SONG: “Jump, Jump, Jump.”


“Jump, Jump, Jump”. [Download]

ARTIST: grant.

SOURCE: Based on “Fish and Adaptation: Mangrove Fish Jumps into Air in Warming Water”, Nature World News, 21 Oct 2015, as used in the post “Global warming might make the fish jump.”

ABSTRACT: First, let me say that this was done on time, even early. It started as a jokey thing I was singing to my son while he was watching me play guitar on the couch, and I decided what the hell. They call it “playing” music for a reason. (I guess if I spoke Spanish, this could have taken a weird turn – but the only “touching” that took place was me touching a guitar.)

Second, I should mention that I really kinda think the global warming angle of the original post is probably a little bit overstated. What’s really interesting about this is that it’s a fish doing something to adjust its body to warmer water – taking on a new behavior.

But it’s hard to resist that, “We gotta adjust to a warmer world somehow” angle to all this. The joy of jumping fish with the doom of ecological change.

It’s a stupid-simple song, only me and a guitar and a whistle. The drums were programmed I guess, but I didn’t spend too much time on them. The “weirdest” thing I did was use an acoustic guitar to make a bass by playing a part and pitching it down an octave. There were also very few punch-ins and no real looping of takes. It’s really short, too – pre-Rubber Soul Beatles-short.

Maybe people besides me will find it catchy. Stupid-simple is often that way.

Now, to get into last month’s cover….

lyrics jump jump jump

When the water gets hot,
we will jump, jump, jump
till we’re up the trunk
of the mangrove stump

When the water gets hot,
we will jump, jump, jump
Jump, jump, jump, jump, jump

When the oceans rise,
We will shut our eyes
We won’t recognize
Tell each other lies

When the oceans rise
We will shut our eyes
And tell each other lies


The water’s deep
When you’re asleep
We all know
When it’s time to go

When the day fades into night
It will be alright
We will say goodnight
By the red moonlight

Day fades into night
And the red moonlight
We will learn to say goodnight.