Who Sang Jumprope? Dessa

Dessa Chime cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2018-2-23
length: 3:01
Lyrics
Girls on the block
Turn rope calling out
The same games
That I played
It goes turn around (then jump)
Touch the ground (then jump)
Wake up to find work
And look for love
But when that rope comes
Round you jump
That rope comes round you jump
Jump, jump, jump
You sterilize the needle with
A lighter and a prayer
You sew your empty pockets closed
Cut off all your hair
You train up on the mountaintop
To weaponize the blood
You bring your body back to sea level
To see what body does
And it runs
And it runs
And it runs

It was just jumprope then
You try not to get hit
You try to stay in
Don't let em talk that down
It's still jumprope now

It was just jumprope then
You try not to get hit
You try to stay in
Don't let em talk that down
It's still jumprope now

You hope you get the fast horse
Some of what you ask for
Never let a broken heart k-keep
You from the dance floor
Have a little fun
Have a little fun
Girls on the block
Turn rope calling out
The same games
Turn around
Touch the ground
Wake up to find work and look for love
But when what rope comes round
Rope comes round you jump
Jump, jump, jump

It was just jumprope then
You try not to get hit
You try to stay in
Don't let em talk that down
It's still jumprope now

It was just jumprope then
You try not to get hit
You try to stay in
Don't let em talk that down
It's still jumprope now

It was just jumprope then (That rope comes round)
You try not to get hit
You try to stay in
Don't let em talk that down (That rope comes round)
It's still jumprope now

It was just jumprope then (That rope comes round)
You try not to get hit
You try to stay in
Don't let em talk that down (That rope comes round)
It's still jumprope now

It was just jumprope then (That rope comes round)
You try not to get hit
You try to stay in
Don't let em talk that down (That rope comes round)
It's still jumprope now

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Ride
  • 2 5 Out of 6
  • 3 Fire Drills
  • 4 Velodrome
  • 5 Good Grief
  • 6 Boy Crazy
  • 7 Jumprope
  • 8 Shrimp
  • 9 Half of You
  • 10 Say When
  • 11 I Hope I'm Wrong

  • Release information
    label: Doomtree Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 192641001376
    script: Latin