"Jump On My Shoulders" as written by and Aaron R. Bruno....
There's a mad man looking at you
And he wants to take your soul.
There's a mad man with a mad plan
And he's dancing at your door. Oh
What to do, oh
What to do
When the walls are built to crumble.
There's a mad man with a mad plan
And he waits for us to stumble.

[Chorus]
Oh, but our eyes are open
Yeah, they're really open
(Five, four, three, two, one)
I say we rob from the rich
And blow down the door.
On to the next
To dance with the poor.
Jump on my shoulders.
You can jump on my shoulders.
We rob from the rich
And blow down the door.
On to the next
To dance with the poor.
Jump on my shoulders.
You can jump on my shoulders.

[Repeat: x3]
La la la la la la la la

Everybody it's OK if
You're mad at what I'm saying.
Make peace, baby shake my hand 'cause
I'm pretty sure I'm staying. Oh
What to do, oh
Look at you, when the walls begin
To crumble.
It's a mad man with a mad plan
And he waits for us to stumble.

[Chorus]

[Repeat: x6]
La la la la la la la la

I'll say the devils lost control

Live in the water
I'm scared of the city
Stay in the water
I'm scared of the city
Live in the water
I'm scared of the city.

I'm scared of the city
Live in the water
I'm scared of the city
I'll pray for you

I say we rob from the rich
And blow down the door.
On to the next
To dance with the poor.
Jump on my shoulders.
You can jump on my shoulders.
We rob from the rich
And blow down the door.
On to the next
To dance with the poor.
Jump on my shoulders.
You can jump on my shoulders.

Seriously
It's not supposed to be easy
That's why it feels so fucking good.
Jump on my shoulders, yeah.


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"Jump on My Shoulders" as written by Aaron Richard Bruno

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    My InterpretationI think it's about how money makes people crazy, but what matters is enjoying life and love. The mad man reminds me of rich people I've worked for in soulless jobs that eventually crumble because they mean nothing. The mad man's waiting for someone to stumble to tear them down (or fire them) so he can feel control, but he's ultimately miserable. When money doesn't matter, you can open your eyes to what's really important like life and love, friends and fun.

    Working for rich people is kind of like robbing them. The chorus reminds me of going to a concert or club. Even though we don't make a lot of money, my husband and I always find a way to go to concerts and have fun with our friends. "Jump on my Shoulders" makes me think of going to a concert and, as a girl it's sometimes hard to see. I actually think it's pretty romantic because he seems to be saying 'I'll hold you up and we can just dance and have fun.'

    I think "The devil's lost control" refers to not letting money rule our lives. "Live in the water/I'm scared of the city" reminds me it's important to return to nature, since I actually do live in a city and it gets overwhelming. The last lyric is the most meaningful, I think because it's so easy to relate to. It's like life's hard for all of us, but whatever you're looking for - it's worth it in the end if you don't give up. Just my interpretation. It's an amazing song.
    enekobuson January 13, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI feel like it's about the eventual end of capitalism or at least this form of capitalism.
    bobodamonkeyon July 30, 2014   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretation"There's a mad man looking at you
    And he wants to take your soul."

    ---The MADMAN is SATAN who is always trying to literally take your SOUL.


    "There's a mad man with a mad plan
    And he's dancing at your door."

    ---SATAN is always dancing at our door as God gave him dominion ove the earth until Christ comes again.

    (forwhatsaiththescriptures.wordpress.com/2014/10/22/satan-domain-over-earth/)

    "What to do, oh
    What to do
    When the walls are built to crumble."

    --- MAN is born into ORIGINIAL SIN, meaning we are born sinful and built to crumble from the beginning or birth.

    "There's a mad man with a mad plan
    And he waits for us to stumble."

    ---SATAN always is looking for us to stumble thru SIN allowing him to come in & destroy, corrupt & take your SOUL.

    "Oh, but our eyes are open
    Yeah, they're really open"

    Aaron is stating that HE or CHRISTIANS will not be fooled by the great deceiver (SATAN=MADMAN) As once you accept CHRIST in your life you know the TRUTH.

    "I say we rob from the rich
    And blow down the door.
    On to the next
    To dance with the poor."

    ---The RICH Aaron is referring to is the Cleansing of the Temple by CHRIST.(en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…)

    ---DANCE with POOR refers to how CHRIST came for the poor to preach the good news (Luke 7:22 New International Version
    So he replied to the messengers, "Go back and report to John what you have seen and heard: The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are

    cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is proclaimed to the poor.)

    "Jump on my shoulders.
    You can jump on my shoulders."

    ---This reference is from the Poem - Footprints in the Sand:

    The Lord replied,

    ‘The times when you have seen only one set of footprints in the sand,
    is when I carried you.’


    poetseers.org/the-great-poets/misc-2/footprints-in-the-sand/

    "Everybody it's OK if
    You're mad at what I'm saying.
    Make peace, baby shake my hand 'cause
    I'm pretty sure I'm staying."

    --- Aaron is stating his FAITH IN CHRIST sustains him and he will live eternal life (staying)

    "I'll say the devils lost control"

    --- Accepting Christ is the first human act of the DEVIL LOSING CONTROL of your life!
    (tscpulpitseries.org/english/1990s/…)

    "Live in the water
    I'm scared of the city
    Stay in the water
    I'm scared of the city
    Live in the water
    I'm scared of the city."

    ---LIVE IN THE WATER is referring to John 4:14 New International Version
    but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life."

    ---IM SCARED OF THE CITY could possibly reference the ESSENES a sect of Jews that lived in the desert, not seeking desires of the city. The Dead Sea Scrolls are a testament and the oldest word of God attributed to the Essenes. (fsmitha.com/h1/…)


    ---STAY IN THE WATER obviously refers to stay in CHRIST, and be a model image of him,(i.e. Christian)

    "It's not supposed to be easy
    That's why it feels so fucking good."

    ---God states that being a CHRISTIAN will not be easy and Satan will constantly try to deceive and destroy us. But if we do it FEELS F'ING GOOD!!! (It's taken me 40+yrs to realize this FACT)


    Aaron Bruno is a lyrical GENIUS! I am constantly amazed how this ALT artist never claims to be an outright CHRISTIAN. But if you follow what he is truly saying, ALL of his SONGs are CHRISTIAN in nature IMHO.

    Godspeed AB & AWOLNATION!
    lewis72txon July 09, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti really think my explanation is right so i'm not going to attempt but i love this song.
    dp9241loveron October 22, 2012   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI think he's talking to a child (either his or someone else's) wants to see something but can't because they're too small to see it on their own. He tells them to jump on his shoulders so they can see something better. I invented a dance to go with this song where I do any dance I feel like and when Aaron says the title of the song I jump.
    seeingon December 06, 2014   Link
  • -1
    Song Meaningthe meaning of this song is about the zombie apocalypse. We'll rob from the rich, blow down the door (We will take their guns and food) onto the next to dance with the poor (We will fight the zombies with the guns) You can jump on my shoulders (You can trust me, I will take care of you and your soul) Stay in the water, I'm scared of the city (The city is overrun, so they stay in the ocean on a boat to avoid that danger)
    KittyKat123on August 19, 2013   Link

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