"Jump In The Pool" as written by Paul Richard Epworth, Edward Macfarlane, Edward Gibson and Jack Savidge....
Inner city sky rise over town at night
You pushed me to the top floor
So we could see the sights

I could tell that you wanted to
Jump in the pool, jump in the pool
I looked at you I knew you wanted to
Jump in the pool, jump in the pool

I push out, I breathe in
A stillness turning away
Don't look back, don't pretend
We'll never take control again

We're falling beyond the horizon
And only the water remains
The fear is falling away

On the poolside staring into glowing blue
Swimsuit issues with my toes
Curled in the grooves

I could tell that you wanted to
Jump in the pool, jump in the pool
I looked at you I knew you wanted to
Jump in the pool, jump in the pool

I push out, I breathe in
A stillness turning away
Don't look back, don't pretend
We'll never take control again

And before that we own the horizon
And only the water remains
The fear is falling away

Keep breathing, keep searching, keep holding on
Keep breathing, keep living, keep holding on

I push out, I breathe in
A stillness turning away
Don't look back, don't pretend
We'll never take control again

And before that we own the horizon
And only the water remains
The fear is falling away


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"Jump in the Pool" as written by Edward Gibson Paul Epworth

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    General Commentthis song is absolutely amazing, friendly fires should be far bigger than they are.

    i think, to me its about entering a new stage of life...kind of taking the plunge if you like, and not looking back at the things that you've left behind, because its making a fresh start. 'fear is falling away' - not being scared about doing it etc. very very very awesome song :)
    OurLastMemoryon September 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI may be completely off the mark but I hear it as if saying 'I knew you wanted to jump in the pool' is a euphemism for something more... something someone or two people wanted to do but they didn't... but the moment has since passed.

    The song is absolutely beautiful.
    nehemiah553on October 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI feel like the meaning of the song is both literal and metaphorical. I literally think it's a fun summer song (ie: the second verse) and I also feel like it's also what nehemiah553 said. Describes a moment two people missed.
    I first heard this song playing at my work and I instantly feel in love with it as well as Friendly Fires. They are incredible.
    UcBravoon June 10, 2009   Link
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    General CommentTo me it sounds like it's about two lovers, scared of making the big step to The Real Thing.
    But they take the plunge together (: They jump in the pool... of looooove.
    Haha it sounds so stupid, but I think it's like that.
    Yellowheartballoonson November 23, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentvery nice song
    wereTHRIVINGon September 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI agree with you nehemiah553...
    the song to me is... like you said "i knew you wanted to jump in the pool" but they didn't and now they've missed their chance... "I push out, I breath in, and still us turning away" (they tried but failed) "don't look back, don't pretend, we'll never take control again" (no point pretending that they could have done it)... to me it's about a relationship... it didn't work out, she wanted it to work out (hence wanting to jump in the pool) but they both knew that it wouldn't so there's no point pretending that it would have.
    i hope that makes sense lol... it makes sense to me :)

    I also love this song... what a beautiful dreamy melody :)
    nicola_fon October 16, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLove this song. It reminds me of missed opportunities.
    Halagon October 27, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song - so beautiful
    Chilled_Tigeresson November 09, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti absolutely love this song. it is so beautiful and mystical. the music video for it is also great and sort of dreamy too. it makes me think of dreams and how maybe these two people had dreams for each other but it just couldn't work out for some reason...
    clever.ruse.on November 12, 2008   Link
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    General Commentheh, well. i seem to see it as jumping out of a building.
    to your death, you know...
    and when i realised this i imagined myself falling, and the way this song sounds (dreamy and all that) seems like it would be how i would feel falling... all slowed down and dreamy, feeling like the wind was going right through me. which is how the songs sounds to me... also sounds almost like a song they'd play when a miracle happens... like in movies when you hear the "ahhhh" thing. i guess maybe being relieved of not having to live much longer.

    but i don't know. it could very well have multiple meanings.
    crashapple-on December 11, 2008   Link

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