Up Is Up
Jay Jay "Up is up" UDW

Episode "Upside Down Waterfall"
Genre Pop, Vaudeville
Sung by Jay Jay
Jay Jay
Lyrics by David Baker
Arranged and Produced by Craig Dobbin
Brian Mann
Length 1:25
0:20 (reprise)

"Up Is Up" is a song from "Upside Down Waterfall". It's sung by Jay Jay as he refuses to believe Snuffy saw an "upside down waterfall", and explains the laws of nature the way they are. The song is later reprised by Jay Jay, Snuffy and Tracy at the end of the episode, as the first admits Snuffy was right all along.

This song serves as the seventh track of Disk 1 on the album "Jay Jay the Jet Plane: Musical Parade".


Jay Jay: Up is up,
Down is down.
Square is square,
Round is round.
Jill went up,
Jack came down,
And so did all the water.

Up and down is how a seasaw goes,
But down's the only way the water flows.
I know you think your water rows...
But you just can't fool Mother Nature.

Up is up,
Down is down.
Square is square,
Round is round.
Jill went up,
Jack came down,
And so did all the water.

Snuffy: But I know what I saw,
And the water fell high.
It fell up, up, up,
Til it touched the sky.
Believe me, hey!
Did I ever lie?
Jay Jay: No.
Snuffy: I would never fool Mother Nature!

Jay Jay: But, maybe you flew upside down,
And the water fell up 'til it hit the ground.
And it looked to you like the other way round...
So it seemed to fool Mother Nature.

Up is up,
Down is down.
Square is square,
Round is round.
Jill went up,
Jack came down, Snuffy!
And so did all the water!


Jay Jay: You were right, little guy,
The water did fall high.
You saw what you saw,
You would never lie.
All: Now we'll all zoom up,
'Til we touch the sky...
And so will all the water!


  • The line "Jill went up, Jack came down, and so did all the water" is a reference to the nursery rhyme "Jack and Jill".


  • When Snuffy said "It fell up, up, up, til it touched the sky", Jay Jay and Tracy's voices can be heard on the word "sky" but their mouths don't move.


Key Change

  • Gb
Jay Jay the Jet Plane Songs

Model Series
Gee How I Love to Fly | Why I Want To Fly | Pangabula | Magical Imaginal Eyes

Main Series
Jay Jay the Jet Plane Theme Song | Amelia | I'm Finally Gonna See Myself | You Are Unique | Nobody Does Things Better Than Big Jake | What's The Matter With Big Jake | That's What I'll Do | The Very Merry Michael O. Tarry School | In The Record Book | Going There With You | Make My Day | Your Very Own Star | Hero Herky | Wing Wigglin' | My Baby Tree | Double Over...Loop-De-Loop | Digadeezip | That's What Makes The World Go Round | The Biggest Picture | On a Switch-Around Day | Two of a Kind | Bubble Gum Friend | Flying Up | Treasuring The Friendship That We've Got | Look At Me, I'm Fine | O Christmas Tree | Jingle Bells | Santa's Little Helpers | Following the Leader | Caterpillar | Dancing Shoes | Up Is Up | I'm Being Followed By The Moon | A Special Something | Imagine | Turn These Hiccups Off | The Truth About Losing a Tooth | Watch and Listen | Funny Face | Color Me a Rainbow | Together Is a Better Way to Be | She's Incredible | What Can a Little Plane Do? | Proper Chopper Scout | A Traveling Song | Clean It Up | Dinosaur Hunt | Too Many | Goin' to the Ocean | I'm a Speedy Guy | You Can Count On Me | Won'tcha Come Back To Me | Imagination Celebration | Okefenokee | The Tarrytown Sky Parade | I'm Revvin' Revvin' Evan | I Wanna Be With You | Fun Plus One | The First Time That I See A Shooting Star | At The Fair | The Opposites Game | Super Sonic Boom | Breezy | Where Does the Music Come From? | Taking Turns Time | My Snuggly Wuggly One | Fire Fighter Crew | Candy Crazy | I Never Give Up! | Mr. Snowman | I Like Surprises | Full-Of-Wonder, Wonderful Day | My Rainbow World | Happiness Is Helping All the Rest | Check It With Your Heart | Thank You, Mrs. Blue An Amazing Blazing Light Parade | Circle of the Seasons Oceans of Fun | The Counting Game Wrap Me Up In Yellow | Absolutely Blue | Green Green Green | Bound To See A Little Brown | Orange | One Rainbow | My Favorite

Jay Jay's Mysteries Series
Jay Jay's Mysteries | You Can Do It | You Did It | Rainbow Ride | Most Anything At All | What Time Is It? | Size and Shape