Who Sang Jump? Don McLean

Don McLean Prime Time cover art
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Alexis Ebert, Cheryl Ebert, Kim Mclean
release date: 1977
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Pop Rock/Folk Rock
length: 3:37
Well you better jump, jump, jump,
If you want to' live at all.
Yes you better jump, jump, jump,
Even though you're bound to fall
Cause' they're gonna' make you sorry gonna' make you cry
If you don't jump, jump, jump, into the seat by and by.

Well, you jump for joy and happiness,
You jump when things go right.
You jump when you're asleep
And you hear a strange voice in the night.
Sometimes we get to use to things, they don't mean what they did.
I know that what make my floor, make another fellows lid.

Well, I'm always on the lookout,
For somethin' fresh and new.
Like bein' on a cookout with a crazy Kangaroo.
Just when I think I've found a place where I'm sure I want to' stop.
My body won't quit cookin' and my mind begins to hop.

Well, I'm thinkin' about a thousand things,
I'm a losin' lots of sleep.
I'm glidin' on my inner wings, I'm gettin' set to leap.
I'm ridin' on my pony, I'm lettin' out my rope.
I'm lookin' for an idea that a big bar of soap.

(Instrumental Break)
Well, one man was cold and hungry,
One man was rich and well.
One man stood at the window, as the crowd began to yell.
While the poor man prayed to Jesus and the rich man made a deal.
One man was standing naked yellin' do what you feel.


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Prime Time
  • 2 The Statue
  • 3 Jump
  • 4 Red Wing
  • 5 The Wrong Thing to Do
  • 6 The Pattern Is Broken
  • 7 When Love Begins
  • 8 Color TV Blues
  • 9 Building My Body
  • 10 Down the Road/Sally Ann
  • 11 When a Good Thing Goes Bad
  • 12 South of the Border