Durbin, James - Parachute Lyrics




Hangin like a broken star in the sky
No reason to shine
Thinkin I could never be
Someone's wish on
The first star at night

And I believed there was nothing left
Left in my chest
Then I lost my grip
When you made a wish
I could never have guessed

I'm in a free fall
But I won't crash
Hit the ground
And I bounce right back
I'm not comin down no more
Not comin down no more

I've lost all gravity now
Like walking on the moon
Feels like I'm floating away
Without a parachute

I've lost my fear of flying
I'm falling hard for you
Not scared of anything
So I think I think I'll just

Jump jump jump jump
Without my parachute
Jump jump jump jump
Straight into you

I was torn I was left with a permanent scar
I'd been there before
But you saw through every flaw
Found what was lost
So I pulled the rip cord

I'm lettin go
I'm gonna jump this time
Into the blue
Now I won't look back
No I won't look back
With someone like you

I'm in a free fall
But I won't crash
Hit the ground
And I bounce right back
I'm not comin down no more
Not comin down no more

I've lost all gravity now
Like walking on the moon
Feels like I'm floating away
Without a parachute

I've lost my fear of flying
I'm falling hard for you
Not scared of anything
So I think I think I'll just

Jump jump jump jump
Without my parachute...
Jump jump jump jump
Without my parachute...
Jump jump jump jump
Without my parachute
Jump jump jump jump
Straight into you...
Straight into you...

Straight into youuuuuu

No I won't look back
No I won't look back

Cuz I've lost all gravity now
Like walking on the moon
Feels like I'm floating away
Without a parachute

I've lost my fear of flying
I'm falling hard for you
Not scared of anything
So I think I think I'll just

Jump jump jump jump
Without my parachute...
Jump jump jump jump
Without my parachute...
Jump jump jump jump
Without my parachute...
Jump jump jump jump
Straight into you.





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Durbin, James Parachute Comments
  1. Trace Alyea

    Underrated song

  2. Rail Fanning

    We're has the time gone? I remember seeing this the day it was uploaded

  3. Investing With Chris

    To hear this and know he's with Quiet Riot currently. Wow. From Bieber to QR! Lol nice though. Rock it

  4. GenjiPlays YT 2

    This dude inspired me to become just like him. I have listened to James since I was 4 and saw him on Idol every time and still watch his auditions and everything because I taped them. James Durbin has always helped me through tough times like when I get bullied. He also inspired me because I have developmental disorder's just like James. I have ADHD, Amblyopia or called Lazy eye and a growth deficiency. I really love him and when I got to see him I cried. I still have his autograph to this day.

  5. Bear Dude

    I just recently found this song and its been on my playlist since. Its really really really good.. I really wonder why doesn't it have over 1million views??? This song is amazing and so are you..

    #2019

  6. Corrupt _ Playz

    Hey James! Its me, Colin! I remember when I got to see you before at a small concert and I got to take a pic with u! I still have your autograph to this day and you inspired me to become just like you someday! thank you so much for helping me find my dream and passion of music. You really helped me through thick and thin when i was bullied with your music. You changed my life to make it a very good one.

  7. Benjamin Sather

    i love it

  8. angel the artist

    Your an inspiration to me I have autism seeing this video reminds me that I can do anything and my disability doesn't define me I've had trouble with my autism quite alot and this song really gives me hope I wish you haddnt stopped making music your music is amazing and I bet it would of helped alot of people that have autism and other dissabilites like terrets syndrome or asrgers sorry for bad spelling I just wanted to comment this because i just wanted to say this

  9. Mohimenul Islam Abir

    Great song.
    Jump jump jump jump wipe out my parachute.
    . I think I'm the only fan of james durbin from Bangladesh. Super.........!!

  10. Anthony D

    Somebody like James Durbin is rock n roll!

  11. Anthony D

    Awesome video James keep on rockin.

  12. Rybread 28

    what he should of donw is ether made an alt rock album and tried to break in to the alt rock scene or made a metal album and tried to break in to the metal scene pop rock like this is shit he made an amzing first album wtf happened

  13. Raczoon

    What is this pop shit? Give metal a chance!

  14. Stephen Davenport

    What an underrated talent and song. America needs to wake up and learn real music instead of this autotune crap.

  15. Marcelo Bassalo

    Sellout?

  16. Joanne Burton

    Local boy doing good!

