Jump



Lyrics

There's only so much you can learn in one place
The more that I wait, the more time that I waste

I haven't got much time to waste
It's time to make my way
I'm not afraid of what I'll face
But I'm afraid to stay

I'm going down my own road
And I can make it alone
I'll work and I'll fight
Till I find a place of my own

Are you ready to jump
Get ready to jump
Don't ever look back, oh baby
Yes, I'm ready to jump
Just take my hands
Get ready to jump

We learned our lesson from the start, my sisters and me
The only thing you can depend on is your family
And life's gonna drop you down like the limbs of a tree
It sways and it swings and it bends until it makes you see

Are you ready to jump
Get ready to jump
Don't ever look back, oh baby
Yes, I'm ready to jump
Just take my hands
Get ready to, are you ready

There's only so much you can learn in one place
The more that you wait, the more time that you waste
I'll work and I'll fight till I find a place of my own
It sways and it swings and it bends until you make it your own

I can make it alone (7x)
(My sisters and me, my sisters and me)

Are you ready to jump
Get ready to jump
Don't ever look back, oh baby
Yes, I'm ready to jump
Just take my hands
Get ready to jump

Are you ready to jump
Get ready to jump
Don't ever look back, oh baby
Yes, I'm ready to jump
Just take my hands
Get ready to, are you ready

Credits

Written by Madonna, Joe Henry and Stuart Price
Produced by Madonna and Stuart Price


Album



Single

Jump, the single Jump was released as the fourth and last single from the album Confessions On A Dance Floor on November 6th 2006 (UK) / 7th (US). The maxi-single features the previously unreleased track History as B-Single. It also contains remixes by Axwell, Junior Sanchez and Jacques Lu Cont. Jump became Madonna's unprecedented 37th #1 on the Hot Dance / Club Play chart. In the UK it debuted at #59, then jumped to #9, making it her 59th UK Top 10 hit. Unfortunately it didn't enter the Billboard Hot 100, just the Bubbling Under chart, reaching #5.


Video

Jump, the videoThe video was filmed mid-September 2006 in Tokyo, Japan with the direction of longtime collaborator Jonas Åkerlund. The video premiered on AOL on October 5th. It shows Madonna's dancers running in the city of Tokyo and jumping from buildings and ramps, similar to the parkour dancing on the Confessions Tour. Madonna's part was filmed in a studio, where she's seen singing while kicking and fighting. She's sporting a platinum blonde bob wig and wearing a black fighting jacket.




Tour

Jump @ Confessions Tour - photo by Hector Arias"Ladies & Gentlemen, thank you for coming to our show! The night is young and the show has just begun!" That was usually the intro Madonna gave for the Confessions Tour performance of Jump, which features special parkour dancers (and Cloud) running and jumping on and off runways and rails on the catwalk. Madonna, on the other hand just walks around the stage singing the song while the screens show tall buidings, used for parkour. At the end of the performance, Madonna does a roll on one of the rails then goes offstage while the talented dancers give their all during an extended ending.

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