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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



All comments from YouTube:

Luciano Cappellano

I was playing this and my girlfriend told me she thought I was "gonna play good music". This might be a bump in the road

Molly O'Brien

You just have to have patience.

angelo

No bump, just a dump sir

Alexander Carder

@Rod's Words Lol 😂

Sabrina Gardner

Yes' this is a classic

Hannah Eadeh

Better get yourself a new chick

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EricBlackmonGuitar

This song reminds me of a girlfriend that I used to have way back. One Saturday I was hanging out at her house. 6 pm rolled around and I said "I have to go. We have a gig tonight and I have to meet my bandmates at 7." She said "NO! Don't go! Stay here with me!" I said "No. The guys can't do the show without me. I can't let them down like that!" She said, "If you leave it's over!". That was the last time I saw her. AND I don't miss her.

Edu Edu

lol

Giovanni Gino

I apologise for my shaky English. There are songs that speak directly to your heart, like this one. You don't listen to such songs; you just feel them on your skin like chills. I wish we had such singers here in Italy. This song is so poignant ( do you say so?)

atownpronoun

Your grasp of the English language rivals lifetime native speakers where I come from... hold your head head high, and carry on.

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