  17. Riley Carambelas

    he is my uncle

  18. Shawn Futon

    I haven;t thought about this guy since the last time I watched American Idol, which was when he was on it. He killed the metal. Figures he had to do shit like this after Idol. Hope he breaks free from this crap and plays some metal like he is so good at.

    Sheneiqwa Lapoots

    He did a full metal album it was his first one look up stand up or screaming by him

  19. Jordan A

    I didn't mind this song when it came out and I enjoy how he's expanding his horizons and all, but like many others here I prefer his harder rock sound. Now that he's not signed to a label anymore, I bet that he'll mix his interests up on his next album

  20. Scott Daniels

    His first album was actually pretty good. Think he needs to go back to rock. Maybe he wasn't breaking through in rock but he doesn't seem to be doing it with generic pop either and at least he was doing what he's best at.

  21. JAB

    I wish him the best of luck. It's tough breaking through in the music industry. He is talented and I hope he makes it. He needs a great song.

  22. KeywordManagement

    I have to agree with many of the comments below... I like James Durbin as an artist...amazing rock singer and vocals, but while this song is not bad, corporate is trying to turn him into another pop clone. As to the comment below if Durbin is allowed to sing for what he is capable of he won't be flipping burgers any time soon. :-)

  23. Milagro Ortiz

    lanzenlo en latinoamerica para que vean como pega!!!

  24. Rich Walker

    Happy birthday James on the day of the premiere of the last season of Idol! If that is not FATE my friend, I don't know what is! P.S. this is not the music we fell in love with you. Stay hard rock and get away from this forgettable music. You can rise to the top as lead singer of a hard rock band. This is a mistake. I say that with all the love in the world for you! I still tell people about you but man, this is why I have not watched you break through. Whoever is telling you to do this, get rid of them. There is still time!

    Copy Bloc

    "You can rise to the top as lead singer of a hard rock band."

    He's the lead singer for Quiet Riot now.

  25. XxMrManiacxX

    good song bad video

  26. Jalatto_

    As a first time hearing this is actually really good. I've always loved James since AI. But this is really good

  27. The One Above All

    Yawn - David Cook Junior. In another year, Durbin will be flipping burgers again.

  28. Jazmin Paynter

    amazing!

  29. Leslie Pearson

    this Song is Amazing! James Durbin was at an event Last night in North Canton where I had a chance to sing as well! it was awesome meeting James! he is amazing and all of his songs are Amazing!! I'm a big huge James Durbin Fan! And American Idol Fan as well! :)

  30. Mike Million

    Booooooooooooooooooorrrrring

  31. izadine

    Metal is my favourite kind of music. However I think this is quite a god song. His voice is really great!

    The One Above All

    +izadine This is NOT metal

    izadine

    I wrote however which means that in spite of NOT being a metal song.

    izadine

    Btw I think his version of Sammy Hagars Heavy Metal with Zakk is fun to watch. And I have met Zakk in person and he was really nice!

    The One Above All

    @izadine Durbin has sold out. He is no rock star His last album proves all this. It's rubbish. His days are numbered.

  32. Mattilyn Bonilla

    James.... what happened to "Give Metal A Chance!" i have been listening to you since i was like 10... yeah... metal at 10. bring it back dude.GIVE METAL A CHANCE

    Paul Westfall

    +Mattilyn Bonilla He can't. Not with the record label controlling him like a a puppet on a string.

  33. John Warith

    nice song but his ears are funny....:D

  34. Leongaku

    If you ask me this is not good. .__. James is an AMAZING singer, and he belongs in hard rock, what this guy needs is a guitarist by his side that can write amazing riff, his own slash.

  35. OriAnime

    Too common... Too pop... Nothing special in this song. Durbin is talented, but this song doesn't show it.

  36. ronbo040

    That wasn't good. I guess he's trying to be Bruno Mars? Why?

    Nickolas Keen

    Tom lee hated all of his songs and so did his label (at the time) and he had to write new ones. That's why his album "Celebrate" has songs like this. You should still love his music no matter what

  37. RainyDaysAZ

    James, here's hoping all your endeavors are successful and your family stays intact forever.

  38. Kavahound

    There's no style this guy can't sing.  Amazing.

