Lead singer Stephan Jenkins has said that the song is "about a friend who's gay, jumping off a bridge and killing themselves." The song is also about Jenkins' own difficulties, often alienating childhood experiences. He says, "My parents divorced, and that hurt me. We were poor and I went to a rich high school. I was dyslexic and had attention deficit disorder, which I still have. So I carried all these things with me. One afternoon, I had this epiphany. I said 'You know what? I don't have it all together. I come from stuff that was really difficult, and that's me. That's who I am.' I embraced that. There's a line in the song that says, 'Everyone's got to face down the demons/Maybe today we can put the past away.' It's very much a song about putting the past away."
The Mark of the Mighty: 3EB INK Till this day, Stephan is still my favorite lyricist of all time. I am a poet, a singer and a performer. I have always loved self-expression and being free, so it's no surprise that I have a lot of tattoos. I have several Third Eye Blind tattoos. Behind these tattoo are precious or painful stories. Editorial: Alison Kery- Hanewicz/Lisa Murphy
“Jumper” We’re writing all kinds of stuff. What it’s about to me, man, is the friction between people. If you do a bong hit, put on your headphones and listen to our album, you’ll get it.”
Darkness, evil, and all of our demons we preventing us from moving forward to any real happiness.
Stephan Jenkins performs Jumper and Shipboard Cook.
Third Eye Blind The Soundtrack of My Life: Company of Strangers/Jumper In Loving Memory of Christian Paul Thiele (June 22, 1974 - April 7, 1999) Trigger Warning
RAISE YOUR HANDS IF YOU BELIEVE IN SCIENCE. Will live on in Third Eye Blind History! "You can boo all you want, but I'm the motherfu*ckin' artist up here," singer Stephen Jenkins told hecklers in the crowd. Written by Tyler Keefer
Abracadabra! It was as if they had pulled a rabbit out of a hat, The Chainsmokers performed one of the biggest acts of Coachella this year, under the Sahara Tent, by inviting Stephan Jenkins, to perform his 19 year old classic hit, “Jumper”.