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Song Parodies -> "Jump! (The Skydiving Song)"

Original Song Title:

"Jump"

Original Performer:

Van Halen

Parody Song Title:

"Jump! (The Skydiving Song)"

Parody Written by:

Susanna Viljanen

The Lyrics

I did my first parachute jump on Friday 15th May 2015.
I board the plane, but I won't be landing it down.
My first time - down there is my hometown
And quite soon we're in thirteen thousand feet.
Light turns green - and soon me and gravity will meet

Oh can't you see me standing here,
I've got my feet at door of flying machine
this must be the best that I've seen -
Oh can't you see what I mean?

I might as well jump. Jump!
Might as well jump.
Go ahead, and jump. Jump!
Go ahead, and jump!

Aaa-ohh free fall! Now count to five!
Make it stable!
Cold blast on my face - you won't know
this feels like fable!

Well can't you see me fallinging free,
I open chute - and it turns flying for real
this must be best that I've seen.
Oh can't you see what I mean?

I might as well jump. Jump!
Go ahead and, jump!
Might as well jump. Jump!
Go ahead and, jump.

I might as well jump. Jump!
Go ahead and, jump.
Get it and jump. Jump!
Go ahead and, jump.

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Peregrin - May 21, 2015 - Report this comment
Well done Susanna on your first jump (you are a braver man than I!) and for turning your experience into song :)
Susanna Viljanen - May 21, 2015 - Report this comment
Woman :-) Let's say it was pure 100% fun - bluewater sailing is a downright scary way to get adrenaline rush. I will work on full skydiving licence. It is something I've wanted to do since I was 14. The Van Halen song was too obvious basis for parody to be left unused.
Peregrin - May 21, 2015 - Report this comment
I am in no doubt as your gender, Susanna :) I was borrowing from a saying that my Dad used to come out with all the time: "You're a braver man than I, Gunga Din"
Rob Arndt - May 21, 2015 - Report this comment
555 and glad you had a safe landing. Made me think of rare Finnish paras of WW2. Not much action in Continuation War but 120 trained with 5 drops. Total of 20 men (most died). Dropped from Ju-52 and He-115 loaners and a DC-2. Finns used LRRP guys...
Susanna Viljanen - May 21, 2015 - Report this comment
he today's Finnish Parachute Rangers, "lingonberries", are the descendants of the LRRPs. They are the cream of the crop of the Finnish forces, and everyone gets not only normal ranger and guerrilla training, but also full survival training, including one week survival course in the Finnish winter without supplies. Needless to say, they have a reputation being slightly eccentric.

Parachute Rangers are used the same way as LRRPs or Commandos: to do reconnaissance, to do guerrilla or commando strikes, or to seize important places, terrain, logistics knots, bridges, islands or form airheads for the airborne infantry (yes, we do have them too). They are dropped 50-300 km behind the enemy lines, and are expected to ski, walk, run or to steal a vehicle and ride to own lines.

Most Parachute Rangers are ex-athletes, who quite didn't make it to professionals. My father applied to Parachute Rangers, but didn't make through the admittance tests. He instead enlisted in the Combat Engineers.
Leough - May 21, 2015 - Report this comment
Perfect match for the OS. Well done! I thought of trying sky diving once when I was much younger, but gave up on the idea after a friend of mine tried it and then showed up at his wedding a few weeks later on crutches.
Jonathan - May 21, 2015 - Report this comment
I Jumped for joy! 5's
Timmy1000 - May 21, 2015 - Report this comment
My hats off to you and I'm glad you're down and safe. This is something I never thought to do. Well written song.
Susanna Viljanen - May 22, 2015 - Report this comment
To everyone: Nice you liked my song. The idea was too obvious to be left unused. Let's see if there will be one single bone not broken at least once within the next ten years. I know the risks, but I am willing to take them.

Leough, go ahead and jump! You will not regret it.
Patrick - May 24, 2015 - Report this comment
Congratulations on your safe landing. And of taking advantage of the experience to write a song about it. I recall you once wrote a parody of "Glory, Glory, What a Hell of a Way to Die". Hope you weren't thinking of that one as you leaped.

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