  39. likeitis66

    To all those fans of harder rock James, stayed tuned. He is currently writing album #3 which will be a return to his hard rock roots. This is his new management. Check out their roster. Good things to come...https://www.facebook.com/streetsmartmanagement  

  40. Jessica Haley

    I love Durbin but wtf? Dude where is your electric guitar? Where are those screams? Man, don't let them change you! I know you want the money and fame but damn this is so not you!!

  41. Jordan Fisher

    People, James is talented as hell. I have met and talked to the man for a half an hour when I went to see him in person. Not only do I (PERSONALLY) think his music is good no matter what, but urge you to look at the better side of these new songs. The man has to make songs for more than 1 person. Meaning people are gonna have to dislike. I'm 100% positive he doesn't WANT to make you guys not like it. Hell he's AWESOME! I mean, I'm only 15, but I saw him last year. I too have autism and tourette's and that stuff. However it's mild. So basically, people barely see it unless I have some form of sensory or whatever. Now I am not saying this out of being his big fan, but more so due to me feeling bad. Do you people ever think what it might be like to write music for who knows how many people? My guess is hard, some people like it and some don't. Now don't take this as me trying to persuade you, but rather lighten up. He has a lot on his plate with his life and his SECOND child (Congrats James) and everything else at home I'm guessing. So if you read this the whole way through, I thank you for caring and not being a dick. Yet just remember, he tries to do everything for us to make it up. Peace.

    Jordan Fisher

    xD I wont

    Ethan Hazelwood

    lol my instagram is @tamsixx 

    Jordan A

    +Jordan Fisher It's Autism Awareness Week at my school and I just remembered about this guy, who still remains one of my favorite AI contestants. That's so awesome you got the chance to meet him, I bet he's pretty cool and down-to-earth. My family and I were fortunate to see him perform on the tour that summer and he killed the "Uprising" performance.

    Jordan Fisher

    @Jordan A Thanks! And i saw him on the american idol tour as well! Let me say, he did kill that performance and he IS indeed incredibly down to earth. I mean when i met him, it was at "The Note" in West Chester PA but I live in sinking spring. Anyhow, the place was a teen hangout / bar. As in there was a coffee house upstairs that the kids had to go through to go to a balcony that also had side steps that led down to the stage on the main floor on the other side of the bar. Underneath the teen hangout was the bar on the main floor. Later that night i met him, after me and him had talked for a while, i was told by an employee i would have to go up and around. Sure enough, James said, and i quote, "I'll go with ya come on!". MADE my night. It was like a dreamy state, as if it wasn't happening but it was. Me and him talked and stuff, and what not, he gave me free merchandise as well! Like, i just never knew i could connect so well with anyone until i met him. Truly inspirational.

    Jordan A

    Wow what an experience that sounds like! That is one quote I would remember forever too if I met one of my idols. I pretty much stopped watching Idol around Season 11, but I'll always remember how much fun my family and I had watching it!

  42. Riahbeth94

    I like it but I miss the old age rock. Now it sounds like the new age. I like both but love the old age type stuff he does.

  43. Jeffrey Fairfield

    I wasn't too impressed with this album. Too pop for James Durbin standards.......

  44. Juliet Albuquerque

    Super Talented!!! Really thought James should have hands down won Idol too!!! I enjoyed all his stage performances! Complete Rock star and really cool guy!!!

  45. AggieTreed

    Go listen to some Opeth, then come back and retry your take on melodic rock

  46. Coldbloodeddollxo

    I seen him last night at the arcade I wanted to ask for a pic but I was to embarrassed lol

  47. Alex Pisano

    James, I love you man but you belong as lead of a kick ass rock band not this ...stuff.

    gandler

    @Alex Pisano I agree,  but the people that pull the strings......want this and think it will sell.  I am betting James threw up a little in his mouth making this, but you gotta feed the family first.

    Lobo Branco

    +Alex Pisano I truly think that James is doing the right thing... although it isn't a purê rock song, it is way better than some shit that is being sold as music.. I liked it and I think it will play on the radio... and to someone who is starting, it is what matters (right now)! But don't worry... his rock and roll side will come up... very soon!

    Michel de Souza da Silva

    Totally agreed. And I think he got fed up of this too. And now we got "Smackdown", which is great!!!

