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UMBRELLA
By Rihanna

[Jay-Z]
Aham... aham...
Yeah Rihanna,
aham... aham...
Good girl gone bad
Aham... aham...
Take three... Action,
No clouds in my storms
Let it rain,
I hydroplane in the game,
Coming down with the Dow Jones
When the clouds come we gone,
We Rockafella
We fly higher than weather,
And she rocks it better
You know me,
In anticipation,
for precipitation
Stack chips for the rainy day,
Jay, Rain Man is back
With little Ms. Sunshine,
Rihanna where you at?

[Rihanna]
You have my heart
And we'll never be worlds apart
Maybe in magazines, But you'll still be my star
Baby cause in the dark, You can't see shiny cars
And that's when you need me there
With you I'll always share, because...

[Chorus]
When the sun shines, we'll shine together
Told you I'll be here forever
Said I'll always be a friend
Took an oath I'mma stick it out 'till the end
Now that it's raining more than ever
Know that we still have each other
You can stand under my umbrella
You can stand under my umbrella (Ella ella eh eh eh)
Under my umbrella (Ella ella eh eh eh) Under my umbrella
(Ella ella eh eh eh) Under my umbrella (Ella ella eh eh eh)

Cause everything
Will never come in between
You're part of my entity
Here for Infinity
When the war has took its part
When the world has dealt its cards
If the hand is hard, together we'll mend your heart
Because

[Chorus]
When the sun shines, we'll shine together
Told you I'll be here forever
Said I'll always be a friend
Took an oath I'mma stick it out 'till the end
Now that it's raining more than ever
Know that we still have each other
You can stand under my umbrella
You can stand under my umbrella
(Ella ella eh eh eh)
Under my umbrella
(Ella ella eh eh eh)
Under my umbrella
(Ella ella eh eh eh)
Under my umbrella
(Ella ella eh eh eh eh eh eh)

You can run into my arms
It's ok don't be alarmed
Come into me
There's no distance in between our love
So gonna let the rain pour
I'll be all you need and more
Because

[Chorus]
When the sun shines, we'll shine together
Told you I'll be here forever
Said I'll always be a friend
Took an oath I'mma stick it out 'til the end
Now that it's raining more than ever
Know that we still have each other
You can stand under my umbrella
You can stand under my umbrella
(Ella ella eh eh eh)
Under my umbrella
(Ella ella eh eh eh)
Under my umbrella
(Ella ella eh eh eh)
Under my umbrella
(Ella ella eh eh eh eh eh eh)

It's raining (raining), Ooh baby it's raining (raining)
Baby come into me, Come into me
It's raining (raining), Oh baby it's raining (raining)
You can always come back to me, baby come back to me

 

Exercises To print (pdf)
By Isabel Pérez

Music link to Radio Blog

Exercises

0. First, you can watch the video or listen to the song completely at least once or twice without looking at the words. Then go through the exercises below.

1. Listen to the first verse of this song and complete the gaps with the right words. What do all these words have in common?

rain, precipitation, clouds, storms, rainy, sunshine, weather

You can do it as an online exercise, too.

Jay-z:
(Uhhu, uhhu) ch-yeah
(Uhhu, uhhu) rihanna
good girl gone bad
(Uhhu, uhhu) take three, action
(Uhhu, uhhu) hov

Jay-z:
No ............... in my .................
Let it rain, I hydroplane into fame (rihanna: ey, ey, ey)
Coming down with the dow jones
When the ............... come we gone
We roc-a-fella (rihanna: eh, eh, eh)
We fly higher than .............and g5's are better
You know me, an anticipation for ................
Stacks chips for the ..............day (rihanna: ey, ey, ey)
Jay-y-y
.................. man is back with little miss ............
Rihanna where you at

 

 2.  Listen to the third verse and complete the gaps.

heart, cars, worlds, always, magazines

 

You have my ______
And we'll never be ________ apart
Maybe in ___________, but you'll still be my star
Baby 'cause in the dark you can't see shiny ______
And that's when you need me there
With you I'll _______ share

because

3. Listen to the chorus and try to match the two parts of each sentence. You can do it as an online exercise, too.

Then, translate the whole verse and explain what it means.

When the sun shines I'm-a stick it out 'til the end
Told you be your friend
Said I'll alwaysI'll be here forever
Took an oath,we'll shine together
Now that it's raininghave each other
Know that we'll stillunder my umbrella
You can standmore then ever

 

4.  Listen to this verse and choose the right word for each gap. Click here to do it online.

These clumsy/fancy things
Will never come in between
You're apart/far of my entity/infinity
Here for entity/infinity
When the war/world has dealt its card/part
When the war/world has dealt its card/part
If the hand is heart/hard
Together we'll mend your heart/hard because

 5.  Listen to this final verse and complete the gaps (the first letter and the number of letters are indicated in each gap).

Then, translate the verse.

You can r_ _into my arms
It's okay, don't be alarmed
Come into m_
There's no d_ _ _ _ _ _ _ in between our l_ _ _
So go on and l_ _ the rain pour
I'll be all you n _ _ _ and more
because

 5. Complete the table with the words in the box according to the vowel sound.

verse, heart, hard, arms, more, card, part, apart, far, storm, war, world, star, word,

   

 

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