If I live through the night
I could be alright
It could make a good song or something
I've been trying to give myself reasons to live
But I really can't think of one thing

I drive around
I walk around in circles
'Cause I've got no sense of direction
I guess I've got no sense at all

All the umbrellas in London couldn't stop this rain
And all the dope in New York couldn't kill this pain
And all the money in Tokyo couldn't make me stay
All the umbrellas in London couldn't stop this rain

I don't cry anymore
I walk out of the door
And I usually keep on walking
I may sit in a bar
Where the cocktails are
But I really don't feel like talking

I ride around
And let the darkness fall
'Cause I've got a sense of perfection
And nothing makes much sense at all

All the umbrellas in London couldn't stop this rain
And all the dope in New York couldn't kill this pain
And all the money in Tokyo couldn't make me stay
All the umbrellas in London couldn't stop this rain


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    General CommentThis is probably one of my favorite songs by the Magnetic Fields. Yeah.
    GracieMoon May 08, 2004   Link
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    General CommentGreat lyrics. Witty, funny and all that.
    Kaguthon January 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWho would want to live there anyway?
    _ellieon June 10, 2005   Link
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    General Commenta very long time ago i fell in love with this song during a very... trying period in my life. when the clouds parted and darkness lifted, it fell away and i listened to other things... but recently, during a trip to arizona where there were endless downpours, i rediscovered "get lost" and this song(appropriate time eh?)...and it's amazing how a song can feel so...true, at certain times in life.

    "i walk around in circles
    cause i got no sense of direction
    i guess i've got no sense at all

    i dont cry anymore
    i walk out of the door
    and i usually keep on walking

    i may sit in a bar
    where the cocktails are
    but i really don't feel like talking,"

    yeah, his tone of voice and everything says it all. that's how i deal with being overwhelmed too. withdrawing, not wanting to talk, feeling like a moron...not the best way to deal, but what is?

    anyway, this is such a great album....i've been listening to it just about every day lately. =P
    delialon August 09, 2005   Link
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    General Commentlove this so so much.
    Suncoverson January 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love how the Magnetic Fields are able to marry melancholy and sometimes bitter lyrics with an infectious beat and melody. The way this song is able to capture a gloomy mood and put it into words and sound is amazing. This song makes me think of puddles on a dark, rainy day.
    suclid003on March 30, 2006   Link
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    General Commentisn't it "if i live through the night"? it makes more sense contextually, too
    HyperGlitteron June 16, 2006   Link
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    General Commentp.s. god this song rocks. if anything makes feeling depressed and aimless cool it's this song.
    HyperGlitteron June 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe afterthought: "I guess I've got no sense at all" is what makes the song for me. It's a small admission of responsibility for his own pain, whether the responsibility is his or not.
    judahnielsenon November 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentFew problems with these lyrics.

    "If I live through the night
    I could be alright"

    "I may sit in a bar
    Where the cocktails are"

    "Cause I got a sense of perfection
    And nothing else makes sense at all"

    This is one of my favourite songs ever. Especially the line about perfection.
    thedisreputablegirlon February 20, 2007   Link

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