    Jordon Thompson

    He now is the lead in quiet riot saw them in concert as him as the lead and he rocked the shit out of the show

    Ditch-11

    I agree. This song can be fun, but it just doesn’t feel like his style. Memories of A Beautiful Disaster was a lot betterthan this

  48. Jesse Rines

    It's not that this isn't good; because he's sincerely talented. This is just not quite what many people intended, and I feel like that scares people more than the fact that this is a pop song. It's not the song, it's how it changes things.

  49. armansan2

    Muh autism.

  50. Joanne Lara

    so i just fell in love right now...

  51. Tory Rochat

    This is a pretty catchy song but I miss the rocker James... I love his song Higher Than Heaven. I'm just not a pop person :/ whoever steered him away from rock to pop was soooo wrong. He sure is good at pop but as the judges said on his audition, the way he was singing was coming from his heart and soul. I'm just not feeling that here... and I can really feel it when he sings rock/metal or whatever but definitely not this... :(

  52. Vinicius Creczyenski

    Lixo!
    Perdeu totalmente o que ele era!!
    Parece! Avril Lavigne!

  53. Kaylene Wolfe

    I love James so much! He's so talented and down right amazing. I can't wait to hear more from him :)

  54. Aotahi Beach

    This can't be right????

  55. Trazando lineas

    James Durbin todo un grande!!

  56. Virginia Amorim

    Wtf... Is he changing his fans base ? 

  57. glaring eyes

    looks like ami's right, "koi fish has become a dragon"
    keep it up james

  58. TheOscar401

    to all of you wondering what happened to "rocker james" here why(this was posted by james on facebook):

    I want to ROCK soooooo badly!!! I can honestly tell you that during the early stages of songwriting & what eventually became "Celebrate", the songs had grit & high, intense energy. I had more than enough songs for a great Alternative Rock record in my opinion. Unfortunately, my A&R (at the time) didn't feel the same way. He hated all the songs & wanted to start over completely! He got me in with songwriters who wrote on a broader scale than just Rock. Guys who, in addition to writing hits for My Darkest Days & Black Veil Brides, also had hits with Selena Gomez & Katy Perry. That made for a change of pace. The writing sessions were never one sided. There was never a limit to what we could create or anyone expecting us to write one certain style or genre. That's where "Celebrate" came from.

    likeitis66

    Well that A&R guy really f*cked James over because he has been dropped by WindUp (Check the artist roster on their site. He's no longer listed).

    Btw, that old A&R guy's name is Tom Lee and they should fire his stupid ass.

  59. russellsnuts

    Still rock, just a different style. very much like the band Tonic. very cool

  60. Frank Palangi

    Miss the hard rock stuff... but nice job! ROCK ON!

  61. Monte Alvite

    pop crap

  62. Hannah Cunningham

    i have to say that i like this song, but it's not the James Durbin that we fell in love with with the don't let metal die, so i think he should mix it up and put more metal into the next one.

  63. Dave Sony

    Heard this song in dorneypark

  64. Breanna Pepper

    After he lost that year I never saw another American idol show again what's the point you pick the ones you love maybe one makes it but it's not the one you originally wanted

    Lydia Fong

    Exactly. Totally agree. 

  65. Allisgrim1

    I love James Durbin I loved his style and his talent and it feels like he's lost sight of that. Yeah its a great song but it wasn't who he was. Yeah now his music is more popular because people like pop more than they do rock. But what's the point of having a popular song if you lose yourself in the process? I still think James is amazingly talented. I just can't enjoy something that wasn't him. And I am a true fan of James Durbin but I'm a fan of the real him.

  66. Ryan Meyer

    So, I loved listening to this guy on Idol, he was a rocker but my ? is wtf is this jonas brothers music crap? this isnt the guy that nearly won AI , he needs to go back to that rock not this teeny bopper crap

    TheOscar401

    james wrotes this on facebook:

    I want to ROCK soooooo badly!!! I can honestly tell you that during the early stages of songwriting & what eventually became "Celebrate", the songs had grit & high, intense energy. I had more than enough songs for a great Alternative Rock record in my opinion. Unfortunately, my A&R (at the time) didn't feel the same way. He hated all the songs & wanted to start over completely! He got me in with songwriters who wrote on a broader scale than just Rock. Guys who, in addition to writing hits for My Darkest Days & Black Veil Brides, also had hits with Selena Gomez & Katy Perry. That made for a change of pace. The writing sessions were never one sided. There was never a limit to what we could create or anyone expecting us to write one certain style or genre. That's where "Celebrate" came from.

