"A Collection of Poems About Water" as written by and Kevin Barnes....
The crowd gathers the rain
The crowd gathers
Inside the rain
The sky is green
Greener than a
Gardener's dream
The grass is green
Together they sing

Gaily gaily glee
Gaily glee gaily gaily glee
Green glass fish glide
Cream colored glass

Umi ni ukande means floating on the sea
Me and my pussycat floating on the sea

There are blackbirds in rows behind the clouds
Pecking at the clouds
Poking holes in the clouds
Rain pours out of the holds in the clouds
When the clouds are empty
The birds climb inside and sing

I don't mind a rainy day
It doesn't make me blue like it's supposed to
Doesn't make me blue like it's supposed to
But I don't like this lonely life
It really makes me blue like it's supposed to
It makes me blue like its supposed to

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    General Commentwhen you listen to of montreal, it's difficult to listen to other music because they make everything else seem bland.
    sugarloafon July 14, 2009   Link
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    General Commentdoes umi ni ukande really mean floating on the sea? more importantly, what language is it? swahili, japanese, or something else entirely
    pumkinhedon March 21, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyeah it does, in japanese
    Ohmon April 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of my fave Of Montreal songs. Listen to that melody!

    As to what it's about, I guess it's about this guy saying that rainy day's don't make him sad, but rather it's him feeling alone that does.

    And stuff like that.
    Hissing Faunaon May 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentActually, "umi ni ukande" doesn't mean floating on the sea; "umi ni ukande iru" would be a more accurate translation. "umi ni ukande" means "float on the sea"-more like a command. Also, Kevin doesn't pronounce it correctly. But that's ok, this is still a great song.
    sigogglinon July 23, 2007   Link
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    General Commentif i was a bird, i would poke holes in the clouds and sing

    great song
    nominalon May 18, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis song makes me sad for some odd reason
    forcastedfasciston September 16, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti like this song

    It really makes me blue like it's supposed to
    kb6110on May 30, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthese are incredible lyrics. they are so poetic.
    Seezleon January 02, 2010   Link

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