"Bus Stop" as written by and Graham Gouldman....
Bus stop, wet day
She's there, I say
Please share my umbrella
Bus stops, bus goes
She stays, love grows
Under my umbrella

All that summer we enjoyed it
Wind and rain and shine
That umbrella we employed it
By August she was mine

Every morning I would see her
Waiting at the stop
Sometimes she'd shop
And she would show me what she'd bought

Other people stared
As if we were both quite insane
Someday my name and hers
Are going to be the same

That's the way the whole thing started
Silly but it's true
Thinking of our sweet romance
Beginning in a dew

Came the sun
The ice was melting
No more sheltering now
Nice to think that that umbrella
Led me to avow

Every morning I would see her
Waiting at the stop
Sometimes she'd shop
And she would show me what she'd bought

Other people stared
As if we were both quite insane
Someday my name and hers
Are going to be the same

Bus stop, wet day
She's there, I say
Please share my umbrella
Bus stops, bus goes
She stays, love grows
Under my umbrella

All that summer we enjoyed it
Wind and rain and shine
That umbrella we employed it
By August she was mine


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"Bus Stop" as written by Graham Gouldman

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    General CommentGreat song, but for some reason I never paid attention to the lyrics until now.

    I kind of like how the lyrics tell a story in an interesting way. I especially like the way the first verse explains the setting with no wasted words (bus stop, wet day, she's there). The first line and third line connect 2-word thoughts and the 3rd and 4th lines repeat "under my umbrella" which is used as the symbol throughout the song to show how the couple stays close together as their love grows.

    Bus stop, wet day, she's there, I say,
    "Please share my umbrella."
    Bus stop, bus goes, she stays, love grows
    Under my umbrella.

    Bluejay fusion's comments are too funny.
    norderon February 07, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWHAT!?! No comments. It's about falling in love with a girl at a bus stop. But it's one of the greatest "moldy oldies" ever.
    voltafan101on August 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThese lyrics are pretty self-explanatory. I love the melodies though and 'please share my umbrella' is so cheesy, but brilliant.

    Great energy and vocals.
    mrpieeateron September 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow, surprised more people haven't commented also. This song is amazing, has such a pure and great essence about it.
    Poetic_Mystiqueon December 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMezmerizing. I have never heard someone say they 'employed' their umbrella but the Hollies make rain repellent sound resplendent.
    Bluejay Fusionon July 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI've always loved this song, it's easy to learn and remember the lyrics, and thinking about the whole situation presented adds a nice feel to the song (but or sone reason, I always used to hear "hue" instead of "queue"...I doubt hue would work very well, heh

    I sometimes wonder what the purpose behind the way things are said is, like in the begining the way the situation is introduced,

    "Bus stop, wet day, she’s there, I say,
    "Please share my umbrella."
    Bus stop, bus goes, she stays, love grows
    Under my umbrella."

    I'm often wondering if there is significance in stating it that way.
    xdarkinsidexon August 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI adore this song. It practically shaped 60's pop-rock.

    They are lyrical geniuses
    Stairway2Heavenon September 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI assume it's because the meaning is obvious that there aren't more comments here, because this really is one of the best songs ever written. Simple but yet inspiring and beautiful.
    Johnny0225on February 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA simple song about romance blossoming in a bus stop on a rainy day.

    Interesting thing is, I've always found the music...creepy? Wrong word, but I won't read into it. Just a quirky juxtaposition I suppose.
    Lex_Zeppelinon June 27, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so romantic.
    Now i wanna meet someone at a bustop, lol :)
    Lmonge93on February 27, 2009   Link

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