from the loft – the umbrella song

The Umbrella Song is a most often requested song from the 2005 album Pirouette.

It was written on my sister’s verandah in New Plymouth.

The album recording can be heard here and features Steve Garden of Rattle Records (recording/mixing.coproduction, drummer, wine connoisseur), Dylan Marriott (much loved and much missed bass player and confidant) and a lot of fun playing with reverse guitar and vocal sounds.

The photos for this album were taken by Andrew Bell (songwriter extraordinaire) and the album cover was designed by the wonderful Melanie Hight.

The Umbrella Song

You can be whatever you wanna be – somehow you just got to define it
And you can see whoever you wanna see, but someday you may need a reminder
When everything is bleak and everything feels weak,
You’ll lie there clinging to the words of the weatherman and
When everything is cold and everything feels old, you’ll lie there waiting for some understanding

What goes up, baby must come down
I’ve got a blue umbrella baby, to hide away my frown
But when the sun comes out, we can play all day
Got my blue umbrella baby, and I’ll hide it away
doo, doo, doo….

You might break, whatever you try to make and
Someday there will be no protection
But you can’t fake, whenever you feel the ache
Turn on the telly for some love and affection
When everything bursts, when everything feels hurt
You’ll lie there clinging to the words of the weatherman and
When everything is dry and every tear’s been cried
You’ll lie there waiting for some understanding

What goes up, baby must come down
I’ve got a blue umbrella baby, to hide away my frown
But when the sun comes out, we can play all day
Got my blue umbrella baby, and I’ll hide it away
What goes up, baby must come down
I’ve got a blue umbrella baby, to hide away my frown
But when the sun comes out, we can play all day
Got my blue umbrella baby, and I’ll hide it away
doo, doo, doo….

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