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"1000 Umbrellas" is a song by Andy Partridge. It appeared on the 1986 album Skylarking.

The demo appeared on Andy's Fuzzy Warbles Volume 7 in 2006.

QuotesEdit

Andy (on the demo): “Here is the earliest outing for this idea. Still in un-baroqued nakedness, i.e., pre being festooned in Dave Gregory's Lemon Piper's liver and lites. One of Toddzilla's better ideas was to hack this into ‘Ballet’ so I thought I'd have the demos snuggle up and share a brolly too.”

LyricsEdit

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

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