OTIS REDDING (1967) - Dock of the Bay

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Sittin' in the morning sun

I'll be sittin' when the evening comes

Watching the ships roll in

Then I watch them roll away again, yeah

 

I'm sittin' on the dock of the bay

Watchin' the tide roll away, ooh

I'm just sittin' on the dock of the bay

Wastin' time

 

I left my home in Georgia

Headed for the Frisco Bay

Cuz I've had nothing to live for

And look like nothing's gonna come my way

 

So, I'm just gon' sit on the dock of the bay

Watchin' the tide roll away, ooh

I'm sittin' on the dock of the bay

Wastin' time

 

/ Looks like /nothing's gonna change

/ Everything still remains the same

/ I can't do what ten people tell me to do

So I guess I'll remain the same, listen

 

Sittin' here resting my bones

And this loneliness won't leave me alone, listen

Two thousand miles I roam

Just to make this dock my home, now

 

I'm just gon' sit at the dock of a bay

Watchin' the tide roll away, ooh

Sittin' on the dock of the bay

Wastin' time