"Umbrella" as written by Terius Nash, Shawn Carter, Christopher Stewart and Thaddis Harrell....
Uh huh, uh huh
Yeah, Rihanna
Uh huh, uh huh
Good girl gone bad
Uh huh, uh huh
Take three, action
Uh huh, uh huh, ho

No clouds in my stones
Let it rain; I hydroplane into fame
Comin' down at the Dow Jones
When the clouds come, we gone
We Rocafella
We fly higher than weather
In G5's or better
You know me
In anticipation for precipitation stack chips for the rainy day
Rain man is back with little Ms. Sunshine
Rihanna, where you at?

You have my heart, and we'll never be worlds apart
Maybe in magazines, but you'll still be my star
Baby, 'cause in the dark
You can't see shiny cars
And that's when you need me there
With you I'll always share
Because

[Chorus]
When the sun shines, we shine together
Told you I'll be here forever
Said I'll always be your friend
Took an oath that I'm a stick it out till the end
Now that it's raining more than ever
Know that we still have each other
You can stand under my umbrella
You can stand under my umbrella, ella, ella, eh, eh, eh
Under my umbrella, ella, ella, eh, eh, eh
Under my umbrella, ella, ella, eh, eh, eh
Under my umbrella, ella, ella, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh

These fancy things will never come in between
You're part of my entity, here for infinity
When the world has took its part
When the world has dealt its cards
If the hand is hard, together we'll mend your heart
Because

[Chorus]

You can run into my arms
It's okay, don't be alarmed
(Come into me)
(There's no distance in between our love)
So I'm gonna let the rain pour
I'll be all you need and more
Because

[Chorus]

It's raining, raining
Ooh, baby, it's raining, raining
Baby, come into me
Come into me
It's raining, raining
Ooh, baby, it's raining, raining
You can always come into me
Come into me
It's pouring rain
It's pouring rain
Come into me
Come into me
It's pouring rain
It's pouring rain


Lyrics submitted by Michelle, edited by Mellow_Harsher

"Umbrella" as written by Nash/stewart/carter/harrell

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Peermusic Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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  • +3
    General CommentHonestly, not one person here got it right. Some of you certainly touched on some of the meaning, but for christ sake stop culling a deeper hidden meaning from the artist who brought us "Break it off boy, cause you got me feelin' naughty. I wanna know boy, If I could be your shawty."

    She's using the umbrella as a metaphor for support, her sexuality, and more directly, her skirt. Basically, thats it. 'When you're down, come to me and i'll make you feel better by hooking up. We've been friends, and I want you anyways, so let's hook up because that'll make you feel better. I love you, so come on over so we can hook up. You'll feel better because of it.'

    Jay-Z opens by explaining situations where you're running into problems (case in point, a falling stock market) and that he needs to hook up with Rihanna because she's a high point ("good girl gone bad"). The video is to emphasize this, its why looking slutty and provocative are in fact perfectly suited to the song.

    She repeats ella and eh to subtly imply sex. Like rhythmic moaning. It also takes up space on a vocal track; is catchy albeit annoying; and characteristic of sexual innuendo. At this point, "Baby, come into me." should seem almost literal.

    So to summarize, the following lines:

    - Coming down with the Dow Jones
    - Baby cause in the dark
    You can't see shiny cars
    And that's when you need me there
    - You can stand under my umbrella
    - When the war has took it's part
    When the world has dealt it's cards
    If the hand is hard, together we'll mend your heart
    - Come into me
    There's no distance in between our love

    When life is down, I'll make you feel better and/when we have sex.

    Don't believe me? Look at the video again. Then remember this is RIHANNA and not CUMMINGS and when you dance to this song you're GRINDING. I like the song. Really. But defining true love, deep meaning, strong bond: you all can shove it.

    Fucking stupid people.
    daveiamon June 16, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General Commentit's obviously (well to me) it's about a friendship between two people that love each other and it's basically a "i have your back and you got mine" sort of thing

    but if u look at it as a relationship song cuz of the beginning where she mentions "you had my heart" it can also mean being with your lover till the end.
    babeeang31on April 24, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIt's pretty self-explanitory. It's about a committed relationship. She's letting him know that she's going to be there - rain or shine. =]

    LOVE this song. It's so catchy.

    ...... ella ella eh eh eh eh eh eh
    QueenOfHeavenon May 19, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentAm I seriously the only one who got the Illuminati meaning out of this song? The Rain Man always represents Satan and in this case the Music Industry. Rihanna's album, and a line in this song was about calling her the "Good Girl Gone Bad". The music Industry forces her from "Little Miss Sunshine" to the Bad Girl. Even in real life Rihanna went from cute little Barbadian beauty to "Edgy" Satanic superstar.
    "Took an Oath, I'mma stick it out 'til the end" "We Roca'fella" (An allusion to one of the wealthiest familes in the world and part of the illuminti, the Rockerfellers) "You're part of my entity" and the fact that Jay-Z is featured in this song help prove my point. I know y'all all think I'm stupid for saying that, but seriously just look up "Rihanna Umbrella Illuminati" on youtube.
    laceybellissimoon May 12, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is fantastic, almost haunting, the way she echoes "umbrella ella eh eh" it's so cool. I love it!!!! I can't wait to buy it on iTunes when it finally egts released. I heard it once and am hooked!!!
    jazzybrusselon April 29, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think this song is so cute...the image of telling someone that they can stand under your umbrella is so cute and beautiful...i definitely like this song and its theme of rain
    faerie88on May 20, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentCatchy song but feeble lyrics, song doesnt make much sence and uses alot of hackneyed phrases

    The first verse is like the scribblings of a mental patient:

    You have my heart
    And we'll never be worlds apart ---- Unoriginal/Banal
    May be in magazines
    But you'll still be my star------ What??
    Baby cause in the dark
    You can't see shiny cars------- What??
    And that's when you need me there
    With you I'll always share------------Unoriginal/Banal

    A masterclass in how not to write songs if you want to be seen a real songwriter

    A masterclass in how to write generic soulless pop (might make you money but you'll sell your artistic soul)
    jd2005on November 01, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI don't really like rap at all, really, and the reason why I love this song is because of it's lyrics. Any other lyrics, and I'd see it just as another song. But the lyrics to it are beautiful.

    I believe it is much more of a song about friendship rather than love/romance.

    "May be in magazines
    But you'll still be my star
    Baby cause in the dark
    You can't see shiny cars
    And that's when you need me there
    With you I'll always share "


    Right there she seems to be implying that even though she's a celebrity and everything, it won't interfere with her friendships.
    Cosson May 13, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think this is about being there for someone, and the whole umbrella thing shows it.
    like "no matter what, if it rains, i'll be there to keep you dry" kind of thing.
    and i don't think it's directly toward a relationship. it could be a friendship too.
    this song is very beautifully written and completely straightforward. i don't usually listen to rihanna and music like this, but right now i can relate to it.
    _bananapancakeson April 01, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentand another thing, to the "you had my heart" i believe it could have multiple meanings.
    it could mean you have her word or maybe a relationship ended and they just wanna remain best friends and be there for each other in an non-romantic way.
    _bananapancakeson April 01, 2009   Link

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