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The Dock of the Bay
Otis Redding Lyrics


Sittin' in the mornin' sun
I'll be sittin' when the evenin' comes
Watchin' the ships roll in
Then I watch 'em roll away again

I'm sittin' on the dock of the bay
Watchin' the tide, roll away
I'm sittin' on the dock of the bay
Wastin' time

I left my home in Georgia
And I headed for the Frisco Bay
'Cause I've got nothin' to live for
Looks like nothin's gonna come my way, so

I'm just come sittin' on the dock of the bay
Watchin' the tide roll away
I'm sittin' on the dock of the bay, wastin' time

Looks like nothin's gonna change
Everything seems to stay the same
I can't do what ten people tell me to do
So I guess I'll remain the same

I'm sittin' here restin' my bones
And this loneliness won't leave me alone
This two thousand miles I roamed
Just to make this dock my home
Now I'm just sittin' on the dock of the bay

Watchin' the tide roll away
Sittin' on the dock of the bay
I'm wastin' time

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Steve Cropper, Otis Redding

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samir sibai

Sittin' in the mornin' sun
I'll be sittin' when the evenin' comes
Watching the ships roll in
Then I watch 'em 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
'Cause I've had nothin' to live for
It look like nothin's gonna come my way
So I'm just gon' sittin' on the dock of the bay
Watchin' the tide roll away, ooh
I'm sittin' on the dock of the bay, wastin' time

Look like nothin'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, yes

Sittin' here restin' 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 the bay
Watchin' the tide roll away, ooh yeah
Sittin' on the dock of the bay
Wastin' time



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iLLDREWMUSiC

My grandma use to play this song growing up... I remember waking up on Saturday mornings .. smelling good food being made & this song on full blast... Its 2018 now and she has dementia and doesn't even remember me....but soon as I play this song I remember the good times... I love you grandma....Thank you for all the knowledge you gave me.

wenche Yven

Grandma is the best, huh? I love my oldest granddaughter. She has helped me so much, and now I try to help her while I am still in this World/on this Mother Earth. Time is short. In a blink of an eye, we are gone ♥️

Onthego

You do what you have too!!!!

Vicky Wrenn

So sorry. I am probably her age and my heart still feels this song. My daughter passed away a year ago My husband a month ago. I really hurt for you

Kevin Anderson

Some are lucky enough to remember some are lucky to forget

bizotically_yours83

:(

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Marcel Wormsley

I'm dealing with depression and suicidal thoughts. This song speaks so eloquently to my isolation and despair, but it's so soothing and urges me to keep going at least for another night. I don't know how long I'll still want to be here, but at least for now, I'll just sit by the dock and gaze out into the bay..

Master JMV

When I get a chance before or after my 20th b-day,I wanna leave Florida on my own to find and heal myself because I have nothing to fight for. It'll be better for me to give up on love too so I can focus on doing things for myself

Underground Life

Keep fighting the good fight, my friend.

Anick Vayid

say thank you for each and everything around you, naming each thing individually.
keep doing this the whole day, like a mantra. Your energy and your thoughts will
shift and slowly you will have more positive thoughts.......
only you can pull yourself out of there......Namaste

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