Cookie Jar

Album: On And On (2003)


  • This song is about how no one will take the blame in America, and how the media contributes to this. There is always an excuse to blame a problem on someone else.
  • Johnson compares this song to the Children's game "Who stole the cookie from the cookie jar?":
    Who stole the cookie from the cookie jar?
    (suspected perpetrator) stole the cookie from the cookie jar.
    Who me?
    Yes, you!
    Couldn't be!
    Then who? >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Joe - Mentor, OH, for above 2


Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Danny Clinch: The Art of Rock PhotographySong Writing

One of rock's top photographers talks about artistry in photography, raising funds for a documentary, and enjoying a County Fair with Tom Waits.

Gary Brooker of Procol HarumSongwriter Interviews

The lead singer and pianist for Procol Harum, Gary talks about finding the musical ideas to match the words.

Gilby ClarkeSongwriter Interviews

The Guns N' Roses rhythm guitarist in the early '90s, Gilby talks about the band's implosion and the side projects it spawned.

RamonesFact or Fiction

A band so baffling, even their names were contrived. Check your score in the Ramones version of Fact or Fiction.

Ron and Russell Mael of SparksSongwriter Interviews

The men of Sparks on their album Hippopotamus, and how Morrissey handled it when they suggested he lighten up.

George ClintonSongwriter Interviews

When you free your mind, your ass may follow, but you have to make sure someone else doesn't program it while it's wide open.