Justin Bieber’s “Yellow Raincoat” Analyzed: Weathering The Storms Of Fame

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Posted by on 01/30/2013 at 12:00 PM Lyrics

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One of the three new tracks from Justin Bieber's Believe Acoustic is "Yellow Raincoat," a moody rumination on staying sane while existing under the harsh spotlight of fame. Speculation that the track was initially written for the Biebs' now-ex Selena Gomez ran rampant when it first leaked last week, but whether it was penned in her honor or not, it's a bit of a lyrical bummer! Over a crisply strummed guitar, Bieber sings of trying to not bend to the winds and whims of fame, whether those gusts come from the gossip press or from so-called friends.

When the wind blows and the sun goes away
On a sinful, stormy day
That’s what it’s for
That’s what it’s for
And as it pours down
The water sprinkles off my jacket slow, yeah
Jacket slow, yeah

n id=”lyrics-120278″ class=”lyrics-user lyrics-120278 ppdst_comment_str”>‘Cause I put on my raincoat
My yellow raincoat
Baby, it’s keepin’ me dry

I put on my raincoat
My yellow raincoat
You’ll know exactly why

When the wind blows and the sun goes away
On a sinful, stormy day
That’s what it’s for
That’s what it’s for
And as it pours down
The water sprinkles off my jacket slow, yeah
Jacket slow, yeah

Well never do I ever do I ever want this to faze me
Well never do I ever do I want this thing to make me
‘Cause the fame and the money and the girls drive you crazy
And all the “he said she said”… I’m thinking maybe I’ll just put on my

‘Cause I put on my raincoat
My yellow raincoat
Baby, it’s keepin’ me dry
I put on my raincoat
My yellow raincoat
You’ll know exactly why

But as I look around, I see
Well nothing can ever change me
All I gotta do is stay me
Let the rest do the work and I’m sure that I’ll be fine
Be fine

When the wind blows and the sun goes away
On a sinful, stormy day
That’s what it’s for
That’s what it’s for
And as it pours down
The water sprinkles off my jacket slow, yeah
Jacket slow, yeah

Well never do I ever do I ever want this to faze me
Well never do I ever do I want this thing to make me
‘Cause the fame and the money and the girls will drive you crazy
And all the “he said she said”… I’m thinking maybe I’ll just put on my

‘Cause I put on my raincoat
My yellow raincoat
Baby, it’s keepin’ me dry
I put on my raincoat
My yellow raincoat
You’ll know exactly why

(Just put on my)
do-do-do-do-do-do do-do-do-do
do-do-do-do-do-do do-do-do-do
(Just put on my)
do-do-do-do-do-do do-do-do-do
do-do-do-do-do-do do-do-do-do
(Just put on my)

‘Cause I put on my raincoat
My yellow raincoat
Baby, it’s keepin’ me dry
I put on my raincoat
My yellow raincoat
You’ll know exactly why

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