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

Every day I look at the world from my window
The chilly-chilliest evening time
Waterloo sunset's fine

Terry meets Julie, Waterloo station, every Friday night
But I am so lazy, don't want to wander, I stay at home at night
But I don't feel afraid
As long as I gaze on Waterloo sunset
I am in paradise

Every day I look at the world from my window
The chilly-chilliest evening time
Waterloo sunset's fine

Millions of people swarming like flies around
Waterloo underground
Terry and Julie cross over the river
Where they feel safe and sound
And they don't need no friends
As long as they gaze on Waterloo sunset
They are in paradise

Every day I look at the world from my window
The chilly-chilliest evening time
Waterloo sunset's fine


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Waterloo Sunset (The Kinks cover) song meanings
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    General Commenti think hes talking about waterloo, iowa. which is pretty cool cuz i was born there
    alternativeaddict06on May 08, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti think hes talking about waterloo, iowa. which is pretty cool cuz i was born there.
    alternativeaddict06on May 08, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti think hes talking about waterloo, iowa. which is pretty cool cuz i was born there.
    alternativeaddict06on May 08, 2003   Link
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    General Commenterm...im afraid its not, this song is a ray davis cover, im almost certain its about the part of london (waterloo station)
    prettyscarson June 08, 2003   Link
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    General Commenterm, yes you idiot, its about waterloo in london. dirty old river-thames.
    loneghanon October 31, 2004   Link
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    General Commentk dont be an asshole about it, jesus lol
    alternativeaddict06on November 25, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI normally despise cover songs. Elliott was the only man I've ever heard sing that could take a great song and make it beautiful. His voice is just so haunting and he does so much with the song. This song gives me chills, the mood and resonating lonliness sinks deep, and the relationship still seems reassuring.

    I love Elliott Smith.
    NishFetson November 26, 2004   Link
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    General Commentyes he really was the only person who could take an already genius song and make it that much better.. i love all of his covers, but its his originals that i really connect to.. he was the best writer we had..
    lisalynnon December 14, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti agree with lisalynn, another amazing cover he put his amazing spin on was Ballod of a Thin Man, nobody can ever cover Bob Dylan the way he did.
    lost_in_twlighton April 05, 2005   Link
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    General Commentsorry as much as i like Elliott Smith, this is terrible (at least the recording i have) to say it's better than the original is a horrible thought.
    Elliott's Beatles covers are ace
    jacko251on January 10, 2006   Link

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