaning behind the song "Bubbletoes" by Jack Johnson?

Asked by MrsDufresne (3547points) March 6th, 2010

Here is a video of the song with the lyrics in the description box?

He says ”...and her feet are all covered with tar balls…”. Might he be talking about a pet, or a dog?

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lilikoi's avatar

No it had something to do with his wife….need to look it up. Hold on.

Mamradpivo's avatar

I think it’s about a girl walking across the beach in Hawaii.

ParaParaYukiko's avatar

This is someone’s answer from the song’s page on the Song Meanings website:

ok ok, jack was born and raised in hawaii, but now lives in Santa Barbara, CA. His wife, Kim, teaches at my high school. He wrote the song about her because she has big, fat toes. The tar balls and scars are from being on the beach and surfing all the time. And if it isnt enough that jack makes fun of her fat feet, the part about moving like a jellyfish, and rythym meaning nothing is b/c Kim can’t dance! She’s always way off beat and its really pretty funny to watch. But then again, how many women can say that a silly song that their husband sang to her around the house is now a huge hit? jack and kim are way cute together, at the last concert i saw, he added a verse to this song saying how after all they’ve been through, they’re still in love. lucky her!

lilikoi's avatar

I’m not sure if that ^^ was exactly the story or not. He was interviewed about it once I remember, but I can’t find that interview now.

ParaParaYukiko's avatar

@lilikoi That may or may not be the case. I don’t know personally, myself. I don’t really listen to Jack Johnson at all, I was just trying to help by looking into the opinion of others :)

MacBean's avatar

These may be useful, or just a fun way to kill time when you’re bored:


MrsDufresne's avatar

@MacBean Thank you for those links. It’s interesting to see some others interpretations of my favorite music.

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