I Got You

Album: From Here to Now to You (2013)
Charted: 88

Songfacts®:

  • The first single from Jack Johnson's sixth album From Here to Now to You is a fingerpicking ode to his wife, Kim. Johnson married his college sweetheart on July 22, 2000, and he has previously written about her on such tracks as "Angel" "Bubble Toes" and "Better Together."
  • The genesis of From Here to Now to You was when Johnson's friend, David Crosby, introduced him to the unusual open B-flat guitar tuning. "He's always showing me new tunings, saying, 'You're going to find a whole bunch of new songs,'" Johnson told Rolling Stone. "That kind of made me want to start playing again, to be honest.

    Johnson practiced the new tuning on a nylon-stringed classical guitar. "I started picking this thing up," he said. "I'd never played much nylon string, and to feel that under my fingers, and then have this new tuning, it was kind of an inspiration that led to a lot of the sounds on the songs."
  • The song talks about how Kim is the only person Jack truly needs in his life.

    "I got you, I got everything
    I've got you, I don't need nothing more than you
    I got everything, I've got you."

    Johnson explained to Radio.com the song represents where he is in life right now. "Even when life isn't always easy, it's just nicer when you have somebody you can share it with," he said. "The hard times and the easy times."
  • From Here To Now To You debuted at the top of the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart after selling 117,000 copies during its first week of release. It also topped the Canadian album chart.

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