  67. Ana forrest charter

    they better have my old James somewhere on this cd

  68. Brandy Lucero

    Where's my rocker? Not too thrilled too bad

  69. Kim Martin

    WOW....That was so BOY BAND CRAP.. JAMES Please Go Back To Metal...I Love your music but this SUXXXXX

  70. liveundead rbecker

    seems like the pop route is for james !!! still isn't getting any air play?

  71. Emmett Stoner

    2 Words: FREAKIN' AWESOME!!!

  72. Luccas Maso

    overproduced. where is rock n roll man? )=

  73. Awkward Silence

    I like this, but I like the rock-style more, but this is still great.

  74. Aileen Taracatac

    Pause at 0:53 OH JAMES

  75. kyle triola

    I love all of James' songs! He's an amazing singer! He is one of my musical inspirations!

  76. Grace Haynes

    Absolutely love James

  77. Stephen Davenport

    Wow, this is actually a good song.

  78. Davide Migheli

    Wooooooow, great song ♥

  79. Jason Felts

    so much for keeping metal alive....lol....
    what a sellout

  80. pika txu

    il aurait peut être besoin de son parachute car il risque de tomber de haut avec ce titre !

  81. CurtiTheGamer

    Way to go James This is a Great Song!  Parachute it's nice and Catchy 

  82. sonia kumar

    The first time I heard this song on radio 105.20fm radio station here in Moscow  I loved this song really it is a nice and wonderful song   jump without my parachute straight into you....nice and lovely song  tht is all I say  ..

    sonia kumar

    thanks for ur coment

    sonia kumar

    thanks for the coment I am glad everyone liked hissong

    sonia kumar

    this song ok good thanks

    Brandon Smith

    @sonia kumar Does that mean he killed the person he jumped into? I have not listened to him since American Idol. This is awful compared to what he did on AI. He is not singing metal/rock!? WTF!!! Dislike

  83. Jordan Fisher

    *BOOOOOOM* Did anyone else hear that? That my fellows was my mind being blown....

  84. N Yoshimura

    i've listened this song for 2 weeks and did not change my mind...if it's commercial song, well, it's ok...but I want louder and edgy sound from the song. but it did not sartisfied me,.

  85. nohsara

    I love all of James's songs and his amazing voice. He was my favorite on Am. Idol from his very first audition, even before I knew his name I was always like "hey I like that guy!" and every performance after that I was rooting for him. When I found out about his first CD and that he got to live his dream despite not winning Am. Idol I was so happy. It's amazing to see how far he's come. I love your music James - rock, pop, or whatever else! (It also makes me smile to see his familiar scarf tail in this video :)

  86. Belseful

    Fuck !!

    Like Pep did with Bayern München this year...

    He have voice in ROCK !!!!, stay to it, no damn POP :(
    This is a real dissapointness, he is to GOOD for this shit of music !!

    I hope they/him find a new way to aproach the music....ROCK, and it´s where he belong !!!

  87. Josiah Cole

    Have his album!

  88. M C

    Great song! So glad James is still doing music beyond his AI times. He's a HUGE talent! Keep up the great work James.

  89. Fighter Sam

    omg m in love with this guy

  90. Matt Pierce

    I also must say I jumped into a relationship recently without my parachute and landed in a pit of spikes that was quickly flooded out with shark-filled waters that tore me apart, so maybe I'm a little bias.

  91. Matt Pierce

    I'm not sure what I think about this. It's good, but James Durbin is like... going all 1D or something.

  92. Cynthia Landry

    He looks and sounds like the lead singer of the band "Haywire". So glad to see that he can play guitar! Great song. Check out " Dance Desire" by the band "Haywire" and the similarities, although James Durbin is more current  he looks like Haywire's lead singer.

  93. dee warner

    Finally we can get your music at least through utube...itunes doesn't have it in their Canadian store, I've waited along time,,not to happy with your record label still can't buy it here

  94. Mary Teacher

    I like this whole cd, as I did the last one. He was never strictly metal. If "May" is a metal song, I am a bit confused. He seems to always have incorporated other sounds. But whatever. I like his voice, so carry on.

  95. Robert Englebright

    I like most of the entire album CELEBRATE.  There are better songs on the album, but this is very catchy.  

  96. aliceoiris

    Keep doing the music plzzzzzzzzzz. I'm so in love with all your music!!!!!!