"Jump They Say" as written by and D. Bowie....
When comes the shaking man
A nation in his eyes
Striped with blood and emblazed tattoo
Streaking cathedral spire

They say
He has no brain
They say
He has no mood
They say
He was born again
They say
Look at him climb
They say 'jump'

They say
He has two gods
They say
He has no fear
They say
He has no eyes
They say
He has no mouth

They say hey that's really something
They feel he should get some time
I say he should watch his ass
My friend don't listen to the crowd
They say 'jump'

Got to believe somebody
Got to believe

Lyrics submitted by roger wilco

"Jump They Say" as written by David Bowie


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  • +2
    General CommentAbout his schizophrenic half brother Terry who jumped from a railway platform in front of an oncoming train with rather obvious results. Terry was plagued by a crowd of spli personalities and voices in his head and it's a plea to him to "ignore" them.
    Koncordeon September 04, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentHis brother introduced him to a lot of music that made him want to become a musician, for that, I am thankful. RIP Terry and RIP David......
    ziggytwigon March 22, 2017   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationRemember watching this video in the 90s when I was a kid, disturbing, deep but always arty! Hard song about how society puts you to the limit, even if they tend you to commit suicide or following eugenesic reasons; RIP Bowie, the art comes true.
    PeluCrespinson February 28, 2018   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCool music video too
    thegoodtimesguruon January 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow, now that's talent, making a song about a tragedy and having it still be danceable! I kind of figured it was about suicide, but never knew it was his half-brother. It's still got a great groove.
    law4on November 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI've just watched the video, for the first time. And I was astonished to see a man with a French cop hat. .
    Does anyone know if the action happens in France, and why ?
    Any way,we can see that social classes that have influence are represented after the crash on the car: we can see a policeman, a priest, a tourist (the cliché of the Japan photographer), uptown girl,a businessman.
    yomboulon January 29, 2010   Link

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