Jump
Paul Anka Lyrics


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I get up, and nothin' ever gets me down
You got it tough, I've seen the toughest around
And I know, baby, just how you feel
You got to roll with the punches to get what's real

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

Might as well jump (jump)
Might as well jump (jump)
Go ahead, jump (jump)
Go ahead and jump (jump)

(Hey, you)
Hey baby, how you been?
You say you don't know, you don't know until you begin

Can't you see me standing here?
I got my back against the record machine
I ain't the worst that you've seen
Can't you see what I mean?

Might as well jump (jump)
Might as well jump (jump)
Go ahead, jump (jump)
Go ahead and just jump (jump)
Knock yourself out

Can't you see me standin' here?
I got my back against the record machine
I ain't the worst that you've seen
Can't you see what I mean?

Might as well jump (jump)
Might as well jump (jump)
Go ahead, jump (jump)
Go ahead and jump, baby (jump)

Come on jump (jump)
Might as well jump (jump)
Go ahead knock yourself out (jump)
Go ahead and jump (jump)




Come on and jump (jump)
Jump

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Paul Anka's song "Jump" are about perseverance and taking risks in life. The opening lines of the song set the tone for this message, with Anka expressing his own ability to get up and keep going in the face of adversity. He then acknowledges that others have it tough as well, but encourages them to roll with the punches and keep pushing forward in order to achieve what is truly important in life.


The chorus of the song, which repeats the phrase "Might as well jump" several times, is a call to action for listeners. Anka is urging them to take risks and go after what they want, even if it means risking failure or embarrassment. He acknowledges that there is some uncertainty involved in taking these kinds of leaps, but ultimately believes that it is better to try and fail than to never try at all.


In the later verses, Anka addresses a specific individual and encourages them to take that leap of faith as well. He suggests that the person in question may be hesitant or unsure about what to do next, but reassures them that they won't truly know what they are capable of until they begin. The chorus repeats again, with Anka driving home the message that sometimes the only way to move forward is to take that big leap and see where it leads.


Overall, the song is a an uplifting message about the importance of perseverance and taking risks in order to achieve one's goals. It encourages listeners to be bold and daring in their pursuit of success, and to not let fear hold them back from reaching their full potential.


Line by Line Meaning

I get up, and nothin' ever gets me down
I face challenges head-on and never let them bring me down.


You got it tough, I've seen the toughest around
I understand that you are facing difficult situations, but believe me, I've seen worse and come out ahead.


And I know, baby, just how you feel
I empathize with what you're going through because I've been there before.


You got to roll with the punches to get what's real
Life is full of unexpected challenges, but you need to persevere through them in order to achieve real success.


Oh, can't you see me standin' here?
Take a look at me standing here, feeling confident and unafraid.


I got my back against the record machine
I'm standing up against anything that tries to knock me down, just like standing against a record machine.


I ain't the worst that you've seen
I may not be perfect, but I'm far from the worst you've come across.


Can't you see what I mean?
Can you understand what I'm saying and see my perspective?


Might as well jump (jump)
Why not take the big leap and go for it?


Go ahead, jump (jump)
Don't be afraid, take the risk and jump for your goals.


Hey baby, how you been?
How have you been lately?


You say you don't know, you don't know until you begin
You won't truly understand until you start trying and doing it.


Go ahead and just jump (jump)
Don't overthink it, just go for it.


Knock yourself out
Give it your all and don't hold back.


Come on and jump (jump)
I'm encouraging and urging you to take that leap of faith.




Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Alex Van Halen, Edward Van Halen, David Roth

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