Jump - 2015 Remaster

by Van Halen

Duration:
4:01
Released:
Dec 21, 1983
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Lyrics for Jump - 2015 Remaster by Van Halen:

Verse 1
I get up and nothing gets me down
You got it tough, I've seen the toughest around
And I know, baby, just how you feel
You gotta roll with the punches to get to what's real

Pre-Chorus
Oh, can't you see me standing here?
I got my back against the record machine
I ain't the worst that you've seen
Oh, can't you see what I mean?

Chorus
Ah, might as well jump (Jump!)
Might as well jump
Go ahead and jump (Jump!)
Go ahead and jump

Verse 2
Oh! Hey you! Who said that?
Baby, how you been?
You say you don't know
You won't know until you begin

Pre-Chorus
So can't you see me standing here?
I've got my back against the record machine
I ain't the worst that you've seen
Oh, can't you see what I mean?

Chorus
Ah, might as well jump (Jump!)
Go ahead and jump
Might as well jump (Jump!)
Go ahead and jump
Jump!

Guitar Solo

Keyboard Solo

Chorus
Might as well jump (Jump!)
Go ahead and jump
Get it and jump (Jump!)
Go ahead and jump

Outro
Jump
Jump
Jump
Jump

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Song Facts

“Jump” is the lead single from Van Halen’s 10x platinum selling album 1984. The song was internationally successful, becoming Van Halen’s only #1 hit in both the US & Canada and reaching #2 in Ireland & Australia, #4 in Germany, Austria & Switzerland, and #7 in the UK.

At first, the rest of the band was reluctant to include the song because of its heavy use of synths and lack of prominent guitar. But after Eddie got producer Ted Templeton on board, the rest of the band softened up. The original inspiration for the lyrics came from David Lee Roth watching a person on TV who was threatening to commit suicide by jumping off of a building and Roth figured someone in the crowd must be thinking, “Go ahead and jump”. It was, however, not written about suicide – the song is about ‘jumping’ on the opportunity to hook up with someone.

Also, it has been said that the 82nd Airborne Division (US Army) uses this tune periodically for paratrooper training and operations. “Might as well jump” … before I kick your ass out of the Goddamn door! Intentionally or involuntarily, you’re goin' out!

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