Banana Pancakes
Jack Johnson Lyrics


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Well, can't you see that it's just rainin'?
There ain't no need to go outside

But baby
You hardly even notice
When I try to show you this
Song is meant to keep you
Doin' what you're supposed to
Wakin' up too early
Maybe we could sleep in
Make you banana pancakes
Pretend like it's the weekend now

We could pretend it all the time
Can't you see that it's just rainin'?
There ain't no need to go outside

But just maybe
Halaka ukulele, mama made a baby
Really don't mind the practice
'Cause you're my little lady
Lady, lady love me
'Cause I love to lay here lazy
We could close the curtains
Pretend like there's no world outside

Then we could pretend it all the time
And can't you see that it's just rainin'?
There ain't no need to go outside

Ain't no need, ain't no need
Mmm, mmm, mmm, mmm
Can't you see, can't you see?
Rain all day and I don't mind

But the telephone's singing, ringing
It's too early, don't pick it up
We don't need to
We got everything we need right here
And everything we need is enough
Just so easy when the whole world fits inside of your arms
Do we really need to pay attention to the alarm?
Wake up slow
Mmm-mmm, wake up slow

But baby
You hardly even notice
When I try to show you this
Song is meant to keep you
From doin' what you're supposed to
Wakin' up too early
Maybe we could sleep in
Make you banana pancakes
Pretend like it's the weekend now

We could pretend it all the time
Can't you see that it's just rainin'
There ain't no need to go outside

Ain't no need, ain't no need
Rain all day and I really, really, really don't mind




Can't you see, can't you see?
We gotta wake up slow

Overall Meaning

In "Banana Pancakes," Jack Johnson paints a picture of a lazy, rainy day where he and his loved one are cuddled up in bed, enjoying each other's company as the world goes on without them. He encourages his partner not to worry about the outside world or their obligations, but just to relax and enjoy the moment. Johnson suggests making banana pancakes and pretending it's the weekend, perhaps hinting at a desire to escape the tedium of day-to-day life.


The chorus repeats the message of the song: that it's raining and therefore there is no need to go outside. Johnson seems to be promoting a sense of self-care and slowing down. He asks his partner to "wake up slow" and enjoy the simple pleasures of being together.


Overall, "Banana Pancakes" is a sweet, romantic song that celebrates slowness and the beauty of the present moment. It encourages listeners to slow down, breathe deeply, and appreciate life's simple pleasures.


Line by Line Meaning

Well, can't you see that it's just rainin'?
I want to show you that it's just raining outside.


There ain't no need to go outside
We don't have to go outside in the rain.


But baby You hardly even notice When I try to show you this Song is meant to keep you Doin' what you're supposed to Wakin' up too early
Sometimes I feel like my efforts go unnoticed, but this song is meant to remind you to keep doing what you need to do and not wake up too early.


Maybe we could sleep in Make you banana pancakes Pretend like it's the weekend now We could pretend it all the time Can't you see that it's just rainin'?
Let's stay in bed and have a relaxing morning, pretending it's the weekend. We can pretend all the time, don't you see it's just raining outside?


But just maybe Halaka ukulele, mama made a baby Really don't mind the practice 'Cause you're my little lady Lady, lady love me 'Cause I love to lay here lazy
I don't mind us practicing making a baby, because I love being lazy with you.


We could close the curtains Pretend like there's no world outside Then we could pretend it all the time And can't you see that it's just rainin'?
Let's close the curtains and imagine there's no world outside. We can do this all the time, especially when it's just raining.


Ain't no need, ain't no need Mmm, mmm, mmm, mmm Can't you see, can't you see? Rain all day and I don't mind
There's no need to go out in the rain, I don't mind it raining all day.


But the telephone's singing, ringing It's too early, don't pick it up We don't need to We got everything we need right here And everything we need is enough
The phone is ringing, but it's too early, we don't have to answer it. We have everything we need here with each other.


Just so easy when the whole world fits inside of your arms Do we really need to pay attention to the alarm?
With you in my arms, it's so easy to forget about the outside world. Do we really need to pay attention to the alarm clock?


Wake up slow Mmm-mmm, wake up slow
Let's wake up slowly, without any rush or urgency.


We gotta wake up slow
We need to remember to wake up slowly and take things easy.




Lyrics © Bubble Toes Publishing
Written by: Jack Hody Johnson

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@alanguy2477

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
In separate bowl, mix together egg, milk, vegetable oil and bananas.
Stir flour mixture into banana mixture; batter will be a little lumpy.
Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat.
Pour or scoop batter onto pan, using about 1/4 cup for each pancake.
Cook until pancakes are golden brown on both sides.

Ingredients:
1 cup of all purpose flour
1 tablespoon of sugar
2 teaspoons of baking powder
¼ teaspoon of salt
1 egg, beaten like it owes you money
1 cup milk
2 teaspoons of vegetable oil or melted butter
2 medium ripe bananas, mashed

Serves 6 people



@Pavel7918

Can't you see that it's just rainin'
Ain't no need to go outside
But baby
You hardly even notice
When I try to show you this
Song is meant to keep you
Doin' what you're supposed to
Wakin' up too early
Maybe we could sleep in
Make you banana pancakes
Pretend like its the weekend now
We could pretend it all the time
Can't you see that it's just rainin'
There ain't no need to go outside
Just maybe
Halaka ukulele mama made a baby
Really don't mind the practice
Cause you're my little lady
Lady lady love me
Cause I love to lay here lazy
We could close the curtains
Pretend like there's no world outside
We could pretend it all the time
And can't you see that it's just rainin'
There ain't no need to go outside
Ain't no need ain't no need
Mmm, mmm, mmm
Can't you see can't you see
Rain all day and I don't mind
But the telephone's singing ringing
It's too early don't pick it up
We don't need to
We got everything we need right here
And everything we need is enough
Just so easy when the whole world fits inside of your arms
Do we really need to pay attention to the alarm
Wake up slow
Mmm wake up slow
But baby
You hardly even notice
When I try to show you this
Song is meant to keep you
From doin' what your supposed to
Wakin' up too early
Maybe we could sleep in
Make you banana pancakes
Pretend like it's the weekend now
We could pretend it all the time
Can't you see that it's just rainin'
There ain't no need to go outside
Ain't no need, ain't no need
Rain all day and I really really really don't mind
Can't you see? Can't you see?
We gotta wake up slow



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@Solusspiritus

Some 13 years ago I sat beside a lady on a plane headed south.. she asked what music I liked and introduced me to Jack Johnson(he's her favorite). We shared her headphones as two complete strangers listening in harmony for hours. If you ever happen to read this I'm still listening and thank you<3

I've never received so much feedback love you all :)

@leonnippelmann3531

Nice

@marcy5802

That’s rlly sweet🥺

@joemaccurdy702

That's awesome the gift of music I think is one of the gate ways to where we all want to end up in the END...

@leahzeigler3328

Aww that's so sweet

@savispice23

How wholesome!🥺💖

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@cnutsiggardason2014

my headphones cut off the last ‘wake up slow’ with a robot lady saying ‘battery low’ and ive never been more confused in my life

@eeloiiiise14

I love this you made my day

@caseycampbell4787

Hahahahaha.

@signalred540

I feel that, my headphones cut off the best parts :/

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