For Spirit Day, Kelly Clarkson joins a Third Eye Blind hit.
For her most recent Kellyoke number on The Kelly Clarkson Show on Thursday,
October 20, Kelly Clarkson covered Third Eye Blind's "Jumper," and it was all for a very particular purpose.
Wish you would step back from that ledge, my friend. You could cut ties with all the lies you've been living in.
And if you do not want to see me again, I would understand.
She screamed, playing with the iconic melody of the alt-rock classic as her backing guitarist sang along.
The American Idol winner introduced the program and then provided some interpretation for the song's perplexing lyrics.
"The tragic death of a gay adolescent who had been bullied served as the song's inspiration.
We picked it for today because it has received praise for its message of solidarity for the LGBTQ+ community. Since it's Spirit Day today!" she said. "In appreciation, everyone in our audience, including my band and I, is wearing purple.
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