Chapters Album

by River Jumpers

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Thomas Anderson HELL YEAH! Great album here from our Euro friends. This album is full of grit, growling bass lines, punk sensibilities and at the same time very accessible. River Jumpers remind me a bit of Rancid, Sex Pistols with a dash of Blink 182. Check out the song Diamonds, it is a rocker but finds a slice of sentimentality that makes it one hell of a tune. The closing track, Strength of Ten is another mid tempo gem. GET THIS ALBUM IN YOUR COLLECTION NOW!!! Favorite track: Diamonds.
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This is our debut album. Released in December 2012. Enjoy!



released October 12, 2012

Recorded and produced by Peter Miles at Middle Farm Studios with James Bragg and Ed Ripley in July 2012.

Iona Cairns (Great Cynics) Guest Vocals on 'Five Doors Down'


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River Jumpers Brighton, UK

Nic Davis | Vocals
Paul Perity | Bass/Vocals
Jonny Cloke | Guitar
Tom Lamont | Guitar
Max Wingell | Drums

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Track Name: Chapters
Pick me up, chuck me out
This news is weighing me down
The room is full tonight
But I can barely hear a sound
I'm struggling to find
Some sense in all this mess
It's not a question why
But how we rise up from this

Let's hit the streets
Tonight! Tonight!
And toast to all the absentees & blinking lights
We'll stay out
Until the sun comes up

I've got some writing on,
On my wall from years ago
When I look back I,
I think that I've always known
This is part of me
And I will never let it go
Time doesn't wait for us
So let's get out, enjoy the show
Track Name: Substance & Integrity
To run away with every ounce of obligation, never held to be accountable,
For what you’ve done leaves our integrity in pieces and what’s worse is the slow repetition,
And as we fall we’ll find a new solution and we’ll call for total retribution for us all,
As the draft is re-written yeah we won’t keep ending up like this

‘Cos now we’ve got it all figured out and I’ll tell you we’re doing just fine
Substance in the depths of conversation we remember the days of our lives

We have our ways, to cope with lost prosperity, direction and insecurity,
And I can’t think straight, I can’t let my emotions about recent news that’s been made clear to me,

Now we know that we are over powering with our call, as we raise the bar much higher than before and as we step this time then we stop, running around like this
Track Name: A Change To Modern Culture
I’m so un-assuming of the things that I see, and I can’t understand it,
How so many people remain so egocentric
I’m struggling to cope at all, Despondency surrounds us, and it beats me in,
lets modify the way we think, act and change the way we live

But when the night time comes around, I pick myself up off the ground,
I hope to death that I stand for something, when we’re rocking out I hope your listening in,
we’ve gotta get this right, with every scream

And I need to remember just what I started for, re-connect with some of the old times
take a stand and make it work
And after all this time, we emanate to scrap this disposition now, not fade away

Power, fashion, war and suffering, share these same pages, of our new doctrine
it adds pressure to the way we should be,
I say down with this, A change to modern culture, is what we need,
autonomous and self ruling, to be at liberty
Track Name: Diamonds
So will you bury your head? Like I do.
Forsake the prolongation, of anything more, a perception of total relief
And as the guilt sets in and this heart sinks,
Deep to the back of my chest I take a deep long breath I’m about to go under again.

She’s always there, a picture perfect in this awful mess, are you still living at that old address?
I swear I’ll find out soon enough, that girls a diamond in the rough

And with this exasperation we will always second guess,
the choices we make, and the words that we Spin and the way that we handle ourselves,
Just getting by is a trial, and love always suffers
when you can’t let it go, but could we ever survive off the culture left over from this
Track Name: Five Doors Down
You’re making it obvious, that the time isn’t there for us, when you’re ready girl I’ll be waiting here,
I’m sat drunk in the afternoon, trip ready with a bunch of tunes, tired eyes are all that I hold dear

We’ve got skills and we’ve got charms, run on empty, and like the times before we take it seriously, we’ve got heart and we’ve got fire but most of all yeah we’ve got all of us

Well It’s clear my dear, while you’re out on the dance floor, I’ll be five doors down listening to all of my favourite songs in this place where I belong. In that place where I belong

Suns out and we’re stuck in here, man I hate this time of year, and I wish that I could get away,
Back out on the road again, an excuse to see all my friends, these times are all that I hold dear
Track Name: Short Stories
Were you happier in life at sixteen,
Or are you making strides now?
Tell me everything you can about you
Yeah I honestly must know

I often think about
the better times we shared
but those memories are fading
I often talk about
the better times we had
but those memories, they fade

I've been building these tall walls for years now
but I just tear them down for you
It's not the waking up riddled with guilt
I'm just a hopeless case for romance
Track Name: Coffeeshop Revolutionaries
I won't be finding my questions and answers
from this evening's entertainment
It's a good life
when you question everything
but that includes your own beliefs
and those of your peers
they don't have to be revered
Just because it seems logical
doesn't make it true

I built it up again, I know
Just to break it down and pull us around
I'm sitting back, losing the facts,
watching it all collapse
around me

theory is built on a bed
of perspective and conversation
An hour long documentary just won't suffice
Things are never that simple
There's a rebuke for everything
But I see it now,
Yea I see it now

Yea I see it now
I'm aghast at my own convictions
They're getting the best of me
So I’ll retrace all my steps
Choose my words carefully
Despite seeing it all
Collapse down around me
Track Name: Look Away
Since I’ve been around this house, there’s nothing left,
Not a room that won’t feel empty, as we refuse to break a smile,
Is this what you bargained for, or was it something more?

There was a time when I’d get away to, a place where a felt less tired, a point where I won’t let go.

We’ve got all this life to run, and now we’re motionless,
as we fall into the traps, of slowly settling up,
Is this real is this real and can we really get out of this?

I’ve got nothing left to give, I’m simply running out of hope,
No longer gripped tight to the groove I had
But what else can we do, and who is keeping score?

There was a time when I’d walk away,
I’d keep a night bag by the door, and make a one way mission home

But now I’m not so sure, have we been here before?
Track Name: A Slower Speed
As we reach for the wealthiest seed, do we really know better?
To fall apart at a much slower speed, and be part of a cycle,
I think the world owes me something, a life without high glass ceilings and
And their profits lie deep in their pockets whilst their hands remain deep down in mine

Tear down the walls, tear down the walls, tear down the walls they want to be free

Can we really forgive what’s been allowed to happen?
Exploiting people of the everyday and fuelling a class system that’s made its mark once or twice,
Through the riots and the struggles and fighting shown unity through a unified heart.
Track Name: Strength Of Ten
Did you hear us when we were calling out your name?
As we all sat there with clouds breaking over head,
With a sense of knowing things will never be the same,
We still hoped you were getting out,
Yeah we hoped you were getting out

And as we watched I swear that your soul was watching over us,
And you were trying your best to be strong,

And such a sad situation, we’ll never be able to share stories again,
Yes it’s a mad situation when you’re losing it all
I need the strength of ten

And did you feel us as we holding up your head,
When I whispered ‘you were the strongest man that I had ever met’,
And as we all gathered our thoughts right by the bedside,
We still hoped you were getting out,
Yeah we hoped you were getting out.

And I couldn’t take my eyes off of you, and as the moments rolled on and you didn’t pull through,

I miss you