The song “Jumper” by Third Eye Blind was written by lead vocalist Stephen Jenkins. In an interview with Vulture, Jenkins explains that the song is about one of his high school friends, a gay man who died by suicide after jumping off a ledge of a building. This song highlights the severe impact of depression and bullying and advocates for greater tolerance and acceptance.
“Well everyone I know has got a reason, To say, put the past away,
I wish you would step back from that ledge my friend”
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