John Prine - Blue Umbrella Lyrics




Feelings are strange
Especially when they come true
And I had a feeling
You'd be leaving soon
So I tried to rearrange
All my emotions
But it seems the same
No matter what I do.

[Chorus:]
Blue umbrella
Rest upon my shoulder
Hide the pain
While the rain
Makes up my mind
Well, my feet are wet
From thinking this thing over
And it's been so long
Since I felt the warm sunshine
Just give me one good reason
And I promise I won't ask you any more
Just give me one extra season
So I can figure out the other four.

Day time
Makes me wonder why you left me
Night time
Makes me wonder what I said
Next time
Are the words I'd like to plan on
But, last time
Was the only thing you said.

[Chorus]





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  1. black snow

    5/16/2019

    Feelings are strange
    Especially when they come true
    And I had a feeling
    You'd be leaving soon
    So I tried to rearrange
    All my emotions
    But it seems the same
    No matter what I do.
    Blue umbrella
    Rest upon my shoulder
    Hide the pain
    While the rain
    Makes up my mind
    Well, my feet are wet
    From thinking this thing over
    And it's been so long
    Since I felt the warm sunshine
    Just give me one good reason
    And I promise I won't ask you any more
    Just give me one extra season
    So I can figure out the other four.
    Day time
    Makes me wonder why you left me
    Night time
    Makes me wonder what I said
    Next time
    Are the words I'd like to plan on
    But, last time
    Was the only thing you said.
    Blue umbrella
    Rest upon my shoulder
    Hide the pain
    While the rain
    Makes up my mind

  2. Doug G

    masterpiece

  3. One Shot At A Time

    Just plain good music from the heart.

  4. Kari Bari

    Thinking of one special person. <3

  5. jesse stoner

    Steve Goodman unsung hero. Very said story

  6. Dennis Fahey

    Greatest lyricist ever. True poet

  7. Mr. Soul '69

    This is my favourite of all Prine's songs...for no reason that I can explain.

  8. Josh Johnson

    My old man and step mom would play this together in the living room...miss those days.

  9. Tom Clayton

    "Just give me one extra season, so I can figure out the other four." Truer words were never spoken.

    Gerald Simpson

    Tom Clayton t

    Mr. Soul '69

    Indeed. In a lifetime of great lyrics, that line still stands out. I find it very easy to imagine wishing for an extra season so I can figure out the other four. Been there.
    Thanks again, John...

  10. PhD Pepper

    If you put down the umbrella you get rained on. And that sucks.  But if you keep it up you block out all the sunlight.  And that sucks.

  11. Nuff Said

    There is only one person that writes better then John Prine and that guy is Free-Wheelin Bobby Dylan

    PhD Pepper

    @Jesse Chancellor Prine is my Rob Dylan.

    Sharminda Claudia Bohannon

    They're both the best,and other's, they do it thier way they do it, and we're Lucky and blessed to have more than just one best. Sometimes you want , for example, the way Dylan says it, another day, more of Prines way.or a mixture of songs from different real artist's .

    Holt Louque

    Bernie Taupin and Elton are a dynamic duo...

    Bill Carr

    Different people, no comparison.

  12. Steve Goodman

    "my feet are wet from thinking thins thing over" - true genius!!

  13. Bucklin Moon

    What makes this song for me is the brilliant lead guitar by Steve Goodman, which fits perfectly into Prine's Travis picking. The lyrics are clever, the feeling is doomed and sentimental. It probably sounds better than it is, but i've always loved it.

  14. ejectorerector

    nice melancholy kind of song...

  15. kyle scott

    wow alot of people dont know what this is eh lol,,,Im twenty five I love john Prine classic,,yah grammer is bad soo what keep putting stuff like this up