Michael Franti & Spearhead Caught Without An Umbrella Lyrics

Memories come down and me once again

Caught without an umbrella

Memories come down and me once again

Caught without an umbrella

Well it was not – that he was particularly

Suicidal he just didn’t care wether he lived or died though

It was just a matter of time

You got yours and I got mine

When he turned sixteen

They said he could drive

When he turned eighteen they said he could die

When he turned twenty one he could buy rum

But no one ever taught him

How things were done

Then an angel appeared inside his head

She said boy do you think

You’re realty better off dead

He don’t know he just shook his heed

[Chorus]

‘Cause he thought the day that he died

Would be a normal day for the people on the other side

He thought that the day that he died

Would be a normal day for the people on the other side

But memories come down and me once again

Caught without an umbrella

But time was a matter of velocity

In this age of information and technology

He would cry in the shower

Put his face in a towel hot from the dryer

Then he sat down and wrote a note to his mom

When all is said and done

Can I still be your son

Because manhood is so elusive

And respect is so exclusive

And I got a daddy to prove it

I think I’ll never get to shake it and move

Then he tied a rope around his neck

Looked in the mirror and said what the heck

I’m gonna bring the whole roof down with me

And then he jumped

[Chorus]

“Come in Vernon’

But halt way down

He heard what the angel said

And he realized – he really didn’t want to be dead

He landed with a thump- his head was reeling

Layin in a lump- looked up at the ceiling

And saw that the rope… had broke

Well he failed at the only thing

That he thought he couldn’t fail at

That was takin’ his own life

And he said” I kinda like livin’

He could feel his heart makin a boom

Sounded like music in the next room

Music in the next room

He said “it’s time for a celebration”

Felt his hands looked at his face

Lifted the rope off his throat, “I ain’t such a disgrace.”

He said manhood is so elusive and respect is so exclusive

And I gotta daddy to prove, that some people never get to

Shake it and move.

[Chorus]

And He knew that the day that he tried

Was not a normal day for the people

And memories come down and me once again

Am caught without an umbrella