Line(s) of the Day #TheKinks

Waterloo Sunset

Dirty old river, must you keep rolling
Flowing into the night
People so busy, makes me feel dizzy
Taxi light shines so bright
But I don’t need no friends
As long as I gaze on Waterloo sunset
I am in paradise.

The opening verse of ‘Waterloo Sunset’, by The Kinks, from their album Something Else (1967)

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10 thoughts on “Line(s) of the Day #TheKinks

  1. One of my favorite songs. Always was a Kinks’ fan back in the 60’s and 70’s, back when my friends said they had “no influence” in the music business. That’s because they never listened to their music . . .

      • That one invokes a particular moment, and I think it’s one that’s sort of lost on the US audience, because they don’t know what it’s like to be down by the river looking over to the other bank as the sun is setting, and having all those feelings about your local welling up inside. I’ve never been to London, but I felt that same thing more than a few times on trips to Hong Kong where I was looking out over the harbor as night approached.

      • I can only think of Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay by Otis Redding. I hope you get to come to London one day as part of your book tour 🙂

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