I wish you would step back
From that ledge my friend
This song was written directly in response to the story the band heard from their manager about a gay kid who was viciously bullied and ended up jumping off a bridge. This song is written to all suicidal people to metaphorically “step back from the ledge”, or stop trying to destroy their life. This song is taken literally in Jim Carrey’s “Yes Man”. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGjxPXekFEs A couple years ago, Stephan Jenkins did this ludicrous interview with New York magazine where he said he had gone back to read all of the works of Herman Melville. So is this Billy Budd?
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