I consider myself, to some extent, a fan of Jack Johnson’s music.
It’s “chill,” it’s “laid back,” it has a certain mellow, organic feel to it. But there’s a line in one of his songs that no matter how hard I try, I just can’t swallow.
It goes against everything I believe. It goes against my view on life, it goes against my view on human potential, it goes against my view on God, and it goes against my entire view for why we as humans exist. This one line has ruined Jack Johnson for me.
“We’re clever but we’re clueless, we’re just human…All we got is questions, we’ll never know.”
We’ll never know….
This line makes me crazy! And why? Why does this set of lyrics “irk” me so badly?
For one, it’s the fact that someone would suppose that we’re “just” human. JUST! I’m not “just” anything! I’m flippin’ James Allen Winskowski. God is my creator and the Father of my spirit. My divine purpose and potential is to learn from Him and strive to become as He is. He has given the Holy Spirit to teach me ALL things, from the true nature of the Creation, to the origin of the Universe, to the subtle workings of patience and faith. And that potential is not a gift given solely to me. It it my solemn belief that there has never been created by our God a being that was “just human.”
And as far as the “All we got is questions, we’ll never know,” what sense does that make?? How can you really believe that?! Has living amidst the tranquil peace of the North Shore of Oahu taught him nothing?? One of the most impressive and fantastically beautiful of God’s creations on this green earth has surrounded him for years of his life and he has failed to learn the answers to life’s greatest questions??
My testimony to you, Jack Johnson, is that we WILL know. We will. And if you have neglected to at least begin “know”ing the answers to some of these questions after 35 years of life, birth, death, and beautiful sunsets, then you have missed the point of life.
-James Allen Winskowski, a believer.