Jump Into The Fire
Harry Nilsson Lyrics


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You can climb a mountain, you can swim the sea
You can jump into the fire but you'll never be free
You can shake me up or I can break you down
Oh, oh

We can make each other happy
Oh, we can make each other happy
We can make each other happy
Oh, we can make each other happy

You can climb a mountain, you can swim the sea
You can jump into the fire but you'll never be free, no no
You can shake me up or I can break you down
Oh, oh

We can make each other happy
Oh, we can make each other happy
Oh, we can make each other happy
We can make each other happy, oh

You can climb a mountain, you can swim the sea
You can jump into the fire but you'll never be free, no no
You can shake me up, I can break you down
Oh, oh
Oh, oh
Oh, oh

We can make each other happy
We can make each other happy
We can make each other happy




We can make each other happy
Aah

Overall Meaning

The opening line of Harry Nilsson's "Jump into the Fire" is a reference to the limitless possibilities life offers. It's a reminder that we have control over our lives and we can choose the path we take, but in the end, we can never escape the unpredictable nature of life. Jumping into the fire symbolizes taking risks and facing the unknown, but it also shows that freedom can come at a cost.


The lyrics suggest that there is a price to pay for the freedom we seek, whether it's shaking someone up or being broken down. The chorus emphasizes the power of relationships to make us happy, but it also hints at the potential for pain and heartbreak. The repetition of "we can make each other happy" implies that the quest for happiness is a collaborative effort, something we do together with others.


Line by Line Meaning

You can climb a mountain, you can swim the sea
You have the freedom to do anything and go anywhere


You can jump into the fire but you'll never be free
No matter how much you try, you cannot escape your problems


You can shake me up or I can break you down
Our relationship can either make us stronger or destroy us completely


We can make each other happy
Together, we have the ability to bring joy into each other's lives


Oh, we can make each other happy
Repetition of the previous statement, emphasizing its importance


You can climb a mountain, you can swim the sea
Reiteration of the idea that there's nothing you cannot achieve


You can jump into the fire but you'll never be free, no no
No matter how much you try, there's no running away from your problems


You can shake me up, I can break you down
Our relationship has the potential to lift us up or bring us down


Oh, oh
A moment of reflection or emphasis


We can make each other happy
Reiteration of the idea that we have the ability to bring joy to each other


We can make each other happy
Reiteration of the idea that we can bring happiness into each other's lives


We can make each other happy
Reiteration of the idea that together, we have the ability to bring joy into each other's lives


We can make each other happy, oh
Repetition of the previous statement, emphasizing its importance


You can climb a mountain, you can swim the sea
Reiteration that you have the freedom to do anything and go anywhere


You can jump into the fire but you'll never be free, no no
Emphasizing that there's no running away from your problems, no matter how hard you try


You can shake me up, I can break you down
Our relationship can either make us stronger or destroy us completely


Oh, oh
A moment of reflection or emphasis


Oh, oh
A moment of reflection or emphasis


Oh, oh
A moment of reflection or emphasis


We can make each other happy
The power of our relationship can bring us happiness


We can make each other happy
Together, we are capable of bringing joy into each other's lives


We can make each other happy
Reiteration that our relationship has the power to bring joy


We can make each other happy
Emphasizing that our relationship has the potential to bring happiness


Aah
An exclamation of realization or acceptance




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Harry Nilsson

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