One thousand umbrellas
Upturned couldn't catch all the rain
That drained out of my head
When you said we were
Over and over I cried
'Til I floated downstream
To a town they call
Misery oh oh misery
Misery oh oh misery

And one million teacups
I bet couldn't hold all the wet
That fell out of my eyes
When you fell out with me
Now I'm crawling the wallpaper
That's looking more like a roadmap
To misery oh oh misery

How can you smile and forecast
Weather's getting better
And you'll soon forget her
If you let the sunshine come through
How can you smile and forecast
Weather's getting better
If you never let a girl rain all over you
And just when I thought that my vista was golden in hue
One thousand umbrellas opened to spoil the view

One million salt seas
Recalled from school atlas
Alas would be filled to the brim
Sunny Jim couldn't jump it
How can I be pleased
When I'm handed the keys
To a town they call Misery
Oh oh Misery

So with a mop and a bucket
I'll just say forget her
And carry on sweeping up
Where I've been weeping
The Jesters will creep in
To strike down the newly crowned Monarch
Of Misery oh oh Misery

How can you smile and forecast
Weather's getting better
And you'll soon forget her
If you let the sunshine come through
How can you smile and forecast
Weather's getting better
If you never let a girl rain all over you
Just when I thought that my skies were a June July blue
One thousand umbrellas opened
Two thousand umbrellas opened
Ten thousand umbrellas opened to spoil the view


Lyrics submitted by Golgotha

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    General CommentAbout a guy that a girl broke his heart, and he can't see anything positive on the horizon.

    I really like this song.
    JpnGhton March 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentJpnGht - yeah it is about that, but it's written in a very flippant and tongue-in-cheek way, almost as if it's making fun of this kind of song.

    Just when I thought that my vista was golden in hue, one thousand umbrellas open to spoil the view - pure genius xD
    whapcapnon May 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI
    MikeBCon April 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love the strings in this song. It's worth listening to just for the strings. :D
    And for what it means to me; pretty much it's about a guy who's miserable because his girlfriend broke up with him.
    2% Milkon October 29, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthe magnetic fields do an awesome cover of this!
    velmaxcorganon December 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt's about how either Andy apparently buys really weak umbrellas or rain in Swindon is really really heavy.
    modestmauson May 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI'm guessing another song about Erica...
    camera123on March 01, 2010   Link

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