No Clues: What Are These Song Lyrics #1

The first line of the chorus (highlighted) is also the title of the song. What are the lyrics? It's from an album that reached number 1 on both the US and UK charts.
Also in this series: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7
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Last updated: November 13, 2021
First submittedJanuary 6, 2015
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Good
God
don't
jump
 
 
 
 
 
the
boy
sat
on
the
ledge
 
 
 
an
old
man
who
had
fainted
was
revived
 
and
everyone
agreed
it
would
be
a
miracle
indeed
If
the
boy
survived
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
"Save
the
life
of
my
child!"
 
 
 
Cried
the
desperate
mother
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
the
woman
from
the
supermarket
 
 
 
 
ran
to
call
the
cops
 
 
 
 
He
must
be
high
on
something,
someone
said
 
Though
it
never
made
the
New
York
Times
 
in
the
Daily
News
the
caption
read
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
"Save
the
life
of
my
child!"
 
 
 
Cried
the
desperate
mother
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
a
patrol
car
passing
by
 
 
 
 
Halted
to
a
stop
 
 
 
 
 
said
Officer
McDougall
in
dismay
 
 
 
 
the
force
can't
do
a
decent
job
 
 
'Cause
the
kids
got
no
respect
 
 
 
For
the
law
today
and
blah
blah
blah
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
"Save
the
life
of
my
child!"
 
 
 
Cried
the
desperate
mother
 
 
 
 
 
"What's
becoming
of
the
children?"
 
 
 
 
People
asking
each
other
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
When
darkness
fell,
excitement
kissed
the
crowd
 
 
and
made
them
wild
 
 
 
 
 
in
an
atmosphere
of
freaky
holiday
 
 
 
When
the
spotlight
hit
the
boy
 
 
 
the
crowd
began
to
cheer
 
 
 
 
He
flew
away
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
"Oh
my
grace
I
got
no
hiding
place..."
 
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Level 66
Jan 6, 2015
But you gave clues :p.
+1
Level 75
Jan 6, 2015
yeah yeah all right :) I meant no clues in a prompt box on the left but if I said all that in the quiz title it'd get a bit long...
+1
Level 75
Jan 6, 2015
Good quiz, better layout than the previous similar ones I saw before!
+3
Level 85
Jan 6, 2015
Fun, until I gave up and found out I've never heard of the song (am I uncultured?). Please do some more!
+1
Level 75
Jan 6, 2015
Believe me, if your name's Eutychus, you're cultured. Let me know if you're up for an opera aria, and if so I'll post one of those.
+2
Level 83
Jan 7, 2015
Thanks for the blast from the past. I hadn't thought of that song in decades.
+1
Level 83
Aug 25, 2017
I hope the redating of these quizzes means you're going to add some new ones!
+1
Level 75
Aug 26, 2017
Well, we've added one today! I'd be interested in your feedback about the difficulty level of these - have we got it about right, or should we tweak them either way?
+1
Level 83
Aug 29, 2017
My opinion is that they're just right.
+1
Level 83
Aug 29, 2017
"Halted to a stop". I wish I had a hiding place from that phrase!
+1
Level 75
Aug 29, 2017
I should add that one to this redundant phrases quiz.
+4
Level 58
Nov 10, 2021
Cool idea but would be way more fun if it weren't a song nobody's ever heard about
+2
Level 22
Nov 13, 2021
Never heard of it