Iain Matthews

Jumping off the Roof Lyrics Iain Matthews

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Iain Matthews - Jumping off the Roof Songtext

When Sam and Jean were growing up they didn't give a hoot
They had a game they loved to play called jumping off the roof
One Sam had learned from his old man, a Vietnam marine
And when he knew it absolute, he taught the rules to Jean

Now Jean she was an only child a few doors down the street
And when the two were introduced Sam didn't miss a beat
When Jean displayed her interest, well he wasn't fireproof
So he showed her all there was to know
'Bout jumping off the roof

Jump said Sam
Oh, I don't know said Jean
Come on jump Sam said
This may be your only chance to be my beauty queen

Now jumping off the roof it was a game made up of parts
The first step comprised of taking hold of Jeanie's heart
Second stage was easy once y ou had that perfect fool
And Sammy knew the torture weIl, cause he'd made up the rules

Next came the important part, he had to make her cry
And he set free the meanest, cruelest stunts he could untie
And when he felt for certain Jean was just about to sink
Then he unleashed that velvet tongue and snatched her from the brink

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In time they found that jumping was a blessing and a curse
Love without a blindfold can be suicide or worse
Sam became an expert in the art of lies and truth
And Jeanie loved to play that game called jumping off the roof

Jump said Sam
WeIl alright said Jean
I'll jump, she said
Because this could be my only chance to be your beauty queen
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